Tonight Only: Evie Ladin Band &
The Lucky Losers Take the Stage!
Our summer-long concert series welcomes the acclaimed Evie Ladin Band (neo-trad kinetic folk) and The Lucky Losers (Americana) to the stage this evening! Join us at the corner of Park Place and Washington Avenue for a street party like no other. From 5:30pm to 8:00pm, downtown Point Richmond transforms into a family-friendly festival with live music, face-painting for children, an opportunity drawing, and dancing in the street. And a special treat: Evie Ladin will call some simple square dances for us from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Our 2017 line-up is at www.pointrichmondmusic.org.
Local restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines and a rotating selection of food trucks will pull up to each concert, including Curbside Kitchen and Maya Taqueria. And it’s not a party without ice cream; Humboldt Creamery will hand out free tastes of its organic chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors. Concert-goers can pair fine food with beverages served from PRM’s no host bar, featuring craft beer from sponsors-in-kind Benoit Casper Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing Company, with proceeds directly supporting the music series. Please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org for more information.
5:30 - 6:00pm – Evie Ladin Band (neo-trad kinetic folk)
Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, and composing original music inspired by life in Oakland and globe-spanning tours, the kinetic Evie Ladin Band erases the lines between music and movement. A trio of tenaciously innovative string musicians and dancers, the combo features Ladin’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice and rhythmic dance, Keith Terry’s body music, bass and vocals, and Erik Pearson’s guitar, banjo and vocals. The band’s eponymous 2012 release won Americana Album of the Year from the Independent Music Awards and critics heralded the 2016 follow up Jump the Fire for introducing a truly original sound in new old-time Americana. Here they add Dane Miller and Nick Blechman to create a real Old Time Ruckus.
6:45 - 8:00pm –
The Lucky Losers (Americana)
The Lucky Losers deliver an inventive, hypnotic spin on 60’s blues and roots music. Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz breathe new life into American songwriting tradition and the vanishing art of duet singing. The stark contrast between Lemons’ velvet voice with gritty edge and Berkowitz’ elegant tenor makes for an electrifying performance. They have been nominated for “Best Traditional Album - 2015,” “Best Contemporary Album - 2016” and “Best Harmonica Player - 2016” by Blues 411. Critics from Rolling Stone to Living Blues have given this songwriting/singing team rave reviews. We like the audience to take part and become involved in it all.”
About Point Richmond Music:
Point Richmond Music (PRM) is a 501c3 nonprofit public benefit organization that provides free outdoor summer concerts as a way to build community through the unifying language of music. PRM concerts provide a gathering place for people of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life by featuring musical talent from Richmond, the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to producing a free summer concert series, the group is proud to help support year-round music through its sponsorship of the Point Richmond Acoustic and Point Richmond Jazz series, which run October through May at the First United Methodist Church, and to foster the development of the next generation of musicians through contributions to Washington Elementary School’s music program. Sixteen years of this collaborative effort have relied on donations of time and money from volunteers and local businesses and organizations.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors to-date: City of Richmond, Gateway Foundation, Red Oak Opportunity Foundation, Bridge Storage and Artspace, Sims Metal, Point Richmond Tech Centers 1 & 2, Republic Services, Richmond Development Company, Point Richmond Neighborhood Council, Mechanics Bank, Bay Marine Boatworks, MSH Group, California Delicious, M.A. Hays Co., BayView Realty, Atchison Village Credit Union, and Curbside Kitchen. Featuring Richmond-made craft beer from sponsors-in-kind Lagunitas Brewing Company and Benoit Casper Brewing. A special thank you to sponsor-in-kind Kim Paternoster of WickedCode for designing and maintaining our website, and to Kelly Nicolaisen and Jacinto Castillo of the Mom and Pop Art Shop for designing our poster, t-shirts and banner.
For more information, please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org and www.facebook.com/ptrichmondmusic.
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