The 14th annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival kicks off Feb 7th and runs thru Feb 17, with two dates here at Cafe du Nord (Feb 9 and 16). The SFBOT Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival - it\'s grass-roots, non-profit, volunteer-run, and not your typical camp out bluegrass fest.
It\'s held in 10 different venues around San Francisco, Berkeley, and Marin. The festival features living legends, hot touring bands, and local favorites, plus kids\' shows, and jam sessions
THE CROOKED JADES
The Crooked Jades celebrate the release of their eighth album, Bright Land, inspired by the band’s collaboration with choreographer Kate Weare, whose contemporary dances provide sharp counterpoint to the band’s old time arrangements and compositions. It’s all part of the band’s mission to reinvent old time music for the modern age, pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their repertoire of obscure rarities and beautiful originals. “This San Francisco quintet keep true to their old-time string band heart,” says the Boston Herald, “yet in subtle, weird ways, they exaggerate the slightly-crazed aura of the rural pre-radio era music. It makes for a haunting, sophisticated trip to Appalachia. Mixing originals and traditional songs flawlessly, this might be the finest band to come out of the string-band resurgence.”
PAIGE ANDERSON AND THE FEARLESS KIN
Hailing from Grass Valley California, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin are a fresh approach to the folk/americana/bluegrass roots scene. Originally and currently members of Anderson Family Bluegrass, Paige (18), Aimee (16), Ethan (13) and Christy Anderson (Mom) have been traveling around the US and playing at various well known festivals and venues since 2004. Embarking on their own adventure now, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin features strong sibling harmonies with vocal styles resembling music from the Appalachian Mountains and powerful original songs....