In conjunction with Hardly Strictly Out of the Park, Amnesia presents a fundraiser for Music in Schools Today
Amanda Richards & The Good Long Whiles (Portland)
Echoes & Artifacts (SF)
Fog Holler (SF)
Join us for a night of up-and-coming roots artists from the Bay Area and beyond on the Friday of San Francisco's best weekend, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!
A portion of every ticket sold from this special night will go to support Music in Schools Today
Music in Schools Today was founded in 1983 as the San Francisco Instrumental and Theatrical for Youth Fund. In 1989, we changed our name to Music in Schools Today (MUST) and began supporting music programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, including establishing and supporting many comprehensive arts programs.
In the past decade, MUST has responded to changing school needs by increasing in-school artist programs, developing music, theater and visual arts programs and returning to our original role in advocacy. We have collaborated with the National Head Start Association to create Music First!, a ground-breaking music and literacy program. Music in Schools Today currently serves over 30 sites, bringing excellence in music education to all corners of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tickets $7 at the door
Doors 7 pm
Show at 8 pm
Featuring Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Join us to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd with a documentary film fundraiser and Variety Show up in our restored redwood barn.
It will feature the legendary Ramblin Jack Elliott, cowboy poetry, California songwriting, and a screening of the 11 minute short version of the film.
Mule: Living on the Outside was just featured in the Sonoma International Film Festival, so don't miss your chance to see a great short film, along with a performance by locals legends. More information about the movie and Ramblin' Jack is below.
The film is about John Sears, aka Mule, has been roaming the western United States with his three mules for thirty years, trying to find balance between the man‐made and the natural worlds. The aged man and his animals sleep outside every day, moving from place to place as they please. While many appreciate Mule’s nomadic lifestyle and applaud his courage, he’s not welcomed everywhere.
The feature‐length work‐in‐progress documentary takes an intimate look at an intriguing, but controversial character, his unique experiences and adventures, and his urgent message for contemporary society. Regardless of how we personally feel about Mule as an individual, the issues he raises concern all of us: preserving open space and connecting communities together by multi‐use trails, individual freedom of movement and access to public land, and the system’s treatment of people living outside society’s norms
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Nobody I know—and I mean nobody—has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you're about to meet right now. He's got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969.
One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music.
Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar — before Elvis, Dylan, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin — Ramblin' Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones, they all pay homage to Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack has carried the seeds and pollens of story and song for decades from one place to another, from one generation to the next. They are timeless songs that outlast whatever current musical fashion strikes today's fancy.
His tone of voice is sharp, focused and piercing. All that and he plays the guitar effortlessly in a fluid flat-picking perfected style. He was a brilliant entertainer.... Most folk musicians waited for you to come to them. Jack went out and grabbed you..... Jack was King of the Folksingers. Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One