2018 C o n c e r t s
Scroll down for concert descriptions. To RSVP, use the form below. All Shows 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30.
The Mike Justis Band - June 9
The Mike Justis Band has carved a unique niche at festivals and clubs throughout northern California over the past three-plus decades. Built around the compelling original songs of singer/songwriter Mike Justis, the quartet forges a distinctive Americana blend of folk, blues, country and rock styles best heard at the band’s memorable live performances. Kathy Barwick, a member of the Mike Justis Band and others as well, plays the Banjo, dobro and lap steel, guitar, bass, even some mandolin.
The Rowan Brothers - June 23
For the past 35 years Lorin and Chris Rowan, “The Rowan Brothers”, have been wowing audiences throughout the world with their tried and true Americana songs featuring their unique high-lonesome harmonies which they have been developing all their lives. The Rowan Brothers have recorded several albums, a couple of which have featured their well-known brother, Peter Rowan. Everyone enjoyed them so much at Thursday Live! at Davis Odd Fellows Lodge we had to invite them back to Davis.
The T Sisters - June 30
The T Sisters are a genuine sister group based in the creative hub of Oakland, California. The group is made up of Erika (guitar, vocals), Rachel (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Chloe Tietjen (percussion, vocals). Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters’ sound represents a continuum of music: from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana. The sisters' contemporary yet classic sound invites a range of likenesses, from the Andrews Sisters and the Pointer Sisters to modern family bands like the Avett Brothers and First Aid Kit. With their soaring sibling harmonies, sassy stage presence, and inventive songwriting, these three sisters embody a fresh and soulful take on folk/Americana music.
Achilles Wheel Trio - July 7
Achilles Wheel is a California based acoustic trio that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia. Their sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. The one thing that rises to the surface as you get to know this group is that supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. Achilles Wheel Trio is Paul, Jonny and Shelby of Achilles Wheel.
Boca Do Rio - July 21
Originally hailing from the San Francisco Mission, Boca do Rio is a Brazilian-American samba-funk explosion. Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created psychedelic samba – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas. After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s live music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free. Boca do Rio started flowing when Kevin Welch and Alex Calatayud formed a musical partnership in the late nineties that would redefine Brazilian music in the Bay Area. The electro-whiz kid, Jacob Aginsky, soon joined the group adding a mystical element. The musical collaboration was founded in deep respect for past traditions, steeped in the sambas and choros that echoed through the Brazilian favelas, while always evolving forward to create an organic sound that is decidedly modern and funky.
Misner & Smith - August 11
Misner & Smith are a gem of a musical pairing and one of Davis’ favorite singer-songwriter groups, offering a refreshing take on contemporary folk music. Their lovely harmonies and perfectly blended voices fit within classic American traditions. Their songwriting and storytelling transport the listener to a unique world of their creation. With a timeless San Francisco sound and poetic songwriting, they are a duo that blend roots and folk at the cutting edge of contemporary acoustic music.
The Evie Ladin Band, with Keith Terry and Erik Pearson - August 25
The neo-trad kinetic-folk of the Evie Ladin Band is a mingling of the deep Appalachian sound of clawhammer banjo, guitar, bass and percussive dance, with contemporary storytelling and original, conversational interplay among the band members. Singer-songwriter, Evie Ladin (banjo, vocals, Body Music), brings an urban edge and contemporary vision to her own stories, deep interpretations of old songs, contemporary percussive dance. Keith Terry (bass, Body Music, percussion, vocals), trained as a jazz drummer and is most known for contemporary Body Music, goes after tonal percussion on bass, cajon, toys, with clever lines and unusual grooves. Erik Pearson (guitar, bass, banjo, vocals) fell in love with old-time music studying composition at Oberlin, and he contributes chordal containment and the ultimate support.
Rita Hosking Trio - September 8
Rita’s well-loved acoustic band includes Rita on guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals, Sean Feder on dobro, banjo and guitar and Bill Dakin on the upright bass. Together they create what No Depression calls “authentic American folk music to stir the soul.” Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. She'll be playing many songs from her latest, seventh album, For Real, as well as old favorites. "Timeless, unhurried elegance," - Acoustic Magazine.
Opening for Rita Hosking will be Kora Feder. Delicate but bold, Kora Feder (Feder rhymes with cedar) is known for spinning everyday occurrences and global issues into carefully crafted songs that tenderly push listeners into a reflection of their own place in this world.
Dirty Cello - September 22
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping! The band plays every style imaginable and does some fantastic covers.