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.
Hey SF Live Arts friends, we’ve had an extraordinary first half of 2019, featuring some amazing artists ranging from ShadowLight Theatre, Diana Gameros, Maria Jose Montijo, Jose Lobo, Mahsa Vahdat, and Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, to Kitka, Kostroma, Charming Hostess, Maurice Tani, and Misner & Smith, to name a few…. We’re taking a (part of) Summer break, but will be back with more amazing performances from Ira Marlowe, Bohemian Highway, ROVA, David Jacobs-Strain and a lot more!
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Thanks for your support and attendance!
Gayle Lynn & The Hired Hands
Wishing & Bone
Saturday June 15, 8PM
A quintessential “Country City Girl”, San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Gayle Lynn was born and raised by the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. She writes lingering, soulful songs that resonate – whether channeling joy, loss, poignant memories or good ‘ol bourbon-soaked frivolity. The tunes are crafted by seasoned pros playing an eclectic mix of Americana, roots, alt-country, folk and rock – with a definite dash of twang. The meaningful songs take you on a ride through the American landscape via straightforward stories about real life and all of its beautiful – sometimes devastating – complexities. Shimmery pedal steel and tastefully crafted guitar licks waltz and two-step alongside Gayle’s emotive vocal stylings on a musical road trip filled with honky-tonks, truck stops, city lights and backcountry pastures.
“Gayle’s songs are like a fine Kentucky bourbon—smooth going down with a little kick at the end to make sure you didn’t miss one of life’s truths.” — Brenda and the Reviews, from Bluegrass Breakdown
“Wishing & Bone aka Tom Wishing and Noam Cohen, are consummate showmen. They’re been together nearly 40 years and you can see it in their easy camaraderie and witty repartee. Great guitar pickin’ from Tom in styles as diverse as Mississippi John Hurt, folk and hard core blues, fabulous accompaniment and solos from mouth-harp master Noam. At first glance (or listen) the music is irreverent, almost humorous, but listen closely and you hear poignant yearnings and hard wired truths.” – Kathryne Cassis
“One of our most beloved acts, Wishing & Bone, are two gentleman who know how to have fun-and take the audience with them on a very merry ride. With roots in old time blues and roots music they dip into politics, lost love, new technology and much, much more, sharing a collection of musical stories that will leave you entertained from start to finish.” – Ira Marlowe, the Monkey House
This concert is dedicated to the memory of our beloved friend, a wonderful artist and member of our SF Live Arts family, Marlene Aron. We wish to thank the East Bay Foundation, Hilary Perkins and Jim Nunally for supporting this event