Category Archives: People

Live Music on 4th Street

Paul Mehling and some members of his Hot Club of San Francisco performed in a casual setting outside of Peet’s Coffee on 4th Street in Berkeley Wednesday Dec 21st.  Mehling performs exceptional gypsy jazz guitar in the style of  the French … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2011

Bright Eyes closed the evening Friday night Sept 30th at the Rooster stage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate park.  Music all day long on 6 different stages with a mix of folk, old-time, rock-n-roll … Continue reading

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Oakland Art Murmur 1st Fridays of Every Month

Every 1st Friday of the month the local art scene comes alive at the Oakland Art Murmur.  From 6 pm to 9 pm the art galleries are free and open to the public.  Musicians abound on the street and in … Continue reading

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Jerry Garcia Day, San Francisco

Every August 1st Jerry Garcia day is celebrated at the Jerry Garcia amphitheater in McLaren Park, San Francisco.  Friends and fans of the San Franciscan native gathered for a free festival with music in the transcendent spirit of Garcia.  This … Continue reading

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Vintage Bluegrass Footage on YouTube

We recently posted a few vintage clips of some local musicians performing in the San Francisco Bay Area.  There are a few clips from a live performance in Black Oak’s Bookstore in Berkeley, California from 1992 and some clips from … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival kicked off the weekend with 3 days of free musical acts at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Lyle Lovett headlined the event on Friday evening with John Prine warming up.  Gillian … Continue reading

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35th Annual Solano Stroll Street Festival

The 35th annual Solano Stroll in Berkeley served up plenty of local musicians, artists, food vendors and shops this Sunday Sept 13th.  The event covered 26 blocks and was heavily attended.  Surf bands, mexican dancers, caribbean steel drums, orchestras, one … Continue reading

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Live Music & Great Pizza at Cheeseboard in Berkeley

The Cheeseboard, located in the ‘gourmet ghetto’ district on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley,  not only serves up great gourmet pizza but also has live music.  The lines for pizza are typically long and out the door – but the wait … Continue reading

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Acoustic Music with Sandy Rothman and Stu Allen at Ashkenaz

Sandy Rothman and Stu Allen performed at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California August 6th with Brian Godchaux on fiddle and Justin Purtill on stand-up bass.   The band performed a mix of old-time and bluegrass classics.  Stu Allen performed lead vocals and … Continue reading

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Snake Yoga DVD

Le’ema Kathleen Graham just released her Snake Yoga DVD. The DVD features unique snake-like yoga poses and postures, an animated visual chakra meditation section and a printed booklet.  The DVD provides the option of subtitles for the deaf and/or hearing … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Dialogues released on DVD

Lyell Davies and Rick Franklin just released their Brain Injury Dialogues documentary film on DVD. The film provides interesting insights into the often misunderstood or misdiagnosed lives of brain injured people.  The footage was shot in the San Francisco Bay area.  The … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol Factory Party by Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music held an Andy Warhol Factory party at a warehouse space in Emeryville on Friday March 6th. Velvet Underground cover bands performed and local artists displayed works in 9 different rooms.  The warehouse space was set up similar to … Continue reading

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Marianne Barlow records Magic Words CD

Marianne Barlow, a local singer song-writer, just finished recording her full length 12 song ‘Magic Words’ CD at Cosmic Circuit Studio.   The tracks feature Marianne’s vocals and acoustic guitar with some cello, sax, and flute. A rowdy chorus of women … Continue reading

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Vintage Jazz Recording

Katrina Huber, a local 18 year old singer, recently recorded a 13 song CD of Vintage Jazz tunes at Cosmic Circuit Studio. Sara Klotz de Aquilar played piano on the tracks with Richard Saunders on stand-up bass, Van Hughes on … Continue reading

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EconoCorner Podcast

Jared Bernstein, author and economist for the Economic Policy Institute, just finished up his debut EconoCorner podcast.  Episodes of EconoCorner are available free from iTunes. We assisted with the production and engineering.  Jared’s new book ‘Crunch’ recently was released on … Continue reading

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Del-Rickie Carter, musician, passes away – Memorial

Del-Rickie Carter, guitarist and musician, passed away July 10th, 2007 at the age of 53.  He was found in his room in Berkeley – the exact cause of his death is unknown.  A memorial was held at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on Sunday … Continue reading

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The Harkenbacks Lay Down Tracks

The Harkenbacks recorded a mix of original folk/bluegrass songs.  Corry Dodson on lead vocals and guitar, Paul McElwee on mandolin, violin and backing vocals, and Jeremy Steinmeier on stand-up bass and backing vocals.   http://www.myspace.com/theharkenbacks   Tony Ugo has been working on … Continue reading

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Inzunza Music Video

I recently finished editing a music video for the San Jose based group Inzunza.  The footage was shot in San Diego by Invid Films.  You can view the clip on YouTube and here.

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Rick and Aireene Head to Nashville

Rick Di Dia and Aireene Espiritu, a local folk duo,  recorded some tracks at Cosmic Circuit  Studio and were subsequently invited to The 8th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference in Nashville Tennessee.  The duo has been touring frequently including … Continue reading

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Taxi Music Conference in Hollywood

  Attended the 4 day Taxi music road rally for singer/songwriters in Hollywood, California. Performed one of my original songs Tangled in the Barbwire on the main ballroom stage Friday night to positive reviews.  Met a lot of really cool people and … Continue reading

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