Charlie’s Cafe on the corner of Folsom and Precita on the west end of Precita Park is a neighborhood institution. Yet apart from the cozy daytime vibe and tasty humus, Charlies’s has also become known as North Bernal’s premier site for live music.
This weekend, Charlie’s will be particularly musical, with acts performing on both Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
On Friday evening, Dec. 15 at 7:30, Charlie’s Cafe plays host to Maurice Tani and Mike Anderson:
Charlie’s Cafe is proud to have Maurice Tani and Mike Anderson return to our Friday Night music series.
Like all great songwriters/storytellers, Maurice uses humor, pathos, and metaphor (he loves that word!) to spin tales of sometimes heroic, sometimes conniving, seductive and/or hapless characters. Characters deep in the throes of urban/country angst, unrequited love, love affairs gone wrong—in a nutshell—country noir.
A master of clever lyrics and gorgeous melodies that make for ear-worms almost impossible to dismiss, Maurice’s warm powerful voice animates the songs into a kind of technicolor experience’. Doors 7pm Music 7:30pm $10
Then, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16 from noon to 2 pm, Charlie’s Cafe will play host to The City Buds:
Elisa M Welch and Jim McLaren are two East Coast transplants who arrived separately in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid 1980s. They met ten years ago on San Francisco’s vibrant singer-songwriter open-mic scene and have been making various kinds of trouble together ever since. They often perform with the garden-rock band, The Buds, delighting audiences of all ages and whipping up toddler moshpits at farmers markets all over the Bay Area.
Jim plays acoustic guitar and harmonica, and as a singer he’s known as a virtual encyclopedia of Dylan. He plays lots of other folk rock favorites, too, and he and his rock-solid rhythm guitar were a mainstay on the streets of North Beach for many years.
Elisa has a classical music degree, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of her playing. She used to play just about any instrument she could lay her hands on, but these days she has whittled it down to keyboard and pennywhistle, tho not at the same time. People always tell her she has an amazing voice, and she’s inclined to believe them.