Photos for 2023

We resume our pix pages after over two years of almost no live performances and no photo opportunities in the course of the pandemic.

As before, here are more snapshots of recent performances, taken as we find an opportunity. These smaller shots link to denser, uncropped originals.

Guitarist Alex de Grassi and the duo The Real Sarahs (Sarah Ryan and Sarah Larkin) led off our contribution to the KALW Fall Folk Festival on November 18.

Local balladeer Amelia Hogan was accompanied by guitarist Richard Mandel to close the fall edition of our festival.

Bruce Cockburn, noted now-local singer-songwriter and guitarist, appeared live on September 23.

Dick Hensold and Patsy O’Brien, piper from Minnesota and guitarist and singer-songwriter originally from Cork, were our guests on September 9.

Scottish Fish, with a repertoire of Scottish, Cape Breton, and original tunes, based in Boston, made their first West Coast appearance on July 1. They are Julia Homa, Caroline Dressler, Maggie MacPhail, Ava Montesi, and Giulia Haible.

The local old-time band the Cornlikkers led off our preview of the San Francisco Free Folk Festival on June 24, 2023. They are Lauren Graves, bass; Ray Chen, fiddle; Eleanor Chen, vocals and banjo; Lael Sigal, fiddle; and Elijah Chen, guitar.

Yes M’am, the vocal now-duo of San Franciscans Margaret Miles and Mary Hill, followed.

Members of vocal group Brass Farthing rounded out our preview. They are Rory Alden, George Chlentzos, Jim Partridge, and Tim Cadell.

Brilliant and versatile fiddler Mark O’Connor appeared with his wife and musical partner Maggie O’Connor on March 25.

The duo of Misner & Smith—Sam Misner and Megan Smith—led off our newly relauched folk festival on March 4. They do an original mix of pointed and heartfelt songs.

Expressive singer-songwriter Deidre McCalla followed.

The Pam and Jeri Show closed out the festival. Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones are a spirited duo who are graduates of the noted band Blame Sally and other efforts.