Join us for memorable musical events in an inspired, intimate space. All of our shows start at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Doors open an hour prior to the performance, during which refreshments will be available.
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.
“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.
Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue collar beginnings, with lyricism that embraces the day-to-day, the mundane, the beauty of the ordinary.
Before moving to Austin, TX and launching his career as a working-class folk musician, Matt Sever grew up on the West Coast. His parents played John Denver and Pete Seeger songs on the family record player, and Matt spent his earliest years surrounded by the things that would later fill his own music: acoustic guitars, timeless melodies, lyrics that celebrated the joys and heartaches of everyday life, and — above all else — a strong work ethic.
Join us for lille æske’s first annual All Hallow’s Eve costume party following Boulder Creek’s legendary Halloween walk! In the spirit of the season we’ll be celebrating First Friday (art walk) on October’s Last Thursday, with art & music by Elijah Pfotenhauer (a.k.a. Painted Ladder) alongside a costume contest, tarot readings and general tomfoolery.
This is a free event!
lille æske’s featured artist for November is Elijah Pfotenhauer, a.k.a Painted Ladder. While we will be open on First Friday, the artist’s reception/opening will be held on Oct. 31st.
Upon first hearing Amber Cross you might think you are listening to an archival Smithsonian recording. Her old-time voice is clear and captivating, like a strong muscle, fringed in lace. She's a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion. She is joined by her husband James Moore on guitar and mandolin. Moore’s skillful picking adds rich texture to the fabric the music and his vocal harmonies support for the depth of the songs themselves.