The Fall Risk released its debut CD, “Volume No. 1,” in August, but is just now getting to celebrate at Ashkenaz because the Americana-rock-jam band’s leader, singer-guitarist Jeff Pehrson (a founder of Box Set), has been busy in recent months (and years) as a member of Furthur, the Grateful Dead members’ current group, and has just returned from that band’s summer tour. Tonight The Fall Risk is at full strength with seven members on a couple of dozen instruments. They play Pehrson’s songs, some from the new CD, Box Set oldies, a Dead-oriented tune or two, and anything else appropriate for the moment, usually from the classic rock grab bag but done Fall Risk style. Previous concerts have dipped into such fare as “Deep Elem Blues,” “Terrapin,” and “Hey Jude.” Along with Pehrson, The Fall Risk is keyboardist-singer Matt Twain, drummer Mark Abbott (both from Box Set), guitarist and slide guitarist Rich Goldstein, organist-accordionist and pedal steel player Sammy Johnston, lead guitarist Phil Savell, and bassist Mike Sugar.
When & Where
Ashkenaz is the East Bay's home to world music & dance... established 1973; nonprofit since 1997. We are always all ages! Kids 12 & under are admitted free unless otherwise noted.
All of our online ticket sales are will call. We will have a list of ticket buyers at the door; you do not need to bring a printout of your ticket/order confirmation.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime, or 30 minutes before the dance lesson if there is one, unless otherwise noted.
Ashkenaz's Café opens when doors open and offers beer (draft and bottled), wine, kombucha, juices, sodas, coffee and tea, and snacks and light meals (all vegetarian, mostly organic).