Hot Pstromi bandleader and founder Yale Strom was a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Rom communities. This unique research formed the foundation for Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi. Hot Pstromi’s sound – a fusion of traditional klezmer, new Jewish music, Gypsy, khasidic, world beat and Balkan music noted for long improvisational breaks – is unique and celebrated. Strom and his band will be performing klezmer, Yiddish, Ladino, swing and even a bluegrass tune or two!
Elizabeth Schwartz - vocals/baritone ukulele
Gunnar Biggs - contrabass
Yale Strom - violin
Photo by Brian Blue
Join us for hourly performances, workshops and then grab lunch at our featured food truck!
The San Diego Storytelling Festival is held in conjunction with World StorytellingDay, when performances, concerts and festivals all over the world celebrate theart of storytelling. The San Diego Storytelling Festival is regarded as one of the premier festivals in California and is the only one of its kind that is entirely FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
Stories Stories Everywhere Flyer (PDF)
Two-time Blues Music Award nominee, Missy Andersen, and her One Man Band accompanist/husband, Heine Andersen, throw everything they've ever heard into their music. The result is a Soul-Blues, funky-freestyle, Americana, "put some church on it," mishmash of foot-tapping fun
Vocalist Robin Adler and her husband, guitarist-producer Dave Blackburn, and their ace band Mutts of the Planet, have made the music of Joni Mitchell their special project for the past thirteen years, playing to packed audiences. Reaching across the 40+ years of Mitchell’s extraordinary career, Robin and Dave have performed six of Joni’s albums to date and released two CDs of their own (Safaris to the Heart (2010) and Hejira Live (2014).
For their May 5th, 2019 concert, Robin and Dave will be performing, as a duo, acoustic selections from Joni Mitchell’s earlier albums; Song to a Seagull, Clouds and Ladies of the Canyon.
“Robin and the Mutts don’t just “cover” Mitchell’s music - they inhabit it.” Robert Bush/San Diego Reader
Over the past decade, jazz pianist and Origin Records recording artist Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. Green’s growing portfolio of vibrant sounds – an enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms – has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, San Diego Union Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Public Radio International. It’s no small wonder that Green has earned two San Diego Music awards for Best Jazz Album and an additional award for Best Jazz Artist. His long-time trio includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, noteworthy musicians in their own right, and together they have developed a nearly psychic connection as they perform Green’s original compositions and jazz standards. Green takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts introspective and exuberant, and always compelling.
Since its formation in 2010, the trio has performed at notable venues, series, and festivals across the county, including the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Huntington Arts Summer Fest (Huntington, NY), TEDxSan Diego at Copley Symphony Hall, Rockwood Music Hall (New York City), The Blue Whale (Los Angeles), KSDS Jazz 88.3’s Jazz Live (San Diego), CSU Summer Arts Monterey (residency), the Integrity Jazz (Minot, ND), The Sound Room (Oakland), Tula’s Jazz Club (Seattle), An Die Musik Live! (Baltimore), and Frankie’s Jazz Club (Vancouver).
Edward Gabrielyan will be playing with his friend, musical mentor, and jazz flute icon, Holly Hofmann! Join us for an afternoon of jazz standards in an intimate duo setting.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Seating is limited to chairs in room ONLY. Additional parking available at City Hall.
Walt Richards on Guitar, Banjo, and Mandolin
Paula Strong on Guitar back-up and Mike Craig on Acoustic Bass
All three Trio members sing lead and harmony.
Walt and Paula were the 2006 Western Music Association (WMA) Duo Harmony winners. Since then T&R has received multiple WMA nominations in many categories including Best Traditional Group, CD of the Year, Song of the Year, and Instrumentalist Of The Year (Walt.)
Accolades from peers are great, but they say their best reward is in seeing smiles light up the faces of audience members who are reminded of songs they love and don’t often get to hear – and by watching the dancing feet and seeing the entranced looks of children who are often hearing these songs - and sometimes even hearing a ‘live’ guitar, banjo, acoustic bass or mandolin for the first time!
Since their early days of playing together, Walt and Paula have expanded their repertoire from Western to include Train songs, and familiar tunes from our recently-past century. You’ll know most of these songs. Singing along is encouraged. You’ll be helping keep our musical heritage alive.
And did we mention the Banjo? Exciting ! - but also beautiful tunes, played like you’ve never heard them before !
And now bass player, Mike, is creating new clever, fun, and funny songs. They’ll share a couple of those, too.
You’ll be amazed at the variety in a Trails & Rails show. Hope to see you there.