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Black Crown String Band

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Sunday concert series

Sunday, October 9th, 4:30 & 5:30 pm (two sets)
$10 suggested donation per adult – kids welcome & free!

The Black Crown Stringband

Didn’t get enough bluegrass and old-time music last weekend at HSBG?  True to its name, the festival ranges far afield from that lively and mournful music we can’t get enough of…

So here’s a double shot of the real McCoy– a band made up of players from several of the Bay Area’s best bands in the tradition.  Comprising founding members of the Earl Brothers and the Mercury Dimes (guitarist John McKelvy and banjo player Matt Knoth, respectively), a fiddler who’s recorded and toured with the Mercury Dimes, the Stairwell Sisters and the Crooked Jades (Elise Engelberg) and a bassist who’s been busy with a number of local bluegrass outfits in the past several years (Karen Sonnenblick), the Black Crown Stringband first appeared at the 2008 Berkeley Old-Time Convention Stringband Contest and took first prize with their hard-driving, “high lonesome” sound.

Check their website and hear sound samples by clicking here.  And come hear them here at Bird & Beckett!  It’s an intimate venue where you, and they, are sure to feel right at home.  Your donation at the gig helps us pay the band!

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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