Newsletter thedude on 19 Aug 2014
UPCOMING BAY AREA SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS
CAFFE TRIESTE AUGUST 29th | BAZAAR CAFE SEPTEMBER 2nd
Let me start this off with some very exciting news… G-Rad is now a registered service mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office! So from now on, every time you call me by my nickname, it will only cost a nickel. What a deal! You can start paying me once you accrue your first dollar.
All jokes aside, this is a major step in my career and I am very proud and delighted to announce that my service mark application for the performing artist name G-Rad® passed with flying colors!
Now, to put my service mark to great use immediately. I have two most excellent shows to announce, both featuring some very talented artists.
featuring Chad Edwards
2500 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702
MUSIC FROM 8PM TO 10PM
On August 29th, I am thrilled to be returning to Caffe Trieste, this time accompanied by hand percussionist Chad Edwards. Chad and I attended high school together and grew up in the same neighborhood. We have always been involved in musical projects but haven’t had the opportunity to perform together since Napa High School Men’s Choir. Look forward to a night of soulful acoustic rock accompanied by sweet beats!
with Ben Goldstein and Jeff Pehrson of Further and Box Set
5927 California St. San Francisco, CA 94121
MUSIC FROM 7PM TO 10PM
This next show requires a bit of background. I met Jeff Pehrson at Bazaar Cafe as people were arriving for Bay Area artist Tommy P‘s final in residency concert. Tommy and I were hanging out at the back table, recounting fables of ULUV Music Day, when this cool cat strutted in and nonchalantly asked if he could join us. Feeling a good vibe, we welcomed him to our table and continued discussing ULUV. Turns out, we were in the company of a very successful rock star. At first asking us about our music, our new friend later revealed that he played in a little band called Further. When asked to clarify, he indeed reassured us of his membership with the band that the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh formed after Jerry Garcia died. Our new friend, Jeff Pehrson, has performed sold out shows at the coveted Madison Square Garden and back to back at San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheatre. He’s been put up at the finest hotels, traveled far and wide, and here he was, humbly recounting tales to us comparative greenhorns at the neighborhood cafe.
Jeff and I have become fast friends, and to kick off his September month in residency at the Bazaar Cafe, he asked me to join him on stage as an opening act. Bazaar Cafe is a pretty sweet spot to catch live music. It has the most popular open mic in town; the sign up sheet fills up a week in advance. Many San Francisco songwriters favor this venue for its intimate vibe, great food, fine selection of beer and wine, and the abundance of fellow artists to mingle with and meet. I hope you can make it out and I know you’ll be pleased that you do!
You can also catch Jeff with his acoustic duo, Box Set, at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage on Saturday, August 23rd. Tickets are available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/485907 Box Set has been together for 23 years and got started performing in San Francisco cafes just like Bazaar. I’m very excited to see them for the first time as they are getting ready to reveal some newly written material.
That’s all for now. Thank you so much for your continued support! Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming show.
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