11th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival Feb 12-21
49 Special

The word is getting around about 49 Special. The San Francisco-based bluegrass quartet surprised a lot of folks when they won the prestigious Rockygrass band competition in July of 2009. But it wasnít a surprise to their legions of followers in the Bay Area who enthusiastically support this band of young, energetic, and remarkably talented musicians. Danny Booth, Jim Chayka, Alisa Rose, and Tyson Alteri have put together a sound that combines tradition with freshness and honors the first generation masters while clearly making a statement that theyíve got something to bring to the genre themselves. All the basic ingredients of good bluegrass are there Ė driving rhythm, soaring fiddling, hot picking, sweet, tight harmonies, and nimble choreography around the single mic. But what really puts them over with a crowd is the passion and excitement they express through their music. Itís spontaneous, itís intense, itís simply joyful.

View Dan Booth's bass workshop (and others!) and register online

Friday, February 19, 2010
8:00 pm
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$14.50 advance/$15.50 door
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