Please come join Kathleen Dunbar in a celebration of specially selected songs from her musical catalog. This will be an intimate evening of her original music. You’ll hear songs from her first three albums, including her most recently released album, Liars, Cutthroats and Dames, plus a sneak peek into songs from her upcoming fourth album of love songs, Smoochy Smoo. Let her beguile and bewitch you, inspire you, break your heart, and make you laugh! Her songs are vignettes into our very-human temptations and redemptions, with a good dose of humor whilst the angels and devils bet which way we go at the crossroads.
“Kathleen Dunbar and her literally amazing band of talented Better Devils, achieves a rare and utterly unique blend of musical and lyrical symmetry. Highly recommended!”—Russell David “Kathleen Dunbar has just renewed my appreciation for story-telling songs. The genres mix beautifully to form a potent eye of the storm into which you'll gladly be swept.”—Music Emissions
Kathleen Dunbar San Francisco Singer-Songwriter Kathleen Dunbar performs her blend of rootsy, humorous, and spellbinding storytelling about tragedy and redemption through her original song compositions in the Americana tradition. Join her on a musical journey into the darkness of the heart, love, betrayal, steamy romance, and the transformation of the spirit after passing through the flames. These are stories about us as we face the circumstances we humans get ourselves into and the choices that we ultimately make—some of them funky, some of them ending in the dark, others rising into the light of morning. For this intimate evening Kathleen will be joined by her guitarist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Gawain Mathews and stand up bass player Mike Anderson.
Gawain Mathews gigs with Kathleen Dunbar as her guitarist and banjo player. His magic thread runs all through the music you hear. Gawain is Kathleen’s arranger and producer. On her CDs he plays guitar, mandola, banjo, keyboards, pedal steel, accordion and percussion. Gawain hails from the wilds of Wales and the hot deserts of Utah (he prefers clouds to sun). He brings multiple skills as producer and arranger and years of musicianship in a wide range of styles. He’s toured as guitarist for Mickey Hart. Gawain has had his original music featured on Fox's American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Currently he’s a music producer in the San Francisco Bay Area working with a diverse roster of clients and styles.
Mike Anderson will be playing standup bass. His 1997 band The Big Blue Hearts recorded an album on Geffen Records, produced by T-Bone Burnett. The Big Blue Hearts opened for Joe Walsh and cut some tracks produced by Roy Thomas Baker (of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” fame) before breaking up. Mike has toured Europe and America, opening for Boz Scaggs, Lyle Lovett, Lisa Loeb, Dave Alvin, The Blasters, Robert Earl Keen, and Chris Isaak. In the process he became quite the expert on backstage cuisine. Mike has been active in the local Bay Area music scene for many years. He is a hotly sought after bass player and currently records and plays live with such Bay Area artists as Maurice Tani, Jenny Kerr, San Geronimo, Victoria George and many others.
This will be an intimate evening with Kathleen. Advance Tickets recommended.
$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door
Doors will open 6:45