This week sees the return of the Northwest’s wonderful Blackberry Bushes String Band. Belle and the Boys will share a night with the Bushes at the Hotel Utah on Wednesday March 20th. See the calendar for more details!
We are excited to be part of the 2013 San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festival! We’ll be playing at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley with the wonderful Laurie Lewis and her band The Right Hands and our friends Keystone Station.
Feb 15th 8pm, doors 7pm, $17
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA
Here in Brewglass land we are excited to announce that we will be sharing our regular Amnesia Bluegrass Monday show on November 5th with the Foghorn Stringband! Belle and the Boys will do an opening set and hand off to this excellent band from Portland, Oregon.
Come on out a join us for some bluegrass picking, crazy dancing and shouting’ and hollering” as usual!
853 Valencia @ 20th St,
Belle and the Boys are pleased to be performing this Friday evening as part of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, the Bay Area’s annual week-long celebration of all things twang! There are dozens of fantastic acts this year, including some of our favorites like the Deadly Gentlemen, Foghorn Stringband, the Bee Eaters, Rita Hosking, the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, and so many others. This year is lucky number 13 for the festival, and Belle and the Boys have played 12 of them!
We’ll be at the Starry Plough in Berkeley this Friday night, with Ray Bierl and Markie Sanders opening. See you there!
Amnesia is one of the great treasures of the San Francisco bluegrass scene. A classy and hip bar in the heart of the Mission that has live bluegrass every Monday evening, with no cover… what more can a person ask for?! Owner Shawn Magee is a fine player and singer himself; check out his sea shanty band The Barbary Ghosts.
You can catch Belle and the Boys at Amnesia the first Monday of every month (although we’ll be off in March; we’ll be traveling home from the Lake Havasu bluegrass festival in Arizona that day). Check this cool photo snapped by our pal Leif Karlstrom last Monday:
Happy New Year from Belle and the Boys! We’re looking forward to playing The Uptown nightclub in Oakland later this month. The evening will open with the debut performance of the Better Halves, and close out with the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit from Oakdale, CA. Check out the poster that the Better Halves put together:
In April 2011 Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys released their second full-length record: Long Lonesome Day . It features a mix of original bluegrass and some choice covers. Produced by the band and Ben Bernstein and recorded in Emeryville at Spliggityfidge Studios, Long Lonesome Day is dedicated to the memory of former bandmate Rick Hendricks, who succumbed to cancer in December 2009.