A Benefit for Camp It Up

A Benefit for Camp It Up

Wednesday, November 16th

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

$30 Advance/$35 Door

Robin Flower & Libby McLaren
Robin Flower & Libby McLaren
With Special Guests:

From Wake the Dead, on guitar, fiddle and singing, Danny Carnahan!

From the Oakland Interfaith Choir, singer Mary Ford!

Plus surprise guest, She-Who-Cannot-Be-Named!


Robin Flower is a wildly creative musician. Her technical expertise on mandolin, guitar, and fiddle results in great romps through her own original instrumental compositions, songs and traditional fiddle music. Robin has been an innovator, moving convincingly through a myriad of styles resulting in music that is hauntingly beautiful as well as intellectually challenging.

In the fall of 1983, Libby joined the acclaimed sister act “The Roches”. Playing keyboards and singing a 4th harmony, she toured and recorded with them for 5 years. With The Roches, she appeared on The Tonight Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Late Show with Joan Rivers, as well as a myriad of radio shows across the US and Canada. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Libby toured with Ronnie Gilbert, from the renowned “Weavers” folk group of the 40’s and 50’s. She played piano and sang harmonies with Ronnie’s beautiful voice. They performed as a duo for many years, crisscrossing the US and Canada, singing and playing for audiences who were thrilled to be hearing the songs and stories of Ronnie Gilbert, their “Folk Hero.” 1986 found Libby moving back home to California where she met Robin Flower, her musical collaborator and life partner. They began a life long musical journey together that continues successfully and joyfully to this day.
Lisa Zeiler & Jennie Chabon
Lisa Zeiler & Jennie Chabon
Lisa Zeiler, co-founder of the beloved feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots, and Jennie Chabon, cantor for Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek, have been making music together for more than a decade, collaborating on three albums and countless live performances, and tonight they come to the Freight to share music that promises to open your heart and lift your spirits. Lisa’s masterful guitar work and Jennie’s stunning vocals create a transcendent sound that gets your body moving and leaves you breathless with delight.

Jennie grew up in Berkeley, sang in the San Francisco Girls Chorus, studied anthropology at Columbia University, and earned a Masters of Sacred Music and Investiture at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Lisa recorded four albums with Rebecca Riots, played sold-out shows around the country, and became a Freight favorite.

If you like your music beautiful, meaningful, and spiritually uplifting, get your tickets quickly because this show is bound to sell out!
Melanie DeMore
Melanie DeMore
Melanie DeMore : Vocal Activist - is one of the most outstanding vocal artists of today helping to preserve the African American Folk Tradition through song and Gullah  stick pounding.  She was the subject of a documentary called 'Stick and Pound which showcases this tradition.She has a career spanning 30 years dedicated to teaching, lecturing, mentoring, conducting, directing and inspiring children and adults about the power of song as social and political change. Melanie is a sought after presenter, conductor and soloist at national and international choral and music festivals, including Festival 500 in NewFoundland, Canada and Chorus America.

She is sought after as a song/ prayer facilitator, creating spontaneous choirs for The Trinity Institute, The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and the Powell Foundation as well as many varied spiritual and faith based organizations.She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, Master teaching artist for CalPerformances at UC Berkeley, a featured presenter for SpeakOut! the Institute for Social and Cultural Change and the Artistic Conductor of The Oakland Children’s Community Choir with Living Jazz.

She was a founding member of the Grammy nominated, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such varied artists as Odetta, Richey Havens, Pete Seeger, the Trinity Choir, MUSE Cincinatti Women's Chorus and many others.

Melanie DeMore is a singer/songwriter, composer ,conductor and vocal activist, who believes in the power of voices raised together.

She says:
'A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you".