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Live Music Every Saturday

Ferry Taproom 7-9pm

June 2019
Jimbo Scott
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Venue: Ferry Taproom

Have you ever been walking down the street, and suddenly heard a voice that made you walk into a venue to see whose it was? That is Jimbo Scott’s voice - a bell, magnetic and the definition of a powerhouse.  Jimbo Scott was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Oakland, California. Steeped in traditions of folk, roots, country, bluegrass and rock, Jimbo songs are honest, soulful dedications to the world he sees and the world he wants to live in.  In his songs “The Parklands” and “Good and Kind”, Jimbo focuses on sharing his perspectives on relationships with nature and community. His keen sense of introspection makes his songs both revealing and relatable. When he is not playing under his own name, Jimbo plays as the newest member of the famous northern California band, Poor Man’s Whiskey. In 2019, Jimbo will be releasing a new full length album, recorded to tape at San Francisco’s famed Tiny Telephone Studios, release date TBA.


Jacques Ibula & Friends
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Venue: Ferry Taproom

Jacques plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, and reggae - beautiful melodies blended with searing messages that give voice to his passion for life and belief that “…we are defined by the inner striving of our hearts more than our outward struggles, as in between lays a story worth sharing.” Released in 2009, his first EP, “Zanzibar” is a true testament of the enduring and transformative forces of music in his own life’s journey in defining his voice and music. 


Basi Vibe
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 15, 2019
Venue: Ferry Taproom

Basi Vibe is an independent Neo-Soul / R&B artist that draws most of his inspiration from his culture-rich hometown, Sacramento.


Nathan Ignacio
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 22, 2019
Venue: Ferry Taproom

Nathan’s approach to delivering Music is different, its dancy, and its a sight to be seen. He has taken a year 100 year old tradition that is the one man band and made it his own. Nathan Ignacio is a one of a kind Artist out of the central valley; although his musical expertise, influence, and experiences stretch much farther. 


July 2019
The Sam Chase
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jul 13, 2019
Venue: Ferry Taproom

The Sam Chase hails from San Francisco, CA. Sam's performances range from hard rockin' drinking songs to sensitive ballads that tackle the inner workings of the human condition. He has released 3 albums with his band, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, and has performed at Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, High Sierra Music Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, and many clubs and theaters across the West Coast.


Matt Jaffe
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jul 20, 2019
Venue: Ferry Taproom

Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on countless open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started pursuing music more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record.

Since then, Matt has churned out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturated the market with gigs (opening for folks like Mavis Staples and Wilco), and co-written with the likes of Chuck Prophet and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's.

With his band, Matt has played stages across the country, including The Fillmore, The Troubadour, and Irving Plaza and has just released his third album of original material, “The Spirit Catches You”, another installment in his campaign to bring the Guitar Gospel back to the masses.

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August 2019
Nate Nathan
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Aug 31, 2019
Venue: Ferry Taproom

Nate Nathan is an artist who lives and creates music in the small town of Murphys CA. He grew up in a musical family where gospel and jazz were the driving forces. His original music explores rich vocal melodies and catchy hooks while being submerged in heavy experimental textures. His love for heavy grooves and pop styled choruses is apparent. The voice is the epicenter of the compositions. The exploration of dark and light can be heard through the waves of his music as well as the lyrical content. Synth and folklore find a happy medium in these creations.