The Neighborhood Concert Hall
Since 1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s (formerly Noe Valley Music Series) has earned a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance series in the Bay Area.
The series has garnered praise for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians (many who’ve won Grammys, Academy Awards, Mac Arthur “Genius” Grants and Guggenheim fellowships) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality. Founded by jazz flutist, Larry Kassin, SF Live Arts depends on grants and donations to bring their special blend of international and local musical talents to San Francisco.
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN & BOB BEACH
The Feelings Parade
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon, as well as his clear, powerful voice. His music moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It’s a range that ties him to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. He has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, including Merlefest, Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly, Bumbershoot and Blues to Bop in Switzerland and has toured with Boz Scaggs, Etta James & Lucinda Williams. http://www.DavidJacobs-Strain.com
“David Jacobs-Strain sings and plays slide-driven country blues with a passion and authority that few artists of any age can muster. But besides firing off compelling covers of traditional tunes his original songs have served to update and evolve the idiom.” -Guitar Player Tonight he performs in a duo format with our favorite harmonica virtuoso, Bob Beach. Check them out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db5–qMBsOE
The Feelings Parade (Morgan Bolender and Scott Ferreter) is a duo of musical truth-tellers who choose to speak and sing about things with a courageous honesty. They create a space for both the ache and the pleasure that come with being human, and their finely-crafted songs and stories speak to both with equal reverence. With their skillful songwriting, tight harmonies, and rich textures their fans have said that Feelings Parade shows are “better than therapy.” -And much cheaper, we would add…..