Great Gigs in March: Mary Gauthier, Brett Dennen, Bonnie Raitt, and more


Mary Gauthier photo by Jack Spencer


All-time Acoustic Sunrise favorite Greg Brown brings his warm, rich voice to Freight and Salvage on the 1st. March also brings some standout shows by local scenesters: fabulous Bay Area women The T Sisters team up with Megan Slankard at the Great American Music Hall on the 9th and John Lester appears at one of KC Turner’s wonderful House Concerts on the 10th.

Bonnie Raitt graces the stage at both the City National Civic on the 15th and a benefit for North Bay fire victims at the Fox on the 20th. Bonnie is my all-time favorite for her warm, compassionate stage presence and her impeccable guitar skills. She may be the greatest female slide guitar player of all time!

Speaking of terrific women, Cheryl Wheeler appears with road buddy Kenny White, the finest pianist/songwriter I know of, at Freight on the 29th.

And on the Americana side, Mary Gauthier debuts her album songs for and by veterans at the Freight on the 29th. Max Gomez, whose song “Senseless Love” I’ve been playing, will open.

Irish balladeer Glen Hansard, known for his work with The Frames and Swell Season (as seen in the movie Once) will thrill those at the Fox March 12 with his emotional intensity. And I’m excited to see two recent musical discoveries: the understated but charming Henry Jamison appears with the adventurous electro-folk outfit Darlingside at the Great American Music Hall March 10th.

GREG BROWN – March 1 – Freight & Salvage
DAVE RAWLINGS – March 1 – The Fillmore
BLAME SALLY – March 2 – Freight & Salvage
SYML – March 7 – Rickshaw
T SISTERS, MEGAN SLANKARD – March 9 – Great American Music Hall
JOHN LESTER – March 10 – KC Turner House Concert
DARLINGSIDE, HENRY JAMISON – March 10 – Great American Music Hall
T SISTERS – March 11 – Hopmonk Novato
GLEN HANSARD – March 12 – Fox Theater
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – March 12 – The Fillmore
BONNIE RAITT – March 15 – San Jose City National Civic
ROGER DALTREY – March 15 – Fox Theater
ALO – March 16, 17 – The Fillmore
BONNIE RAITT Concert to Benefit Tipping Point’s Fire Relief Fund – March 20 – Fox Theater
PHILLIP PHILLIPS – March 20 – The Fillmore
MARY GAUTHIER, MAX GOMEZ – March 21 – Freight & Salvage
BRETT DENNEN – March 23 – The Fillmore
RHETT MILLER – March 23 – Slim’s
JAMES BAY – March 27 – The Fillmore
OH HELLOS – March 29 – The Fillmore
KRISTEN HERSH, GRANT LEE PHILLIPS – March 29 – The Chapel
CHERYL WHEELER, KENNY WHITE – March 29 – Freight & Salvage
G. LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE – March 30, 31 – The Independent
BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE – March 30, 31 – The Fillmore

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