For the Love of Pete: A Celebration of Pete Seeger's Birthday with Musical Director Tammy Hall featuring Vicki Randle, Gina Breedlove, Miko Marks, and more.

For the Love of Pete: A Celebration of Pete Seeger's Birthday with Musical Director Tammy Hall featuring Vicki Randle, Gina Breedlove, Miko Marks, and more.

Tammy Hall, Vicki Randle, Miko Marks, Emma's Revolution, Brancie McKenzie, Lucinda Belle, Alex De Grassi, Jan Martinelli, David Rokeach, Michaelle Goerlitz, gina Breedlove

Friday, May 3rd

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

$40 ADV / $44 DOOR (plus fees)

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

Tammy Hall
Tammy Hall
"A musician who has much to offer in the way of originality, fine technique and a rich, emotional quality that is evident on everything she does. Her playing is warm and persuasive and a listener's delight." - Marian McPartland, Piano Jazz

A frequent and favorite player here at the Freight, Tammy Hall has with worked award-winning cabaret singer and actress, Connie Champagne, the Supreme Mary Wilson, chanteuse and actress Debbie De Coudreaux, The Montclair Women’s Big Band, Houston Person, the late David ‘Fathead Newman’, jazz violinists Regina Carter, Jeremy Cohen, Mads Tolling, orchestra leader and bassist Marcus Shelby, guitarist Terrence Brewer, vocalists Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Pamela Rose, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, Holly Near, Lynne Asher, Melba Moore, Miki Howard, Rhonda Benin, Darlene Love, Lady Mem’fis, Veronica Klaus, Diane Witherspoon, Queen Esther Marrow, Ernestine Anderson, Derek Lassiter, Frankye Kelley, Nicolas Bearde, Kenny Washington, Lisa Ferraro Erika Luckett, Karen Drucker and the late Etta Jones. She has traveled and performed extensively in Japan, Europe and Mexico, including a 30-city tour with Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Other venues and festivals of note include Kennedy Center (Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival), Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Sala Filharmonica (Trento, ITALY), Herbst Theatre, Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, SFJazz Center, Yoshi's Oakland and San Francisco and Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz, CA.

Photo: Irene Young
Vicki Randle
Vicki Randle
San Francisco native Vicki Randle has worked with such diverse artists as Aretha Franklin and Kenny Loggins, Celine Dion and Dr. John, Mickey Hart and Lionel Ritchie. She was the percussionist and lead singer for the acclaimed Tonight Show Band led by Kevin Eubanks for more than 14 years.
Miko Marks
Miko Marks
Once named one of "Nashville's Hottest New Country Stars" by
People Magazine, then dubbed, “The Storyteller… An Artist Breaking the Sound Barriers” by Ebony Magazine, Miko Marks has unquestionably blazed an unprecedented trail in Country Music. As an all-star performer and songwriter with an unadulterated sound, Miko’s Legacy includes reaping multiple national awards such as, “Best New Country Artist”, from New Music Weekly. Her debut album “Freeway Bound” was named, “Country Album of the Year” at The Independent Music Awards. In recent past, she’s performed for U.S President Jimmy Carter and several heads of state, has graced Monday Night Football, Major League Baseball, been a featured guest on BET’s, The Mo’Nique Show, and annually toured the nation with The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. Presently Miko continues to perform, write, record, and most importantly…EVOLVE. With her spirited talent, and far reaching musical influences Miko Marks dreams and works today towards a world where music has no borders, boundaries, or barriers.

EVOLUTION IS NOW!
Emma's Revolution
Emma's Revolution
Smart, funny and informative--like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars. Emma's Revolution is the duo of Washington-DC-based, award-winning activist songwriters and musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. A motivating force in concerts and demonstrations, Emma's Revolution's songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. The duo's awards include Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and, for two years in a row, the Washington Area Music Association's Fan Favorite Award. Emma's Revolution's songs have been an integral part of justice movements for 30 years and the duo tours 200 days a year, bringing their uprising of truth, hope and a dash of irreverence to thousands of events across the US and abroad.

Pete Seeger was a friend and mentor to Emma's Revolution, and especially to Pat. In an NPR "All Things Considered" feature on Pat's song,"Swimming to the Other Side," Pete said, "The powers that be can control the media, but it's hard to stop a good song . . . Pat's songs will be sung well into the 22nd century." Pat was with the Seeger family and a small group of friends when Pete passed, singing him home to Toshi. Emma's Revolution later wrote their song Sing People Sing in tribute to Pete. It is an honor--and a powerful responsibility--to be part of the many who will carry on Pete and Toshi's work for peace and justice through music.
Lucinda Belle
Lucinda Belle
UK harpist, singer, songwriter, based in London
Alex De Grassi
Alex De Grassi
Alex de Grassi (born February 13, 1952, in Yokosuka, Japan) is a Grammy Award nominated American fingerstyle guitarist. de Grassi came from a musical family. His grandfather was a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. His cousin, William Ackerman, founded Windham Hill Records and signed de Grassi to his label. de Grassi's first album "Turning: Turning Back", an instrumental collection of solo guitar pieces, was released by Windham Hill in 1978. His next album, "Slow Circle" (1979) was his last for Windham Hill to exclusively feature solo guitar work. As the label shifted away from folk into a more new age sound de Grassi was joined by an ensemble of Windham Hill artists on subsequent albums.

For his fifth album, "Altiplano" (1987), released by RCA Novus rather than Windham Hill, de Grassi turned to more of a jazz sound. After one more new age album he began mixing in world music influences, particularly South American music, on his album "The World's Getting Loud" (1993), his last release for Windham Hill. He reprised the South American theme on "Tata Monk" (2000). de Grassi was nominated for a Grammy Award for his 1998 album "The Water Garden."
Jan Martinelli
Jan Martinelli
A native San Franciscan, Jan Martinelli (bass) has toured and performed with dozens of bands and artists at major festivals, performance halls and clubs throughout the country. Known for her stylistic range from Latin, Jazz and Funk to Blues and Folk, her soulful approach to the bass can be heard on more than thirty CDs and albums. Jan was an original member of the Bay Area’s popular Wild Mango, a seven-piece World Jazz ensemble. She appeared on the cover of Southwest’s inflight magazine Spirit, in a feature article Women & Jazz, and has played major jazz festivals such as Aspen, Barbados, Monterey, San Francisco and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Jan is currently a member of several Bay Area bands has been touring with Holly Near since 2012.
David Rokeach
David Rokeach
American jazz drummer, based in San Francisco, California, USA.
Michaelle Goerlitz
Percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz moved to San Francisco in 1980, co-founded two renowned Bay Area bands, the Blazing Redheads and Wild Mango, and has played, recorded, and toured with such artists as Wayne Wallace, Tret Fure, Blame Sally, Holly Near, and Jennifer Berezan.
gina Breedlove
gina Breedlove
Folksoul is what gina Breedlove calls her signature sound. Think of classic rhythm and blues spiced with a big dash of folk and gospel. gina began her career at age 15 singing backup for Phyllis Hyman, toured as a featured vocalist with Harry Belafonte, and has since worked with such artists as Omar, Ani DiFranco, Sekou Sundiata, Craig Harris, Toshi Reagon, and Lizz Wright. She also originated the role of Sarabi in The Lion King on Broadway. The website Blues and Soul called her album Open Heart “a celebration of womanhood” and “a courageous stand.” gina is a creative force, tender and vulnerable, dynamic and full of power.