2022 C o n c e r t s
We're Back!! Yay! Live, In-Person Music!
Robin's Nest hosts intimate live performances in northern California. Scroll down for concert descriptions and dates. To RSVP, please use the form below. We will only accept reservations for two people (you and your guest) at a total of three total concerts made at one time. In other words, please only sign up for three concerts so everyone has a chance to see their desired performers. Additional reservations will be offered 30 days before each concert if there is room. All Shows are from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30. Please bring a low-back lawn chair, something to drink to share with others, and a $20 donation per person for the musicians.
Snacks will be available but feel free to bring dinner.
Good to Know.
Scroll down for the reservation form and event descriptions.
Please submit a reservation for the events you want to attend. Seating is limited to the first 100 attendees. You may reserve seating for up to two people including yourself. We will confirm your reservation by email. If later, you find you cannot make the event, please let us know so those on the 'wait list' will be able to attend. The email confirming your attendance will include the address of Robin's Nest. Parking is limited. Please consider biking, walking, or skipping to the event.
Please remember to bring lawn chairs and a bottle of wine, beer or other drink to share with the group.
Thank you for supporting local live music!
2022 Season Performers
July 9 - Misner & Smith - SOLD OUT
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.
July 16 – Hattie & the Moon Howlers
Hattie and The Moon Howlers are a rootsy, folk-laden amalgam of three gifted Northern California songwriters and performers. Featuring Hattie Craven (Joe Craven and The Sometimers), Jessica Malone (Jessica Malone Band), and Rachel Tietjen (The T Sisters) bathe their listeners in a lush vocal soundscape with thoughtful songcraft. A goosebump ushering blend of musical communication, honest lyrics, and a communal stage presence guide Hattie & The Moon Howlers' performances directly to the heart.
July 30 - Achilles Wheel Trio
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.
August 13 – Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers
Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers fuse roots and Americana music, rocking blues, New Orleans grooves and more. Johnson has drawn comparisons to slide guitarist Roy Rogers and won praise from Guitar World Magazine as being a “slide guitar master.” Blues Blast Magazine opined that, “This guy is up there in the pantheon of outstanding purveyors of the slide guitar tradition.” Bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a performance scholarship and has played with or shared the bill with Larry Coryell, B.B. King, Robert Cray and Jackie Green. Since his early days as an apprentice to Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi, drummer Tim Metz has performed with some of the world’s top jazz musicians including Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jeff Clayton and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.
August 20– Joe Craven and Mamajowali
Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe and Walter Strauss make up this cross-cultural "Afromericana" trio of veteran touring musicians. Blending West African music, old time American tunes, and spirited originals – with hoppin' grooves, tons of musical dialogue and tasty improvisational shenanigans. Come enjoy an upbeat blend of kamale ngoni (West African hunter's harp), guitar, percussion, fiddle, mandolin and songs in two languages.
September 10 – Webster, Walton, and Edwards
Chris Webster and Tracy Walton, MUMBO GUMBO's vocalists, along with guitarist Bill Edwards, make up this trio of lush, toe-tappin' acoustic bliss.
September 17 – Justin Farren
Justin Farren writes multidimensional songs that are both enchanting and seemingly effortless. Songs that are uniquely personal but endlessly inventive and highly relatable. Rich Warren of Folk Stage Chicago said "Justin Farren is an incredibly original artist with a lot of verve and energy and a terrific guitarist. He will absolutely charm you with the strange humor and cleverness of his lyrics." Songwriting awards Justin has received include the Songwriter Serenade winner in 2019; the Falcon Ridge Most Wanted Song Swap winner in 2019; the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist winner in 2018; and winner of the Kerrville Songwriting Competition in 2016.
September 17 – Maurice Tani
San Francisco’s Maurice Tani has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade with his band 77 El Deora. He has also previously sung and played guitar for the seminal Motown-style party bands Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Big Bang Beat. The San Francisco Chronicle has praised his “twangy modern country sound” and called his songs “wry yet romantic, tender but aggressive.” Known for his agile guitar style and expressive singing, Maurice Tani's particular flavor of Americana is a broad-spectrum tincture of influences to cure the wide range of ills his fertile imagination conjures. While rooted (at times distantly) in country music, his writing is centered on an urban-western perspective.
October 1 – The Musers
The Musers are Anita Bear Sandwina - banjolin, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Megan McLaughlin - guitar and mandolin, and Tom Kuhn - bass. Anita (recently of Spark and Whisper) and Megan have joined forces to bring their soaring harmonies and award-winning songwriting to audiences all over the Bay Area. They are already winning fans with their foot-stomping, high-energy performances of original folk and rock.