On Sunday, March 13th, Steve Meckfessel will play a concert to benefit several organizations including Bread & Roses Presents at the legendary Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in downtown Berkeley, along with nationally touring singer-songwriter, Beth Wood. The concert, with these “modern troubadours of urban folk,” will begin at 7 pm with doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $20/advance and $22 at the door.
A portion of the proceeds from this all ages event will benefit local non-profits including Bread & Roses, as well as the Freight & Salvage, Crowden Music Center and California Coast Music Camp. As part of this very special evening, each attendee will have the opportunity to generate additional support for their nonprofit of choice. Audience members will be invited to place their ticket stubs in a jar for the organization they choose. Several anonymous donors have committed to give each organization $100 for each ticket deposited.
A volunteer performer for Bread & Roses since 2010, Steve Meckfessel has performed eleven institutional shows for a variety of isolated audiences from mental health units in hospitals to homeless shelters.
We look forward to seeing you (and your friends!) at the show for a great night of music supporting our ongoing program of over 600 live concerts a year in the Bay Area for our isolated neighbors who need music most.
Get your tickets now!
Steve Meckfessel and Beth Wood Benefit Concert
Freight & Salvage: 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Sunday, March 13th, 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Tickets available at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1000699
More info: http://www.thefreight.org/steve-meckfessel-beth-wood
Freight & Salvage is one of the premier venues in the country…a beautiful listening room which has recently hosted Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, David Crosby, Judy Collins, Richard Thompson and many, many more.
“The amount of joy that these two musicians and their guitars brought to the men in rehab at The Father Alfred Center in San Francisco was incredible to witness. People were dancing in the aisles, clapping and singing along. They vacillated well between high-energy music and songs that were reflective, harkening to some of the emotions that the men in the audience may have experienced. The evening was a spectacular reminder of why bringing live music to those isolated from it is such important work.” - Elizabeth Irby, Bread & Roses volunteer host.
Steve’s music is “his own blend of urban folk with bits of blues and jazz.” Sometimes funny, other times moving, his songs tell stories that were just waiting to be told. He wrote his first song growing up in Sacramento, then returned to writing and performing his own material fifteen years ago. His first CD, "Twice," was featured on the hit TV show “JAG.” His next release, "Under Beautiful Skies" received world-wide radio play and enthusiastic reviews—in the words of one critic “The folk world has just been handed some of the best music it will ever hear.” Steve recently played the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon where a local music critic selected him as one of two favorite artists in a star-studded line-up of 40+ acts (including several Grammy award winners) and named Steve his “surprise artist of the festival.” He was recently selected by the Acoustic Guitar Project (“one guitar, one week, one song”) to write and live-record a song in a week on a guitar built for the project. The resulting song, “Jimmie and Marco,” is creating a buzz among early listeners. www.stevemeckfessel.com
Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting and commanding stage presence have won over audiences across the country. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent and high-energy—an invitation to joy. She has been featured on OPB’s “Artbeat” and on “Troubador TX” a nationally syndicated series airing in 40 million US households. Beth has been a three-time featured artist on Cayamo, a Caribbean songwriters’ cruise, along with Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, John Prine, Patti Griffin, Emmy Lou Harris, Richard Thompson and many more. www.bethwoodmusic.com