Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dinner and a Show with Houston and Jones!!


Club Ave 9 Presents

The Dinner and a Show Series
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A Special Sunday Supper with 
Houston & Jones
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2 sets of great music by the inimitable
Glenn Houston and Travis Jones
An Oakland Spring menu by Chef Jeff

Please join us for a special evening of great tunes, good friends
and great food

WHENSunday March 23, 2014
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland CA
*Address to follow after booking*
WHAT: 3:30 pm arrival and supper. 4:30 pm show. 
HOW: $45 per person

BYOB Only. Bottled water will be available.
Food will be available throughout the show until it is gone.

BOOK NOW to reserve your tix by clicking on the secure
Pay Pal link at the end of this post below.
There is very limited space and demand is HIGH!


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MENU

Baked polenta cakes with foraged nettle pesto
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Sonoma duck confit "piadini" with sauteed pea tendrils, basil and Cowgirl Creamery fromage blanc
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Roasted Delta asparagus salad with pistachio pesto and arugula 
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Fava bean, corn and purple potato succotash
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Artichoke and green garlic cannelloni with backyard Meyer lemon and spinach
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Braised Marin Sun Farms short ribs with Spring onions, wild mushrooms and grilled local ramps
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Raspberry white chocolate cupcakes with candied almonds

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LIVE LOCAL MUSIC AND YOUR LOCAL FOOD-SHED!


Glenn Houston - Glenn has received the “Best Guitarist” award for 2009 from the Northern California Bluegrass Society. He is an accomplished player with influences ranging from T-Bone Walker, Albert King, B.B. King and Michael Bloomfield to Doc Watson, Albert Lee and James Burton. A co-founder in 1979 of the group Hearts on Fire, Glenn was nominated for "Best Lead Guitar" by the California Country Music Association (CCMA). While Glenn was with the group, Hearts on Fire earned a prestigious Bay Area Music Award (Bammie).
Over the years, Glenn has shared billing with Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, The David Grisman Quintet, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, John Hartford, Ricky Skaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and The Tubes. In recent years, he has performed live and in the recording studio with Grammy Award winner Ramblin' Jack Elliott; he co-founded and played lead guitar for the critically acclaimed acoustic group The Waybacks; he has performed with blues legends Mark Naftalin and Nick Gravenites; and he has earned a second nomination for "Best Lead Guitar" from the CCMA. And yes, he plays left-handed upside down.


Travis Jones - Travis’ musical background and history reads like a William Faulkner novel. He began singing gospel music at age four with his mother Lottie Mae Adams, a blues singer who recorded several discs on Paula Records. Travis became known not only for his vocal abilities but also for his telling of old testament bible stories at revivals and tent meetings all across the south. He started his first group at sixteen – a Paul Revere and the Raiders tribute band. Travis served 6 years in the US Army; he was stationed in Europe where he performed with the soul and funk band Smoke, which eventually became the back up band for the famous R&B group The Manhattans (“Let’s Just Kiss and Say Goodbye”). Upon leaving the armed forces, Europe, and Smoke, Travis made his way to Northern California where he has resided since 1979.

During his time in California, he has performed with a wide array of artists. He’s shared the stage with Asleep at the Wheel and Waylon Jennings – Night Ranger and the Doobie Brothers - John Hartford and Levon Helm, just to name a few. He has recorded with various artists, as well as releasing two self titled albums – “Lost Highway, The Legendary Music of Hank Williams” and “Dance All Night” – along with five CD releases with Houston Jones. Travis lives in Alameda CA, on his sailboat, with Samson the wonderdog.

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In the year 2000, Glenn Houston and Travis Jones began performing as a duet, honing their chops and developing their repertoire as part of their plan to put together a new band. With the addition of bass and drums in 2001, that band was launched as Houston Jones.

In the past decade plus, the band has released six CDs and has garnered international attention with airplay on over 70 radio stations. Rave reviews include that of the San Francisco Chronicle's David Wiegand, who termed the band "a confluence of sublime talent".

Please join us for a rare opportunity to enjoy a concert by the two gentlemen who started it all. It has been years since Glenn and Travis have performed regularly in public as a duet, but the magic and musical chemistry that launched that great band is better than ever.



www.houstonjones.com
High Octane Americana!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

SOLD OUT!! Dinner and a Show with Stu Allen and Pat Nevins!




Club Ave 9 presents

Our 2nd anniversary Valentine's special
Dinner and a Show!!
 with
Stu Allen and Pat Nevins

An Oakland Lovers menu by Chef Jeff

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 2-16-14    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!


THIS EVENT IS SMALL AND INTIMATE AND WILL SELL OUT FAST!






MENU
Tomales Bay oysters Rockefeller

Moss house ricotta "cheesecake" baked with artichokes and green garlic 
with toasts and basil fennel marmalade

 Little gem lettuces, candied bacon, Point Reyes bleu cheese, 
avocado and champagne mustard vinaigrette

Roasted organic rainbow carrots, escarole and "frazzled" leeks

Risotto with foraged nettles, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic and grana padano
  
Really sloooow roasted Marin Sun Farms cochon with sweet 
and spicy chilies and caramelized onions

Kama Sutra pie with white and dark chocolate swirl and vanilla bourbon crema


THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LIVE LOCAL MUSIC AND YOUR LOCAL FOODSHED!!



STU ALLEN
The ever-popular and always inventive Stu Allen & Mars Hotel may include some familiar songs (especially of the Dead variety) as well as Allen’s own compositions, which singer and guitarist Allen and crew use as launching pads for flights of improvisation. Allen is one of the leading figures in the jam band and Dead-inspired community, featured in such groups as Front Street, Melvin Seals & JGB, and Workingman’s Ed. He has performed at the annual Jerry Garcia Day concerts in San Francisco’s McLaren Park and even led an entire day at the Dead on the Creek festival featuring his various bands. He has also played with Bob Weir, Steve Kimock, Warren Haynes, and numerous other prominent musicians.

Allen, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, joined Melvin Seals & JGB in June 2004 and appears on the “Keepers of the Flame” album. With his uncanny improvising skill and his commitment to making every performance unique, Allen has made extensive contributions to the jam music scene. In the early 1990s, he co-founded the Minnesota-based acoustic-electric jam band Blue Man Jive, which issued one CD, “Playing God.” He was also a founder of the Jones Gang, Minneapolis’ premier Grateful Dead tribute band. Now a resident of San Francisco, Allen continues to explore, experiment, create, and recreate within a variety of musical styles, many of them Dead-linked.

PAT NEVINS
Pat Nevins began his musical career in Chicago. He has been performing live shows in the San Francisco area for ten years now, and is known for his heartfelt vocals, deep soul, and rhythm guitar work. Pat performs his own compositions, and is loved by Bay Area music fans for taking on both the acoustic and electric sides of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Gram Parsons, to name a few. He has appeared and worked with many top Bay Area musicians including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. In 2003, Pat released Shakey Zimmerman, a ten song tribute to Neil Young and Bob Dylan, which featured a fabulous backing band including pedal steel and guitar ace, Barry Sless. Currently he plays with Echo Trail, as well as alongside Stu Allen and Mark Karan in The Ghosts of Electricity.


www.stuallen.net

**photo by Carrie Cooper Korsgaard

Friday, December 27, 2013

Dinner and a Show with Jacob Groopman and Melody Walker






Club Ave 9 presents:

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
Jacob Groopman and Melody Walker

A Parisian Winter Feast by Chef Jeff

Come join us for some great tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 1-12-14    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***

THIS EVENT IS SMALL AND INTIMATE AND WILL SELL OUT FAST!


**Menu**

Cypress grove chevre and garlic chive gougere

Fra Mani ham "croque monsieur" with tomato soup  

  Heirloom Capay gold and chiogga beets with mache, feta and citrus

Mussels Frites with aioli, garlic lemon broth and Moss House fries

Jeff's Coq au Vin

Roasted organic cardoon, fennel and cauliflower

Buttered pappardelle

Barlovento chocolate chip creme brulee

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THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LIVE LOCAL MUSIC AND YOUR LOCAL FOODSHED!

ABOUT THE DUO: Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, respectively, singer-songwriter Melody Walker and picker extraordinaire Jacob Groopman have fused their influences into a style they like to call “Americali.” They define it as Americana with a California twist, but of course, it’s much more. Drawing from diverse genres and provocative songwriting yet staying close to their American folk roots, the duo create literate music that honors tradition, yet sounds completely of the moment. Fresh off winning the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, and Telluride and RockyGrass competition wins with their bluegrass project Front Country, Melody and Jacob have been tearing it up in 2013 and just released their first Duo record, "We Made It Home", produced by Grammy-winning bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis.






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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dinner and a Show with The Fall Risk!



*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
Jeff Pehrson and members of The Fall Risk

A good fricken Fried Chicken dinner menu by Chef Jeff

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 11-17-13    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***

THIS EVENT IS SMALL AND INTIMATE AND WILL SELL OUT FAST!

**Menu**

Parsnip and wild nettle "rosti" with North Coast hot smoked salmon and dill crema

Jeff's cheddar scallion biscuits with and without Candied applewood smoked bacon 

Arugula salad with toasted pine nuts, roasted wild foraged Mendo mushrooms, roasted Oakland spaghetti squash, shaved dry Jack and sherry vinaigrette  

Capay Farms butternut squash and Lacinto kale pie

 Rosemary and sage Evans Ranch fried chicken with good gravy

Root veggie mashed taters

"Heavenly" Apple Cake with salted caramel and Moss House Vanilla Bean ice cream

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THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LIVE LOCAL MUSIC AND YOUR LOCAL FOODSHED!

The Fall Risk is the brainchild of Furthur vocalist and Box Set front man, Jeff Pehrson. Their sound is infectious Americana folk-rock with enough groove to get you up and moving. The seven member band is loaded with talented players who consistently elevate Pehrson’s journeyman songwriting.
A San Francisco based band, The Fall Risk encompasses the traditions of Bay Area music of the past, while helping to shape its future.
The Fall Risk is:
Jeff Pehrson—Songs, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Phil Savell—Lead Guitar
Mark Abbott—Drums and Percussion
Sammy Johnston—Organ, Accordion, Harmonica, Peddle Steel
Rich Goldstein— Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
Matt Twain— Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Sugar—Bass
www.thefallrisk.com



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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SOLD OUT - Dinner and a Show with The Rock Collection - unplugged!


Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
* Mark Karan * Lebo * Robin Sylvester *

An Autumnal Equinox menu by Chef Jeff

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 9-22-13    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***

THIS EVENT IS SMALL AND INTIMATE AND WILL SELL OUT FAST!


**Menu**


Cypress Grove “Purple Haze” Fondue with things for dipping.

Mini seared rare Hawaiian Ahi Tuna “Bahn Mi” with Sriracha mayo, pickled veggies and cilantro

Griddled sweet white corn scallion cakes with lemon chive 
crème fraiche

Babe Farms Dino Kale and Happy Boy butter lettuce Caesar with 
garlicky bread crumbs and shaved grana

Moss House potato gnocchi with roasted Full Belly Farms 
butternut squash, oven dried heirloom tomatoes, 
sunflower seeds and fried sage

Rosemary and garlic crusted Marin Sun Farms tri-tip
on the Barb-ie with Jeff’s A-1-A sauce

Larger than expected Moss House Oreo cookies"

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL LIVE MUSIC AND YOUR 
LOCAL FOODSHED!

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THE ROCK COLLECTION BIO
Mark Karan, Dan Lebowitz and Robin Sylvester all play in the hot new band “The Rock Collection” amongst many other projects!  Mark Karan (RatDog) on electric guitar, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz (ALO) on acoustic guitar and pedal steel, and Robin Sylvester (RatDog) on bass. Robin has recorded or performed with the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Marty Balin, and Bo Diddley. Robin and Mark toured together with Bob Weir & RatDog for many years. Mark has also toured/recorded with artists such as Dave Mason and Delaney Bramlett, in addition to pop acts such as Sophie B. Hawkins and the Rembrandts. Lebo is a founding member of ALO (formerly Animal Liberation Orchestra), and has opened for/toured with Jack Johnson, G Love, and Galactic


MARK KARAN BIO
Mark Karan is best known for performing with the extended Grateful Dead family. For the last twelve years, he has anchored the lead guitar slot in Bob Weir & RatDog, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans year-round. Before crossing over into the land of the Dead, Mark worked his guitar and vocal voodoo for the likes of Dave Mason, Delaney Bramlett, the Rembrandts, Paul Carrack, Huey Lewis, Jesse Colin Young and Sophie B. Hawkins.

Mark also tours with an array of amazing musicians in his own “Mark Karan’s Buds”, where his soulful blues-based vocal stylings and inspired guitar work meld with the remarkably creative and responsive playing of his friends in a passionate delivery of the psychedelicized sounds of Americana. This is where rock meets R&B and country and mixes with the soul of New Orleans… with healthy portions of reggae, folk, funk and whatever else the muse might bring.

Mark’s debut album, “Walk Through the Fire” was released in 2009 to critical acclaim, and features very special guests Delaney Bramlett, Bill Payne, Mike Finnigan, Pete Sears, John Molo, Hutch Hutchinson, The Persuasions, The Rowan Brothers, and many more. He is in demand as both a studio musician and producer, having produced numerous albums for other artists, and recorded or composed a wide variety of music for film, television, and music libraries. His contributions to TV alone can currently be heard on over 15 networks and internationally in over 25 countries.

2012 saw Mark launch a residency at the newly reopened Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley (CA), where he delivered sold out shows with a variety of local and celebrity musicians, including Huey Lewis, members of Furthur, The Mother Hips, ALO, Primus, Roy Rogers, The Waybacks and more.

Since then, Mark has launched his new band “Mark Karan’s Buds”, and is planning the release of several new CDs as well as touring extensively throughout this year and next. The floating cast of characters that make up Mark’s “Buds” include Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir & Ratdog), Mookie Siegel (David Nelson band, New Riders of the Purple Sage), Wally Ingram (David Lindley, Steve Kimock, Eric Burdon), Danny Eisenberg (Ryan Adams, Mother Hips), Bobby Vega (Zero, Etta James, Sly Stone), Paul Olguin, John Hanes, Billy Lee Lewis (Roy Rogers’ delta rhythm kings, Tommy Castro) and more.

In 2013 and 2014 you can see Mark jamming with the psychedelic Bob Dylan-based “Ghosts of Electricity” (featuring Mark, Stu Allen, Robin Sylvester, Mookie Siegel, Greg Anton & Pat Nevins), and “the Rock Collection”, a loose, fun group based on the soulful chemistry between Mark, Lebo (ALO), Robin Sylvester & Greg Anton. Keep a lookout for frequent Terrapin Crossroads guest appearances with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin family band and Terrapin All-Stars.

Recently Mark has also discovered a real connection to his acoustic side and has been performing regularly at a variety of intimate, acoustic “house concerts” to delighted audiences...

Much more to come... Watch this exciting new chapter in Mark’s career

www.markkaran.com
www.lebomusic.com

 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dinner and a Show with David Gans!


Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
David Gans solo electric

An Oakland Summer Clam-Bake menu by Chef Jeff

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 8-18-13    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***

THIS EVENT IS SMALL AND INTIMATE AND WILL SELL OUT FAST!

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**Menu**

Beer basted Taylor sausage bites with horseradish mustard aioli

Sweet white Brentwood corn salad with avocado, slow-roasted 
Capay sungold tomatoes and lemon cilantro dressing

Backyard heirloom tomato salad with burrata, 
grilled Moss House foccacia, arugula, green olives and basil caper drizzle

Summer squash stuffed with red quinoa, 
Massa Organics brown rice, 
slow roasted Blossom Bluff apricots and glazed pecans 

Garlic baked shrimp with Old Bay, lemon and buttah

Baked Cherrystone clams oreganato 

Shaved espresso granita "cones"



THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL LIVE MUSIC AND YOUR 
LOCAL FOODSHED!

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DAVID GANS tours nationally as a "solo electric" performer and also does a lot of Grateful Dead-related stuff on the radio, online and in books. You can find David all over the interwebs....use your google! :)





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Friday, April 26, 2013

Dinner and a Show with the Stu Allen and Mitch Stein Duo





Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*


A very special afternoon with the
Stu Allen and Mitch Stein Duo

A Springtime in Oakland menu by Chef Jeff

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 5-19-13    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***

THIS EVENT IS SMALL AND INTIMATE AND WILL SELL OUT FAST!

(~~):}


**Menu**

Warm home made artichoke parmesan foccacia with  basil pesto aioli

Sea scallop crudo with meyer lemon, fava beans, arugula and Spring garlic 

Bloomsdale organic Savoy spinach with spiced walnuts, Point Reyes bleu cheese, figs and champagne vinaigrette 

Really slooooooow cooked kale, apples, fried onions, 
Maker's Mark and crispy pork belly "back"

Buttery Moss House spaetzle with English peas and green garlic 

Cabernet braised Marin Sun Farms short ribs, Mendocino shrooms and backyard onions

Pecan crusted Barlovento chocolate ganache torte, whiskey brown butter caramel


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL LIVE MUSIC AND YOUR 
LOCAL FOODSHED!

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Stu Allen moved to the Bay Area in 2005 to join Melvin Seals & The JGB Band, of which he was the lead vocalist/guitarist for the next seven years. During this time he has become one of the leading figures in the jam band and Grateful Dead-inspired community, expressing his flavor of music through a variety of projects. He has fronted a number of Dead tribute acts, including a tour with the nationally touring Dark Star Orchestra. This path has culminated in the formation of his current project, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, which was birthed hosting the weekly Grateful Dead Night at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, and now plays around the Northern California area. He belongs to Bay Area favorites, The Ghosts of Electricity, a tribute to the music of Bob Dylan


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Mitch Stein is best known for his work with CRYPTICAL, Groove Division, Johnny Nitro & The Doorslammers, The Malone Brothers, The SSV Trio (with bassist Tony Saunders and drummer Bill Vitt), and scores of other Bay Area and national artists (see groovedivision.com for full bio). 




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