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  • Fri
    20
    Jan
    2017

    Free Range Fridays

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM

    La Promenade Café
    3643 Balboa Street @ 38th Avenue

    San Francisco

     

     

    With Jeanie and Chuck

    The Well Known Strangers

    Zoe Yungmi-Blank

    The Dim Lights

     

    Zoe Yungmi-Blank – A multi-talented young artist who we’ve known since her teenage years, Zoe is an enchanting singer, an insightful songwriter, a hella good fiddler, and one of the most creative people we know. She’s visiting her hometown for the holidays and then returns to her other hometown in Seoul, South Korea.

    https://www.facebook.com/zoeblankmusic/?pnref=lhc

     

    The Dim Lights – Hailing form the seaside hamlet of Pacifica, the Dim Lights play classic bluegrass music the way it should be played – banjo and fiddle up front, high lonesome harmonies, and that beat that moves your feet. The band includes the family trio of Avram and Vicki Frankel with their daughter Dana, along with master banjo slinger Larry Cohea.

    https://www.facebook.com/TheDimLights/

     

    The Well-Known Strangers – Performing as a quartet this time, the Strangers return with their Americana vibe to Free Range Fridays after their previous July appearance. This edition features Mick Hellman and his daughter, Olivia, aided and abetted by Joshua Zucker (Poor Man’s Whiskey) and Austin de Lone (formerly of Eggs Over Easy).

    https://www.facebook.com/TheWellKnownStrangers/

     

    Jeanie and Chuck Poling with Tom Drohan – Jeanie and Chuck host the Free Range Fridays music series and have been active in the local Americana scene since before it was called the Americana scene. Free Range Fridays provides an ideal space for performers to present their music to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. Joining Jeanie and Chuck is Tom Drohan, the barrister of bass.

    http://www.countryroundupsf.com

     

  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017

    Free Range Fridays

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM

    La Promenade Café
    3643 Balboa Street @ 38th Avenue

    San Francisco

     

    We’ve booked three great acts for this one – the Keller Sisters, Megan McLaughlin, and Will Fourt & Sheila Golden. Once again, the biggest little show in San Francisco brings you the best in live acoustic Americana music.

     

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. EXCEPT THIS MONTH WHEN IT'S THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Wed
    03
    May
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month.  We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017

    Free Range Fridays Bluegrass Pride!

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM

    This show is gonna be a doozy. We’re heading for the hills – the bluegrass hills, that is – with an all-bluegrass lineup on a mission to raise funds for a great cause.

    Free Range Fridays
    Hosted by Jeanie and Chuck
    La Promenade Cafe
    3643 Balboa Street @ 38th Avenue, San Francisco
    7 to 9:30 pm
    Free/all ages welcome

    With Jeanie and Chuck - http://www.countryroundupsf.com/
    Redwood Rodeo - https://www.facebook.com/redwoodrodeo/
    35 Years of Trouble - https://www.35yearsoftrouble.com/
    The Bluegrass Freedom Band - an all-star band featuring Hailey Pexton, Karen and Mike Wilhoyt, Larry Cohea, and former Bluegrass Boy Blaine Sprouse.

    The show is free, but we’ll be working the tip jar like you’ve never seen. All proceeds go to underwrite the cost of the California Bluegrass Association’s Bluegrass Pride Parade float. Yes! For the very first time, the twanging of banjos and crying of fiddles will be echoing down Market Street in front of the biggest single-day crowd in San Francisco.

    This event is a watershed moment in California Bluegrass history. The CBA is reaching out to new audiences to help the organization grow and flourish, and the Pride Parade is hopefully just the first of many such endeavors to get out the bluegrass word.

    If you haven’t read it already, check out this article.
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bluegrass-nonprofit-split-over-float-in-S-F-Gay-11074634.php

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017

    Bluegrass Pickin' Picnic in the Park

    12:00-6:00 PM

    Dahlia Dell Picnic Area, Golden Gate Park

    P1030043 IMG_8850 It’s time for the Umpteenth* Annual Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic in Golden Gate Park, sponsored by the California Bluegrass Association. Jeanie and Chuck are your hosts.

    It’s a great chance for us city dwellers to get outside, get some fresh air, and enjoy an afternoon of music, good food, and good company. It’s a treat, whether you’re a jammer or just someone who wants to enjoy live, acoustic music on a lovely day in the park. It’s also a great reason for out-of-towners to plan a trip to San Francisco.

    Your hosts will bring some food, plates, cups, and utensils to share. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish, beverages, and a jug of water. We won't be bringing a grill because it's no longer allowed in the Dahlia Dell.

    The grove is near the statue of President Garfield on JFK Drive. Look for signs directing you to the Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic and keep your ear cocked for the sound of banjos, fiddles, and guitars, along with those piercing, nasal vocal stylings. There's plenty of room to spread out and have several jams. Bring your instruments, friends, and family. Chairs or blankets to sit on will be handy too.

    DIRECTIONS BY MUNI: Take the 5, 21, or 33 and get off at Fulton and Stanyan. Take the footpath that starts at Fulton and Stanyan, cross Conservatory Drive East, and follow the path downhill. Turn right at the bottom of the hill, and the Dahlia Dell Area will be on the left.

    DIRECTIONS BY CAR: Enter the park from Fell Street and keep to the right to stay on JFK Drive. Make a right at the first stop sign onto Conservatory Drive East. Follow the curve to the top of the hill and park anywhere along the road. Take the path on the left that goes downhill. At the bottom of the hill turn right and the Dahlia Dell Picnic Area will be on the left.

    Or you can take the second right off of JFK Drive when you see the “Dahlia Garden” sign. Park at the end of that road near the Garfield statue and the Conservatory of Flowers and look for a footpath that will take you to the Dahlia Dell Picnic Area. There will be signs to guide you.

    DIRECTIONS BY BICYCLE: Get on your bikes and ride.

    *We lost track of how many years we’ve been hosting this picnic. We called it the “Enth” annual picnic for a while, but we’re certain that by now the event is into its teen years.
    Dahlia Dell Map

  • Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month.  We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month.  We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Wed
    05
    Jul
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    Free Range Fridays Summer of Love Edition

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM

    La Promenade Café
    3643 Balboa Street @ 38th Avenue

    San Francisco

     

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Free Range Fridays music series and have been active in the local Americana scene since before it was called the Americana scene. Free Range Fridays provides an ideal space for performers to present their music to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience.

     

    On July 7th, we give a wink, a nod, and a peace sign to the San Francisco scene with a special flashback appearance by those groovy Chickwagon gals. Also performing are Matt Lax, Doug Blumer, and Jeanie and Chuck with Jody Richardson.

  • Wed
    02
    Aug
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Wed
    06
    Sep
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017

    Free Range Fridays

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM

    La Promenade Café
    3643 Balboa Street @ 38th Avenue

    San Francisco

     

     

    Free Range Fridays Friends and Family Edition

    September 15

    At La Promenade Café

    3643 Balboa Street at 38th Ave.

    7 to 9:30 pm

    Free3/All ages welcome

     

    With Jeanie and Chuck

    Marco and the Polos

    The Lake Charlatans

    Coyote Mint

    http://www.countryroundupsf.com

     

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017

    Bluegrass Country Jam

    8:30 - 11:00 pm

    The Plough & Stars

    116 Clement Street, San Francisco

    Jeanie and Chuck host the Bluegrass Country Jam at the Plough & Stars every first Wednesday of the month. We've been doing this since 2001! Acoustic stringed instrument players of all levels welcome and so are bluegrass/country music fans, to come and listen. The Plough is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the Inner Richmond District. 21 and over.

  • Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017

    Free Range Fridays

    7:00 PM-9:30 PM

    La Promenade Café
    3643 Balboa Street @ 38th Avenue

    San Francisco

     

    Get out to see the biggest little show in San Francisco. Jeanie and Chuck open and close the show. Here's the lineup for the November 10th show.

    Lil’ Jimmy and Jenny Dee - a traditional bluegrass duo on guitar and banjo. Jimmy is an established musician in the California bluegrass scene and Jenny Dee is one of the founding members of The Handsome Ladies, a nonprofit for women bluegrass musicians. Both are insatiable enthusiasts and proponents of traditional bluegrass music. https://www.facebook.com/liljimmyandjennydee/

    The Rivertown Trio - Julie Bernard, Russ Gauther, and Gary Vogensen play country rock, Americana, roots, blues, and honky-tonk music. http://www.juliebernardmusic.com/

    North Country Blue - some of the best young bluegrass musicians in California – four young women whose ages range from just 12 to 14.  https://northcountryblue.com/music


    Free/All ages welcome