Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in The Black Feathers’ musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Their music quickly draw the interest of listeners, but it is the stage chemistry that will keep them riveted.
Having already built up a loyal following in the UK, The Black Feathers have been spreading their wings across the US. They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences.
From Laura T. Lewis: “Raised on the northern fog banks of the San Francisco Bay, there was always a drum kit in our living room and a half-finished clay project in the basement art studio. I was regularly scolded for singing at the dinner table and dancing in the outfield (I wasn't cut out for sports). Every early memory has a soundtrack.”
Jamie Coffis is a founding member of Santa Cruz based rock and roll band The Coffis Brothers. The singer songwriter and keyboard player has been touring the country since 2009 and recorded 4 albums with his band in that time.
Rocks & Salt is an Oakland based roots duo birthed out of whiskey soaked hardships and an unadulterated love for the mysticism that pulses through the American music lexicon. A tumbleweed of sound that can’t help itself from blowing through the cold hard plains of broken hearts, empty bottles and the seamlessly unending abyss of self exploration.
The focal point of R&S, Jared Griffin (guitar, vox) and Nicole Ridgwell (fiddle, vox) have played together in bands before, most recently Sioux City Kid and Grandville. Their separate projects spread out across the country from LA to Nashville to Louisiana. They both recently found themselves back in the Bay Area and have joined forces once again combining their love for old school blues, country, gospel and americana.
Join us for Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour’s spoken word performance + book release. Ticket price includes a signed copy of his new book, LEDDITGO.
We’ll share and celebrate copious amounts of the following good things: poems, beats, rhymes, life, snacks (provided by Rica Smith), lights, hugs, ooo’s, aaah’s, men, women, humans, other, young’n’s, elders, shirts, hoodies, free, support, laughs, cries, rise, shines, minds, open, hearts and eyes, etc.
“Where has this guy been hiding? In the library maybe.” -NPR'S Folk Alley
Although he was born by the sea, it wasn’t until he moved to the desert that Nels Andrews began writing songs. He sang them alone in a house constructed of mud and tires on the sage-brushed mesas of Taos, New Mexico where he spent his 20’s, airing them occasionally around campfires. Eventually he found his voice as a crooner of literary narratives and increasingly impressionistic story songs.
Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define modern Americana with Silver Lake 66. With a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations. Given their knack for authentic, heartstring-tugging songwriting, impeccable harmonies and ardent guitar-playing, it’s no wonder that the duo has been consistently on the rise. Together, they perform outstanding roots-laden duets following in the footsteps of Americana greats from Lucinda Williams to Shovels and Rope.