653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

1-415-586-3733
[email protected]

Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

deep basement shakers

Sunday, May 12th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Mother’s Day!
with the Deep Basement Shakers
which way west?
Sunday concert series   

Aaron Hammerman and Dave Eagle are the Deep Basement Shakers, delivering primal, joint-rockin’, steady-rollin’ barrelhouse blues n’ boogie from the deep musical traditions of places like St. Louis, Texas, Chicago and New Orleans.

Instrumental stuff from the 20’s, 30’s through to the early days of R&B, Jimmy Yancey to Clarence Lofton, Professor Longhair to Cow Cow Davenport & Meade Lux Lewis, Maxwell Street to Frenchman Street, they dig into the ancient styles of the new century… the 20th century, that is…

“But this ain’t no history museum where you can’t touch the glass,” say the Shakers…

Aaron Hammerman, piano, kazoo and vocals
Dave Eagle, washboard, suitcase, spoons, bones, bells & whistles

$10 suggested donation

Books

Books

"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902

 

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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