Performance Schedule

Sam is on hiatus from performing, so that he can concentrate on creating a new performance space, to be called

The Backroom

Sam has long dreamed of replicating the feel and flavor of the old original Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse. The original Freight was an 87 seat storefront on San Pablo Ave, furnished with thrift store upholstery, and dedicated to acoustically based music of every description. And yes, the current Freight is still dedicated to the same kinds of music, but a 420 seat venue is far too large for the many local (and not so local) musicians whose likely draw is well under three figures.

After many months - years, actually - of false starts and real estate disappointments, Sam has finally found the perfect spot, at 1984 Bonita Ave., just off of University, on the northern edge of Berkeley's famous Arts District.

Look for it to open in December or January.