Concerts in the Redwood Grove: Rupa and The April Fishes + Quinn DeVeaux

Performing Arts - Music | June 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!
Every Thursday, June through August
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT:
Rupa & the April Fishes
Rupa and the April Fishes create a nomadic sound that defies easy categorization and pulsates with the pluralism of Bay Area culture, celebrating life and the art of resistance through a wide musical palette that pulls from over a decade of playing street parties, festivals and symphonic concerts across three continents, over three oceans, twenty-nine countries with songs in five languages. Their music is strictly organic, biodynamic, nuclear-free and decidedly unclean.

The band comes from all over the world and converge in the San Francisco area to become the April Fishes with ringleader Rupa. In their work together, musical languages converge; from punk to indie rock, from reggae to raga to rockabolly, chanson to cumbia, from Malian guitar patterns to mournful duduk melodies. In other times and places musical traditions have met to forge a sound that is more insistence than resistance; this band and their music belong to that long tradition of rebel music.


Quinn DeVeaux (solo)
Quinn DeVeaux has the smoothest yet dirty voice we’ve heard in decades. With all the style and subtlety of the great soul/blues singers of the earth bound golden days. His honest and telling delivery grabs you and paints a story on the wall of your mind where you’ll long to stay and admire the view.


The modern soul songs of Quinn Deveaux, sung in his sweet tenor over a spare guitar or carried by his band’s bright tones, evoke old images aplenty—from those gutbucket barrooms where rock-n-roll was born, to the pine-walled shacks, nearby, where its gospel-forebears rent their souls. But this artist’s singular sound, making old tones new, is Quinn’s alone.

NOTES ABOUT REDWOOD GROVE CONCERTS:
Shows will sell-out – buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
All tickets are “will call,” non-refundable and non-trasferable.
Your name will be on a check-in list both at the Garden Kiosk and at the Redwood Grove gate.
Parking is limited and not guaranteed – carpooling is highly encouraged.
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before it closes at 5:00pm. ($12 value for adults!)
Redwood Grove door opens at 5:00 p.m.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome.
Warm clothes recommended.

 All Audiences, General Public

 All Audiences

 $24 Adult,  $22 UCBG Member Adult,  $15 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5

 SOLD OUT!.

 gardenprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-643-2755