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

Alt-Bluegrass Show
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cafe du Nord 21 and older show
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA map
Show 9:00 pm

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The Pine Hill Haints (a name derived from a cemetery on Pine Hill near Cloverdale, Alabama) perform music they consider to be “dead” in the modern world, hence their self-proclaimed “Ghost Music" — which they resurrect from the shadows and infuse with new life. Gospel, rockabilly, rock and roll, celtic, blues, and bluegrass are the genres they draw on in their extensive catalog of original material. But the Haints also serve up some fine covers of road tested gospel, cowboy, and folk tunes. The band has several former members and a cache of musical friends that often show up for performances and join the Haints on stage for some stompin' good fun. The not-so-official Pine Hill Haints lineup is Jamie Barrier on guitar, vocals & fiddle, wife Katie “Kat” Barrier on washboard, mandolin & saw, Matt Bakula on washtub bass & tenor banjo, Ben Rhyne on snare drum, Joey Barrier on banjo, and Posey on accordion.

"Not an old man at all, but rather a young, unsigned, nine-member group working in such homespun instruments as kazoo, train whistle, autoharp, and washboard — alongside more traditional pickin’ ‘n’ grinnin’ with banjos, fiddles, bass and drums. It’s a hoedown and a throwdown and it’ll keep ya from feelin’ lowdown." —TheKnitLA on LastFM.com. Old Man Markley features Ryan (washboard), Johnny (guitar, vocals), Nick (banjo, vocals), Alex (mandolin), Joey (bass, vocals), Blake (drums), Annie ( autoharp, cowbell, train whistle, kazoo, nose flute), Todd (harmonica) and Katie (fiddle).

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