Lush vocals, original songs, vintage stories
NELL ROBINSON TRIO w/Scott Nygaard & Victoria Blythe
Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood
Saturday, March 15 8:00pm
$20 door / $17 advance
“Like a modern-day Patsy Cline, on par with Emmylou.” ~ San Francisco Bay Guardian
We can hardly wait for this refreshing new artist to come to Saint Cyprian’s this March. Nell has her feet firmly planted in roots, Americana, folk and bluegrass that has a vintage country tinge and a modern bent. She’s hip, funny and engaging and will lift your spirits with stories from her Southern roots in LA (Lower Alabama).
For this show Nell is bringing her virtuoso trio featuring Scott Nygaard on guitar and Victoria Blythe on violin and viola. A live show you won’t forget! Watch for Nell's live show filmed for PBS this Fall. nellrobinsonmusic.com
Having been likened to early Emmylou Harris and Victoria Williams, A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor commented, "People aren't going to believe what they just heard..." in response to Nell Robinson's music. She was chosen by PASTE magazine, Top 12 Bands from Alabama in 2013.
Wendy Burch Steel has been nominated two years in a row for best female vocalist by Northern California Bluegrass Society. Wendy's original and cover material is a subtly textured and patterned blend of the most unique, haunting and sweet aspects of Americana, folk, blues, country and gospel music. Her lyrics and vocals transport the listener to a place of the heart and soul addressing the human conditions facing us all; love, joy, loss, deep grief, happiness and fanciful dreams. Her band, Redwood, involves some of the best known bluegrass names in California: Butch Waller and Glenn Dauphin of High Country, Markie Sanders on bass. www.WendyBurchSteel.com
The California Bluegrass Association presents
A Bluegrass Spring Jubilee featuring
LAURIE LEWIS & KATHY KALLICK
performing the music of Vern & Ray
Saturday, April 26 8:00pm
$18 door / $15 advance
We welcome the California Bluegrass Association’s Bluegrass Spring Jubilee concert featuring Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick with an all star band, performing the music of Vern Williams and Ray Park (who introduced Bluegrass to Northern California). Yes, two California bluegrass legends will play the songs of two other California bluegrass legends. Joining Laurie and Kathy are Tom Rozum on mandolin, Patrick Sauber on banjo, and Sharon Gilchrist on bass.
Opening the show is Windy Hill, one of the hottest, most dynamic young bluegrass bands the Bay Area has seen in many years. Ryan Breen (banjo), Thomas Wille (guitar), Kyle McCabe (bass), and Alex Sharps (fiddle) play the kind of straight-up classic bluegrass that satisfies the souls of the toughest traditionalists, as well as energizing new fans and inspiring them to learn more about the music. The concert will be preceded by a bluegrass jam downstairs in the church at 5PM and goes on until the show starts at 8.
Doors open 25 minutes before the concert. And, YES! There is free parking!
MAY 10 - Life Is A Carnival: A Tribute to THE BAND on their 45th anniversary featuring: JOHNNY HARPER & CARNIVAL
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