Robin Flower & Libby McLaren


Robin Flower & Libby McLaren

Opening Act: Nancy Vogl with Suzanne Shanbaum

Saturday, November 17th

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

$20 ADV / $24 DOOR (plus fees)

Off Sale

  • CANCELLED: Due to air quality concerns, the Freight & Salvage will be closed on Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17 and all events have been cancelled. All ticketholders for the Robin Flower & Libby McLaren show will be refunded, and we hope to schedule a new date as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

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.
Opening Act: Nancy Vogl with Suzanne Shanbaum
Opening Act: Nancy Vogl with Suzanne Shanbaum
Nancy and Suzanne were founding members of the Berkeley Women's Music Collective in 1973. Nancy continued on as a solo artist, and in tours with Robin Flower and Holly Near. Her new, third solo album will be available at the show, as she's returned to performing after years of work as a youth development professional in Sonoma County. She's thrilled to open for Robin and Libby.