Rhonda Benin "Just Like A Woman"

Rhonda Benin "Just Like A Woman"

Maria Muldaur, Kim Nalley, Sandy Cressman, Niecey Robinson, The Lillian Armstrong Tribute Band, Tia Carroll, Lady Sunrise

Saturday, March 30th

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

$24 ADV / $28 DOOR (plus fees)

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  • We are SOLD OUT of advance tickets for this show.  There will be standing-room-only tickets available at the door beginning after 8pm, once the show has started.
  • FOOD @ THE FREIGHT: At this show we'll have burritos from El Burro Picante available for purchase.

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

Rhonda Benin
Rhonda Benin
“Benin’s got a coolly hip vocal, with a bit of hush and sugar and an undercurrent of big booming power. She can bend notes with a bass, talk serenade with a piano and steam the kettle from the drums." - Ran Pacifica Tribune



San Francisco Bay Area vocalist, Rhonda Benin has earned a reputation for not just a good voice but showmanship, magnetic stage personality, humor, and of course her great dancing. In the summer of 2012 Rhonda traveled to Hangzhou, China for a 3 month engagement at the JZ Jazz Club and was 2014 USA headliner for The Kigali Up Music Festival in Kigali, Rwanda. In addition to singing, Rhonda is producer and founder of the annual Women’s History Month show “Just Like A Woman” a tribute to Bay Area Women In Music. Benin is a 26 year member of The GRAMMY nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage. She appears on the CHC’s 7 Cd’s and has toured 30 countries performing and recording with legendary artists such as Taj Mahal, Wilson Pickett, Richie Havens, Odetta. Al Green, Keb Mo, Santana, Patti Austin, Janis Ian, Jackson Brown, Hugh Masekela & Sweet Honey In The Rock.
Maria Muldaur
Maria Muldaur
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit "Midnight at the Oasis," which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American roots music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early blues, bluegrass and Appalachian "old timey" music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s.

In the 39 years since "Midnight at the Oasis," Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American roots music, including gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and big band (not to mention several award-winning children's albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the blues, in recent years. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards.
Kim Nalley
Kim Nalley
"GOD, CAN THIS WOMAN SING! It's as if a vocalist from the great post-war blues and jazz combos had been transported to the end of the century." Blues Access Magazine

"Nalley is the best singer, any style, I have heard in years. Phil Elwood- San Francisco Examiner


Kim Nalley exudes the aura of a diva from a by-gone era. Vocally, she has pipes to burn packing a 3 1/2 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. She has been compared to all the greats, but in the end, it's Kim Nalley and no one else - an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality, effortlessly delivered, and a sense of humor to boot.
Sandy Cressman
Sandy Cressman
Once in a while, an artist is born with an inexplicable connection to a culture far from the artist’s origins. Such is the case with Sandy Cressman. Born in New York City of American parents, but with a Brazilian heart, Cressman began her recording career with the highly acclaimed vocal trio Pastiche, with whom she recorded three CDs, "That’s R&Bebop" (Pony/Canyon/Nova) "Remember That" (BluePrint), and "Pastiche"(Summit).

Sandy’s connection with Brazilian music was first sparked when she first heard the music of Ivan Lins while in college as a vocal jazz major San Jose State University. Sandy began exploring other Brazilian jazz musicians and began to study Portuguese.
Niecey Robinson
Niecey Robinson
The Lillian Armstrong Tribute Band
Tammy Hall - Musical Director
Ruth Davies - Bass
Ruth Price - Drums
Kristen Strom - Saxophone
Tia Carroll
Tia Carroll
Tia Carroll has her own unique star power that's evident in her new self-titled album. Don't pass on America's hot new sweet heart Tia Carroll. Name drops not required when the sound is this hot. International tours include Mexico, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lucerne Switzerland, Torino, Milan and Sienna Italy and Tallinn, Estonia leaving a great impression on the audiences there. Awards include, West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame Female Blues vocalist of the year 2007, Jus Blues Music Foundation’s Traditional Blues Woman Of The Year 2008, in Memphis, band leader of the year 2008 and R&B vocalist of the year 2011. In 2012 she wowed the judges and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Corporate Band competition and won best vocalist. Yes, you can find a photo of her with the Grove Valve Orchestra on the hallowed walls of the Hall Of Fame! Tia Carroll is carving a name for herself on the blues wall of fame.