Saturday, May 16, 2015

SOLD OUT!! Dinner and a Show with Stu Allen and Mitch Stein



Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
Stu Allen and Mitch Stein 

A Spring Oakland "Fairgrounds" menu by Chef Jeff

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

WHEN: Sunday, 5-31-15    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $50 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**

 Cochon du lait sliders with crispy Duroc pork belly, sloow cooked
 pork shoulder, Nueskes bacon, slather and slaw  

Marin Miyaga oyster and artichoke "hash" on grilled toasts 

Cornmeal crusted squash blossoms filled with Cypress Grove "Psychedillic" chevre

Garden greens with spiced pecans, Heirloom apples, 
Point Reyes bleu cheese and champagne vinaigrette  

Mirliton and Spring onion stew with sharp cheddar grits

Blackened Rare Hawaiian Ahi Tuna with remoulade and shaved fennel salad

Spiced pineapple cake with macadamia crumble and creme chantilly


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. Stu regularly plays with Phil Lesh and Friends on tour and at the Grateful Dead bassist's Terrapin Crossroads. Stu also is a founding member of Phil's new band Communion. You can also see Stu in Bay Area favorites The Rock Collection and 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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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dinner and a Show with Pat Nevins and Acoustic Echo Trail!!





Club Ave 9 Presents

The Dinner and a Show Series
*******
A Special Sunday Supper with 
Acoustic Echo Trail



~Pat Nevins~
Jen Rund  Ron Bruder

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2 sets of great music
A full-on-grubbin Spring menu by Jeff da Chef

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

WHENSunday April 19, 2015
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland CA
*Address to follow after booking*
WHAT: 3:30 pm arrival and supper. 4:30 pm show. 
HOW: $50 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

Fra' Mani ham and Irish cheddar melts on crusty buttered sourdough
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Tomato basil bisque
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 Line caught Pacific Kona Kampache crudo, avocado, pickled piquillo peppers, shaved fennel, caper aioli and crispy shallots  
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Wild arugula, garden strawberries, purple radishes, Bellweather Farms fromage blanc, glazed walnuts and Meyer lemon dressing
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Herb grilled Delta asparagus with dill pistachio pesto
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Green chile chicken Frito Pie with Cali sweet and spicy chilies, tomatillo, Mary's organic chicken 
and Fritos!
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 Banana-Rum custard Napoleon with chocolate sauce

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

Here's a few details about Pat Nevins' new band Echo Trail! There are a bunch of shows booked and doing them in various acoustic/electric band formations. On guitar is Ron Bruder. On bass is Jen Rund. The drummer is Neil Hampton. On keys is Steve Sofranko. Lots of good stuff booked for this summer and will be adding shows to the calendar. Shows include appearances at Dead On The Creek, Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, numerous Summer music events in Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast wineries and town events. The acoustic unit will be playing all spring at various venues including The Pourhouse in Livermore, High Street Station in Alameda, Tap-25 in Livermore, as well shows in Saratoga, Geyserville, Paso Robles, Monterey and more! Updates will follow. We hope to see you at an Echo Trail show soon!


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dinner and a Show with Houston and Jones!!




Club Ave 9 Presents

The Dinner and a Show Series
*******
A Special Sunday Supper with 
Houston & Jones

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~ 2 sets of great music by the inimitable Glenn Houston & Travis Jones ~
A Moroccan Spring menu by  Jeff da Chef

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

WHENSunday March 15, 2015
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland CA
*Address to follow after booking*
WHAT: 3:30 pm arrival and supper. 4:30 pm show. 
HOW: $50 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

 Line caught Pacific Albacore tuna crudo "Ras al Hanout" with cucumbers, capers, lemon and aioli  
*****
ALBA artichoke and wild nettle hummus with harissa and spiced pita chips
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Za'atar spiced Capay Farms baby gold and chiogga beets with Cara Cara oranges, Cowgirl Creamery fromage blanc, arugula, toasted hazelnuts and meyer lemon and sesame vinaigrette
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Fava bean, eggplant, zucchini and Spring onion tagine with green garlic charmoula
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Cous Cous with dried apricots, red lentils, almonds and gremolata
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Moroccan chicken with preserved lemon and green olives
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Caramelized pistachio and date pastilla

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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 seven 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". Check out their newest release: "Minotaur".

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!



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Monday, February 2, 2015

SOLD OUT!! Dinner and a Show with Stu Allen and Justin Purtill!!




Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*
THIRD ANNIVERSARY!

A very special afternoon with 
Stu Allen and Justin Purtill 

An Oakland Chinatown menu by Jeff da Chef
GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!! -- Year of the Sheep

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

WHEN: Sunday, 2-22-15    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $50 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**

Fresh tofu and crispy onion Spring roll with dipping sauce

Shrimp dumplings with sesame soy sauce

Pan fried garlic noodles with gai lan, spinach and 
lobster mushrooms

Szechuan style dry-fried green beans with toasted green garlic 
and chilies

Ma po tofu with baby bok choy and black mushrooms

Steamed California brown rice

Sweet, sticky, spicy pork ribs with cilantro and fried garlic

Buddha's hand and ginger custard cake with Mandarin orange 

and kumquats


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. Stu regularly plays with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh & Friends. He also belongs to Bay Area favorites, The Ghosts of Electricity, a tribute to the music of Bob Dylan






Justin Purtill has performed, recorded, and toured with the likes of Edgar Bateman, Gary Burton, Jerry Bergonzi, Hal Crook, George Garzone, Leo Genovese, Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bill Goodwin, Joe Hunt, Steve Kimock, Eric Kloss, Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive, Rakalam Bob Moses, Tisziji Munoz, Tiger Okoshi, Kelli Scarr, Melvin Seals and the JGB, Esperanza Spalding, The Sewer Rats, Kendrick Scott, and Paul Wertico. Justin has released three CD's of improvisational singer-songwriter music entitled "Permanent Mystery", "Raw", and "Sore Eyes for Sight", and his fourth record "El Paso" will be coming out on Constant Clip records in 2015. Justin and Stu met while attending Berklee College in Boston and later played together in JGB and in Stu's Mars Hotel.





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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dinner and a Show with BOX SET DUO!!

Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 

The Box Set Duo!!
~Jeff Pehrson and Jim Brunberg ~

A Fall in the ole Inner Sunset menu by Jeff da chef!

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

WHEN: Sunday, 11-23-14    *** 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**

*Gougere filled with Cypress Grove "Purple Haze", chives and herbs

*"Steal your Ahi"; tuna tartare towers with avocado, crispy wontons, wasabi and miso

*Little gem salad with Fuyu persimmon, breakfast radish, crispy 
shallots and "Owl and Monkey" bleu cheese dressing 

*Home made potato gnocchi with roasted Fall squashes, 
caramelized onions, fried sage and brown butter

*"Kind" Greens; garlicky lemon escarole, Dino kale 
and Bloomsdale spinach

*Jeff's Coq au Vin with pearl onions, button shrooms 
and Nueskie's lardons

*Avenue 9 gingerbread cake with salted caramel, glazed walnuts 

and bourbon-brown sugar ice cream



THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL LIVE MUSIC 


AND YOUR LOCAL FOODSHED!




Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson met in a San Francisco cafe 23 years ago and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings. The Box Set Duo has been entertaining audiences these many years with their powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and vocal harmonies that warm the senses.

The subject matter, as with the finest folk music, ranges from politics to relationships and everything in between, all delivered with a heart and wit that has brought rave reviews. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as “a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers.” Though Jim and Jeff have both been busy pursuing other endeavors the last few years, (Jim owns and operates his own music venue, Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and Jeff is a member of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s band, Furthur), Box Set Duo will engage your hearts, burst your sides and leave you with a song on your mind.


Should you have questions about the menu or any dietary restrictions 
please email us at clubave9@gmail.com! 


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Dinner and a Show with The Springhouse and Monica Pasqual!





Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
~The Springhouse and Monica Pasqual ~

An Autumnal Harvest menu by Jeff da chef!

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

WHEN: Sunday, 11-2-14    *** 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**

*Butternut squash, quinoa and pecan cakes with Oakland grown apple and pear sauce

Baked Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam in herb pastry with bourbon roasted figs

*Mini Grilled eggplant and curried cauliflower Bahn Mi with pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro and Sriracha Veganaisse

*Salad of heirloom baby Capay farms chiogga and gold beets with
 glazed walnuts, arugula, rainbow radish, 
and lemon chive vinaigrette

*Rosemary roasted parsnips, celeriac, rutabagas and carrots with toasted freeka

*Fresh local Dungeness crab cakes with tarragon caper aioli

*Moss Ave Persimmon upside down cake with salted caramel sauce



Should you have questions about the menu or any dietary restrictions 

please email us at clubave9@gmail.com! MUCH OF THIS MENU is VEGAN! YUM! :)



THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL LIVE MUSIC 

AND YOUR LOCAL FOODSHED!




Springhouse roams the Americana borderlands, from artsong to the roadhouse and places in between.
Chris Kee, principal songwriter and bassist for Houston Jones has formed a new Americana trio with Jane Selkye, writer of Blame Sally's song, "Big, Big Bed" and SF bay area pedal steel star David Phillips.
Chris Kee was the bassist/cellist and principal songwriter for Houston Jones, a five piece "high octane Americana" band with a passel of CDs to their credit. Kee's songs are simple and evocative. His song "Three Crow Town," inspired by a trip through Jane's grandparents' hometown of Longford, Kansas, can hush a festival crowd of thousands and bring tears to their eyes. Jim Lee of Dirty Linen says:
"While the members have always been virtuoso players and arrangers, it's the depth of Kee's songs that adds a defining element to the band."
Selkye's writing is inventive and image-rich. Her dynamic vocals range three octaves and her delivery is distinguished by subtle color and textures. Born in the Lone Star state and raised in California, Selkye's themes and delivery hint at her Bluebonnet pedigree.
One of the Bay Area's star pedal steel players, David Phillips' versatility puts him in a class by himself. He has worked with artists as varied as Tom Waits, Charlie Hunter and Johnny Paycheck. Both Phillips and Kee are touring members of Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Air Force. Phillips has been a featured pedal steel soloist with the San Francisco Symphony. A Georgia native, Phillips is a longtime resident of San Francisco. His southern roots are evident in the turns of musical phrase that color his traditional pedal steel and dobro playing. His inventive improvisational jazz work with Jack
West's Curvature betrays his natural modesty. It is this remarkable combination of tell-it-straight Country and Western style paired with a breathtaking sense of harmonic landscape that distinguishes the Springhouse sound.

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‘Like Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, San Francisco’s own Monica Pasqual proves that strong songwriting and stirring singing will take command of just about any stylistic setting’.  – Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian

‘Monica Pasqual may already be familiar to some locals as part of Blame Sally.  Solo, her sweet, clear voice dominates an album full of dreamy pop with some distinct Gallic and Spanish touches.  “This Cold Desire” is in the same vein as Sarah McLachlan’s work – acoustic pop/rock with a distinctly feminine sensibility.  It’s beautiful stuff’.  - Kirsty Evans, East Bay Express
Currently a member of the popular all-woman band, Blame Sally, Monica Pasqual has had a prolific career making music since the mid-90’s.  With a background in classical piano and her current side-career composing music for film and television, Pasqual’s recent solo material has focused on haunting music that evokes a distinct sense of atmosphere and mood.  Never content to write a simple love song, she makes the political personal and the very personal universal, with yearning song-poems that explore her sense of place, love, loss, war and dreams.
Pasqual has performed across the US and Europe extensively, has won 6 Independent Music Awards for both her solo work and in Blame Sally as well as several Emmy’s for television music.  In addition to live performance, she is currently teaching songwriting classes and mentoring artists and musicians. 


Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes includes firebrand Pam Delgado of Blame Sally on percussion and vocals as well as the phenomenally talented Josh McClain on cello. 


www.thespringhouse.bandcamp.com
www.monicapasqual.com


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Monday, August 25, 2014

SOLD OUT....Dinner and a Show with David Nelson and Eric Thompson!


Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
~David Nelson and Eric Thompson ~

A Tex-Mex-i-Cali menu by Jeff da chef!

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

WHEN: Sunday, 9-7-14    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $50 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**

*Blue corn sopes with spicy lobster scampi and avocado

*Chilaca chile rellenos with Cowgirl Creamery 
wagon wheel, spinach, nopales, 
pepitas and sweet 100 cherry tomatoes

*Salad of Arugula, baby beets, yellow watermelon, avocado, shaved dry Jack and cilantro dressing

*Sweet white Brentwood corn on the cob with ancho lime butter

*Twice baked Yukon gold potatoes with roasted garlic and chives

*Cilantro, lime and chipotle rubbed Marin Sun Farms 
flatiron steak

Moss House "churros" with Mexican hot chocolate dip.*


Should you have questions about the menu or any dietary restrictions 

please email us at clubave9@gmail.com

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


www.nelsonband.com
www.ericandsuzy.com