Fri. 5/15, 8pm, $15: Concert!**
The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th St., 90007
**pre-sale tix available here
A Los Angeles based singer/writer of eclectic roots-inspired songs, Shaun uses his guitar, banjo, and voice to weave tales of intrigue and epics of sorrow. Stories marked by death, revenge, gluttony, and The Hereafter abound with the occasional nod to the softer sex (by way of love song, although… someone usually dies in those too).
Tom Sauber is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who is teaching traditional Southern fiddle. In the 45 years that Tom has devoted to playing traditional music, he has performed with extraordinary musicians in old-time, bluegrass and Cajun music. He is particularly known for his long-time partnerships with Oklahoma fiddler Earl Collins and North Carolina banjo picker Eddie Lowe. He holds a masters degree in folklore and is a performer and teacher in demand at major traditional music festivals and workshops across the country and internationally.
Although their name may be dark, Black Crown Stringband is a colorful group of musical compatriots coming from both worlds of Bluegrass as well as Old-Time music and meeting somewhere in the middle. The group, originally named The Pilot Lighters, first appeared at the 2008 Berkeley Old-Time Convention String Band Contest, where they won first place. Their musical menu consists of fiddle driven old-time numbers, twisted up bluegrass standards and plain old straight ahead mountain music. Look for them wherever true Americana is allowed.