Folk Legend 

Barbara Dane at the Freight

Berkeley folk-blues-jazz singer Barbara Dane celebrates her eightieth birthday Sunday at the Freight in grand style, with a band of trad jazz buddies and other musicians helping out. Dane has always been where the musical and political action is, using her songs as weapons for peace. She appeared at the first Newport Folk Festival in 1959, was the first American singer to perform in Cuba after the revolution, sang for civil rights in the South before it was cool to do so, and performed on a CBS-TV folk special that introduced Bob Dylan to television viewers. Her albums run the gamut from folk to trad jazz; I Hate the Capitalist System was recently reissued on CD. She will sing with a small combo featuring pianist Ellen Hoffman, guitarist Johnny Harper, and special guests including violinist India Cooke. She also will front a band of Bay Area jazz greats, the Golden Gate Hot Seven, featuring pianist Ray Skelbred, reedsman Richard Hadlock, and trombonist Bob Mielke. Sunday, July 22. 8 p.m., $19.50-$20.50.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Latest in Music

Author Archives

  • Critic's Choice for the week of October 3, 2007

    Our picks: Bryan Adams & George Thorogood, Sterling James benefit, The New Trust, Kev Choice, B'Nai Rebelfront, Rafael Manriquez, Duamuxa, Turn of the Screw and Girlyman
    • Oct 3, 2007
  • Chilefornia Music

    Rafael Manriquez and Duamuxa
    • Oct 3, 2007
  • More»

Most Popular Stories

Special Reports

The Beer Issue 2020

The Decade in Review

The events and trends that shaped the Teens.

Best of the East Bay


© 2020 Telegraph Media    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation