American Nomad at The Farm House

hassan-shiloh-old-picCome on down to The Farm House for an evening of music and home cookin’ featuring the award-winning songwriting of American Nomad!

This is a pot luck! RSVP to attend and for directions by writing, and please bring a dish to share!

7pm, May 31st at The Farm House in Berkeley.

$7-$15 requested donation for the music.

American Nomad is an award winning acoustic group in the widely eclectic Bay Area music scene. They were honored for best vocal performance in the 2013 Berkeley Old Time Music Competition, as a finalist in the 2011 International songwriting competition, and were recognized in the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Competition. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, their carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics, tight rhythms, rich harmonies, and strong musicianship have already begun to earn American Nomad a reputation as a band that can intrigue listeners from a wide variety of musical tastes and backgrounds. Keeping in line with the ancient troubadour tradition, American Nomad draws from the spirit of travel and authentic life experience.

The Farm House is a coliving house that exists to promote empowerment and open collaboration.


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An Evening with the T Sisters

Oakland’s T Sisters will be with us for the first Kangaroo Concert of 2014! Join us for this intimate, unplugged house concert in the Mission, and also for merrymaking before and after the set. Please write for details and to RSVP.

“The T Sisters transfer you to a different time period. Back when nothing mattered but the raw music with no special effects…just good solid music. Soulful harmonies, sweet melodies and toe tapping perfection. If you ever get to hear them in a living room you’ll never forget it.” – KC Turner of KC Turner Presents

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In case you missed it…

Rebecca Cross performed at Kangaroo Concerts in January… This exquisite original piece incorporates falling drops of water in a 400,000 year old cave, the call of a western screech owl, coyotes and other musicians native to California! Thanks to Heather Normandale for the video.

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Sonya Cotton, Kelly McFarling, Mana Maddy, and Rebecca Cross: A Benefit Concert for The Marine Mammal Center on January 26

Concert posterJoin us January 26th for a very special evening of folk music with Sonya Cotton, Kelly McFarling, and Mana Maddy, and for the premiere of a nature-based sound production by Rebecca Cross.

Proceeds will benefit The Marine Mammal Center, located in the Marin Headlands, and its mission of education and conservation. Tickets are now available here.

Location: Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street, San Francisco
Doors: 7:30pm; First act at 8pm.
Tickets: $15

Volunteer the night of the event and receive free admission! Write to kangarooconcerts (at)

Sonya Cotton
NPR – Featured on The World Cafe Next 20 list: “The arresting music that accompanies her words evokes her reverence for life and beauty…”

Kelly McFarling
SF Gate: “Kelly McFarling plucks her banjo and sings sweet songs that taste like a chocolate milkshake. Instead of a cherry there are two Ritalin floating on a bed of whipped cream that will transport you to a lake of sound, even if a jack hammer is cracking the cement outside your bedroom window.”

Mana Maddy
Multi-instrumentalist and songstress Madeline Streicek (“Mana Maddy”) was born to an opera singer mother and gold miner father in the bustling Northern BC logging town of Quesnel. She completed an Architecture degree in Sydney Australia and has been an Oakland, CA local since 2006, first as the lead singer of progressive rock band Antioquia, then as backup singer & keyboardist of folk/blues band Whiskerman. She is now out on her own, performing as “Mana Maddy” in a solo setting on ukulele, piano and guitar.

Rebecca Cross
Singer-songwriter Rebecca Cross will be premiering an excerpt from a developing work that is synchronized and tuned to the natural percussion and melody found in the wilderness of Northern California. The piece incorporates falling drops of water in a 400,000 year old cave, the call of a western screech owl, coyotes and other musicians native to the area.

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Rebecca Cross

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Kangaroo Concerts Presents “California Wolves Forever” Benefit Concert at Ashkenaz, Berkeley

Introducing Kangaroo Concerts…

The first in a series of benefits produced by Kangaroo Concerts, “California Wolves Forever” is a concert to protect wolves and wilderness!  Held At Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley, California on May 20 from 7:30pm to midnight, this evening of folk and world music will raise awareness of the need to protect wolves in the Western U.S. and beyond. Tickets are $15 per person, and proceeds will benefit the California Wolf Center’s mission of education, conservation, and research.

Headlining act Brass Menažeri is the San Francisco Bay Area’s Balkan Romani (“Gypsy”) powerhouse Brass Band, and Winner of the SF Weekly’s 2008 Music awards in the “Best International Band” category.

A preview of Brass Menazeri:

Opening the evening are The Shots, bridging old and new world sounds rooted in Irish and Scottish folk, Bluegrass and Country, and the San Francisco-based contemporary folk duo, Zej & Calen.

The Shots, playing “The Star of the County Down”

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is a nationally recognized nonprofit music and culture venue that specializes in presenting live world and roots music.

The California Wolf Center is a non-profit wildlife education center committed to increasing public awareness and understanding of the importance of all wildlife by focusing on the history, biology, behavior, and ecology of the gray wolf (Canis lupus). The California Wolf Center offers engaging educational presentations, participates in conservation programs, and hosts and funds research on both captive and free-ranging wolves.

Tickets for this event are available here.

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