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2016 Berkeley Old-Time Music “Spring Situation”: Folky Music, Jams & DIY | Freight & Salvage

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Freight & Salvage | 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

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.

2016 Freight & Salvage Open House
Sunday May 8, 2016 | 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. Performances include the Earl White Band, la Familia Peña-Govea, the Barefoot Quales, Suzy Thompson, Skillet Licorice, and many more. Workshops include fiddle, banjo, Australian bush dance tunes, harmony singing, kids jam, and more.

banjo tin can> Full 2016 Schedule

2016 Happenings:

Performances by:

  • Skillet Licorice (Matt Knoth & Elise Engleberg)
  • Lucy Wise (all the way from Australia)
  • Possum Sauce – Lael Sigal, Lisa Heil, Ryan Dooley
  • “Mo B. and Dick” (Maureen Blumenthal & Richard Mason)
  • Earl White String Band
  • Barefoot Quales
  • La Familia Peña-Govea
  • Crane Creek Ramblers (Rebecca Richman, Heath Curdts, & Nick Blechman)


  • Dane Miller & Lauren Leverone
  • Kids jam led by the Barefoot Quales
  • 1 pm: Song jam with ROSS (Relatively Old Time Singing Society (Adrian Dooley, Ryan Dooley, Abby Rose, Ali Bond,Ellen Auriti, Lisa Heil, Lael Sigal)
  • String Band Blues Jam – Jailhouse String Band
  • Cajun Jam with the Midnite Ramblers


  • Hillbilly Fiddle Rags – Suzy Thompson
  • Australian Bush Dance Tunes – Lucy Wise
  • Banjo – Rowan McCallister
  • Fiddle – Earl White
  • Country duets – Mo B. & Dick
  • Guitar backup for fiddle tunes – Dan Warrick
  • Stringband Class bonus session – Harry & Cindy Liedstrand & David Brown
  • Mexican fiddle music – La Familia Peña-Govea

Links: 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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