The music you’re hearing now is by the Galax Quartet. This Bay Area group is modeled after 18th Century string quartets, but they also commission new music, some of which they’ll be playing this weekend. The Galax Quartet will be performing on Saturday, February 1st at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. This is part of the San Francisco Early Music Society’s 37th annual concert series. The performance begins at 7:30pm.
Berkeley native Joshi Marshall, who you’re hearing now, has been drawing attention to his music since his high school days. He was a founding member of the Mingus Amungus group, and has performed with such names as Carlos Santana, Pete Escovedo and The Black Crowes. The Joshi Marshall Trio plays Friday, January 31 at the Jupiter pub in Berkeley, starting about 8:00pm.
The band you’re hearing now is called Cherry Royale. And all they want you know about their music is: “It’s funk music.”
Cherry Royale splits their time between Oakland and New Orleans. You can hear them on Thursday, January 30th at the 19 Broadway Club in Fairfax. Expect the music to begin about 9:00pm. It’s a free show.
This singer is named Tom Rhodes. He started out as a songwriter for other musicians when he was only 14 years old. He established himself as a performer while living in Brooklyn, and now calls the Bay Area home.
Tom Rhodes will be performing tomorrow, January 27th at San Francisco’s Bazaar Café, where he has been songwriter-in-residence on Tuesdays all month. Music starts at 7:00pm.