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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

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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.

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