Don Arbor

multi-talented and socially conscious singer-songwriter

Don Arbor

Susan Anders

Thursday, June 28th

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

$16 ADV / $20 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Don Arbor
Don Arbor
Don Arbor is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and award-winning video artist, with a knack for timely subjects and catchy tunes. "Everyone Comes from Somewhere" by Don Arbor, is a welcome song for present-day Dreamers and the immigrants of the past, including Don's own ancestors. In a recent LA Progressive interview, "Everyone" was hailed as An Anthem From the Sanctuary State. It garnered over 16,000 views in the 6 weeks since its February 2018 release. “Everyone Comes from Somewhere” has already garnered Gold Awards for Original Song and Music Video from the International Independent Film Festival, and an Award if Recognition from the Best Shorts Competition.

Don's songs have been compared to such varied performers as Glenn Frey, George Harrison, Steely Dan, and even Green Day. In 2017, Don's single, "It Should Have Been Me," was inspired by hearing about a great trip his wife, Jill, had taken many years ago, with an ex-boyfriend. It's a catchy, upbeat take on the common theme of living in the present with the one you love. "It Should Have Been Me" climbed steadily to #11 on the FMQB charts by early March.

Don's CD, "Salam Pax (Peace)," was praised for Don's "softly dramatic and honey warm vocals... Throughout it all, Arbor's vocals seduce and evoke a myriad of emotions." http://twangtownreviews.com/2008/07/24/don-arbors-softly-dramatic-and-honey-warm-voice-recalls-don-mclean/ The "Salam Pax (Peace)" video won the award for Best Music Video at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival.
Susan Anders
Susan Anders
"A soulful, commanding voice." the New Yorker


"Digs in and won't let you go." Midwest Record


Susan Anders returns to her hometown Berkeley for a special performance at the Freight featuring what Dirty Linen has called her “Music for adults: smart, witty, and insightful, all brought to life by Susan's expressive voice.” Susan will perform songs from her most recent album Loop de Loop as well as some older faves. She’ll also debut some new songs from her next album, written in the voices of famous people from American history. Singer-songwriters Tom Manche and Renee Hayes join Susan on guitar and backing vocals, and Tom will start the set with a couple of his wickedly funny songs.

Susan (née Susan Streitwieser) soaked up Beatles, Motown, and Simon & Garfunkel while growing up in Berkeley. After collecting degrees from UC Santa Cruz and SF State she got herself into a bunch of weird and cool musical situations. Among the weird: delivering singing telegrams wearing a table around her waist, and teaching doo-wop versions of Beatles songs to Buddhist monks. Among the cool: stints in a cappella, rock, jazz and Motown bands that played throughout northern California. Susan spent the 1980s fronting her band Slantstep in the Bay Area. After moving to Los Angeles in 1990 and meeting her future husband Tom Manche, they toured and recorded with her acoustic folk-pop band Susan’s Room for the rest of the decade.

Susan and Tom moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2002, where she recorded two solo albums, Release (2005), and Swimmer (2010). For her newest album Loop de Loop Anders followed her love of harmonies and added multiple textured vocals to her Americana arrangements.

Susan's songs have been recorded by numerous country, soul, and Americana artists including the Four Bitchin' Babes, The Irrationals, Jordan Carter, and The Viper Creek Band.

Susan is also is also a vocal coach who has worked with thousands of singers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Nashville, including Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum), Dierks Bentley, Joey Heatherton, Chase Bryant, Josh Gracin, Jerry Douglas, Rose MacGowan, and L7. Her instructional releases include The No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout, Singing with Style, Harmony Singing By Ear, and her app Sing Harmonies.


“This excellent songwriter takes Nyro's pop-soul sound and adds lyrical precision and a tougher, more humorous delivery.” New Times