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 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:

Evie Ladin Band – Coo Coo


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 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