Date(s) - 05/29/2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Fireside Lounge
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BUY TICKETS – Doors open at 1 PM, Show at 2 PM… *We will be maintaining social distancing practices and following all health precautions and guidelines. (Children 3 and under are free but must sit on a lap of an adult)
Country singing from Oakland standouts. Real musicians, not just stompers. Jill Rogers is an amazing singer. Just plain beautiful.
– KALX Radio
Honkytonk revisionists out of Oakland, Crying Time plays straight-up country and western music, from Bob Wills to Glen Campbell with whistle stops in between. Their original songs sit pretty in the mix – you’ll think you heard these tunes on your daddy’s stereo when you were little. Jill Rogers is a singer’s singer with a 1974 voice and a story to tell, and Myles Boisen is a hero of juke joint licks on the six string and lap steel guitar. Bay Area music scene veteran Tony Marcus’s fiddle weaves through the songs while Tim Rowe on drums and Smilin’ Pete Garellick on bass hold down the rhythm with grace, style, and swing. Steel guitar legend Bobby Black frequently sits in with the band, too.
Howell Devine – Shack-Shaking Music
There is no blues band performing today as different as HowellDevine—nor as delightful.
– Lee Hildebrand, Living Blues Magazine/SF Chronicle
Triple threat talent, Joshua Howell (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and percussion savant, Pete Devine (drums, washboard), plus veteran upright bassist, Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix Delta/Country Blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present-day sound rooted in early blues. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.