Andrew Bird and Jessica Johnson, two free shows I would try to catch

Andrew Bird has a free show Sunday at Stern Grove in San Francisco, which will draw about 7,000 fans, maybe Terry and I will make the trek; I love Stern Grove. Have not been in a few years, however.

Closer to home, I like Jessica Johnson, the Panamese-American jazz singer from San Jose. Last I saw of her was either at Pour House in San Jose or something on the pier in SF; She is playing Wednesday twilight hours in the Menlo Park series.

San Jose singer Jessica Johnson goes full San Mateo Wednesday or full Portola or something: it's actually in Menlo Park

San Jose singer Jessica Johnson goes full San Mateo Wednesday or full Portola or something: it’s actually in Menlo Park

Palo Alto has a Santana tribute band next Saturday at Rinconada. That always makes me think we should do more to honor Gregg Rolie, a founder of two bands in the rock hall of fame, Journey and Santana, who lived for a while on Nelson Drive behind Cubberley. Dan Olmstead said he moved the Rolie’s lawn.

Andrew also has hard-ticket shows at Mountain Winery in Saratoga and Henry Miller Library (Folk Yeah!) at Big Sur. Rumor is that Gunn grad Hannah May Allison will be last minute addition to the bill in Saratoga, in front of Tift Merrit.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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