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Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Thee Parkside | 1600 17th Street, San Francisco CA

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Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill.

Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

On Sunday, June 28th Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes Songs Hot Box Harry Taught Us, and the Frances Bloom Band into Thee Parkside.

It was in late 2013 when I received a mysterious package. It looked as if it had been sent from the furthest corners of the earth — a dusty, beat-up, ragged package — but upon further examination, I realized the return address was from Willits, CA. I tore it open and soon realized what was in front of me: a cassette tape from Hotbox Harry, whom I hadn’t heard from since that fateful night at an Arcata bar in 2010. It soon became evident that these weren’t long lost country classics, but long lost tunes penned by Hotbox Harry himself. After playing mostly cover tunes for the past two years, the timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous: Hotbox Harry had provided us with a ton of “new” material that, to our amazement and disappointment, the world had yet to hear. Until now, of course. We learned and recorded all 13 tunes — except for “Song Long Hotbox Harry,” a kind of Floyd Cramer-inspired homage — and you’re holding the result on this CD, which was recorded in its entirety in two days by Steve Crimmel at Painted Sky Studios in Harmony, CA in April 2014.

Frances Bloom Band: singer, guitarist & writer Ryan Blum paired with Melanie Sponselee of “Melly Frances and The Distilled Spirit” to create a unique music experience that knocks on the door of traditional folk music and asks if it can borrow a piece of history. The song writing is thick with legend, love & wanderlust. The harmonies are melodic & dynamic bringing forth genuine emotion and a glimpse into the many chapters of the heart. The songs set the stage for listeners to be a part of the music and partake in the tangible spirit that exists when people gather to sing & play for the love of music.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Live Music
Address: 1600 17th Street, San Francisco CA