Concerts in the Redwood Grove: Tom Brosseau + Steven Emerson
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
UC Botanical Garden
REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES! Every Thursday, June through August Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills. TONIGHT: Tom Brosseau North Dakota-born and LA-seasoned, Tom Brosseau is a songwriter, guitar player & singer. He learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother. Brosseau has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Brosseau also sings and plays guitar with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends. (Check out this video of Tom Brosseau, John C. Reilly and Andrew Bird noodling around together.) Tom Brosseau on his background: I grew up with music in the church, in the school, music at home. I learned a lot of hymnal and folk songs, both traditional and contemporary, and since I was influenced by what my grandparents listened to, in a sense I studied the singers and songwriters of the great American songbook. His songs have been chosen by Natalie Portman for her charity compilation, covered by Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, host of Prairie Home Companion), and featured in season one of the Judd Apatow Netflix series, Love. Not long after Brosseau arrived in Los Angeles in 2003, he began performing at the renowned club, Largo, where he met Sara and Sean Watkins (Watkins Family Hour, Nickel Creek). Steven Emerson A Paisley Underground rocker who opened for R.E.M. on a national tour. An introspective, jazz-inflected singer/songwriter. A filmmaker, poet, and sought-after composer for film, video games, commercials and television. Berkeleys Steven Emerson has worn all these hats, and in his latest incarnation hes balancing a burgeoning career as a composer for hire with his resurgence as a performing artist known for incisively crafted songs. NOTES ABOUT REDWOOD GROVE CONCERTS: Shows will sell-out buy online in advance. (No surcharge!) All tickets are will call, non-refundable and non-trasferable. Your name will be on a check-in list both at the Garden Kiosk and at the Redwood Grove gate. Parking is limited and not guaranteed carpooling is highly encouraged. Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before it closes at 5:00pm. ($12 value for adults!) Redwood Grove door opens at 5:00 p.m. Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome. Warm clothes recommended.