Tuesday, April 11th Berkeley CA
Celebrating Songwriters returns to The Freight & Salvage!!
Hosted by Caren Armstrong
7:00 doors 8:00 concert
Tickets $20.50 advance $22.50 at the door
2020 Addison Street Berkeley CA
510 644-2020 www.thefreight.org
Caren Armstrong has been hosting award winning songwriters at venues throughout the Bay Area for 15 years. The popular series showcases an eclectic range of performing songwriters from all over the country/county. Artists are featured individually in the first set, and then play in the round, Nashville style for the second set. Audience members have particularly enjoyed the spontaneous collaboration that often arises from these rounds. Prepare to be inspired, amused, moved and thoroughly entertained.
Multi award winning singer songwriter Keith Greeninger paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images, deep engaging guitar rhythms and warm heart wrenching vocals. A third generation Northern Californian, Keith grew up at the edge of the vanishing orchards of the Santa Clara Valley. He got his first guitar at the age of 13 and wrote his first song the same night, singing a self- penned tune about his grandfather. Is it his deep, textured voice, his rich, engaging songwriting, or his deft yet unpretentious playing? With nothing more than a guitar in hand and a song with a story to tell, Keith can completely captivate an audience. His husky heart-felt vocals and aggressive acoustic guitar style offer more than the standard bill-of-fare for most folk singers and more musicality and sensitivity than today’s average rock band. Keith Greeninger is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats, eager to capture every note and every word.“Keith is one of the finest writers on the scene today. His songs always find a way to touch, inspire ,celebrate and when necessary enrage.” -Mike Meyer KRVM
In the words of songwriter Claudia Russell,“Steve Meckfessel is one of those under the radar songwriters that when you ‘discover’ him, you think “lucky me!” Everyone should know his beautiful songs. ‘As Long as He’s Gone’ is one of the most compelling songs I’ve ever heard….a song that reaches across time, like the Big Muddy, from the other side.” “Steve’s impact as an artist combines a triple threat of fluid guitar playing, rich unforced melodies and a deep natural human insight.” - Keith Greeninger
The venerable Freight & Salvage is one of the finest and most prestigious venues, renowned as a landmark on the Bay Area music scene, located in the center of Berkeley’s Art District The Freight’s world class sound system and intimate setting creates the perfect atmosphere to experience the singer songwriter phenomenon. Ample parking in the lot next door, innumerable restaurants walking distance from the venue, The Freight is a wonderful destination for an evening of original, acoustic music.