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
Robin Flower and Libby McLaren
Robin Flower and Libby McLaren have been exciting Freight audiences since 1987. Playing rock-solid celtic music, they make it sound brand new. Adding dazzlingly original tunes and songs, Robin (fiddle, guitar, mandolin, singing) and Libby (piano, accordion, singing) have a musical intimacy that is extraordinary, moving from the powerful to the sublime. Their recordings include Angel of Change (with Nancy Vogl), 30 Second Kiss, Steelhead in the Riffles, Twenty Years·Twenty Rivers, and One Plus One.

For this special engagement on International Women's Day, they will be joined by:



· Danny Carnahan (from Wake the Dead)

· Mary Ford

· She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named





Robin Flower
Turning 70 this year, Robin has performed at the Freight for 40 years! She first played at the Freight in 1979, with the release of her first album, More Than Friends. She recorded Green Sneakers, 1st Dibs, and Babies with Glasses while touring constantly, performing at major folk and women's music festivals and venues across the US and Canada. During this time she was awarded Best New Talent from Frets Magazine and a California Arts Council Touring Grant. As well as performing with Libby, she has played in the Woody Guthrie All-star Band in the beloved play, Woody Guthrie's American Song by Peter Glaser.



Libby McLaren
Libby, a Berkeley native, performed with the popular band, Night Flyte, before moving to New York City where she established herself as a sought-after back-up singer. She joined The Roches, the acclaimed sister act, in 1983. Playing keyboard and singing, she toured and recorded with them for 5 years, which included playing on the Dick Cavett Show, the Late Show, and the Tonight Show. Moving back to the Bay Area, as well as playing with Robin, she toured and recorded with the legendary Ronnie Gilbert, singing, playing piano, and co-writing the song "Mother Jones" for Ronnie's play of the same name.
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!



With Ari Gorman - bass
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".