12th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival Feb 12-21
Old~Time & New~Time Originals Boot Kickin' SHOW
8:00 pm Monday, February 14, 2011
AmnesiaHandicapped accessible21 and older show
853 Valencia Street
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Bay Area based Emily Bonn & The Vivants perform original foot stompin' tunes about riots, hollers, and hopping train cars. Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country and Western swing, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music, shining up dusty melodies with modern arrangements. In former incarnations, Emily honed her songs performing in San Francisco BART stations, Belgian prisons, and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. She is joined by stellar players, Anna Levitt on fiddle and vocal harmonies, James Touzel on upright bass, and Isaac Bonnell on piano accordion.

AxeL EepH plays driving old-time tunes and songs in a dangerous, shoot-from-the-hip, take-no-prisoners, no-chords-barred, key of EepH kind of way. Our arsenal: fiddle (Nick Stillman), banjo (Isaac Enloe), guitar (Karen Celia Heil), vocals (our mouths), and a penchant for making up our own rules. We are the top hit on Google for the following keywords: wild crooked cross-tuned tunes, key of F, wistful old Doc Boggs banjo blues, killer guitar, old-time in the Mission... Hope to see you there dancing!