Every Sunday and the evening of the Full Moon
Free Live Music, Wine & Snacks!
Always on a Sunday and every full moon you can find great live music at Red Hill. Search the shelves or sit down with a cup of wine, a neighborly cheeseplate of delectables, and let the kids browse the board books. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with some of the best music by the best musicians San Francisco has to offer. All shows are from 3 to 5 pm.
On the evening of the full moon we put a bunch of great books on sale and invite you to a fabulous free concert.
Sunday, April 13 -- 3 - 5p
Octomutt with Ted Sevarese and Ashley Adams
Ted Sevarese on guitar with Ashley Adams on bass drive it down home with David-Lynch-like lullabies and slow lane show tunes. i.e. beautifully played, gentle and interesting music. "... very casual and off the cuff -- however an occasional detour into more trippy, eccentric territory is certainly not out of the question. " -Aquarius Records.
Sunday, April 20 -- 3 to 5p
Four-part harmonies and four guitars with a banjo, dobro and violin thrown in for fun.
Celebrate the Full Moon Concert
Sunday, April 20 -- 6:30p
Celebrate the Full Moon with Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod
For many years Craig Ventresco led the San Francisco-based band Bo Grumpus and has played most of the trad jazz festivals. He has also toured widely as a soloist specializing in ragtime-era compositions. He is featured on the soundtracks to films "Crumb" and "Ghostworld." Craig is a compulsive record collector specializing in ragtime on cylinders and discs made before 1910. Since moving to New York two years ago, he has played with a number of trad jazz bands. Recent recording credits include discs for Origin Jazz Library, Stomp Off, Rydodisc and Shanachie.
Meredith Axelrod is Meredith Axelrod! Here is some information germane to a "bio": "I perform regularly with the great Craig Ventresco and as a singer and guitarist for Devine's Jug Band. Venues at which I've performed include: the Great American Music Hall, The Freight and Salvage, The Bottom of the Hill, The JCC, Ashkenaz, The Starry Plough, Amnesia, the Makeout Room, Red Hill Books, The UCSF Library Concert Series, the West Coast Ragtime Festival, the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival. I performed for a segment of the local news, and I was interviewed with Dennis Pash on KUSF radio.
Sunday, April 27 -- 3 to 5p
Hailing from the hayseed neighborhood of Bernal Heights in San Francisco, the Knunkle Knockers can't wait to play you their favorite vintage and original songs and fiddle tunes. The Knuc Knocs stoke the fires of the Appalachian music tradition to give you a glimpse of the past through the eyes of the present, with voice, fiddles, mandolin, guitar and 5-string banjo. Bill's nimble and masterful playing, Stairwell Sisters' stalwart Martha's crisp guitar work and voice that's the envy of the trailer park, and Karen's emotive playing that's a confluence of the past and the playful, all go neck and neck, knuckle to knuckle on lightning dance tunes, fire and brimstone, and magical harmonies.
May 4 - 3 to 5pm
Gaucho began as a Gypsy Jazz trio in 2002 but has now grown to the size of a sextet and has brought the styles of Klezmer, Brazialian Choros, Swing, New Orleans and Roots styles as well as modern day melodies of relevence. Dave Ricketts-guitarist/bandleader, Rob Reich-accordion, Mike Groh-guitar, Ralph Carney-horns and vocals, Pete Devine-drums and Ari Munkres on bass.
Official Website: http://www.dogearedbooks.com/redhill
Added by lu gubrious on April 16, 2008