NorCal Fire Relief Fundraiser w/ John Craigie & Paige Clem

NorCal Fire Relief Fundraiser w/ John Craigie & Paige Clem

Paige Clem

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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


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This event is all ages

“It’s always hard to be away from California. But it’s especially challenging when my home state goes through a disaster. The Sonoma County Fires effected many of my friends and partners in the musical community. That is why we are changing my Sweetwater Music Hall show on November 12th to a benefit for the NorCal Fire Relief. Funds will go to the High Sierra Foundation Fire Fund with proceeds divided equally between the Redwood Empire Food Bank and Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief. All your help is appreciated." ~ John Craigie

John Craigie
John Craigie
“…the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge.” – The Stranger

“The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number “Virgin Guitar,” which displays Craigie’s talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics.” – The Portland Tribune

“Craigie’s latest, “I Am California,” is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov.” – Impose Magazine

“You can be sure I’ll be on the lookout for anything he does from now on.” - No Depression

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It’s no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage.

The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Jack Johnson, Todd Snider, Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov’s farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie’s true home is on the road, and just like that he’s on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen.

He’ll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie’s true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.
Paige Clem
Paige Clem
Perhaps it’s the combination of her insatiable musical curiosity and her formative years spent growing up in the South, but Paige Clem’s arrestingly direct lyrics and velvety, unaffected vocals exude that most elusive of musical qualities — Soul. With a natural gift for connecting with an audience, her roots-infused music is melodic and warm, yet packs a punch with tales of loss and love. Described by Jambase as a "charismatic and affable singer-songwriter...with a sultry, Jewel-reminiscent vocal quality," her folk-soul-with-a-dash-of-sass sound draws on threads of blues and Americana with an honest and often clever accessibility that offers listeners a refreshing departure from the formulaic nature of so much indie rock these days.

San Francisco-based, Paige performs her original material as a solo artist and in Paige & The Clementines—an Americana music project that gathers a cast of talented players with Paige's soulful songwriting prowess. When not performing her original material, Paige can be found singing as a member of the popular Grateful Dead tribute band, The Eleven, Bob Dylan and Neil Young tribute, Shakey Zimmerman, the retro/soul tribute, Paige & The Rage, and frequently lending supporting vocals to various Bay Area acts and showcases. She has shared the stage with countless bands and artists including members of Dead and Co., Further, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, ALO, Fruition, Anders Osborne, RatDog, Achilles Wheel, Eric McFadden, Scott Pemberton, Tea Leaf Green, New Monsoon, Moonalice, Tracorum, Front Country, Midnight North, Dead Winter Carpenters, Shook Twins, Doobie Decibel System, and has performed with Melissa Ethridge, moe., Joe Craven, Steve Poltz, The Brother's Comatose, Jerry Hannan, James Nash, Mark Karan, Pat Nevins, Victoria George, Essence, Sweet Blossom, Dredgetown, Sycamore Slough String Band, American Jubilee, China Cats, Chum, The Dedicated Maniacs and more.

Paige has served multiple stints as songwriter-in-residency at The Bazaar Cafe and is the creator, curator and host of the popular "Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Tunes in the Round"—an ongoing monthly songwriters-in-the-round series held at Albany's Ivy Room. Her bluesy yet melodic approach to song has been shared from the stage at High Sierra Music Festival, DelFest, Hangtown Halloween Ball, Cuko Rakko Music Festival, ULUV Music Day and many of the Bay Area’s most popular haunts, including The Great American Music Hall, Terrapin Crossroads, Boom Boom Room, Freight & Salvage, Sweetwater Music Hall, Ashkenaz and more.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941