The women of Loretta are so happy to be a part of celebrating the late great George Jones. Please come to the Ivy Room this upcoming Friday night, Sept 27th as we join forces with some of the Bay Area's finest musicians, including Joe Rut, Maurice Tani, Danny Allen, Ruby Vixen and Leigh Crow. As well, our own Val Esway will move you with a solo and a couple of duets. As if that weren't enough, providing the backbone for the evening will be Honkytonk Revisionists Crying Time (Jill Rogers, Myles Boisen, Tim Rowe and Smilin' Pete Garellick) joined by pedal steel legend Bobby Black. Not to be missed!
You will definitely want to pick up a copy of the below King George cd to further celebrate. It's phenomenal.
Loretta is pleased as punch to be playing Oakland's famed and fun First Fridays this Friday, Sept. 6th on the outdoor stage at 24th and Telegraph. We play promptly at 6:30, and only til 7, so grab your snacks, join us and then stroll around to visit the galleries and other attractions. The themes for this festival are Korean Culture and Oakland Pride - you can see the amazing drumming of UCB's EGO as well as Korean Fan Dancing from Mesook Ko and Urisawe. We're lucky enough to be sharing the stage with drag king sensations Momma's Boyz as well as LGBTQ Latinx dance troupe Ensamble Folcorico Colibri.
As if that weren't enough, the women of Loretta will be joining forces with our favorite Honky Tonk revisionists Crying Time We'll be singing as part of a supergroup ensemble (Val Esway. Maurice Tani, Danny Allen, Joe Rut and of course Jill Rogers) to pay tribute to the late great George Jones. We'lll be joined by the always amazing Bobby Black, who played with the man himself. But more - there's a recording coming out! You, too, can be part of this amazing project by pre-ordering - check out this Indiegogo King George page. Do mark your calendars for live shows September 21 and 27 at Armandos and the Ivy Room respectively, and check out the promo video here.
Join us as we play a set at Oakland's First Friday Festival of art, music and culture Friday, September 6th on the 24th Street Stage (at Telegraph). We'll be sharing the spotlight with other great Oakland musicians. We will be hitting the stage at 6:30 on the dot, and playing a relatively short set, so grab your snacks and meet us there!
This particular First Friday will be celebrating the Korean Culture Fest, and as if that weren't enough, to kick off Oakland Pride Weekend there will be special performances and guests throughout the event, including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and drag king sensations Momma's Boyz.
Come on down for music, art, performance, food, the Kid Zone (with a special presentation from the Chabot Space & Science Center) and a celebration of our amazing community. Free and fun for everyone!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16th as we join forces with our pals Melanie DeGiovanni, Denise Funari and Jill Olson of the fabulous Yard Sale at Berkeley's infamous Monkey House! If you like harmony, this is a night for you. Loretta and Yard Sale have been playing together since the dawn of time, and we look forward to serenading you with new and old songs (and of course a savory tune or two from our host and monkey-in-chief Ira Marlowe!).
The Monkey House is conveniently located on University Avenue in Berkeley. Visit https://www.themonkeyhouse.org/ for details and to reserve seats (scroll down the calendar page to find us - recommended!) Doors open at 7PM, show starts right at 7:30.
See you there! Love,
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