Please join us for a house concert with the Evie Ladin Band on December 2nd, 2017 at 8 p.m. $15-20 sliding scale, all proceeds to the artists. Feel free to BYOB/snacks, although we’ll have some to share. WE ARE CURRENTLY COMPLETELY FULL. However, we usually have last minute cancellations, so if you would like to attend, please email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org to be added to the waiting list or call Tom at (510) 697-4097 if you have questions.

The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco’s Stairwell Sisters, Evie’s solo debut Float Downstream (2010
) was produced by famed mandolinist/composer Mike Marshall and percussionist Keith Terry. Sing Out! magazine reports “Solid song craft performed wonderfully end to end.”

Keith Terry (bass, Body Music, vocals) is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. Body, bells, box, toys, Keith approaches bass as tonal percussion, and adds delightfully unusual elements to the show. A surprising and evocative mix of acoustic music and dance, Evie & Keith present a skilled hybrid of American folk arts.

Using any surface for its rhythmic possibilities, Terry claps his hands, rubs his palms, finger-pops, stamps his feet, brushes his soles, slaps his butt and belly, pops his cheek, whomps his chest, skips and slides, sings and babbles and coughs, building his music out of a surprisingly varied register of sounds and clever rhythmic variations. –VILLAGE VOICE

Here is a recent article about them: http://www.prx.org/pieces/81467-in-search-of-a-song-evie-ladin-part-1

Evie Ladin Band – Coo Coo

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Please join us for a house concert with Adam Traum and Colin Gilmore on Sunday, December 3rd at 3 pm. $15-20 suggested donation. Please RSVP below or email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. We will provide the exact address when we confirm your RSVP. You may come any time after about 2:30 pm. Please byob and/or snacks/finger food/small dish for yourself and to share if you like.

About​ ​the​ ​Traum-Gilmore​ ​duo
Adam​ ​Traum​ ​and​ ​Colin​ ​Gilmore​ ​will​ ​be​ ​doing​ ​their​ ​second​ ​tour​ ​together​ ​as​ ​a​ ​duo​ ​in December​ ​2017.​ ​The​ ​two​ ​scions​ ​of​ ​well-known​ ​artists​ ​Happy​ ​Traum​ ​and​ ​Jimmie​ ​Dale Gilmore​ ​first​ ​met​ ​at​ ​a​ ​well-received​ ​father-son​ ​show​ ​in​ ​San​ ​Francisco,​ ​at​ ​Doc’s​ ​Lab​ ​in 2016. The​ ​two​ ​singer-songwriters​ ​became​ ​fast​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​decided​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​a​ ​tour​ ​after​ ​doing​ ​a few​ ​successful​ ​one-off​ ​shows​ ​in​ ​San​ ​Francisco​ ​and​ ​Austin,​ ​Texas,​ ​Gilmore’s​ ​hometown. Their​ ​summer​ ​2017​ ​tour​ ​lasted​ ​ten​ ​days​ ​and​ ​went​ ​from​ ​Sonoma,​ ​California,​ ​where​ ​Traum lives,​ ​to​ ​Huntington​ ​Beach,​ ​California. Adam​ ​Traum​ ​and​ ​Colin​ ​Gilmore​ ​reflect​ ​their​ ​musical​ ​stock​ ​in​ ​their​ ​styles​ ​but​ ​are​ ​blazing their​ ​own​ ​trails​ ​in​ ​the​ ​musical​ ​world.​ ​Gilmore​ ​has​ ​three​ ​highly​ ​acclaimed​ ​full-length​ ​CDs and​ ​Traum’s​ ​2012​ ​release​ ​“Just​ ​Like​ ​Home”​ ​garnered​ ​it’s​ ​own​ ​positive​ ​reviews.​ ​Traum also​ ​put​ ​out​ ​“One-takes”​ ​with​ ​his​ ​string​ ​trio​ ​the​ ​Mosey​ ​Boys​ ​in​ ​2016.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​in pre-production​ ​for​ ​another​ ​solo​ ​release​ ​planned​ ​for​ ​2018.

Adam ​Traum​ ​Bio

Adam​ ​Traum​ ​always​ ​puts​ ​on​ ​a​ ​fun,​ ​high-energy​ ​show​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a​ ​soulful​ ​vibe. He​ ​was raised​ ​Woodstock,​ ​N.Y.,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​musical​ ​family,​ ​which​ ​shaped​ ​his​ ​musical​ ​world​ ​view.​ ​His father​ ​Happy​ ​Traum,​ ​a​ ​mainstay​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Greenwich​ ​Village​ ​folk​ ​scene,​ ​turned​ ​Adam​ ​on​ ​to blues,​ ​bluegrass​ ​and​ ​folk​ ​styles​ ​while​ ​his​ ​irreverent​ ​teenaged​ ​spirit​ ​reveled​ ​in blues-driven​ ​rock. In​ ​his​ ​early​ ​twenties​ ​Adam​ ​got​ ​bit​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Americana​ ​bug​ ​and​ ​there​ ​was​ ​no​ ​turning​ ​back. His​ ​influences​ ​include​ ​Ry​ ​Cooder,​ ​Taj​ ​Mahal,​ ​John​ ​Hiatt,​ ​Steve​ ​Earle,​ ​Mississippi​ ​John Hurt​ ​and​ ​Rev.​ ​Gary​ ​Davis​ ​to​ ​name​ ​a​ ​few.​ ​He​ ​both​ ​performs​ ​and​ ​teaches​ ​throughout​ ​the San​ ​Francisco​ ​Bay​ ​Area​ ​and​ ​also​ ​nationally.​ ​
Traum​ ​has​ ​two​ ​instructional​ ​DVD​ ​guitar​ ​lessons​ ​on​ ​Homespun​ ​Tapes.​ ​His​ ​CD​ ​”Meant​ ​To Be”​ ​(2006)​ ​celebrates​ ​his​ ​diversity​ ​highlighting​ ​his​ ​songwriting,​ ​which​ ​incorporates story-driven​ ​songs,​ ​humor​ ​and​ ​catchy​ ​guitar​ ​riffs.​ ​Traum’s​ ​newest​ ​release​ ​”Just​ ​Like Home”​ ​(2012),​ ​is​ ​an​ ​all​ ​acoustic​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​songs​ ​that​ ​have​ ​an​ ​intimate​ ​feel​ ​and​ ​pays tribute​ ​to​ ​his​ ​musical​ ​heritage. His​ ​band​ ​the​ ​Mosey​ ​Boys​ ​put​ ​out​ ​their​ ​first​ ​CD “One-takes”​ ​in​ ​2016.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​in​ ​pre-production​ ​for​ ​his​ ​latest​ ​solo​ ​effort.

Colin Gilmore

Colin​ ​Gilmore​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Lubbock,​ ​Texas,​ ​spending​ ​many​ ​nights​ ​as​ ​a​ ​child​ ​in​ ​nightclubs like​ ​Stubbs,​ ​where​ ​he​ ​witnessed​ ​songwriters​ ​like​ ​Joe​ ​Ely,​ ​Terry​ ​Allen,​ ​and​ ​his​ ​own father,​ ​Jimmie​ ​Dale​ ​Gilmore,​ ​bring​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​to​ ​life.​ ​He​ ​later​ ​developed​ ​a​ ​taste​ ​for​ ​Buddy Holly,​ ​Townes​ ​Van​ ​Zandt,​ ​and​ ​bands​ ​like​ ​The​ ​Clash​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Pogues.​ ​For​ ​14​ ​years,​ ​Colin has​ ​been​ ​informed​ ​by​ ​these​ ​observations,​ ​writing​ ​songs​ ​and​ ​playing​ ​shows​ ​in​ ​a​ ​style​ ​that is​ ​truly​ ​his​ ​own. His​ ​three​ ​full-length​ ​albums​ ​have​ ​won​ ​critical​ ​acclaim​ ​and​ ​a​ ​fan​ ​base​ ​that​ ​spans​ ​the world.​ ​His​ ​second​ ​album ​Goodnight Lane received​ ​4-star​ ​reviews​ ​in​ ​Mojo​ ​and​ ​Uncut, and​ ​his​ ​latest​ ​album ​The Wild and​ Hollow was​ ​named​ ​”Best​ ​Americana/singer-songwriter album​ ​of​ ​2013″​ ​by​ ​Huffington​ ​Post’s​ ​Mike​ ​Ragogna.​ ​He​ ​recently​ ​performed​ ​in,​ ​wrote songs​ ​for​ ​and​ ​selected​ ​the​ ​other​ ​original​ ​songs​ ​for​ ​the​ ​film​ ​La​ ​Barracuda,​ ​which​ ​received loads​ ​of​ ​critical​ ​praise​ ​at​ ​the​ ​SXSW​ ​2017​ ​film​ ​festival​ ​and​ ​was​ ​noted​ ​for​ ​the​ ​effect​ ​the music​ ​had​ ​on​ ​the​ ​film.​ ​Colin​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​working​ ​on​ ​another​ ​album​ ​with​ ​legendary producer​ ​Richard​ ​Barone.

Adam Traum – 1960 Caddy

Colin Gilmore – Feel Like Falling

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