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Kurt Ribak CD Release Party — Guest vocals

Join us as we celebrate Kurt’s latest album. I’ll be there on guest vocals. From Kurt’s website:


Kurt says, “I’m celebrating the release of his second recording made since the injury many predicted would end my bass playing career.

My newest recording, titled “onward,” will be celebrated at Berkeley’s famous Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. This venue started as a tiny folk club on San Pablo Ave., move to the old Berkeley Stage Company site, and a few years ago moved to its present location – a 500-seat hall with great acoustics and sightlines – and a start of the art Meyer Sound system.

The Freight is a non-profit and is one of the best halls in the Bay Area – heck, one of the best on the West Coast.

I’m a big fan of this venue – I’m a member – and am really excited about playing here.

If you see us once in 2018, this is the show to see.

The band will include Greg Sankovich on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax, Myles Boisen on electric guitar and lap steel guitar, Alan Hall on drums, and Michaelle Goerlitz on percussion. I’ll be playing bass and singing at least a couple of songs.

This will be a special show – our biggest Bay Area show since our Yoshi’s shows.

I intend to blow the roof off the joint – and if you know the musicians I’m bringing in – all of whom are on the new record – you know I’ll have the band that can do it.

Freight & Salvage is primarily known for American music other than jazz, so why are we playing there?

It’s a non-profit listening run by people who love music

It’s a great room – great sound system (Meyer Sound), great acoustics, comfortable seating, great sight lines

It’s in the East Bay

It’s easily accessible by car or public transit – it’s two blocks from the UC Campus and one block from Berkeley BART

I love to see shows here – including jazz shows – I think you will too, if you aren’t already a Freight fan.

Come on out – it’ll be a special night.

Tickets: $16 advance / $20 at the door

Get your tickets here!