The Crooked Jades - Benefit For North Bay Fire Relief

The Crooked Jades - Benefit For North Bay Fire Relief

Rainy Eyes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

$17 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

This event is all ages

The Crooked Jades
The Crooked Jades
The Crooked Jades in concert


previewing new music for upcoming release
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley

The Crooked Jades, called the finest string band in America by The Boston Herald, will be live in concert, previewing new music that they are currently recording for an upcoming release. Their music explores the roots of Americana, mixed with diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. The show is on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Marin County’s beloved Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. Since the announcement of the concert, the catastrophic fires in our region have made a deadly and destructive impact, and the band is motivated to create a positive influence. The Crooked Jades leader Jeff Kazor states, "I'm sure we've all been touched by the devastating fires that have destroyed nearly 7,000 homes and have taken 40 lives. Our hearts go out to those affected by the North Bay fires. The Crooked Jades want to help any way we can, and we would very much like to re-direct the intention of the November 16 event to be a Fire Relief Benefit Concert. All proceeds from the event will be donated to North Bay Fire Relief: and Rebuild Sonoma Fund: Rainy Eyes will open the show. We promise a wonderful evening of music and hopefully some healing power in the face of this overwhelming tragedy.”

About the Band: For the last 20 years The Crooked Jades have traveled countless miles across 4 continents, 10 countries, and as many festivals to bring you 8 critically acclaimed albums including Worlds On Fire (chosen by Sean Penn for the soundtrack of Oscar­-nominated film Into The Wild) and Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait – the soundtrack to the award­-winning PBS documentary of the same name, two albums co-produced by alt-country’s Richard Buckner and was a featured artist on KQED arts program SPARK. Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, inspired arrangements and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with Kazor’s vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre-­radio music. With this old ­time foundation, the band has created a unique sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. Filtering these old-world sounds with universal and ancient themes through a post-9/11 lens, they seek to make sense of the future, reaffirming the importance of connecting to our roots in a time of intense digital connection. Writes Bluegrass Unlimited, “Chords in unexpected places, out of this world harmonies, and some of the most powerfully-arranged material I’ve ever encountered.”

A collective of West and East Coast pickers with equal parts attitude and respect, always led by Kazor, the band performs with a thrilling energy that has audiences on their feet dancing and critics comparing them to everyone from The New Lost City Ramblers and The Pogues to Gillian Welch, Nick Cave and Tom Waits.

The current lineup of the Crooked Jades: Jeff Kazor (vocals/guitar/ukulele), Lisa Berman (vocals/slide guitar/banjo/harmonium), Erik Pearson (vocals/banjos/ukulele/harmonium/ slide guitar), and Emily Mann (vocals/fiddle) with Megan Adie (vocals/bass).
Rainy Eyes
Rainy Eyes
Rainy Eyes - Soulful & undisguised, folk, rock, Americana

Rainy Eyes (Irena Eide) is a Norwegian-born Americana singer-songwriter. For the past decade she has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area; writing music, performing and touring throughout the US. Both solo and with a band, her performances have a spellbinding, inspiring effect and a soulful, heartfelt and timeless sound with tight-knit harmonies, melodious solos and thoughtful songwriting.
Rainy Eyes has opened for bands like Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Peter Rowan, Jackie Greene, Jon Cleary, Hubby Jenkins and played prominent stages and events like Sweetwater Music Hall, Henry Miller Library, Ashkenaz, Far West Fest, SXSW, Sonoma Mountain Music Festival, UC Berkeley Redwood Summer Concert Series and more.

Rainy Eyes also won "best song of the month" at the Freight and Salvage West Coast Songwriters competition in April 2015 for her song "Moon In The Mirror", and has co-written two songs with grammy-award winning Peter Rowan. These songs will be featured on the upcoming solo debut album.

Her debut album, Moon In The Mirror, is produced by Eli West (Cahalen Morrison and Eli West) who plays banjo, guitar and sings harmonies, and features Amy Scher on fiddle and harmonies, Irena Eide on guitar and lead vocals and Peter Rowan on harmonies, as well as Danny Vitali on bass.

More info, photos and videos can be found at
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941