Briget Boyle @ Heartbreak Residue Album Release Celebration with Katie Cash

Heartbreak Residue Album Release Celebration with Katie Cash, San Francisco, CA

Heartbreak Residue, the new LP from Bay-Area songwriter and activist Briget Boyle is a record that is ripe with raw, honest emotion. Buoyed by propulsive percussion and shimmering electric guitar, Boyle paints melodic pictures of the pivotal moments in life. Told with an eloquent economy of language, she speaks to the universal human experience. The tales written in this melodic jewelbox journal are imbued with a bittersweet nostalgia, yet they are far from maudlin. Rather, Boyle’s gift of a voice, leaping effortlessly from aching and intimate, to a soaring, razor-edged flash of power, rings with such a purity of sentiment that the listener is immediately drawn into her world, soon to find themselves shouting along with every chorus.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Katie Cash writes personally charged, emotion-packed songs and performs them with a passionate urgency that has made her a local star in the Bay Area music scene. As a member of multiple bands including Skip The Needle, Cash recently made her debut solo album “Gift Horse”, produced by Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco, Carly Simon, Indigo Girls). The album showcases her pointed
songwriting and the edgy musical sensibility that's been honed by extensive roadwork
and onstage experience. “Katie Cash gave excellent support with her rock and folk endeavors, entwining delicate and powerful into a set so worth seeing.” – The Bay Bridged


Briget Boyle @ Singer Songwriter Sunday

Singer Songwriter Sunday, Concord, CA


First Sundays in Concord just got a whole lot better!

An afternoon of original music from local artists at Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord, hosted by Concord Couch Concerts. This year, the Couch team welcomes local visual artists to join in the festivities by showcasing their work in the park. All ages, free admission, music from 2 to 4 PM.

Jim Phelps
Jubal Jake
Briget Boyle
Fast & Vengefully


Briget Boyle @ Friday Night at the Fireside Lounge with M Jones & the Melee and NI/NA

Friday Night at the Fireside Lounge with M Jones & the Melee and NI/NA, Alameda, CA

Briget Boyle
M Jones & the Melee
$10 pre / $15 door - 8pm doors 9pm show
21+, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Kitchen Open till 11pm.
1453 Webster St., Alameda


Briget Boyle @ Taste of Lafayette

Taste of Lafayette, Lafayette, CA

About the Taste of Lafayette

Lafayette’s Favorite Dinner Party – The “Taste of Lafayette” Restaurant Stroll! Friends, Food & Entertainment

The “stroll” begins when ticket holders head out at their own pace to stop at any or all of the participating restaurants for sampling on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Will call and bar will be at Lafayette Plaza Park 5pm-7:00pm. Participating restaurants are open for tasting 5:00pm-7:30pm. Evening includes music in Lafayette Plaza Park.

Tickets are required to enjoy "tastes" throughout the stroll. Ticket price is $65 (plus convenience fee) and must be purchased online with a credit card using link below. No tickets are required to enjoy the music in the park, we encourage non-ticket holders to bring a picnic or order takeout from one of our Chamber member restaurants!


Briget Boyle @ Writer's Kitchen Hosted by Melody Walker

Writer's Kitchen Hosted by Melody Walker, ​nashville, TN

Melody is mainly staying put in Nashville, TN these days, writing songs with friends and developing a new electric band…. check this schedule for her writers rounds and band show appearances…

You can see Melody play every Tuesday, in the round, at her WRITER’S KITCHEN songwriters’ night at Jane’s Hideaway in East Nashville see lineups and show info @writerskitchenround on IG

Collaborative Shows

In honor of Women’s History Month, Ashkenaz will pay homage to The Women Who Built Ashkenaz, with a night of performances, honoring the many women who have played an integral role in Ashkenaz’s success over the last 50 years.

This special event will pay tribute to the female pioneers who have shaped and strengthened our community over the years, specifically those involved in the formative transition of Ashkenaz into the nonprofit that it is today. From music and dance to community building, these women have left a lasting impact on Ashkenaz and beyond.

We'll hear from trailblazing musicians, dancers, and community leaders who will share their stories and experiences as the founding members of the board of directors at Ashkenaz and leaders of the huge transition that transpired after the death of our founder, David Nadel. Be inspired by their passion, creativity, and drive as they share what they've learned, and the legacy they've built.

Enjoy live music, dance performances, and a special reception to commemorate the evening. Connect with fellow members of the community, and engage in conversation about the role of women in shaping our shared cultural heritage.

Come be a part of this historic celebration and honor the women who have made Ashkenaz the vibrant and thriving community it is today!

GA Presale: $10 GA Presale: $15 GA DoS: $20 Donations encouraged & appreciated.

True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond, featuring veteran vocalists from legendary Bay Area groups Kitka and Brass Menazeri. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou.

Leslie Bonnett - voice, fiddle, percussion

Briget Boyle - voice, guitar, percussion

Juliana Graffagna - voice, accordion, percussion

REVIEWS: “They bring the world. Via gorgeous harmonies, the East Bay’s True Life Trio travels through a wide spectrum of styles and traditions…Whenever they raise their voices in song, True Life Trio uplifts the listener, regardless of the song’s subject matter or language.” — Paul Freeman, The Daily News, Bay Area News Group

“True Life Trio has created a unique musical journey that gives a timely immediacy to the enduring spirit that originally inspired the songs.” — Ginger Murray, SF Weekly, from a review of Home

“The blend of harmonies touches my soul.” — Cynthia Sutko, audience member

Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash or Venmo only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.

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Please note: Although masks are no longer required, we strongly encourage their use to keep everyone safe in our intimate space.

Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free.