Bluegrass, pie and coffee, fine folks
Original post made by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor, on Feb 3, 2009
Bluegrass shows are regularly booked at First Presbyterian through Redwood Bluegrass Associates (Web Link), a nonprofit created in 1991 to promote the genre. And let me tell you, churches, especially small wooden churches with vaulted ceilings, are fantastic venues. Nothing makes the years fall away like listening to string-driven music among the pews. I learned this years ago when I saw Jonathan Richman at Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco.
Anyway, the Redwood Bluegrass Associates Web site provides the following details: "Jamming starts at 5:30 -- doors open at 7:00. Shows Start at 8:00 -- Pie and Coffee -- Fine Folks."
Also: "The venue has been remodeled, and now boasts a new stage, floor, drapes (which helps the sound), and chairs with padded seats. Tickets for RBA shows are $18/advance, $20/day of show."
For more on Claire Lynch click here: Web Link. Also, if you like bluegrass, and I don't know why you wouldn't, check out that KZSU program on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11:30 (Web Link). It's hosted by "Sarah Bellum" and titled "That's Not Bluegrass" (but it really is -- she's only kidding).
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