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

8:00 pm Thursday, February 17, 2011
AmnesiaHandicapped accessible21 and older show
853 Valencia Street
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Sex Fist  Guitarist Clutch Johnson and banjo player Chuck Oakton met each other in early 2001 when, during the talent portion of the Mr. Universe pageant, both contestants played the same song. The song was Bill Monroe's 'Real Life Blues' and, embarrassing a moment though it was, an instant friendship was formed. They began playing as a duo, and then in the summer of 2002 Jeffrey Chestnut, with whom Oakton had worked in the adult film 'Shotgun Charlie,' began sitting in on fiddle. Finally, in May 2003, bass player Bradley Longwood blackmailed his way into the band and Sexfist was born. They have since taken Chicago by storm, amazing audiences with their high-energy, hard-driving picking and angelic harmony singing. Sexfist has won numerous awards and accolades including Third All-Time Highest Score on the Golden Tee game at the Oasis in Rogers Park, a citation in June 2005 by Officer Reginald A. White for disorderly conduct, and a 2007 Franky nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Clutch Johnson(Guitar), Bradley Longwood (Bass), Jeffrey Chestnut (Fiddle), Chuck Oakton (Banjo).

Dark Hollow has been rocking the Northern California bluegrass scene for over 10 years with their fun-loving, high-energy shows. The group regularly brings down the house with their own brand of on-fire musicianship. Led by the powerhouse voice of John Kornhauser, Dark Hollow performs traditional favorites and slam-bang originals with equal gusto. The group's virtuoso musicianship, love of tunes, melodies, harmonies and driving bluegrass rhythms blends together to make a traditional sound spiced up with a bit of home-grown joie de vivre. From a cozy bar hidden in a beach neighborhood to a family-friendly barbeque house, from a raucous bluegrass festival stage to the Freight and Salvage concert hall, Dark Hollow has played 'em all and knows how to put on a show. This group of talented musicians can really make an audience feel the bluegrass spirit!