SF Live Arts
SUSIE GLAZE & THE HiLONESOME BAND
Friday, August 8 8:00pm
$22 door / $20 advanceHouston Jones invites you into a world of musical virtuosity and storytelling ranging from the myths of ancient Greece to the red dirt back roads of Waskom Texas. The acoustic heart of the band beats with the passion of five lifetimes lived in a musical landscape of revival tents to Irish pubs, New Orleans to the Great Plains to Motown, a church in Cape Cod to a punk club in Berkeley. A San Francisco based high-octane Americana band that performs an original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel, Billboard.com praised their “Wonderful original tunes;” Dirty Linen said “No one delivers the goods quite like Houston Jones… Houston Jones remains one of the West Coast’s most talented and entertaining bands.”
This “confluence of sublime talent" -(SF Chronicle) features Travis Jones (lead vocals, guitar), who began performing as a child accompanying his mother on gospel tours in the South; bassist Joshua Zucker, who has worked with The Rowan Brothers, Peter Rowan, Caren Armstrong, David Gans, Randy Clark, David Phillips, Garrin Benfield and countless others.
Glenn Houston (lead guitars) the founding lead guitarist of the Waybacks, was voted Best Guitarist by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
Henry Salvia (keyboards, accordion) has been featured with the Johnny Nocturne Band, Bo Diddley, Rickie Lee Jones and Big Jay McNeeley. www.houstonjones.com
Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band are a lush newgrass Americana folk fusion quintet presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals. Featuring the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze, their debut CD "Blue Eyed Darlin” won the Just Plain Folks Music Award for Best Roots Album. Presenting rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, their sound has been described as “chamber music gone folk!” With Steve Rankin on mandolin, Rob Carlson on guitar and dobro, Fred Sanders on bass and Mark Indictor on fiddle and showcasing the songwriting of lead guitarist Carlson, the band has appeared at many premier venues and festivals on the West Coast, including Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage, McCabe's Guitar Shop, The Broad Stage and the Hollywood Bowl. A feature article was published in August 2013 in No Depression titled “Unsung Heroes of Americana Music – Jean Ritchie and Susie Glaze.” Susie’s dramatic version of Ritchie’s “West Virginia Mine Disaster” was featured on a tribute album “Dear Jean,” which also featured new recordings of Ritchie songs by Kathy Mattea, Judy Collins, Janis Ian and Pete Seeger. www.susieglaze.com
Doors open 25 minutes before the concert. And, YES! There is free parking!
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,
In the News…
Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 6, 2011
Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, January 8, 2006