Thursday, November 3rd – 8-10 pm
Mad Mama and the Bona Fide Few
playing two full sets of whiskey-soaked americana
in Bird & Beckett’s weekly canyon moonlight series
Mad Mama and The Bona Fide Few came together in San Francisco in 2011 with its current lineup — Mad Mama, herself, on uke and vocals; Steve Egelman on guitar and vocals, Tony Velour on bass and Paul Monteiro on drums.
They played their own mix of whiskey-soaked Americana music at the Glen Park Festival four years running, as well as clubs throughout the Bay Area from 19 Broadway in Fairfax to Sweetwater in Mill Valley to Thee Parkside, The Knockout and Driftwood in San Francisco, to Alameda’s Fireside Lounge and many more.
Featuring original music by Mad Mama, live shows also feature songs by artists like Johnny Cash, Social Distortion and Hank Williams.
Mad Mama (vocals and ukulele): Dr. Black once said…”[she’s] the perfect balance of smart and crazy – that makes [her] both desirable and dangerous.”
Steve Egelman (guitar, vocals): Steve cut his teeth in the Bay Area performing with UFO cover band Electric Phase and Thin Lizzy cover band Bad Reputation. An accomplished singer/songwriter and recordist, Steve recently released his solo EP October Songs. An original Charcoal Mellowed Boy, Steve is also an active solo artist and member of the acoustic duo Gutter Swan.
Tony Velour (bass): Tony developed his distinctive bass style performing with San Francisco bands The Resentments, PBR Street Gang, and Load the Wagon. When not holding down the low end for Mad Mama, Tony can be heard in the acclaimed rock/punk outfit Rocketship Rocketship and New York based Dark Horse.
Paul Monteiro (drums): Paul brings a wealth of experience, having previously performed with area favorite Asylum and Parking Lot Prophets. Paul has worked as drum tech and tour manager for Lizzy Borden, Forbidden, Badlands, Prong, and Testament. In addition to The Bona Fide Few, Paul can be seen performing with My Heavy Memory and Niles Memorial Marching 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.
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