JIM KWESKIN & JULI CROCKETT...two stars on one bill. A stage delight in every way. Yes, “that” Jim Kweskin, the one of The Jim Kweskin Jug Band with the sensational JULI CROCKETT Folk legend Jim Kweskin who, back in the day, shared stages with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and The Doors, and stood toe to toe with them as a national star, will join JULI CROCKETT at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Jim Kweskin created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. In the early 60’s, Kweskin founded the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Bob Siggins and Bruno Wolfe. Maria Muldaur, formerly with the Even Dozen Jug Band, joined the band in 1963. Jim is a legend and a full fledged entertainer doing his thing all over America.
We are fortunate to have him and with Juli this is a runaway show.
JULI CROCKETT... As a playwright/director, Crockett is best known for her adaptations of classic works of literature and philosophy. Her work has been presented at the REDCAT and 24th Street Theatre (Los Angeles), TENT group (Portland, Maine), and Red Room (New York); festivals: Downtown Film Festival's Sustainable LA and Edge of the World Festival (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Venue 13, Scotland.) - See more at: http://www.julicrockett.com/
She has starred with her band, THE EVANGENITALS at The Cofffee Gallery Backstage. She is a great musician, songwriter and wit. A true Renaissance woman and a headliner on her own. JIM KWESKIN thinks she is "the top of the top," too. So does Bob.
This is an outstanding production.
They will be joined on this special night by bassist Edwin Livingston (Natalie Cole), violinist Benedikt Brydern (Hot Club Quartet), and pianist Michael Feldman (Evangenitals, Freddy and Francine)
SATURDAY, December 20. Show @ 7:00 P.M. Tixs: $22.50
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Phone For Reservations: (626) 798-6236 -- Seating is limited. This show will sell out.