Eve Decker

Eve Decker

Saturday, September 26th

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

$21 adv / $23 door

Eve Decker
Eve Decker
“Eve Decker has a great big heart, writes a wise and witty lyric, and has a voice that carries with it our deepest longings and fulfillment,” said renowned Buddhist and news hound Wes “Scoop” Nitzker. In the words of KALW host Kevin Vance, she plays “a kind of music that makes the world a better place.” Eve is an accomplished teacher of the dharma (thumbnail definition: the spiritual practice of Buddhism) and also an accomplished musician – she co-founded the feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots in 1993, recording four albums and playing sold-out shows around the country as well as here at the Freight.

She wrote her first song at the age of eight – “Oh, Mother Nature” – and as a teenager performed on a popular song celebrating her hometown, “Mill Valley.” In college, she sang in the UC Berkeley Jazz Choir; after graduation, she worked as a guitar-playing pre-school teacher and became the musical director at Camp It Up! During her time with Rebecca Riots (named “Best Band with a Conscience” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian), she developed her Buddhist practice and became seriously involved with the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. The result has been called “dharma folk” – “My deepest intentions are to ease suffering and offer joy,” Eve says. “The two most wonderful things I have found in my life, that have eased my own suffering and brought me joy, are music and Buddhist teachings. So, I have dedicated my life to sharing both.”