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Bluegrass Legend Laurie Lewis Lights Up Hometown Stage

Laurie LewisFor fiddler, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Laurie Lewis, the traditions of bluegrass and folk aren’t so much tools in her hands, but burning sources of inspiration that have driven her through a 30+ year career at the forefront of American roots music. A pioneering woman in bluegrass, Laurie has paved the way for many young women today, always guided by her own love of traditional music and the styles of her heroes that came before. Although she’s won a Grammy for her interpretation of Bill Monroe’s music, and is considered a masterful proponent of Ralph Stanley’s singing style, she has crafted the music her own way, by following her personal muse and remaining open to new influences.

The Earl Brothers Play Freight & Salvage April 13

The Earl BrothersSan Francisco, CA -- The Earl Brothers, based in San Francisco and led by banjo master Robert Earl Davis, have been delving into the dark side of bluegrass for more than a decade now, and their fifth and latest album, Outlaw Hillbilly, takes them further down that rough road with songs like “Troubles,” “Cold and Lonesome,” and “When the Lovin’s All Over,” and grisly lines like “I stabbed her dear brother and cut off his head, and buried him deep so I knew he was dead.”

December Starts with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage

Danny BoothBerkeley, California's traditional music coffee house, Freight & Salvage will start off December with an outstanding performance by one of bluegrass music's most entertaining groups, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is an all-ages performance venue. Coffee, teas, sodas, desserts, and light snacks are available at the Freight food counter. They also have beer and wine available for sale in their lobby.

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