Celebrate Mayday at the Freight and Salvage

Happy May Day! If you’ve ever worked, this show’s for you. Gerry Tenney – singer, songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, and stalwart of the Bay Area music scene – celebrates International Worker Day with new and old songs of working people from around the world, backed by the Hard Times Orchestra featuring Rick Elmore on trombone,Markie Saunders on bass, , Noah and Leslie Tenney on vocals, and Allegra, Suzy, and Eric Thompson on all sorts of instruments and vocals. Gerry is the longtime leader of one of the West Coast’s leading klezmer bands, California Klezmer, and also plays with the roots and bluegrass band, the Lost Tribe.

This year’s very special guest will be the brilliant monologist, writer, and one man show, Josh Kornbluth, of Red Diaper Baby fame, and many more great films and other projects. He’ll give us the inside scoop on his father’s hootenanny group – is there a dark side? come to the show and find out! – and he’ll also join in on the music.

Just in: Guest appearance of the great Chilean Singer and Songwriter Rafael Manriguez!

Whether it’s shoveling coal, pushing a broom, working in the fields, or sewing a shirt, workers and their struggles have inspired memorable music for generations. If you dreamed you saw Joe Hill last night, or even if you got no sleep, you won’t want to miss this heartfelt celebration of work, workers, and the struggle for a fair shake!
Here is the link with the info on the show:  http://freightandsalvage.org/gerry-tenney-hard-times-orchestra-0

Tickets are $16.50 in advance (up until 7 pm day of concert); $18.50 at door.

Also optional: pre-concert dinner at Gecko Gecko, an excellent Thai restaurant right down the block at 6 pm.

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  • armean

    Thanks for organizing Julie. It was a new experience. :o)

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • ginny

    friendly, interesting group of people. i appreciate julie making something happen that was entirely new to me. The show at freight and salvage was unique, warm, and moving. thanks all for your company.

    May 2, 2013

  • Sky

    Thanks Julie for a wonderful evening. I enjoyed the dinner, the music and meeting some new people, and seeing people that I had met before. 5 Stars.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Cindy E.

    Thanks, Julie. I'll see you at Gecko Gecko and just bought my ticket. Looking forward to it.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • ginny

    hi julie. i have been away for a few weeks and just got back. Dinner beforehand sounds great. i might have a time conflict however. Do you need to make a reservation? or could i just try to get there in time and leave it at that?

    April 28, 2013

    • Julie G.

      I have reservations, and I need to give them a number...

      April 29, 2013

  • Julie G.

    Countdown--3 days to May Day! Looking forward to seeing everyone! So far, I have five people down as going to dinner at Gecko Gecko at 6 pm--myself; Jenny; Frank; Sky, and Cindy. If anyone else is planning to go, please send me a message by tomorrow evening. Thanks a lot!

    April 28, 2013

  • Julie G.

    Here's the deal on getting tickets to this event: I do not think that this event will sell out, so it is not absolutely necessary to buy tickets in advance. If you would like to make sure, you can buy them in person at the box office, or on-line (with a service charge, of course) at:

    http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sal...

    The cost of the tickets is $16.50 in advance (up until 7 pm the day of the concert); $18.50 at the door. (error in previous version)

    April 5, 2013

  • Julie G.

    The address of the restaurant where some of us will meet at 6 pm, is: 2101 Milvia St. (corner of Addison). When it gets closer to the date, I will ask for a count of how many to expect (I have a reservation there in my name). Thanks--

    April 5, 2013

  • ginny

    i wasnt aware that advance tickets were necessary. i am on the road and wont be home until later in april. i guess if you give me more details about where to be and when, i can try last minute to make it work. thanks.

    April 5, 2013

  • Julie G.

    I think those of us who would like to have dinner should meet at Gecko Gecko at 6 pm. However, you should purchase your tickets before you go to the restaurant. If you buy them before 7 pm, you will get the advance price ($2 cheaper).
    The doors open at 7 pm; it is open seating, so we should get there shortly after 7, and claim our seats.

    April 2, 2013

  • Sky

    Julie, what time are you planning on getting to the Freight and Salvage

    April 2, 2013

  • armean

    Hopefully I'll get there by show time. :o)

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • Julie G.

      We can save you a seat, but you might want to buy your ticket in advance...

      April 2, 2013

    • armean

      Thanks Julie, that's great! I'll buy the ticket online. :o)

      April 2, 2013

  • Julie G.

    Latest news: Josh Kornbluth, the comedian ("Red Diaper Baby") will be appearing, in addition to Gerry Tenny and the Hard Times Band, and local folkies Suzy and Eric Thompson..more to come! Shaping up to be a great show...!

    April 2, 2013

  • Julie G.

    For those who've never been there, the Freight and Salvage is just a half a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, across the street from the Berkeley Rep.

    March 24, 2013

  • Sky

    I've wanted to try Geck Gecko for years, so that sounds good to me for dinner.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Cindy E.

    Sounds like fun! And I would love to do dinner before.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun, but dog care keeps me in the city on weekdays.

    March 21, 2013

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