Founded by guitarist Freddy Clarke, Wobbly World is a revolving door of musicians and singers who encompass the sounds of Africa, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Denmark, Iran, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Paraguay, Syria, Viet Nam and the US for a bold and brave celebration of international musical synergy. Each player brings musical tradition, yet the music flows and soars with a deep sense of cohesion. We all know that our environment is tenuous, international politics are fragile; it’s a truly a wobbly world, but these musicians have made something strong, dynamic, and beautiful in response.
Born in Fresno, California,
Stephanie Teel is a native San Franciscan, and still lives in the City, across from Ocean Beach. She started her music career playing all the top hotels in San Francisco for private parties, including political events and entertaining overseas dignitaries.
Her road gigs began in Las Vegas with the Al Bellow Revue with Jenny Jones as the band’s leader and drummer. (Jenny went on to be a TV talk show host). The band was booked solid for two years, playing in several casinos in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and clubs in New Mexico and a tour of eastern Canada. Stephanie also has played solo performances in Great Falls, Montana, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland’s Art & Soul Festiv
Grammy-nominated and Sony RED recording artists, Special Request puts on a show you don’t want to miss. With 19 albums, they are internationally known for their own mix of R&B and Pop, and stellar stage presence. Their lineup includes lead vocalist Reynard Thomas (aka Rey T.), Mark Hunter on guitar, Gary Hunter on keyboard, Ron Chaisson on bass, Lester Carnegie on trumpet and flugelhorn, Andre Clewis on drums, and Brian Copeland on saxophone and flute.
Join us for an evening of inspiring original music. Listen to talented local songwriters as they compete for Best Song or Best Performance. West Coast Songwriters members can perform and get feedback from professional industry judges. Members can sign up by emailing Co-Manager Bob Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Coast Songwriters (WCS) was founded in 1979 by a few talented songwriters who decided that by joining forces they would be able to write stronger songs, and create more opportunities to market those songs. Since that time, WCS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, has grown
SF native Dallis Craft has earned a reputation as a talented and versatile entertainer. As a keyboardist, rhythm guitar player, and vocalist, she has recorded with Pee Wee Ellis, Huey Lewis and the News, John Lee Sanders, Melvin Seals, Jesse Colin Young, and Greg Kihn. With an energetic and charismatic stage presence and world-class vocals, Craft has become a popular opener for Dwight Yoakam, Shawn Colvin, and Steve Winwood. Her album, Leap of Faith, is an Americana blend of R&B, Country, Rock, and Pop.
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Born and raised in LA, Cindy Alexander was trained at the acclaimed USC School of Drama, branching out into recording and songwriting early on. With seven albums and touring nationally and worldwide, Cindy’s music reflects her experiences, “soak[ing] up the stories of those she meets, the cultures, the geography, the spirit, and the down and dirty details of the road she travels.” Classically trained, this coloratura soprano hits the high notes and the rich, velvety lows.
She’s shared the stage with John Hiatt, Suzanne Vega, Everclear, Lisa Loeb, and more, as well as won NBC’s Star Tomorrow, LA Music Awards
Terrie Odabi’s broad stylistic and linguistic range, including Spanish, African, and Middle Eastern dialects, has made her a vocal asset in demand with bands and recording projects. Her breathtaking work was recently featured on the Tonehammer series, “Forgotten Voices.” As much as Odabi enjoys collaborating on new and varied projects, she shines as a bandleader where she can return to her roots and to what she loves best: Jazz, Gospel, Blues, and Soul. Often compared to Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Jill Scott, Odabi blends the old-school with a fresh sound.
Rue ’66, San Francisco’s only authentic 60s French yé yé band, includes veteran musicians Mark Scardello, guitar (Agency EL84), John Stuart, drums (Flying Color, Jammists), Don Ciccone, bass (The Trip, Angel Corpus Christie), Christian Iribarren, keyboards (Hard Rain), and Jeff Swartz, trombone, and John Peters, trumpet (Shitty Shitty Band Band). Carol Pott and Serena Campbell have the French aesthetic of 60s go-go girls but belt out tight vocal harmonies adding a unique element to its mod sound. Also, on male vocal, rhythmic guitar and percussion, Serge Martial (from the French band Resurrection).
Elect to Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand new, hysterical, one-man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80-minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities, accessing the topical through the jugular, and is as current as Bernie Sanders’ lead staffer’s latest tweet.
Elect to Laugh: 2016 hits the hypocritical where it hurts the funniest, chronicling the country’s torturously amusing path through the primaries, debates, ads, mud, spin, tears, flip-flops, and flop-flips. It is comedy for people who read—or know someone who does. It’s political comedy for folk
Listing Jimi Hendrix, Ernie Isley, Nile Rodgers, and Buddy Guy as his like-minded inspirations, Wayne “Guitar” Sanders lives up to his name, slaying genres from R&B and Soul to Funk and Blues. Sanders has opened for Willie Hutch, Frankie Beverly & Maze, and Evelyn “Champagne” King.
San Francisco news anchor Dan Ashley and PUSH, send audiences ‘back to the future’ with their energetic live show and classic-rock vibe.
A portion of all proceeds generated by PUSH goes to support Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Every year, FOCC sends hundreds of deserving kids to summer camp at Lake Tahoe, while CASA provides critical support for children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Two remarkable charities that Ashley, who serves on both boards, and PUSH are proud to support.
Michael Shapiro (vocals/guitar), Chris Nichols (bass/vocals), and Ryan Low (drums/vocals) are Reckless in Vegas. Under the guidance of Jennifer Lopez, Santana, and Mariah Carey producer Dan Shea, their album and accompanying stage show offer an edgy yet heartfelt (Rat Pack meets Green Day) re-imagining of golden era hits by Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Bobby Darin, and more.
The Reed Fromer Band is one of the Bay Area’s most enjoyable and dynamic small R&B bands. They combine a lively, driving rhythm section with soul-stirring vocals. Reed Fromer (lead vocals & keyboards), Tony Langford (drums), Artie Wafer (bass & vocals), and Bobby Young (lead guitar) have thrilled crowds for nearly two decades throughout the Bay Area.
Hip Bones returns to San Rafael, where the band began in 1993, to celebrate the release of its fifth album, The Moose Lodge Sessions!
Bad long before The Bad Plus, Hip Bones has been called “renegade jazz,” “psychedelic funk,” and “monsters of the mash-up.” The band continues to push the boundaries of jazz on The Moose Lodge Sessions.
Robin Tolleson studied drums with Narada Michael Walden in San Francisco and has recorded with Gregory James, Instruments of Peace, The Secret B-Sides, Big Block Dodge, and others. Gary Schwantes studied woodwinds and composition with Anthony Braxton at Mills College, and has played with Lou Harrison, The Flowing Stream Ensemble, Kl
Amy Wigton presents “Mostly Joni.” Performing with Amy is bassist Robin Hildebrant, whose virtuosic fretless playing recalls the legendary Jaco Pastorius. Together they capture the timeless beauty, heartfelt passion, and musical mastery of one of the most poetic and influential singer-songwriters, Joni Mitchell. Described as having the soul of a rocker and the heart of a folk troubadour, Wigton has shared the stage with Marc Cohn, Jefferson Starship, Norton Buffalo, Loudon Wainwright III, Dave Mason, Jesse Colin Young, The Waybacks, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
Born in Masaya, Nicaragua, and brought up in the Bay Area, Rolando Sanchez is a singer, songwriter, percussionist, and producer. After moving to Hawaii in 1984, he formed Salsa Hawaii, the island’s premier international Latin music recording group. Touring throughout Japan, Korea, Guam, Tahiti, and the US, Sanchez has won multiple times at the Hawaii Music Awards and released over eight full-length albums. Working with talented arrangers, engineers, and musicians, his latest single, “Aloha Mambo,” is a sultry mix of Pacific island style and salsa.
TanJanae’s music career started at the young age of six singing her first solo at her grandfather’s church. TanJanae has competed in several talent shows throughout her high school years. At the age of 17 she auditioned for the X Factor and successfully completed three rounds. Two years later she also auditioned for the Voice. TanJanae has participated in several live shows and singing background for various Bay Area artist. TanJanae is currently working on her first album and she is the sole writer for her music. She is a singer, dancer, writer…. an all around Performer.
Good Karma finds itself at the intersection of folk, rock, funk and salsa. Good Karma’s philosophy is that good music starts with good people, their relationship with one another, and each member’s perspective on life. Whether they cover Sting or Sondheim, Norah Jones or John Coltrane, Beck or Kenny Barron, Good Karma brings positive vibes and well-composed music to the masses. With backgrounds ranging from rigorous classical training to self-education, from Paris to Los Angeles, their diverse talents and musical tastes create a foundation for their jazz-fusion.
Jason Wright Guitarrista’s style is a fusion of flamenco, contemporary Spanish classical, with a dash of Arabic guitar styling’s. Recently signed on to Floating Records Label by Don Zimmer of Mill Valley , Jason Wright Guitarrista’s new album “Mendocino” is experiencing great acclaim. One of the songs on the new album has already been featured in a movie tilted “life on the Water”. Jason Wright has been performing in the California wine country and beyond and has become a regular act in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Strongly influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Sly Stone and Freddie Stone, Bobby Young has self-admittedly had a “love affair with music and the guitar…for over fifty years.” He’s performed with John Lee Hooker, Maria Muldaur, Richard “Dimples” Fields, and Sugar Pie DeSanto. Joining him is Nick Young on guitar, Greg Simmons on bass, Tarika Lewis on violin, Eric Honeywell on vocals, Lacrosse Harris on drums, Gig Anderson on keyboards, and on special occasions, Blues Hall of Fame inductee Wylie Trass.
Captain Paisley is a Sonoma County-based band dedicated to recreating the heady days of the late 60s. Performing the classic songs of the decade with energy and abandon, including those by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Buffalo Springfield, Cream, The Kinks, and many more, they keep the spirit of the 60s psychedelically alive and rockin’. Captain Paisley is Doug Meador leading vocals and playing the keys and guitar, Jim Cassero on lead guitar and vocals, Kenny Susan, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, and Jeff Nassi on drums.
For more on Captain Paisley, visit their website.
Tower of Power hits with a Funk and R&B spin.
Soul Power consists of Tommy Banks as lead vocals, Ian Wilson on tenor sax, Glenn Appell on trumpet, Robert Todd on baritone sax, Patrick Malabuyo on trombone, Rick Bailey on drums, Peter Fujii on guitar, Loren Linnard on keys, Scott Willson on bass, Don Beck on trumpet, and Rich Martin on guitar.
Collectively they have played with musicians like Bruce Conte, Lee Oskar, The Temptations, Bobby Freeman, and Linda Ronstadt. In an interview, Tommy said his vocal development was due to his mother. “My mama used to listen to those old 78s…I heard Big Momma Thorton, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Muddy Waters, Ray Otis, Sam Cooke. If [