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2017 Berkeley Old-Time Music “Spring Situation”: Folky Music, Jams & DIY | Freight & Salvage

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Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Freight & Salvage | 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention

Fiddles galore, Tex-Mex music, jug band jams, and even a make-your-own tin can banjo workshop for kids? The Berkeley Old Time Music “Spring Situation” is a full afternoon of concerts, workshops and jam sessions, with old-time music styles ranging from fiddle and banjo to Cajun.

2017 Freight & Salvage Open House
Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Noon to 4 pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

This mini-festival is an offshoot of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, a five-day event which takes place in September.

> Full 2017 Schedule

2017 Happenings:

Performances by:

  • Fazal Ahmadyar Ensemble: Afghan Music
  • Barefoot Quales
  • Harry & Cindy Liedstrand & Terry Barrett
  • Undone in Sorrow – Katelyn Kimmons & Susan Sullivan (ballads & songs)
  • Midnite Ramblers – Cajun
  • Bearcat Duo
  • Jailhouse Stringband – Jugband/Stringband blues


  • kids jam with the Barefoot Quales
  • kids bluegrass jam led by Dana Frankel, Jacob & John Gooding, Clementine String Band, the Daughters of Anarchy (Leslie Keir & Michelle Yu)
  • jugband/stringband blues with the Jailhouse Stringband
  • country/bluegrass slow jam with Richard Brandenburg


  • Afghan Music: Fazal Ahmadyar Ensemble. – Be ready to dance
  • Fiddle workshop – Miles Quale
  • fiddle tune rarities from Kenny Hall -Harry & Cindy Liedstrand & Terry Barrett
  • Harmony singing: ROSS
  • Mexican fiddle music – La Familia Peña-Govea
  • Afghan music – Ruby Mountain
  • Greek fiddle – Darcy Noonan, Greg Jenkins
  • banjo – Steve Baughman & Rowan McCallister
  • Mountain Dulcimer Tunes (other instruments welcome) Deborah Hamouris
  • Cajun jam – Midnite Ramblers
  • Build your own tin can banjo with Stewart Port

Event Details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Theater & Performance
Address: 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
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