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

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Noe Valley Ministry Handicapped accessible All Ages Welcome
1021 Sanchez Street
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Show 7:30 pm

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The Wronglers (Warren Hellman, Nate Levine, Bill Martin, Krista Martin, Colleen Browne, and Chris Hellman) have now been performing together for some three-and-a-half years, much to their own amazement. They continue to expand their repertoire to include more original and old-time material, with various members now taking forays into the vocal arena as well (they are up to 4 vocalists!). 2010 is going to be a particularly special year for The Wronglers as they have been invited to perform at both SXSW and The Old Settler’s Festival in Texas, as well as return to High Mountain Hay Fever in Colorado for a second time. And there’s nothing a Wrongler likes more than spreading its love of music amongst the like-minded in this country. Of note is the fact that one member of The Wronglers is San Francisco’s beloved Warren Hellman, founder of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Like all families, Family Lines has history. And what a history it is. As a professional actress Susan Nielsen shared the stage with Bob Hope, Merv Griffin, Bill Cosby, and other national stars before shifting gears and getting back to her musical roots as a vocalist and composer. Tim McDonald has been honing his singing and guitar picking skills since he was just a kid. He played lead in several Bay area groups, including Axis and The Kings Men, before going it alone as a solo artist. And string master Ken Frankel has been part of the California music scene since the 60s, performing with music notables such as Jerry Garcia, Richard Green, Rick Shubb, Sandy Rothman, Robert Hunber, and Tom Constanten. Put 'em together and what have you got? A trio that performs outstanding original music as well as folk, blues, and roots favorites. This acoustic family features rich vocal harmonies that blend somewhere beyond the DNA. Family Lines delivers lively and riveting performances that'll get you out of your seats and make you feel like--well, like family.

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