2016 - Our 35th Anniversary!
MISNER & SMITH
JEFFREY HALFORD & the Healers (acoustic)
Saturday, April 9 8:00pm
$20 door / $17 advance
Misner & Smith's combination of vocal blend, lyrical potency, and diverse songwriting make this duo one of the most unique and loved Bay Area bands on the scene today. With two singers who could easily lead a band on their own, the duo produces a sound that is one voice. This isn't just harmony singing. This is vocal art. The award-winning original songs range from folk to rock to Americana to bluegrass, but essentially are something all their own, defined by the stories that each song tells. Misner & Smith create an extraordinarily full sound for only two people, and tour extensively both in the U.S. and overseas. As both musicians and actors, they are seasoned live performers, having recently celebrated over a decade of making music together; a decade that has produced four albums, including their most recent release, Seven Hour Storm. Their tight vocal harmonies and energetic live show will linger with you for a long time to come.
For this special show they will be joined by their regular trio partner and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Yenne, on pedal steel, electric and acoustic guitar. He has toured with Mazzy Star, The Easy Leaves, and local favorites The Mother Hips and Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers.
Mixing poignant, reflective pieces with intense, powerful tunes and occasional topical numbers, Jeffrey Halford “plays visceral guitar with slinky abandon and writes rootsy swampy blues songs that sting and soothe equally.” With eight albums to his credit, he has written a wide mix of songs whose subjects range from North Beach and the San Joaquin Valley to such historic characters as Ambrose Bierce, Crazy Horse and baseball legend Satchel Paige.
Merging blues, country, soul and Americana his songs draw people in with their compelling stories. Tonight he will feature his acoustic band. www.jeffreyhalford.com
Doors open 25 minutes before the concert.
About SF Live Arts
Presented by Larry Kassin since
1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s has earned
a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance
series in the Bay Area. See the archive of past events….
Located at St. Cyprian’s Church,
the series has garnered praise
for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians
(many who’ve won Grammys, Guggenheim Fellowships and other awards) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality.
In the News…
Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 6, 2011
Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, January 8, 2006