Cyprian's Welcomes Renowned Music Series in February

Cyprian's, a new performance space on the corner of Turk and Lyon streets, is excited to welcome the much-respected SF Live Arts music series (formerly known as the Noe Valley Music Series). For thirty years, SF Live Arts has presented a stunning mix of musical performances at the Noe Valley Ministry. During major renovations to that space for the next year or more, the series will bring to Cyprian's the performers that packed the house in Noe Valley. Expect bluegrass, country, old-time, jazz, classical, world music, spoken word, and comedy to stir the North Panhandle twice monthly.

SF Live Arts has introduced up-and-coming talent and award-winning artists to Bay Area audiences. Jeanrenaud of the Kronos Quartet, folk troubador Ramblin Jack Elliott, Kitka's Women's Vocal Ensemble, and Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale are just a few of the series' previous acts. Under the direction of  musician Larry Kassin, SF Live Arts has developed a fine reputation among patrons and performers alike.

Beginning February 11th SF Live Arts presents three evenings of world-class picking and all-around foot-stomping as part of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival. Cyprian's invites everyone to celebrate the new home for SF Live Arts with these stellar acts:

NEWLY ADDED: The NashVillains 
This new acoustic supergroup, featuring virtuosos James Nash of The Waybacks on guitar, Bill Evans on banjo, Jesse Cobb of the Grammy-nominated Infamous Stringdusters on mandolin, and Bryan Horne from Hot Buttered Rum on upright bass, promises an evening of innovative, high-octane picking. Sit back, set aside your expectations, and enjoy as this dynamic and adventurous ensemble pushes the boundaries of bluegrass to parts unknown.  
Nell Robinson with John Reischman & The Jaybirds with their distinctive bluegrass and country vocals with world-class pickin'
The Henriettas, those fine-feathered song sisters fresh from A Prairie Home Companion 
$18 adv/$20 door

Stairwell Sisters Featured at New York's Lincoln Center, the Bay Area's favorite all-gal old-time teardown has performed all over the U.S. and Europe
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West A young duo with an entirely new and refreshing take on bluegrass and old-time traditions with some fine Northwest deepwater roots influences added to the pot
Misner & Smith Their tune Madeline (Paradise Cracked) won the West Coast Songwriter Association's Song of the Year
$18 adv/$20 door

Jackstraw Portland's purveyors of Northwest mountain music feature some of the hottest, most amazing pickers to be found anywhere
Water Tower Bucket Boys with their raw, hard-driving sound, and tight harmonies, play a combination of classic bluegrass, old-time and country
The Brothers Comatose with infectious foot-stomping, shout-along sound, they received a Norby for Best Country/Americana Band. They've performed at the Hardly Strictly Festival, Great American Music Hall, The Fillmore and recently headlined at Slim's

Tickets are available in advance at:
Swankety Swank, 289 Divisadero, SF
Phoenix Books & Records, 3957 24th St., SF  /  (415) 821-3477
Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito  /  (510) 525-2129
Please support our free ticket outlets!

You can also purchase tickets online at or (by phone at (800) 225-2277) or by mail at P.O. Box 862, Fairfax, CA 94978

Cyprian's can be reached easily by several Muni bus lines: the #31 Balboa, #24 Divisadero, #5 Fulton, #43 Masonic. Free bicycle parking provided.