Saturday, December 3rd
@8PM; Live! From the Red Room: Front Country w/Brett Newski
Don’t ask Front Country what kind of
music they play. Just listen.
What started as a group of friends
playing bluegrass in San Francisco’s Mission District has morphed into a
touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband
roots. Front Country’s dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and
gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead
singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz,
guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow,
this quintet has been called “passionately intoxicating” and
“orchestral” and Melody’s bluesy vocals have been described as
“rafter-shaking”. Seldom traditional, always original, Front
Country’s new album Sake of the Sound is out now.
Treat yourself to Front Country’s
boot-stomping “Like A River:” https://youtu.be/cjRqYSTrewY
Brett Newski opens.
Saturday, December 3rd @4pm: Pedro Ivo Frota on BIRN Alive!
Pedro Ivo’s third album, ’‘Monolith", amplifies
the case for all things contemporary, while drawing inspiration from the rich
traditions of Brazilian music. The album is marked by restless arrangements
that mix electronic elements (synthesizers) with acoustic and electric
(guitars, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass), and brought to life by a cadre of