Be Unbroken: Bluegrass Fire Relief Benefit Concert & Auction with The T Sisters

Bluegrass Pride Presents

Be Unbroken: Bluegrass Fire Relief Benefit Concert & Auction with The T Sisters

Lost Radio Flyers, Blue Summit, Chuck Poling

Sun · December 9, 2018

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

$20 adv / $25 door

This event is all ages

Proceeds benefiting: 

  • California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund
  • North Valley Community Foundation
  • United Way of Northern California
  • California Fire Foundation
  • California Bluegrass Association

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.
Lost Radio Flyers
Lost Radio Flyers
Singing Bluegrass Trio. Lonesome high harmony. Flat picking. Leaving space for the ancient tones.
Blue Summit
Blue Summit
Blue Summit combines accomplished instrumental work with powerful vocals and a loose interpretation to traditional bluegrass music. Taking in elements from western swing, soul, folk, jazz, old time, and rock, this band puts their heart into their projects, and through many hours of work, has been recognized as NCBS (Northern California Bluegrass Society) Band of the Year. At the head of the group is AJ Lee, eight-time winning NCBS Female Vocalist of the Year, and 2018 Mandolin Player of the Year.

The rest of Blue Summit’s accomplishments can be accredited to the dedication, persistence, and passion of band members Jesse Fichman (guitar), Chad Bowen (bass), and two-time Guitar Player of the Year, Sullivan Tuttle. Blue Summit has played at festivals all around California including the CBA Father’s Day Festival, the Kate Wolf Festival, and the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. They have recently released their first album, “Sweet Company," featuring Isaac Cornelius (bass), and Sam Kemiji (fiddle).

“While AJ Lee is only 19 years old, she’s been the new face of bluegrass for more than a decade.” -San Francisco Chronicle 2017
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110