Friday, October 3, 2014

Dinner and a Show with The Springhouse and Monica Pasqual!

Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
~The Springhouse and Monica Pasqual ~

An Autumnal Harvest menu by Jeff da chef!

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 11-2-14    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $45 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***



*Butternut squash, quinoa and pecan cakes with Oakland grown apple and pear sauce

Baked Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam in herb pastry with bourbon roasted figs

*Mini Grilled eggplant and curried cauliflower Bahn Mi with pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro and Sriracha Veganaisse

*Salad of heirloom baby Capay farms chiogga and gold beets with
 glazed walnuts, arugula, rainbow radish, 
and lemon chive vinaigrette

*Rosemary roasted parsnips, celeriac, rutabagas and carrots with toasted freeka

*Fresh local Dungeness crab cakes with tarragon caper aioli

*Moss Ave Persimmon upside down cake with salted caramel sauce

Should you have questions about the menu or any dietary restrictions 

please email us at! MUCH OF THIS MENU is VEGAN! YUM! :)



Springhouse roams the Americana borderlands, from artsong to the roadhouse and places in between.
Chris Kee, principal songwriter and bassist for Houston Jones has formed a new Americana trio with Jane Selkye, writer of Blame Sally's song, "Big, Big Bed" and SF bay area pedal steel star David Phillips.
Chris Kee was the bassist/cellist and principal songwriter for Houston Jones, a five piece "high octane Americana" band with a passel of CDs to their credit. Kee's songs are simple and evocative. His song "Three Crow Town," inspired by a trip through Jane's grandparents' hometown of Longford, Kansas, can hush a festival crowd of thousands and bring tears to their eyes. Jim Lee of Dirty Linen says:
"While the members have always been virtuoso players and arrangers, it's the depth of Kee's songs that adds a defining element to the band."
Selkye's writing is inventive and image-rich. Her dynamic vocals range three octaves and her delivery is distinguished by subtle color and textures. Born in the Lone Star state and raised in California, Selkye's themes and delivery hint at her Bluebonnet pedigree.
One of the Bay Area's star pedal steel players, David Phillips' versatility puts him in a class by himself. He has worked with artists as varied as Tom Waits, Charlie Hunter and Johnny Paycheck. Both Phillips and Kee are touring members of Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Air Force. Phillips has been a featured pedal steel soloist with the San Francisco Symphony. A Georgia native, Phillips is a longtime resident of San Francisco. His southern roots are evident in the turns of musical phrase that color his traditional pedal steel and dobro playing. His inventive improvisational jazz work with Jack
West's Curvature betrays his natural modesty. It is this remarkable combination of tell-it-straight Country and Western style paired with a breathtaking sense of harmonic landscape that distinguishes the Springhouse sound.


‘Like Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, San Francisco’s own Monica Pasqual proves that strong songwriting and stirring singing will take command of just about any stylistic setting’.  – Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian

‘Monica Pasqual may already be familiar to some locals as part of Blame Sally.  Solo, her sweet, clear voice dominates an album full of dreamy pop with some distinct Gallic and Spanish touches.  “This Cold Desire” is in the same vein as Sarah McLachlan’s work – acoustic pop/rock with a distinctly feminine sensibility.  It’s beautiful stuff’.  - Kirsty Evans, East Bay Express
Currently a member of the popular all-woman band, Blame Sally, Monica Pasqual has had a prolific career making music since the mid-90’s.  With a background in classical piano and her current side-career composing music for film and television, Pasqual’s recent solo material has focused on haunting music that evokes a distinct sense of atmosphere and mood.  Never content to write a simple love song, she makes the political personal and the very personal universal, with yearning song-poems that explore her sense of place, love, loss, war and dreams.
Pasqual has performed across the US and Europe extensively, has won 6 Independent Music Awards for both her solo work and in Blame Sally as well as several Emmy’s for television music.  In addition to live performance, she is currently teaching songwriting classes and mentoring artists and musicians. 

Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes includes firebrand Pam Delgado of Blame Sally on percussion and vocals as well as the phenomenally talented Josh McClain on cello.

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