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The Britgrass Invasion! An All-Bluegrass Tribute to The Music of The Beatles Feat. Nat Keefe (Hot Buttered Rum), Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, T Sisters, Chris Haugen, The Beauty Operators String Band & more!

The Britgrass Invasion! An All-Bluegrass Tribute to The Music of The Beatles Feat. Nat Keefe (Hot Buttered Rum), Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, T Sisters, Chris Haugen, The Beauty Operators String Band & more!

Thu, March 13, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15

This event is all ages

Nat Keefe and Erik Yates
Guitar player and banjo player for the Hot Buttered Rum String Band
T Sisters
T Sisters
In the heart of the creative renaissance taking shape in Oakland, California, the T Sisters are making a name for themselves as one of the West Coast’s foremost indie-Americana acts. The sisters tap into a tradition that hails from folk’s deepest roots: sibling song-making and harmonizing. As with bands like The Andrews Sisters, The Roches and The Everly Brothers, a transformative resonance rings out when the three sisters join their voices together. A follow-up to their 2014 debut release, Kindred Lines (produced by celebrated bluegrass musician Laurie Lewis), the T Sisters’ forthcoming self-titled sophomore studio album features 10 timeless songs that, while inspired by the American folk tradition, also embody a fresh and contemporary sound with inflections of pop, R&B/soul and country.

Led by sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen, the T Sisters first came to national recognition with a performance on A Prairie Home Companion and a widely broadcasted rendition of the national anthem at a San Francisco Giants game. The T Sisters’ awe-inspiring harmonies have impressed many prominent artists, leading to onstage collaborations with the likes of Amos Lee, Jim Lauderdale, and The Wood Brothers, as well as supporting vocal performances for three years in a row at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (San Francisco, CA). Quickly garnering the attention of top tastemakers, the debut single “The Road” from T Sisters is already receiving early airplay on Sirius/XM, and the second album single “Come Back Down” has aired on the venerable San Francisco radio station KFOG.

The 9 original compositions and one cover song comprising T Sisters cast a portrait of life experiences replete with love, struggle, and self-discovery. The lyrical content is both contemplative and playful, and the musical style is driving and sassy, embracing a theatrical sense of rhythm, imagery and movement. While the importance of familial bonds and the sonority of sibling harmony remain intrinsic to all T Sisters music, their aptly-titled sophomore release transcends these roots and demonstrates a broader appeal than ever before.
Chris Haugen
Chris picked up the guitar as a youngster and never put it down. At UCSD he studied political science and music. It was there he founded Jambay. He began to perform and tour in a red Toyota, then a Dodge van, a Ford Econoline, and finally a bus that ran on propane. Chris has worked closely with several influential artists including Ken Kesey, Ted Templeman, and Sean Penn. Chris is known for his musical intuition, creative drive, inventive style, and solid roots chops. Chris has produced three critically acclaimed records. His cinematic, front porch futuristic sound is a natural fit for film scores. When not playing music, you might find Chris surfing cold, majestic waves in Northern California.
Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys
Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys
Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys have been laying it on the line for Bay Area bluegrass lovers for over a decade. While the band has a great appreciation for traditional bluegrass music, they don’t quite play it straight; they inject a bit of blues, a smidgen of swing, and a whole lot of fun and frenetic energy. Their repertoire includes original bluegrass and versions of popular classics that are distinctively ‘Brewglass’.
Beauty Operators
San Francisco string band playing bluegrass, alt-grass, punk-grass, cry-in-your-beer-grass & the occasional 80s pop cover.
Rusty Springfield
Rusty Springfield
Born in San Francisco's Mission District, this high energy acoustic four piece have been spilling out of their corner pub and onto some of the finest stages in town. No song is sacred once Rusty Stringfield get fired up, on the street corner or round the campfire. Take a twisted trip from traditional bluegrass to soul, reggae, and arena rock (maybe all at once). Tight harmonies, tasty instrumentals... and a side of accordion. Prepare thyself for a foot stompin, two steppin good time. Yee-Ha!"
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com