$20 cover/sliding scale available.
Featuring the renowned country blues singer, Uncle Joe â€œLuckyâ€ Beckett, and backed by the most dangerous backing band west of the Sacramento River, the Hardly Strictly Family Band plays a mix of your favorite country blues, folk, and Americana music.
The Hardly Strictly Family Band features:
Uncle Joe â€œLuckyâ€ Beckett: Vocals
Henry Hung: Trumpet
Kristen Strom: Tenor Sax
James Mahone: Alto Sax
Scott Sorkin: Guitar
Brandon Essex: Bass
Though Uncle Joe may get lost on the way to many of his shows, the rest of the Hardly Strictly Family Band can always be relied on to keep the place rocking ’til he arrives.
The Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund will be supporting this one, with $150 going to each musician, to help them keep their families shod and shorn in this expensive City by the Bay.
Your $20 cover charge at the door is a crucial component of that guarantee, though a sliding scale is available to those who need avail themselves of it.
In league with Jazz in the Neighborhood and our audiences, Bird & Beckett hopes to put upwards pressure on the average compensation for our wonderful local pool of professional musicians. Thanks for buying in!
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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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site