Review + Photos: Rocket Dog Rescue Benefit with Emmylou Harris at Haight Street Art Center
Emmylou Harris (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy It’s a time in our history where there is a ridiculous amount of horror and stupidity in the news, so it’s not surprising that negativity impacts our daily reality. Because of that, we need to look for sources that bring a bit of sunshine and hope into our minds. We need something to focus on that is transformative, powerful and positive. We need inspiration, a night of music and art perhaps, for a good cause. Bummer’s Ball 2, a benefit to fund Oakland-based nonprofit Rocket Dog Rescue, was just what was needed [...]
Photos: Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams at SFJAZZ
Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams (photo: Ria Burman) Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams country-folked SFJAZZ on Thursday night, taking turns to sing and support with humdinger harmonies, sweet storytelling, and bright banter. Williams' foot-tapping, bluesy tunes and down-to-earth demeanor, Harris' captivating, voice complemented by finger-picking folk, and Cash's engaging, poetic, lyrical storytelling all made for a dynamic, thrilling trio. Add top-notch, spellbinding support with piano and guitar mastery accompaniment from John Leventhal, and the night rocked like folk.