SF Live Arts
Fight the election blues with great music!
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN w/Bob Beach
MEGAN KEELY & THE KEELYS
Saturday, January 14 8:00pm
$22 door / $18 advance
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He's known for his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon, as well as his clear, powerful voice. His music moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It's a range that ties him to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. He has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, including Merlefest, Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly, Bumbershoot and Blues to Bop in Switzerland and has toured with Boz Scaggs, Etta James & Lucinda Williams.
KITKA AND MAHSA VAHDAT:
Songs to the Beloved
Saturday, February 18 8:00pm
$30 door / $25 advance
This special concert will explore the many faces of love, expressed by powerful, courageous artists rooted in some of the world’s most passionate women's vocal traditions.
Mahsa Vahdat was trained in classical Persian singing and regional folk music by master musicians in Iran. After the Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979, public female singing was banned. To this day, female singers can only perform for authorized women-only audiences or alongside a male voice, and can never perform solo in public. Mahsa Vahdat's repertoire is inspired by regional and traditional music from Iran infused with her unique and resilient artistic sensibility. Her song lyrics are mostly mystical and love poems by great Persian poets like Hafez, Rumi, Saadi, who lived several centuries ago, as well as works contemporary Iranian poetry speaking about Iranian society.
An active campaigner for human rights, Mahsa is an award-winning ambassador of Freemuse, an independent international organization advocating freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide. She has attracted considerable attention with her work on the record Lullabies from the Axis of Evil, and her new solo album The Sun Also Rises.
Doors open 25 minutes before the concert.
Feb 25 – MARIA MULDAUR w/John R Burr
Cascada de Flores