Weekend Watcher: Beth Custer Ensemble at the Red Poppy Art House
The Beth Custer Ensemble will perform new songs written with Octavio Solis from three musical productions: the popular Ballad of Pancho & Lucy, Lethe, and the upcoming June in a Box. They’ll also be playing songs from their CD Respect as a Religion (voted one of the top 100 albums in WNYC's “Listener Poll”) and music from the Joe Goode Performance Group's Hometown.
The Beth Custer Ensemble is the crème de la crème of Bay Area musicians, including drummer Jan Jackson (who’s played with Grammy nominated Will Bernard’s ensembles for many years), guitarist David James (Sila, The Coup, Spearhead), iconic pianist Graham Connah, and bassist Mark Calderon (The Meters, Roots).
Beth is a founding member of the notorious silent film soundtrack purveyors the Club Foot Orchestra, techno-tribal ambient ensemble Trance Mission, the quintet of esteemed clarinetists Clarinet Thing, the trip-hop duo Eighty Mile Beach, and the Latin-jazz-rock influenced Doña Luz 30 Besos.
$12 suggested donation. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm. 2698 FOLSOM STREET SF, CA 94110
Here is a recent video: Beth Custer in conversation with Allison Lovejoy: