SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's



SF Live Arts
at Cyprian’s

formerly the
Noe Valley Music Series

2097 Turk Street
San Francisco 94115

Tel 415.454.5238

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    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


    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!


    Coming up…

    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…

    Noe Valley series' new home has familiar vibe

    Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 6, 2011

    The Music Man

    Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, January 8, 2006