Cafe Cabaret

After 3pm we feature national and local favorites and up and coming new performers, including:

Coyote Moon
Acoustic folk/rock all the way from San Jose.
Shakey Bones
A ragged bunch of young vagabonds who play rough rowdy Woody Guthrie-inspired original songs they call ruckus music.
Radio Rail
Americana/folk and country/rock trio. A lively combination of originals and old favorites.
This wild, young, all-girl combo rocks the old-time country sound. High energy and uplifting. Somebody say, Yee Haw!"
Lauren Sheehan
Nationally-known Portland-based roots/Americana song catcher. Bluesy/folk ballads. Selected album of year by Independent Music Awards.
Russ Michaels Band
Engaging, catchy, contemporary folk originals. Skillful guitar and winning harmonies from this local quartet.
Sheltering Sky
One of SF's best regarded new young Celtic trios. Lovely, haunting vocals and engaging songs.
Creeping Lovely
Haunting, ethereal, & lush original songs of hearbreak and longing. Soulful singing, intricate guitar arrangements, and placid, shimmering cello. Imagine an acoustic Portishead and you won't be too far off.
Pickpocket Ensemble
Accordion-driven European/Arabic/folk-influenced originals. Cafe music without borders.
Thornhill Road
Traditional Celtic trio. Beautiful harmonies. Playing jigs, reels, and ballads.
The Bay Area's outlaw folk band. Starting to gain a national following for their unique, deeply felt, driving folk rock sound.
Crooked Roads
Really solid country folk originals that bring to mind the early 70s sounds of Burrito Brothers, Brewer and Shipley, etc.
Robert Rodriquez
A capella traditional British Isles folk songs from the always personable, always entertaining Robert Rodriguez. Quite fun even for those who don't think they like this kind of music.

Craig Ventresco
FFFest premiere of one of the best ragtime, old-time, fingerstyle guitarists you’ll ever hear. After busking around the country for the past 20 years, Craig is legendary among fans of ragtime guitar and music lovers in general.

The Blue Roots
Oakland-based quartet that mixes New Orleans jazz, blues, folk, and gospel into a happy infectious sound you have to hear to believe.
The Shut Ins
What can I tell you of the Shut-Ins? An acoustic combo with guitar, ukulele and other instruments. Most important, they feature close harmonies in the style of early 20th century acts such as the Blue Sky Boys and Louvin Brothers.

Open Mic

Both days from noon until 3pm we have an open mic in the cafe. Sign up sheet in the cafe. Come and enjoy yourself on stage in front of a captive lunchtime audience!


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