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San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival's Bluegrass Buffet
Monday, February 5, 2007
Lost Coast, Homespun Rowdy, Diana Jones
Door 7:30 P.M., Music 8:00 P.M. | Purchase advance tickets: $15.50

Say goodbye to the February blahs when the eighth annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival comes to town! With some of the very finest artists from the Bay Area and beyond, this is one musical feast that no self-respecting roots music fan should miss. The Freight is pleased to join the festivities by presenting two Bluegrass Buffet shows, showcasing hot bands that promise to dish out some of the freshest, tastiest bluegrass the west coast has to offer. Tonight's show features Diana Jones, Homespun Rowdy, and Lost Coast. Coooome and get it!

Formerly known as the Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band, Bay Area-based Lost CoastĀ combines youthful exuberance and a passion for tradition. Their precise, dynamic arrangements of fierce bluegrass instrumentals and powerful vocal harmonies have been captivating audiences at festivals throughout the western United States.

San Francisco band Homespun Rowdy presents hard-driving, straight-ahead bluegrass influenced by greats like Del McCoury, Dan Paisley/Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, and Bluegrass Cardinals. The five-piece band features Richard Wagner on guitar, Dave Zimmerman on mandolin, bassist Ryan Carter, Dave Walker on banjo, and fiddler Alisa Rose.

Her heritage in the eastern Tennessee hills shines through the original songs of Diana Jones, which draw on rich cross-currents of country, country blues, and mountain music. Diana's evocative, dusky voice, and memorable lyrics blending resonant imagery and deep emotions helped here win last year's prestigious Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Contest as well as gaining the number one spot for her debut CD in the Chicago Tribune list of best country music albums for 2006.

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