Jeff DeMark drives down from Humboldt County, returning to his old neighborhood and Bird & Beckett to tell some of his stories, play a little guitar and sing a few songs, with ample support on guitar by Oakland singer-songwriter Jerry Zeiger.
DeMark is originally from Wisconsin, and has been writing and performing for decades.Â He’s performed his stories with Milwaukee’s Violent Femmes, Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans, and others.Â After moving to San Francisco in the 1980s, he developed five one-man modern storytelling shows and commenced to tour them widely.
Along the way, DeMark has taken the stage at New York’s Knitting Factory, The Marsh (and Bird & Beckett) in San Francisco, and venues in Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Madison as well as Venice, CA and Newport, OR.Â Now, he’s most often found in performance in cafes, nightclubs and schools around Northern California with La Patinas, a six-piece band, doing his stories and songs along with a wide variety of cover tunes.
We’re avidly looking forward to this, his third encounter with the Bird & Beckett audience.
Click here to visit his website.
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