John Oates

Due to timing issues we couldn’t get John Oates to do a full audience show for our podcast this time around but he promises to do one (solo) when he returns to the Bay Area later this summer with Hall & Oates. Irish Greg did get to catch up with him backstage at the Great American Music Hall and they discussed the music legend’s new album “Arkansas” and John played a couple of tunes from it too. Thanks to Howlive for the audio/visuals and especially to Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival for help setting this up.

SOLD OUT: The Wood Brothers in Conversation & Song 2/26

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This show is SOLD OUT. Become a patron on Patreon to guarantee access to at least 12 FREE shows a year with complimentary beer and wine (depending on venue.) In our first year and a half we’ve hosted Chris Robinson, Bob Weir & Steve Earle, Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Nicki Bluhm, Jonathan Richman, Steve Poltz and many, many others.  21st Amendment beer and vino from Whetstone Wine Cellars is just a delicious added bonus!

Following two nights at the Fillmore, the Wood Brothers will treat us to an evening of conversation and song at the Haight Street Art Center. The band just released their sixth album, ‘One Drop of Truth,’ which dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. 
As usual we’ll have a complimentary happy-hour downstairs in the poster art gallery courtesy of 21st Amendment Brewery and Whetstone WIne Cellars from 6-7pm. Guests will enjoy the brand new exhibit ARTIFACTS: The Rock Art of EMEK – A Career Retrospective.
This event is FREE to attend but guests are encouraged to make a donation to the Blue Bear School of Music at the show.
We can’t wait to share this special evening with you all.

T Sisters & Hillstomp

Taking our show on the road again, this time we landed at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael with Oakland’s own T Sisters and our old pals Hillstomp from Portland, Oregon. Fall in love with the T’s beautiful harmonies and wonderful covers of the Grateful Dead, Lady Gaga and Chumbawamba and rock out to the raw hill country blues stomp of Hillstomp, a band we first discovered playing in the bushes of Golden Gate Park some 10 years ago.

Thanks as always to our sponsors 21st Amendment Brewery and Whetstone Wine Cellars and our video partners Howlive. To benefit Blue Bear School of Music.

Next Show: T Sisters + Hillstomp Free Matinee Terrapin Crossroads Bar Saturday 1/20 4pm

Before their nighttime show in the Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads on Saturday 1/20, we’re thrilled to be hosting the T Sisters (trio) and Hillstomp in the bar for a FREE matinee at 4pm. RSVP here. If you’re not on Facebook please leave a message below if you plan on attending.

Oakland’s T Sisters embody harmony. It’s in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood. You’ll be blown away by their effortless melodies and gorgeous tunes.

Portland Oregon junkbox blues duo Hillstomp is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a refreshing and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp.

Please join us in the afternoon, have some dinner afterwards and stick around for the show in the Grate Room that night. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in Marin.

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Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson was the perfect guest. Charming, funny, self-deprecating and insanely talented. We laughed, we cried and just had a ball as Chris talked about his latest project the Chris Robinson Brotherhood as well the Black Crowes, growing up in the South and his love for the Bay Area and the Grateful Dead. Oh, and the tunes were spectacular too. Enjoy this special show.

Xmas Special: The Sam Chase, Matt Jaffe, Rabbit Quinn

Dubbed “Xmas in October” as that’s when this episode was taped, this fun show was recorded early to accommodate a TV special. Soundwaves Xmas 2017 is airing on various TV stations throughout the Bay Area thru December. On it you’ll find Renee and Irish Greg hosting some of it as well as wonderful performances, seasonal and otherwise, by the Sam Chase, Matt Jaffe and Rabbit Quinn.

Jimmy Dillon, Jay Blakesberg, The Quitters

We had a mighty fine evening at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette in the cool little venue that sits behind the store. A full house was treated to music by proprietor Stevie Coyle and his musical partner Glenn Houston under the moniker The Quitters. Then we were joined by famed photographer Jay Blakesberg who regaled us with stories about being the Grateful Dead’s official photographer and his Tom Petty picture that is currently on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s special on the late great rocker. Finally Jimmy Dillonclosed out the night and told us about life on the road with Clarence Clemons, playing Bill Clinton’s inauguration and making a record with John Lee Hooker.

Steve Earle & Bob Weir at Haight Street Art Center

 

We had a truly special night with Steve Earle who was unexpectedly joined by Bob Weir at the Haight St Art Center in a benefit for the Blue Bear School of Music. Steve played a couple of songs by himself including “Copperhead Road” and then Bob joined him for a few tunes that ended with the Grateful Dead’s “I Know You Rider.” Awesome!

Video: Steve Earle & Bob Weir at Haight Street Art Center

We had a truly special night with Steve Earle who was unexpectedly joined by Bob Weir at the Haight St Art Center in a benefit for the Blue Bear School of Music played a couple of songs by himself including “Copperhead Road” and then Bob Weir joined him for a few tunes that ended with the Grateful Dead’s “I Know You Rider.” Awesome!

Chuck Prophet & Francesca Lee

We can’t believe we’ve been doing this a year and appreciate you listening and coming out to our shows. We’ve laughed and we’ve cried with Steve Poltz, Nicki Bluhm, Jonathan Richman, Jerry Harrison, Dave Eggers, John Wesley Harding and so many others. THANK YOU ALL!

To celebrate our anniversary we were joined again by our first ever guest Chuck Prophet along with Dawn Holliday from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the whole thing got started with Francesca Lee and her beautiful voice. Enjoy!