Review + Photos: Barbara Dane at Freight + Salvage

Barbara Dane (photo: Ria Burman) Barbara Dane delivered a spectacular show, celebrating her 91st birthday on Thursday at Freight and Salvage. The show began at 8pm with Barbara Dane seated center stage, surrounded by her excellent band of bass, beats and keys. Sporadically joining the greatness was Barbara's son, who brought the guitar wails and harmonica heat. With vocals rich, strong and smooth, Dane performed, immaculate throughout the night. With only a small interval, she celebrated and sang songs, whimsical, positive and comical, mixing in the bittersweet and politically charged until 11:30pm. If you've yet to hear of Barbara Dane, you [...]

By |May 25, 2018|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Barbara Dane’s bluesy soul jazzed at Yoshi’s

Barbara Dane (photo: Ria Burman) Photos and words by Ria Burman Barbara Dane's sold out show at Yoshi's in Oakland was priceless. The crowd, sprinkle-showered in grey hairs, whooped and cheered as the comical-lyrical Ms. Dane opened with a rendition of Memphis Minnie's “I'm Selling My Porkchops.” Not long into the set, Ms Dane is accompanied by a tap dancer on stage, whose motto at 83 is “I risk, therefore I am.” Later, the molasses~vocaled Lady Dane is joined by her son on Blues Harmonica for “Blues Over Bodega” and “The Salmon Song,” where Ms. Dane describes the piano and harmonica in the [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Tags: |
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