What a lineup for 2023! Click on a Band below to read more and see their website link.
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3 Pairs of Boots
3 Pairs of Boots blends rock, country & folk into a heartfelt Americana rush filled with catchy melodies & engaging lyrics.
Amy and Manny
There is nothing like the homegrown harmony delivered by this mother/son duet. Singer/songwriter Amy Wigton and her multi-instrumental vocalist son Manny LaCarrubba perform a dynamic and entertaining collection of Acoustic Rock, Blues, and Americana flavored tunes that showcase their rich vocal blend.
Asa and Eden
Hailing from Marin and united by brotherhood, two high school talents, Asa and Eden, ignite the stage with a captivating blend of timeless classics and contemporary melodies. As the rhythmic anchor, Asa commands the drums, while Eden's magnetic presence shines through his keyboard artistry and vocals. Their music is a mix of funky, jazzy, and soulful grooves that are bound to get you on your feet. Expect an extra layer of musical magic as they frequently collaborate with diverse guest performers, promising an unforgettable and dynamic live experience.
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/ We hope to see you at PorchFest 2023! 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.
Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers is a musical collaboration between 7 top flight musicians: 3 brothers and 4 life long friends. This latest musical iteration was born of a desire to revisit their musical roots and celebrate a lifetime of musical experience with their friends.
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.
Book of Birds
Marin County's indie folk rock gem, Book of Birds has been charming ears and hearts in Marin’s live music scene for years - from the best dive bars to the Sweetwater stage. Their signature blend of three-part harmonies, bedrock rhythms, and guitar finesse, make for a celebration of alt-country and indie rock heroes, with epic original storytelling and treasured covers.
Known for energetic live shows and genre-twisting original songs, Brightsilver tip their hats to the pioneers of psychedelic rock while combining heavy doses of cosmic twang and echoes of Laurel Canyon. Members of the group are local Marin natives Pascal Ganeau, Charles Henry Paul, Alex Kamages, and Marc Perry.
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
Clementine Darling is an Americana Folk Singer-Songwriter who found her confident, soulful voice playing music around the Bay Area. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Darling busked her way down the West Coast in 2010, on a road trip that led her to put down roots in Sonoma County. In May 2023, Darling released her third independent album Bootstraps EP. a collection of songs that spin a tale of overcoming, hope, and chasing dreams on horseback.
The Cleptones are a cover band made up of four dedicated San Rafael Dads from Sun Valley and Gerstle Park. Playing hits and B-sides from all the decades and multiple genres, their primary goal is for everybody to have fun. The Cleptones play a mixture of old school Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, and Rock & Roll. Follow them on Instagram at @thecleptones or hear them at SoundCloud.com/the-cleptones
Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs
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
Dore Coller's Bermudagrass Combo
Long time Marin musician Dore Coller has played with everyone from Dan Hicks to Snooky Flowers to David La Flamme to Jerry Garcia. Dore brings his Caribbean Jazz Combo Bermudagrass to the porch this year. A hybrid tropical music from all over the islands, tinged with jazz, americana and a little bit of the Grateful Dead. Dore Coller on guitar, Joshua Zucker on bass, Steve Malerbi on drums, fun times!
A duo for a new generation.
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.
Fire and Grace
Fire & Grace Choir sing celebratory, positive and uplifting songs while incorporating intricate rhythms with rich harmonies. The group is comprised of established professional singers with backgrounds in jazz, blues, soul, R&B, rock and classical; coming together to blend voices as an ensemble with piano accompaniment under the co-direction of Deborah Rae Thomson & Carrie Souza.
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.
Channeling psychedelic cabaret dreampunk into her performance alter-ego, Grooblen, Stokes’ healing work braids themes that are reflective, surreal, pensive, and whimsical. Inspired by musical artists Fiona Apple, Frank Zappa, Jeff Buckley, and Genesis, critics have described as "a playful and genre-diverse style of art pop, pulling from psychedelic cabaret arrangements, jazz pop, and surreal rock stylings.”(Under the Radar Mag) Her work is a tangled testament to overcoming the ripples of traumatic experiences — sounds that soften and reset our rigid self-restriction as a trauma response to harmful experiences. Grooblen just released their sophomore album, ‘A Wormhole is a Freeway to the Stars’ in June 2023 which White Crate SF describes as “Dipping into humming lows and swelling into ecstatic highs, that (Ellie's) voice commands the alien spaceship on this goofy ride through the cosmos.”
Inspired by early 70's funk pioneers, psychedelic rock, and the avant-garde, Harold Imperiled combines original songwriting, space jazz improvisation, and a macrodose of rare groove. Formerly "Titmouse," Harold is fronted by guitarist Chili Corder and driven by the rhythm section of Parker Grant (Rhodes piano), Jared Baird (drums), and the OG Stacy Starkweather (bass).
Honey Disposition is the San Francisco based musical project of vocalists/composers Elizabeth Boaz and Alex Michels. Created out of close friendship and a shared deep love of music, Honey Disposition first began in Seattle where Elizabeth and Alex met while studying at Cornish College Of The Arts. The two musicians have strikingly different backgrounds: Alex grew up in Montana studying classical and jazz trumpet and honing in his producing skills while Elizabeth is a Bay Area native and spent most of her childhood learning musical theater repertoire. However, both Elizabeth and Alex started writing songs from a young age and knew in their hearts they had a calling to make an impact in their local and global communities with their original music. When the universe brought them together in 2018, they quickly realized they could make a greater difference by working together. In the years since, the iconic duo has spent endless hours writing original songs that combine Elizabeth's perceptive lyrics and recognizable vocal arrangements with Alex's catchy melodies and soulful trumpet playing, recording their debut album in their home studio, leading youth music camps and classes, performing for their community, and striving to spread joy and empowerment wherever they go.