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SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
A Favorite from the Archives - Show 1079

Get your tickets now for our shows live from the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on September 20 & 27!

This week, Sedge takes us back to August 12th 2006 from the Point Arena Theater in bucolic downtown Point Arena, on the MENDOCINO COAST CA, when we welcomed:

CAROLYN COOKE, short story writer and humorist.

JASON ROBERTS , whose account of how a blind man, James Holman, became history's greatest traveler - I see better with my feet -, A Sense of the World, takes us on extraordinary sea voyages. 

THE REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, members Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor of the rollicking troupe who make Bill's plays brief and comic, even the tragedies....

LESLIE DAHLOFF, Mayor of Point Arena, MITCH MCFARLAND, Harbormaster, STEVE OLIFF, Point Arena Historian

SITA MILCHEV, Soprano, accompanied by DON KRIEGER


LINDSEY SMITH Mendocino coast resident and California High School Poet Laureate in 2005

MIKE GREENSILL, the north coast gets to see his playing first hand, and second hand, too....


Meklit's new video We Are Alive - WCL Exclusive Premier

We are proud to present the exclusive premier of Meklit's new video We Are Alive. The Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer and her band will join West Coast Live at the Freight & Salvage on September 27th. Check out her new video here, directed by Kevin Gordon at Sub64 Films:


A Favorite from the Archives - Show 1078

A favorite from the archives. Get your tickets now for our shows live from the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on September 20 & 27. Great guests including Eric Schlosser, Malcolm Margolin, A. Scott Berg, Kristin Newman, Elvin Bishop, Catie Curtis, Meklit, Karl & Carl, founders of Berkeleyside and more!

From from April 17, 2004 at The 12 Galaxies, Sedge welcomed:

ROGER McGUINN, lead singer and lead guitarist of The Byrds, here with his jingle-jangle 12-string guitar.

SURF COASTERS, the Japanese surf band, started by Shigeo Naka, whom Dick Dale refers to as "Prince of the Surf Guitar"

DAVID SANGER & JOHN HART, authors, San Francisco Bay a journey back through the bay's history, introducing its native cultures, describing its ecology, and tracing its urban and industrial development.

LEO KOTTKE, acclaimed guitarist known for a fingerpicking style full of syncopated, polyphonic melodies. (January 2004)

RUTH OZEKI, Canadian-American novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest.

And a bit of new material from our friends MISNER & SMITH, performing tonight at the Freight & Salvage (September 2014).


AUGUST 30, 2014
Live from the Freight & Salvage - Show 1077

Live from the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse at 2020 Addison St in downtown Berkeley, Sedge welcomes:



author of such bestselling novels as The Joy Luck Club and now The Valley of Amazement, both dealing with powerful mother-daughter relationships partially set in China.



urban farmer and memoirist with Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Though the Wild, in which she tries to make sense of her father's life and disappearance while becoming a parent herself.



naturalist from the Point Reyes Observatory brings us her observations of fall phenomena looming into our latitudes.



a hip hop orchestra led by composer JooWan Kim, featuring a 7-piece chamber orchestra, 2 MCs and an opera singer. Here celebrating the release of their new self-titled album.



bring us the folky goodness from Seven Hour Storm, an album of vivid, poetic songwriting, and some of the finest harmony singing around.

The Lively


Bay Area composer who we're lucky to call our house pianist.
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