859 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, California 94109

Jimmy Sweetwater's Showcase Special Presents
An evening of Post Modern Folk Music with
(CD Release!)

Date: Thursday, August 17th
Location: The Great American Music Hall,
Address: 859 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94109
Time: Doors 8pm/ 9pm Show
Cost: $12 advance/$13 door
Event Website: www.musichallsf.com/
Tickets: 1-800-225-2277 or www.tickets.com/venue_info.cgi?vid=12128

Event Description:
Bay Area scrub board impresario and session musician Jimmy Sweetwater
presents his third Showcase Special at the Great American Music Hall
Thursday, August 17th. Sweetwater's last showcase shows have proved
tremendously successful in bringing deserved attention and new listeners to stellar local Bay Area musicians as well as giving these groups and their audiences a chance to shine in one of San Francisco's most historic and best sounding venues.
This latest installment highlights two San Franciscan underground treasures:
the premiere junkyard experimental Americana quartet RUBE WADDELL and
the Gypsy gothic folk rock group KARPOV.

Celebrating the July '06 release of their fourth independently produced album
"Greatest Hits," RUBE WADDELL is working more than ever to incite their
audiences to fervors of dance, laughter, and bewilderment. Like changing the channels of a radio, the Rubes unrelenting energetic set jumps from strains of Mexican Banda to Swampy-lo-fi Blues; from Country Western and Appalachian Jug Band to Punk infused atonal instrumentals; from Celtic influenced melodies and rhythms to ones of Asian and Mid-Eastern descent.
Employing their arsenal of ukuleles, Sousaphone, trumpet, guitars, tablas, tin whistles, accordion, harmonica, homemade "diddly-bows", found junk-yard percussion, and other rusted-out noisemakers, the Rubes invite all in attendance to enjoy their own post-modern "Great American" music experience.

KARPOV is led by Bay Area singer/songwriter Andre Karpov. The SF WEEKLY has described this ensemble as "Passionate Gypsy folk rock with dark Klezmer and Appalachian undertones." Soaring vocal harmonies and an instrumentation of guitar, accordion, clarinet, drums, and stand-up bass provide a canvas on which haunting tales of drunkenness,love, isolation, and angry discord are drawn. The night marks the official release of their new debut CD.

Rounding out the evening will be Mr. Sweetwater himself performing with veteran neo-bluegrass/jug-rock house-shakers JIMBO TROUT AND THE FISH PEOPLE, who share with these groups the need and ability to re-interpret folk music with their own deranged 21st Century sensibilities.

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Added by LLAWM on July 13, 2006