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Sunday, December 22, 2013
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12:00am [12:00am] RED MEAT (cont.)
“Honky Tonk Country”

Scott Young - guitar/ fiddle/  trombone/ vocals
Smelly Kelly - vocals
Lea James - drums/ vocals
Jill Olson - bass/ vocals
Michael Montalto - guitar/ accordion/ piano

Red Meat began in a Mission District garage in 1993. But they trace their musical roots much farther back – to the hard honky tonk songs of their youths in Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Ohio, as well as the rock music of the 60s and 70s that they grew up with. Throw in the Ozark gospel harmonies from Scott Young's childhood, and you have the basic backbone of the Red Meat sound. It was this sound that they unleashed on an unsuspecting San Francisco still reeling from the demise of a strong 80s punk rock scene. And in a city known for its unusual music and its off-kilter bands, Red Meat did the craziest thing yet: they returned to their roots, writing and performing hard Bakersfield-style country music to sometimes dumbfounded early audiences.

"Back when we started, nobody was playing this kind of music at all", explains Smelley Kelley, "We'd go into a bar, play our set, and win over these rockers and punk kids. Now it's become a lot more normal to see a country band in a Bay Area bar." And San Francisco now boasts one of the most vibrant twang scenes in America. After hundreds of gigs, four albums, national tours, European dates, sharing the stage with their idol Buck Owens and many other national acts, backing rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson on the West Coast, and movie and television soundtracks, Red Meat has found its place as one of the pre-eminent honky tonk bands in California. It's a lot of progress for five expatriate Midwesterners who found their muse in San Francisco so long ago. And with the release of their fifth album, "Live At the World's Smallest Honky Tonk", don't look for the progress to end anytime soon.

Doors open 7:30

7:00pm [7:00pm] THE LOWELL TRIO

Janet Popesco Archibald - oboe & English Horn
Margaret Wong Fondbertasse- piano
Emil Miland - cello

An afternoon of Holiday treats, both edible and musical!
Celebrate the season with some Classical favorites & rarities, including works by JS Bach, Handel, Daniel Baldwin & Leonard Cohen.

Janet Popesco Archibald holds the position of Solo English Horn with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. A San Francisco native, she attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music & received her Bachelor & Master of Music degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her recording credits include the soundtracks for the films 'Once Upon a time in Mexico', 'Ricochet' 'Young Indiana Jones Chronicles' & 'Into the Wild', and the Grammy-nominated cd recording of Gluck's opera, 'Orphee & Eurydice' with the San Francisco Opera.

Margaret Wong Fondertasse has  devoted her adult years to finessing the art of accompanying, chamber music, and teaching.  A former  student of John McCarthy, Anne Crowden and Janet Guggenheim, she earned a BA with honors in chamber music  from UC Berkeley.  This was followed by an auspicious grant, the Hertz Fellowship, which enabled her to pursue postgraduate studies with John Wilson at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom. 

A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1988, Emil Miland made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16 and the same year was selected to perform in the Rostopovitch Master Classes at the University of CA, Berkeley. The San Francisco Classical Voice states 'Emil Miland is a unique phenomenom. There is just something about the way he connects the qualities of style, grace, virtuosity, and real soul that remind one of no other cellist".  He gave the would premiere of David Carlson's Cello Concerto No.1 with the Santa Fe Symphony and subsequently recorded it wiht the Utah Symphony (new World Records). Carlson's Cello Concerto no. 2 was written for Miland and the New Century Chamber Orchestra where Emil served as founding Principal Cellist for 9 years.

Doors open 3:30