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

Heartbreak Hootenanny
Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cafe International Handicapped accessible All Ages Welcome
508 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA map
Show 7:00 pm

Who among us hasn't had his or her heart stomped on and bent into a three-knot pretzel from time to time? And where would bluegrass and old-time music be without songs about star-crossed lovers, cheatin' hearts, and murderous sweethearts named Willie and Frankie? So get ready to cry in your beer and wallow with us in songs of the sorrow and the pity of love and romance on the day before Valentine's Day.
Hailing from the Mendocino coast, The Blushin' Roulettes deliver old-time tunes with a modern twist deeply rooted in a feminine perspective. Songwriter/guitarist Angela Rose belts her sweet and sultry tunes of damsels in their bliss and distress in a warbling vibrato often compared to Iris Dement and Dolly Parton. The often quirky, funny stage presence and earnestly loving interplay among band members reflects the small-town closeness of the kindred rotating cast of characters, which includes Buddy Stubbs (who has played with such greats as Neil Young and the Byrds) on soulfully gritty lead guitar and Cas Sochacki on dobro and sassy baritone duets.

The Roulettes receive regular airplay on California such as KPFA,KHUM, KZYX, KMUD and KOZT and have recently, and frequently, been touring the West coast, expanding their "home region" and their fan base. Visit their web site at www.blushinroulettes.com

The Skinny are sprouts from the East Bay with some new-fangled ways of playing the old time music we love so much a knee-slapping, tear-jerking, foot-stomping crowd playing not-so-traditional folk and bluegrass sounds, and loving every minute of it. These pickers combine sweet harmonies with dobro, banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, ukelele and a rockin bass line, pulling you in 'til you wanna pick up anything that makes noise and play along too.

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