Steve Meckfessel, Don Arbor w/ special guest Barbara Higbie

Steve Meckfessel, Don Arbor w/ special guest Barbara Higbie

A benefit for the Freight & Salvage

Sunday, May 3rd

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

$20 adv / $22 door

Steve Meckfessel
Steve Meckfessel
Steve Meckfessel’s solo opening set for Robert Earl Keen blew away a packed house in January and he’s returning for a show of his own. He’ll be previewing his long-awaited CD release, Love Will Rise, joined by some of his favorite local collaborators.
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.