Photo by Sean Pecknold via Subpop
Good things come in threes, and we’ve got some terrific trios this month! I’m With Her, perhaps my favorite group name in ages, plays the Freight & Salvage on April 3rd.The band includes Sarah Watkins of Nickel Creek fame with Sarah Jarosz and Aoifie (eefah) O’Donovan, often heard on Chris Thile’s radio program formerly known as Prairie Home Companion.
Cry Cry Cry, featuring Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, and Acoustic Sunrise fave Dar Williams, are playing on the 15th. I’ll be in the front row of The Freight for that one!
The Greek kicks off its 2018 in April – Fleet Foxes is the big one for me this month, although I am still adjusting to their new, ambitious orchestral sound. And tri-generational musical family, Arlo Guthrie, son of Woody, and his kids Sarah Lee and Abe, play The Freight & Salvage April 10, 11, and 12.
Great Gigs in April
I’M WITH HER – SARAH WATKINS, SARAH JAROSZ, AOIFIE O’DONOVAN – April 3 – Great American Music Hall
BOZ SCAGGS – April 5,6 – Uptown Theater Napa
MARC COHN – April 7, 8 – Freight & Salvage
ARLO GUTHRIE & SARAH LEE AND ABE GUTHRIE – April 10,11,12 – Freight & Salvage
NILS LOFGREN – April 12, 13 – Yoshi’s Oakland
NILS LOFGREN – April 14 – Montalvo Arts Center, Carriage House
NILS LOFGREN – April 15 – Sweetwater Music Hall
VANCE JOY – April 13 – The Greek Theater
ARLO GUTHRIE – April 14 – Uptown Theater Napa
CRY CRY CRY (RICHARD SHINDELL, DAR WILLIAMS, LUCY KAPLANSKY) – April 15 – Freight & Salvage
FLEET FOXES – April 20 – Greek
MOONALICE – April 20 – Slim’s
ART GARFUNKEL – April 21 – Uptown Theater Napa
LOS LONELY BOYS – April 24 – Freight & Salvage