Mini Music Festival Live-Stream No. 3

Thu, July 9, 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Get ready for Mini Music Festival #3! This is a full-fledged music festival minus the live audience. Led by the Dirty Cello band, we’ve gathered a crazy and eclectic mix of some of the bay area’s best bands! Join us on July 9 for a high quality, live-stream from a secret location.

Thursday, July 9 from 12:30 – 3 p.m.

Live-streaming at

12:30 – 1 p.m. – Nehal Abuelata (from Sweet HayaH) and Austin (rock-soul-funk blend)

1 – 1:30 p.m. – The Unquiet Grave (medieval folk rock)

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. The Lindybops (swinging jazz standards)

1:50 – 2:20 p.m. – Sebastian Saint James (from The Highway Poets – original rock and soul)

2:20 – 3:00 p.m. – Dirty Cello (blues and bluegrass)

All times are approximate and who knows what will happen with so many great musicians in one place!

More about the bands:

12:30 – 1 p.m. – Nehal Abuelata (from Sweet HayaH) and Austin (rock-soul-funk blend)

Sweet HayaH is well-established as one of the most popular original artists in the SF Bay Area making them the ideal festival band, as well as the life of any party. They have opened and supported shows for impressive and legendary artists such as Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Roddy Radiation of the Specials, The Selecter, The Slackers, The English Beat and more. The word “HayaH” derives from the Arabic and Hebrew word meaning “life.” The band aims to stay true to its name and “bring sweetness to the lives of all who get to know the band.” Audience members often find themselves on their feet, dancing to Sweet HayaH’s tunes that they may be hearing for the first time.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.The Unquiet Grave

The Unquiet Grave defines their sound as medieval folk rock, with music that is dark and hauntingly beautiful at times while driving and rhythmic at others. They rewrite old ballads with new music and perform them in a storytelling fashion. Along with their own creative arrangements of traditional celtic music.
The Unquiet Grave features vocalist Elise Ebbinghaus, who has training in operatic, classical, and contemporary theatrical techniques. She is accompanied by guitar virtuoso Randall Krieger, a trained classical guitarist and composer. Together they are the bards that form The Unquiet Grave.

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. The Lindybops

Led by Sandy Lindop, the Lindybops grab everyone’s favorite jazz standards and shine them up for an engaging, personal and quirky look at the Great American songbook. This duo featuring bassist, Colin Williams, swings their way through ballads, swing tunes, and straight ahead jazz with panache and a great love for the jazz of yesteryear!

1:50 – 2:20 p.m. Sebastian Saint James (from The Highway Poets – original rock and soul)

The Highway Poets combine the finest elements of rock and soul into a captivating blend of original music. With influences from Rolling Stones to Nirvana, Black Keys to Otis Redding, Highway Poets’ live performance is an exciting mashup of new and classic influence. While touring the country in their renovated bus “Gus” they’ve shared stages with artists like Black Crowes, Lucinda Williams, Jackie Green, ALO, Johnny Winter, Tommy Castro, Blue Oyster Cult, Blitzentrapper, California Honeydrops, and Poor Man’s Whiskey as well as winning several Bay Area music awards. A festival favorite they’ve played Kate Wolf Festival, Petaluma Music Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, Far West Festival, Unity Fest, Rivertown Revival Festival and many others. With a new full length album released in ’17 these guys are firing on all cylinders, be sure to check them out!

2:20 – 3:00 p.m. – Dirty Cello (blues and bluegrass)

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Ashland Daily Tidings

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