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Congress House All Stars (Day 5)
5th Aug 2014 Posted in: Blog, shopkeeper Comments Off on Congress House All Stars (Day 5)

It’s Day 5 of the Indiegogo Campaign for The Shopkeeper.  Here we go with a few more artists who have recorded at the Congress House.


Steve Berlin

Steve Berlin is best known as the saxophonist for Los Lobos (who I’ve seen about 20 times, btw – they are the greatest rock and roll band in the world). But did you know he was originally in The Blasters? And did you know that as a session musician or producer, Berlin has worked with the Crash Test Dummies, Backyard Tire Fire, Beat Farmers, John Lee Hooker, The Paladins, Faith No More, Dave Alvin, R.E.M., The Go-Go’s, The Smithereens, The Replacements, Leo Kottke, Sheryl Crow, The Act, Los Super Seven, Rickie Lee Jones, String Cheese Incident, Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Raul Malo, Rick Trevino, Jackie Greene, The Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, The Bridge, Nathan Wiley, The Dandy Warhols, Making Movies and Deer Tick

Here he is sitting in the Leftover Salmon:

 Dan Bern

Dan Bern is a super-talented, politically minded folk singer. He’s written a lot of very clever, funny songs like “Talking Woody Bob Bruce Dan Blues,” but this beautiful song is my favorite:

Jane Bond

Hailing from Lexington, Mass. but an Austinite since 1995, Jane Bond’s music is rooted in old-time country and blues fused with jazz and rock & roll. She enjoyed a 20-month residency at the Continental Club. Here she is at Antone’s: