Bread & Roses Fall Benefit featuring Matthew Curry, Jimmy Dillon, and Birdseed

Bread & Roses Fall Benefit featuring Matthew Curry, Jimmy Dillon, and Birdseed

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Limited tickets available at the door, $54-$129

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

6:00 - 7:30 VIP & Sponsors Reception
7:30 Doors General Admission
8:00 - 8:30 - Birdseed
8:45 - 9:30 - Jimmy Dillon and his band
9:30 - 9:45 - auction
9:45 - 10:30 - Matthew Curry

Bread and Roses
Bread and Roses
Bread & Roses Presents is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Our performances:

enrich the soul and promote wellness through the healing power of the performing arts;
create a sense of community for our professional performers, in a non-commercial setting in which they can donate their talents to inspire and be inspired;
provide an opportunity for non-performing volunteers to contribute a variety of skills and resources that support our humanitarian services and increase the impact of donor contributions.
In carrying out this mission, Bread & Roses Presents seeks to create a social awareness of people who are isolated from society, and to encourage the development of similar organizations in other communities.
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
As much as Matthew Curry is invested in summoning the spirit of the blues — a commitment that’s in full display on the pair of smokin’ hot albums he’s released to date, 2011’s barn-burning If I Don’t Got You and 2013’s hard-charging testifier Electric Religion — the 19-year-old guitar slinger and soulful singer from Bloomington, Illinois likes to take a much broader view of his style. “If somebody came up and asked me what I would call my music, I don’t think I would say ‘the blues,’” he admits. “And I don’t think I would say ‘rock and roll,’ either. I would actually say, ‘good music.’ Blues is my first love, but I also love ’60s rock like Cream, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. I’m also into things like Southern rock, Chet Atkins, and Roy Clark. All of those artists are complete musicians. They write great songs, and they sing great too. They’re just incredible.”

Curry’s roots certainly run muddy-waters deep, something that’s not been lost on the guitar legends he’s had the honor of sharing the stage with over the past few years. “Matthew Curry is a phenomenal guitar player,” marvels Peter Frampton. “A highlight from my tour last year was jamming with him. He’s the next guitar hero!” Echoing that sentiment is Steve Miller, whom Curry both opened for and joined onstage during an exhilarating nine-date run in Canada in 2014 — and will again be his opening act for a slew of dates starting in May. Miller declares that Curry is a “wonderful guitar player [and] great songwriter in the Stevie Ray Vaughan area of virtuosity and originality.” Besides continuing on with the Steve Miller Band, Curry will also be opening for The Doobie Brothers and Don Felder. “I’m absolutely thrilled,” Curry says of supporting these and other heavy hitters. “We have so much fun out there and I really, really enjoy it. I grew up listening to those guys, so to be out on the road with people like Don Felder, The Doobie Brothers, and the Steve Miller Band is quite an honor.”
Birdseed
Birdseed
BIRDSEED consists of Kerry Landreth (vocals), Jamie Goodyear (vocals, guitar, keyboards, vocoder, bongos), Mason Morfit (guitar), Scott Bell (drums), Brian Hetherington (keyboards), Peter Landreth (saxophone) and Lane Murchison (bass). Mason Morfit, Scott Bell, and original bassist George Bolton formed the band with a limited repertoire of rock covers and no lead vocalist, yet despite this were booked into headlining role at the Battle of the Dad Bands 2012 at San Francisco's legendary Bimbo's 365 Club. In a panic, they recruited Kerry Landreth as lead singer, which proved to be a turning point for the group. BIRDSEED began to build a loyal fan base attracted to Landreth's star power and the band's raw sound.

Bird Records is proud to present the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, a 10” limited edition vinyl and digital release from BIRDSEED, an American rock band formed in 2012 that has been attracting large numbers of Gen X and Gen Y fans with their classic Fleetwood Mac-meets-Wilco sound. This new release will be available worldwide online and in stores August 4, 2017, and features some amazing players and solid, compelling songs that are the manifestation of many hours of hard work and drive. With an interesting backstory of ordinary moms and dads chasing a teenage dream, BIRDSEED was formed while their children were studying together at the Bird School of Music in San Francisco, CA. Their songs address adult angst, lost loves, perseverance through pain, and the transcendent power of music.
Jimmy Dillon
Jimmy Dillon
In his long and stellar career as an A-list sideman, guitarist Jimmy Dillon has toured the world with the late,great Clarence Clemons and shared stages with Sting, Springsteen, Dylan and Santana. Now Mill Valley's own guitar hero steps into the spotlight to celebrate the silver anniversary of "Bad and Blue," the critically-acclaimed solo album he unveiled at Sweetwater 25 years ago. Bonnie Raitt once called him "a bad ass guitar player." Anyone care to argue? (Paul Liberatore -Marin IJ )

The band features:
Jimmy Dillon - Guitar & Vocals
Robert Powell - Pedal Steel/Guitar & Vocals
Eric McCann - Bass
Kirk Snedeker - Drums
Dallis Craft - Vocals & Keys
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/