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"Heartfelt country soul set by someone who has quietly become one of the best...Hosking is a real talent, and sits up alongside Nanci Griffith as someone who understands the human heart and can touch it every single time." --Jeremy Searle, Maverick Magazine "Her breed of Nor Cal country folk ain't quite old-timey, and it ain't quite bluegrass, but damn it's sweet. For fans of Emmylou and Gillian, this one's a safe bet. The songs of Rita Hosking are as fragile as a newborn baby, and defiant as a West Virginia coal miner." --Stuart Mason, Fiddlefreak Folk Review
DAROL ANGER, JOE CRAVEN & PETER WILSON - BLACK FRIDAY!
Darol Anger is a true fiddle guru who has spent over three decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and music from around this world. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, Montreux, and the Republic of Strings. Joe Craven is not just an entertaining musician with a penchant for the mischievous, he is a teacher and student all at once. Whether with corporate heads in Contra Costa, young men in a juvenile detention center, jamming with Gnawa musicians in Morocco, or on stage at Carnegie Hall with Stephane Grappelli… Joe’s at home and loving every minute. Peter Wilson has toured and performed since 1978 in coffeehouses, colleges, trains and nightclubs across the US and Canada. He’s a member of the Deadbeats – a long running tip-of-the-hat to the music and songs of the Grateful Dead, and a founding member of Paul Emery’s 1000 Kisses Deep – The Songs of Leonard Cohen.
DOUG PAULY & THE COVER GIRLS 11/20/20
“If we like it, we play it...” Doug, Jeanne and Erin share a love for a wide swath of musical landscape from the 1950s to the present encompassing rhythm and blues, contemporary pop tunes and most everything in between. Doug’s distinctive guitar stylings underscore the sisters’ wide-ranging vocal interpretations, bringing joy to a multi-generational audience. Welcome to the Next Gen Great American Songbook. The band's expanding repertoire includes music by Tom Waits, Gnarls Barkley, The Arctic Monkeys, Susan Sundfor, Lucious, Steve Winwood, Nina Simon, The Alabama Shakes,The Traveling Wilburys, First Aid Kit, Rhiannah, Tom Petty and (don't forget...) Blondie. For just $10, you get unlimited access to the video performance to keep and share with your friends. Once you’re registered for the show you don’t even need be present for the scheduled live stream. (...but we'll pretend you're there...) NOTE: In alignment with Covid-19 precautions, the regular 5-piece band will be reduced to a trio: Doug Pauly on guitar with vocalists Erin Costa and Jeanne Muñoz. (They will be at the Side Door, you will be at home...)
Shelley Burns has been performing professionally virtually all of her life and is regarded as one of the premier jazz vocalists on the west coast. Her recordings have been heard on jazz radio stations across the nation, and she has appeared at many jazz festivals in the U.S, as well as in Scotland and Canada. Shelley has entertained on cruise ships, with Bill Dendle and Eddie Erickson, and has sung with Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, and shared the stage with many other jazz greats, such as Bob Draga, Abe Most, Johnny Varro, and Jimmy Smith. Shelley's Side Door shows are always a lot of fun. She and her band always have a new theme and a lot of new material. Check out the stream and see what she's got up her sleeve this time!