& Friends Band brings an all-acoustic set of easy listening tunes from two long time Marin County musicians showcasing folk, folk blues, country folk, rockabilly and other popular genres. A bunch of great tunes: some old, some new, some original; many from the '60s and '70s. Also, we will be serving up a set of original music by Marin County native Martin O'Neill from Martin's new CD, Tap Tap Tap, which he recently completed with Jimmy Hobson at Marin West Recording. Join us for some JJ Cale, Dylan, Clapton, Marshall Tucker, Martin O'Neill originals, Traditional, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Kate Wolf, Nanci Griffith, Pat Alger, the Band, and more. Jerry Draper - guitar and vocals; Jerry started playing music in the '60s and plays acoustic folk guitar; Jerry has played informally with several with Celtic and folk music bands over the years and formed & Friends Band to continue the music. Martin O'Neill - guitar and vocals; Martin was lead singer in the “Chelsea Sidecar” band, a group of teens who formed the band in the mid-sixties. Over the years Martin formed and played with several local bands to play his original and other popular music.
Adam Yas and Kayhan Golkar
Adam's music on his debut solo album, Gender Of The Holy Spirit, drifts between dark cabaret folk and alternative indie rock. It's a glittery, synth laden collection of open hearted, vocal driven hymns.
Analog Dog makes genre fluid music in San Francisco, USA. Hailing from all corners of the country, the band came together in and around the hallowed musical breeding grounds of Golden Gate Park. With each member drawing on diverse inspirations and musical backgrounds, from self-taught to classically trained, they unite over a common love for genre-bending composition and improvisation. Honoring the vibrations of the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s with big guitar-driven hooks and stacked vocal harmonies, while simultaneously embracing modern indie pop soundscapes, Analog Dog is it’s own thing.
April & Monroe Grisman and Friends
April and Monroe Grisman are both lifelong residents and well-known musicians in the Marin County music scene performing and recording both locally and nationally with numerous bands and artists as well as writing their own music. They have been a couple for over 35 years, married for 28 of those and proud parents of two adult children. However, it was not until the beginning of the pandemic during periods of self-isolation in their home that they began to write songs together for the first time. The following two-year period was very productive in this regard, as they continued to write and develop some 18+ songs that expressed a myriad of feelings they both felt about current events and the people and things they cared about. This performance at PorchFest will be the first public offering of some of these songs along with a few fun selected covers. April and Monroe will be joined by some of their dear friends and fellow musicians lending their talents to bring these songs to life and each of whom have significant musical history of their own in Marin and beyond. Please join us for this debut performance of “Songs from a pandemic”! The Band: APRIL GRISMAN – LEAD VOCALS MONROE GRISMAN -GUITAR/VOCALS TAYLOR CUTCOMB – KEYS JOEY DIBONO – BASS LORING JONES – DRUMS LORALEE CHRISTENSEN – BACKGROUND VOCALS CARRIE SOUZA – BACKGROUND VOCALS
BandWorks PorchFest 2022 Band Line Up BandWorks was founded in 1993 by musicians Jeremy Steinkoler and Steve Gibson. We are a local Bay Area music program that builds musical communities. We have classes in the East Bay and Marin. Our Marin studio is located on Mitchell Boulevard near Smith Ranch Road. “The idea for BandWorks was born out of a desire to help musicians find other people to play with. But, as the program evolved, we realized that we weren’t just connecting musicians with one another to share in the experience of playing in a band- we were also teaching values.” For more information please visit https://bandworks.com/ The Bands: Guinevere and Friends Lost Cause MSA Jazz Band SRHS Jazz Combo The DunnBrothers Virgo Libre Brakelxghts Baby On A Rampage The Strange We hope to see you at PorchFest 2022! Please stop by our stage at the Short School Field, accessible from Bayview St. Grab a sticker! We will have a table with program information.
Beckylin & Her Druthers
Beckylin & Her Druthers are a wig country band out of the Bay Area recreating the glamor, fun, and sincerity of early 70’s TV country music. When Beckylin's mother couldn't find a sitter and started taking her to the Rawhide (a gay country bar in SF), she never could have known that it would spawn a lifelong love of country music, but that it did. Beckylin and Her Druther's ever-expanding catalog of original music focuses on what Beckylin jokingly calls her "origin story," and on her mother, the original Cocaine Cowgirl. Their full repertoire of classic country spans the late 40’s through early 80’s.
Brilliant Bluegrass plays traditional bluegrass, offering fast-paced instrumentals and tight mountain harmonies. With two women and three men singing, the vocal combinations are fresh and colorful. And who doesn't enjoy fiddle and banjo music, with guitar, mandolin, and upright bass supporting?
CANYON is a San Francisco Bay Area group whose woodshed birthed sound follows in the tradition of American folk and rock pioneers. The band members are all veterans of NorCal and SoCal music scenes, and in their prime have independently recorded and toured with such notable and eclectic acts as (Urge Overkill, Wood & Smoke and Bourbon Jones). Now in the middle stretch, the current lineup stands a musical brotherhood focusing on their intimate and rootsy song craft.
Original folky, upbeat tunes with swimming melodies played by three nice guys.
Christa is a classically trained soprano who sings opera, art song and musical theater
Danny Click - NEW!
Danny Click’s CD, Life Is A Good Place spent more than 12 consecutive months on Country, pop, and Americana radio charts. The first single, "Wait My Turn", reached #1 on Nashville’s Indie World Country Chart. Click and his band The Hell Yeahs!, have played more than 700 packed shows over the past 10 years. His live shows are a mix of stellar Americana alternating with blistering blues-rock. He pens wide open songs deeply rooted in a life well-lived. Click’s album, ‘Holding up the Sun’ with legendary producer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Wilco) was released in 2015 and is still on radio charts across the country. The title track reached #1 on Indie Country radio in July 2016. Since then Click’s songs have been broadcast, downloaded and streamed over 22 million times. “…Click is one of the best alt-country artists of the century.” - No Depression Magazine
San Francisco Bay Area Indie-pop-folk/ rock sibling trio Delphi Freeman is a seasoned young band of musicians and producers. They have performed over 400 shows in San Francisco and around the Bay Area, So Cal, and out of state at popular venues, festivals, and events. They have produced two albums of original music at Fantasy Studios Berkeley, and are working on new single releases that will be included on a third upcoming album. Lead singer-songwriter Delphi Freeman’s unique style of songwriting incorporates hope filled metaphor with timeless chord phrasing. Her songs sound familiar yet brand new at the same time, and her voice which is often compared to many artists of generations past is like no other voice out there. The trio’s down-to-earth demeanor endears them to crowds everywhere they travel.
A duo for a new generation.
Edelman Family Band
Instrumental Jazz Fusion
Fake Your Own Death
You don’t have to actually die to start over, but you might have to pretend to. Fake Your Own Death was born out of studio apartment located above a bar in Berlin where Terry Ashkinos (formerly of indie band Elephone) was studying the fall of communism for the American government. A handful of songs became a collaboration between Terry and drummer Scott Eberhardt and soon after became a band with the addition of Joey Federale on bass and Shane Ryan on guitar and synth. Fake Your Own Death songs are a combination of loathing and reverb. Tight beats and sharp guitars compliment a bass heavy vibe that is post punk at its finest. All swoon and spit. Alluring stories about misfits, escape and the collapse of meaning create a patchwork of uneasiness and romantic nostalgia. FYOD has been compared to bands like Interpol, Echo and the Bunnymen, Love and Rockets, Froth, Sonic Youth, The National and Jesus and Mary Chain by both local and national press. The band has played with the likes of The Warlocks, Blood Red Shoes, You Say Party We Say Die, Film School, White Denim, Bob Mould, Trail of the Dead, !!!, The Devotionals, The Kills and Gang of Four. Fake Your Own Death’s debut album is called Invisible and Bulletproof (Monolathe Recordings 2015) followed by El Terrible (Breakup Records 2016). Then in 2018, FYOD released 2 EP’s The Wake and Shortest Poem Hates to Lose (What Rough Beast 2018). Addition of Joey Federale on bass and Shane Ryan on guitar and synth.
Fawson (The Band) is a blues, soul and funk band based in Marin County, CA. consisting of members Nancy Fawson (vox), Matt Kanter (bass), Jake DeMoe (drums) and Sam Huff (guitar). Fawson’s soulful, funky sound and fun vibe makes every show feel like a party. Hear what they’re up to at www.NancyFawson.com.
Firewheel is stimulating, satisfying, feel-good music. Whether playing rock, country, Americana, or blues, they will light you up & get you moving. Firewheel kicks out new renditions of late 60s classics, mid-70s anthems, hot-off-the-press indies, & good ol' southern country rock. Their signature 3-part harmonies will get you humming & their rich instrumentation & driving rhythms will set your feet on fire.
Fountain of Ukes
Pre 50’s, 60’s 70’s folk, country, Hawaiian and some newer stuff.
Georgia West is a cosmic, coastal country band of cowpunk friends raised in the high spirit of American roots music. One-quarter country, three-quarters Americana garage rock 'n roll, Georgia West plays original songs that are all infused with a south of somewhere cowboy soul.
The Happys is a band started in 2012 by Nick Petty in the SF Bay Area based on fact and fictional stories. The band has won many local awards and competitions. They have released 2 and a half records. The band has shared the stage with Sublime with Rome, Dwight Yoakham, Pennywise, Sensi Trails, Del the Funky Homosapien, and are respected by many. The music is generally described as 90s style rock influenced by Nirvana, Sublime, and oldies like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. They recently got recorded by Jack Endino producer of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Soundgarden and more, and have been produced and mentored by Eric Wilson of Sublime. Nick Petty - Lead Vox/Guitar Alejandro Sanchez - Lead Guitar/Vox Brett Brazil - Bass/Vox Elijah Smetzer - Drums
San Rafael’s Inevitable is a keyboard/drums duo that blends genres and styles while also producing their own unique sound.
Jon Mitguard and Dana Rath, AKA Jambusters, play what they call “alt country funk grass”, stitching a tapestry of styles together like classic country and the British invasion, or folk rock with a Latin feel. Mostly original songwriting and compositions. Jon Mitguard - pedal steel, dobro, guitar, harmonica, vocals. He is a current member of Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs, The Stadler Gibbons Band, Gayle Lynn and the Hired Hands Dana Rath-Mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, melodica, and vocals. He was a co-founder of the Grammy-nominated Modern Mandolin Quartet with Mike Marshall. The MMQ recorded eight largely classical CDs in addition to his fine classical chops. Dana has a knack for writing and singing songs. Guest vocalist: Maryann Nardo
Karaj Lost Coast
Karaj is a california bay area songwriter with a taste for spare arrangements, inspired lyrics and resonant textures of open spaces and western states. Playing 'acoustic folkin' rock' -- homegrown original tunes plus more by great songwriters near and far -- along the pacific coast and beyond. Recent cd releases 'Oil and Water' (2016), 'American Canyon' (2018), and 'Moving Pictures' (2021) now spinning and streaming...
Kiva and Callum
We are the band Kiva and Callum, two high-school boys who love writing music together that created an album called "Dreams Come Now" over the summer. We are excited to perform our new music along with some classics. Can't wait to see you at porch fest!
Lady May and the Working Days
Lady May/me lives in San Rafael nearby Gerstle Park. Longtime resident and music lover and in the past few year, started our band Lady May and The Working Days and absolutely would love to play Porchfest!!! We play covers under the Americana umbrella but it’s Country Soul+Rock’n’Roll.