Ed Ivey hit town in the punk era with the Rhythm Pigs out of Austin, Texas.
Now he’s a bandleader and padrone of the North Beach scene and its satellites…
as well as a booker, erstwhile club owner (50 Mason Social Club), jam session leader (Swig and the Lucky Horseshoe) and restauranteur (Soluna across from the Asian Art Museum), and all around favorite human person. Wonderful musician, too– did we mention?
The Ed Ivey Orchestra covers a lot of ground in a big little package!
Rootsy, bluesy, a little Tex Mex, a little Blue Note jazz…
Dylan, Hank Williams, Mexican songs, the occasional Nina Simone song…
and of course some Chicano vibe in the L.A. style.
Ed Ivey on guitar and vocals, Blake Ritterman on drums, Andrew Couttie on bass and Derek Fairchild on dobro.
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