Working Girl Blues: American Roots Songs from the Female Perspective
- Ashkenaz, Berkeley CA
The Freestone Peaches emulate the feel, excitement, and energy of the Allman Brothers Band during the Duane Allman and Berry Oakley era (1969-1971). They are even more specific, tonight performing the Allmans’ “Holy Grail” show, the night they closed the Fillmore East (June 26, 1971). The songs you know, from “Statesboro Blues” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” to “One Way Out” and “Whipping Post,” and while the band faithfully recreates that Allmans sound down to duo drummers and two guitarists, the Freestone Peaches also add their own spins and solos along the way. Filled with jam band, blues band, and Allman Brother enthusiasts, the Freestone Peaches are Ron Tomasello on lead/slide guitar (Duane Allman), Jeff Faust on bass (Berry Oakley), Chris Zanardi on lead guitar (Dickey Betts), Mark Corsolini on drums (Butch Trucks), Mo Sardella on drums (Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson), Jefferson Bergey on vocals (Gregg Allman), and Russel Kreitman on B3/keyboards (Gregg Allman).
Singer and guitarist Pat Nevins has played Ashkenaz in myriad settings, from Workingman’s Ed to Ghosts of Electricity, as well as joining the various community benefit shows that have paid tribute to greats from Bob Dylan to Neil Young and Jerry Garcia. Tonight, with an acoustic band of friends, he sings and plays a mix of original songs and others by the Grateful Dead, Dylan, and Young. Nevins also plays solo shows throughout Northern California and has a CD available titled “Shakey Zimmerman,” which alternates Dylan and Young songs, including the unreleased Neil Young song “Everybody’s Alone.”
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.
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