Stadler Gibbons Band at The Backroom
Friday, November 10 – 8pm
Tonight they have the Stadler Gibbons Band. Back for their third time, these folks are the epitome of a classic country music band. With rock-solid musicianship and gorgeous harmonies, both their originals and their covers harken back to the days when country was country, and bluegrass was just getting born.
On Saturday, November 11, at The Backroom
Saturday night features On Saturday we welcome Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines. When they were here last time, they sold the place out, and raised the roof! Universally regarded as the Bay Area’s premier New Orleans R&B/boogie band, they feature two saxophones, along with bass, drums, and Macy’s rollicking piano. It is true that on many nights The Back Room features quiet and sensitive music…but this is not one of those nights.
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage. Located at 1984 Bonita Ave. in Berkeley. 510-654-3808.
JACK OF ALL TRADES
A curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. This free eclectic market will feature-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month.
Jack London Square Farmers Market
Sunday, November 12 & every Sunday, 10am-3pm
Stop by CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland, which is operated by CUESA on Sundays in the Palm Plaza (near Webster Street and Embarcadero West), year round, rain or shine. Founded in 1989, the farmers market has deep roots in Oakland, providing a vibrant waterfront marketplace for Bay Area families. With more than 40 vendors, the market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. CUESA also hosts free education programs, such as cooking demos, tastings, and kids activities. Visit cuesa.org to learn more.
Tuesday, November 14 – 8pm; Wednesday, November 15 – 8pm
ROBERT CRAY IN MY SOUL “First and foremost, the stories are where my heart lies,” says Robert Cray. “In the blues guitar thing, most of the time, you carve out the section for the solo and that’s really what the song is based on. And I love that, there’s a time for that, but then I have to get back into the meat and bones of storytelling.”
With his seventeenth studio album, In My Soul, the five-time Grammy winner (and 15-time nominee) reasserts his position as one of his generation’s great musical storytellers—this time steeped in the down-home sound and rich emotion of Southern Soul, yet never straying far from his incomparable guitar mastery. Produced by Steve Jordan, whose long list of credits includes extensive work with Keith Richards and John Mayer, the album blends funky originals with surprising covers, and captures a new configuration of the Robert Cray Band: long-time bass player Richard Cousins is joined by keyboardist Dover Weinberg (returning to the group, with which he played in the 1970s and ’80s) as well as new drummer Les Falconer.
Robert Cray is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time. The New Yorker recently called him “one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades now.“ He has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Yoshi’s: 510 W. Embarcadero in Jack London Square in Oakland
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