Posts Tagged ‘Monkey House’

Joe Craven, Joe Kyle, Jr., and DG at the Monkey House 10/17

Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Joe Craven and I play a gig at the Monkey House once a month, with a different collaborator each time. Past shows have featured Bob Bralove, Jeff Hobbs, Lorna Kollmeyer, Paul Kotapish, Anela Lauren, Mookie Siegel, and Suzy Thompson.

On Tuesday, October 17, we’ll be joined by bassist Joe Kyle, Jr. (read about him on the Howell Devine web page). I’ve been a fan of Joe for 20 years, and we have played together onstage and in the studio many times. He played bass on our studio recording of “Attics of My Life”.

Tuesday, October 17. Doors at 7, show at 7:30. $10-40 sliding scale.
The Monkey House, 1638 University Avenue, Berkeley CA. More info: ira@themonkeyhouse.org

Joe Craven and DG in Berkeley 7/21/22

Friday, July 15th, 2022

I have been a fan of Joe Craven since the first time I saw him with the David Grisman Quintet in 1989, and of course I was delighted with his work with the Garcia-Grisman band in the ’90s. Garcia Songbook, the 2018 release by Joe Craven and the Sometimers, presents mind-blowing reinventions of songs composed and/or performed by Jerry. I’ve played it on the radio dozens of times.

I’ve had the great privilege of sharing stages with him at various festivals over the years, but it wasn’t until March of this year that Joe and I played a full set together as a duo. It happened twice at the Dead Ends Live festival in Edmonton, Alberta last March: we jammed together at a pre-opening staff party, and again on one of the main stages. We had a blast, and the audience response was intensely rewarding!

So we want to do it some more! Our first gig here at home will be Thursday, July 21, at the Monkey House in Berkeley. Showtime is 7pm, and admission is $10-20 sliding scale. We’ll need you to be vaccinated, and masks may also be required.

Reservations: email ira@themonkeyhouse.org

From the Monkey House web site:
WE ARE A PRIVATE RESIDENCE AND OUR ADDRESS IS NOT DISPLAYED. To learn the address, please reserve a seat to any show. We’ll send you all the needed information.

​We check vax ID’s at the door and, due to the recent Covid surge, ask that you wear a mask. We have reduced our seating capacity by half as a Covid precaution. Due to limited seating, it’s very important that you RESERVE A SEAT.

Out of respect for our patrons, we will turn people away once we reach capacity.

Photo by Mike Olson

Photo by Brian Zaharodniuk