This year's San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival was a huge success! And to say thanks, we are throwing a huge after party and will showcase 3 of the hottest bands in California, including The Earl Brothers, The Trespassers, and Emily Bonn & The Vivants.
Don't miss this show!
THE EARL BROTHERS -- San Francisco's best kept hillbilly secret.
Once in a lifetime one will come across that one stand out band. One that gives you chills every time you listen to their music. A band you find yourself going out of your way to catch all of their live shows. A band whose logo you have tattooed on your arm or tramp stamp. A band you promise to name your first born after. The Earl Brothers are that band.
It's been ten plus years since they started working on a style that has become their unique trademark -- modern-day outlaw mountain hillbilly music. Sure that's a long name, but the Earls are worth every word.
The band features renowned banjo player and singer, Robert Earl Davis, and Thomas Wille (guitar, vocals), Tom Lucas (fiddle), and James Tousel (bass).
From the foothills of Yosemite National Park, the Trespassers have been playing original, stringband music together for six and a half years. The most logical way to categorize their music is Bluegrass meets Americana, but their influence stems from many genres; rock, blues, gypsy jazz, country, old-time, and pure love of the mountains,...that's not really a genre of music, but it comes across in their music so well.
The band is; Ben Goger (guitar, mandolin), Andy Roberts (banjo, guitar), Sarah Cupery Ottley (fiddle), Benny Lee Friedrich (upright bass), and all the members share vocal duties.
EMILY BONN & THE VIVANTS
This San Francisco based powerhouse perform original foot stompin' tunes about riots, hollers, and hopping train cars. Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country and Western swing, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music, shining up dusty melodies with modern arrangements.
In former incarnations, Emily honed her songs performing in San Francisco BART stations, Belgian prisons, and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
Emily is joined by stellar players, Jody Richardson (fiddle, feet, vocals), James Touzel (upright bass), and Isaac Bonnell (accordion, guitar).