Performing Arts - Music | August 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove
REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!
Every Thursday + special Tuesdays, June through August
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.
TONIGHT: Intimate folk songstress
In music, one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have is also an unspoken artistic taboo: Have a baby if you must. But for goodness sake, dont write songs about it. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Alela Diane has a problem with that. This music is about motherhood, Alela says of her highly anticipated fifth album Cusp. Even just by saying that, it feels like people will write you off. Its like youve suddenly lost the charm of being youthful and even attainableyouve been commoditized as available. There is not a big place in the music industry for 30-something women with kids making music. She laughs as she pauses, then adds, Maybe we can create that space.
If anyone can carve out needed new territory, its Alela. Cusp may be a thematic departure for the Portland, Oregon-based artist, but the Argus-eyed writing and clear voice that have long-since wowed Pitchfork, NME, Paste, and other early adopters throughout Europe and elsewhere have never been stronger.
Come hear the shimmering elegance of one of the brightest talents in somber, bare-bones folk in the raw beauty of the Redwood Grove.
Kelly Mcfarling is an Atlanta, GA born, San Francisco-based songwriter. Her work is reflective of transitions, the wilderness, and its navigation. Sometimes she plays banjo, other times acoustic guitar. Often, she plays a Telecaster fronting her band, The Home Team, featuring pedal steel (Tim Marcus), drums (Nick Cobbett), bass (Oscar Westesson), and various other Bay Area musicians.
During her ten years in San Francisco, McFarling has released five independent recordings: studio albums, Distractible Child (2010) and Ridgeline (2013), an EP of cover songs, Others (2013), and two live albums, Live at Pirate Ship Laguna (2009) and Live at Eddies Attic (2011). She has toured behind her own projects as well as performing with bands like Y La Bamba and Goodnight Texas, and is one-third of the all-female folk trio Glittersnatch with Megan Keely and Wolf Larsen. Over the years, McFarling has shared the stage with artists such as Shovels and Rope, Sean Hayes, Chris Pureka, Jolie Holland, and has made a home for herself in the San Francisco music community.
Water Dog, McFarlings latest release, is her most intimate and folk-leaning record to date.
REDWOOD GROVE CONCERT INFORMATION AND TICKET POLICIES
Shows will sell-out buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
Redwood Grove Gate opens at 5pm.
Ticket includes admission to the main Botanical Garden collections before it closes at 5:00pm. (a $12/adult value!)
Parking in the attached UC campus parking lot ($1/hr) is limited and not guaranteed carpooling is highly encouraged.
All tickets are by registration will call" list.
Seating is general admission amphitheater.
Please contact us in advance if you will need a wheelchair accessible spot.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome
Warm clothes recommended.
All concert ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
The value is not transferable to another concert or program. In the event you can cannot attend, another person may use your registration spots using your name.
(Please let us know if your tickets will go unused.)
All Audiences, General Public
$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5