Live music has returned to the Ferry Taproom every Saturday! Check out the upcoming schedule below, and join us for great brews, food, and a variety of great acts.
May 21 | 7-9pm: Conjunto Guarajuba
Conjunto Guarajuba plays Brazilian Popular Music (MPB). A genre that defies easy categorization that emerged in the 60s and 70s. What characterizes MPB in the most general sense, is an originality of composition that may diversify samba, the traditions of northeastern Brazil, Afro-Bahian folklore, and international styles. The prime singer-songwriters of MPB are Chico Buarque, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento and Jorge Ben.
May 28 | 6:30-8:30pm: Azucarada
Azucarada is a Bay Area son jarocho duo. Son jarocho is a genre of music from the south of Veracruz, Mexico with indigenous, spanish, african and arabic influences which combines elements of call and response singing, improvisation, percussive dancing and community participation. Mónica María Fimbrez and Cassandra Millspaugh, both vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, have decades of experience studying and sharing their love for son jarocho both here in the U.S. and in Mexico.
June 04 | 6:30-8:30pm: Matt Jaffe
After cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, San Francisco songwriter Matt Jaffe was discovered by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. Together, they produced his first album at the age of 16, cementing Matt's dedication to music. Soon, he formed a band, dropped out of college, and has not looked back. Since then, Matt has written more songs than he can remember the words to, crisscrossed the country opening for Mavis Staples and Wilco, and co-written with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's. Inspired by the great lineage of rock n' roll, he marries literary lyrics with the undeniable urge to dance. Having suffered from seizures since 2015, Matt also uses his music to unite local and national epilepsy communities. Matt is currently rolling out his fourth and fifth albums, Undertoad and Kintsugi.
June 11 | 6:30-8:30pm: The Deep Basement Shakers
The Deep Basement Shakers are stompin’ barrelhouse, early blues and roots musicians, with a unique sound featuring piano, washboard, suitcase and assorted DIY percussion.
June 18 | 6:30-8:30pm: Pontiac Dream
Benicia based, Pontiac Dream, is a revolving ensemble centered around multi-instrumentalist Kiel Williams (Risky Biscuits, The Hot Dark). Kiel formed the project as an avenue to perform in a more stripped down intimate format than the larger format, higher energy acts he has made a career playing in. Pontiac Dream has a repertoire of originals and covers ranging from contemporary americana to classic soul with plenty of surprises mixed in.
June 25 | 6:30-8:30pm: Zak Fennie
Zak Fennie is an indie/alternative singer-songwriter based out of the Napa Valley with over fifteen years of experience singing and performing in a multitude of professional environments. He is influenced by a wide range of musicians including Dashboard Confessional, Elliot Smith, The Police, The Killers, Johnny Cash, and Death Cab For Cutie.