Freight Holiday Revue, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, T Sisters, David Thom Band, Linda Tillery, Barbara Higbie

Wed Dec 21 2011

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

2020 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704

All Ages

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  • Freight Holiday Revue

    Freight Holiday Revue

    Folk

  • Laurie Lewis

    Laurie Lewis

    Bluegrass

    Laurie Lewis learned to play the violin as a child in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a teenager in the 1960s, she immersed herself in the city's thriving folk scene and fell in love with the innovative bluegrass of Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, and especially Doc Watson. She won numerous fiddling contests during the 1970s and was in and out of assorted area combos. Together with friend Kathy Kallick, Lewis co-founded the pioneering bluegrass group Good Ol' Persons in 1975 and remained with the popular group until 1979. She then formed the Grant Street String Band before bowing as a solo artist with 1986's Restless Rambling Heart (Flying Fish), which mixed old-timey sounds with contemporary bluegrass and folk. Love Chooses You followed in 1989.

    The 1990 album Singin' My Troubles Away was attributed to Laurie Lewis & Grant Street and featured guitarist Scott Nygaard, banjoist Tony Furtado, and mandolin player Tom Rozum. Lewis reteamed with Kallick for 1991's Together, which was also the first of many releases for Rounder. After the release of True Stories in 1993, Lewis and her bandmates were in a serious auto accident. She took a few years off but returned with Oak and the Laurel, which featured a series of duets with mandolinist Rozum. (The album was nominated for a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy in 1996.) Seeing Things appeared in 1998 and focused on Lewis' considerable talents as a songwriter and singer. A year later she issued the rollicking Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals. In the early 2000s, Lewis made guest contributions to other artists' albums, devoted some time to her second love, the acoustic bass, and dabbled in producing. By 2004, she was ready to return to her own recordings and released Guest House with Rozum. Rozum was back for 2006's The Golden West, which was credited to Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi

  • Tom Rozum

    Tom Rozum

    Country

  • T Sisters

    T Sisters

    Folk

  • David Thom Band

    David Thom Band

    Bluegrass

  • Linda Tillery

    Linda Tillery

    Gospel

  • Barbara Higbie

    Barbara Higbie

    Singer-Songwriter

    A talented, restless multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer, Barbara Higbie worked fluidly between genres as disparate as new age, folk, bluegrass, and tasteful pop/rock. Higbie first became interested in music in her early teens, after her family moved from Indiana to Ghana, West Africa. There she studied with master drummer Mustapha Tettey Addy, and immersed herself in the highlife scene that was popular in the region. After traveling throughout Africa, Higbie relocated back to the U.S., where she received her degree from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She next traveled to the Sorbonne, where she met noted violinist Darol Anger, and began her first serious forays into music and collaboration. By the early '80s, Higbie was living in San Francisco, where she took part in the new acoustic scene alongside Anger, Mike Marshall, and Rob Wasserman. She and Anger cut Tideline for Windham Hill in 1982; the following year, Higbie joined women's music great Teresa Trull on the acclaimed Unexpected. Established as a pianist, guitarist, fiddler, and songwriter, Higbie in 1983 was tapped by Anger and Marshall for Montreaux, the supergroup outgrowth of the popular Montreaux Jazz Festival. Higbie played piano with the group for the remainder of the decade, appearing on all three of its Windham Hill releases and touring extensively. In 1990, she made her solo debut with Signs of Life, which also marked her emergence as a lead vocalist. I Surrender followed six years later, and she toured in support of it with Liz Story and Margie Adam as Three of Hearts. She and Trull reunited for 1998's Playtime, which was also followed by a lengthy tour. 2001 saw the release of Variations on a Happy Ending, a collection of solo piano works. Higbie issued the Europe-only Interpretations of Carole King that same year, and made plans to rejoin Trull for another recording. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

Freight Holiday Revue hosted by Laurie Lewis with: Tom Rozum , T Sisters , David Thom Band , Linda Tillery , Barbara Higbie

Wed Dec 21 2011 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse Berkeley CA
Freight Holiday Revue, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, T Sisters, David Thom Band, Linda Tillery, Barbara Higbie
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