"Forever Young" - Bob Dylan B-Day Bash featuring Tell River, The Silver Threads, Kitchen Fire, Sparky Grinstead & the Mighty Backorders, Joe Rut, Clay Hawkins, Jeff Campbell, Jeff Zittrain Band

Spirit Vibrations Presents

"Forever Young" - Bob Dylan B-Day Bash featuring Tell River, The Silver Threads, Kitchen Fire, Sparky Grinstead & the Mighty Backorders, Joe Rut, Clay Hawkins, Jeff Campbell, Jeff Zittrain Band

Emcee: TR Hunt

Thu, May 24, 2012

8:00 pm

Red Devil Lounge


This event is 21 and over

For VIP tickets / accommodations please contact reddevilbooking@me.com. This includes reserved tables, no waiting in line, and reduced surcharges. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis exclusively through our e-mail address.

Tell River
Tell River
Tell River is an original blend of roots country, indie rock, americana and folk. Based out of San Francisco, Tell River has been performing in the bay area since 2006. Their current line up is very alt country and indie rock with a lot of bluegrass instrumentation. Tell River's rhythm section also plays in local SF band, The Pine Box Boys. Steven Dodds on drums and Timothy Leather on stand up bass. Lead singer Adam Diener has reformed Tell River 3 or 4 times since conception and the sound evokes raw emotion and honesty. Banjo player Andy Brown also plays in SF's The Parmesans and dobro player Randolph Charles has recently joined from Sacramento and also plays with Colonal Jimmy and The Blackfish.

From "rocking bluegrass structured tunes" to "cry in your beer" ballads, Tell River delivers a well rounded raw sound that needs no sugar coating as they take you on a journey through Love , Loss, Life and Lust.
The Silver Threads
The Silver Threads
Kitchen Fire
Kitchen Fire
Kitchen Fire is a San Francisco based 4 piece playing their own brand of Americana Alt-Country music.
With Katie Holman on steel-stringed acoustic guitar and vocals, Dan Seidel bass and vocals, John Harris lead guitar and Steve Pearson drums and backing vocals, the band blends vocal harmonies with country-rock rhythms to deliver powerful and memorable music.
Sparky Grinstead & the Mighty Backorders
Sparky Grinstead & the Mighty Backorders
Joe Rut
Joe Rut
Joe was born, and then later started playing guitar and writing songs. Joe loves donuts, although he understands they are killing him. Most donut shops (at least in the Bay Area) have crappy coffee, and most good coffee shops don't have actual donuts, but rather scones and crap. Joe finds this sad.

In addition to his solo performances, Joe has been happy to collaborate with other humans, including experimntal guitarist Henry Kaiser, The Spikedrivers (bluegrass), 86(the band)(indie rock), Loretta Lynch (country), and Lucio Menegon (as the experimental/ambient guitar duo Lumper/Splitter)

Joe has been fortunate enough to play with these fine people in swell places such as UK's Glastonbury Music Festival, Nevada's Burning Man festival, The Fillmore in San Francisco (opening for Richard Thompson), the Shoreline and Sleep Train Amphitheatres, and an empty parking lot in Berkeley. All of these places were fun, but the only one that had a decent donut was Glastonbury. The Brits know how to make a donut.

Joe is a member of the Immersion Composition Society, a group of upstanding citizens dedicated to QUANTITY songwriting. An obsessive tinkerer, Joe builds original instruments out of found objects and contact microphones, which he plays in addition to guitar, lap steel, mandolin, charango, drums, bass, Hammond organ and piano. Joe still thinks College Music Journal (CMJ) sucks for replacing Loretta Lynch's legitimately charting (on KALX) first CD with it's own pay-to-play compilation CD in the charts, even though they feebly claim it was a clerical error. My ass.

Joe lives in Oakland, CA, likes to write about himself in the thrid person, and was bi-polar when bi-polar wasn't cool.


Joe Rut: Injured While Faking Own Death (2010)

Joe Rut: The Challenge of Four-Track (2008)

Joe Rut: Stop-Gap Measure (2006)

Joe Rut: All Music is Folk Music...Some Folks Is Just Fucked Up (2003)

JoeRut: Genuine Wood Grained Finish (1999)


Lumper/Splitter: Lumper/Splitter (2005) Guitars, manilpulated objects

Loretta Lynch: Loretta Lynch (2003) Guitars, vocals

Loretta Lynch: Concrete and Ether (2007) Lap steel

86(the band): Hooray for Music (2003) Guitar, lap steel, vocals

86(the band): Thank You (2005) Guitar

86(the band): True Life Songs and Pictures (2001) Engineer

Joel Murach: Greetings from the Middle of Nowhere (2003) Guitars, backup vocals, engineer

Joel Murach and the Low Rollers: Lucky One Way (2009) Engineer, bass, organ

Jeremy Brown: This Year in St. Louis (2001) Engineer, guitars

Val Esway and El Mirage: Lovers, Losers, Liars (2005) Guitar, lap steel

Val Esway and El Mirage: Pretend to Believe (2007) Slide guitar

Okie: Okie (2002) Bass, guitar, engineer
Clay Hawkins
Clay Hawkins
Jeff Campbell
Jeff Campbell
One of the busiest performers on the West Coast, Jeff Campbell is a singularly expressive Singer/Guitar Player and Songwriter. His solo record "Stop & Go" was released in January of 2012, and continues to garner attention as he criss-crosses the United States in solo and all-star full band performances. Most recently, he released a DVD version of "Stop & Go" as part of the Live at Coast series. Based in San Francisco, Jeff draws sizable and devoted audiences.
Jeff Zittrain Band
Jeff Zittrain Band
"To understand Jeff Zittrain you have to understand his roots. He grew up in Pittsburgh, home of the rough and tumble Steelers, listening to the sounds of Blue Oyster Cult, The Who and The Doors. Then along came the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Band...and Zittrain went on the road. Along the way he met T.S. Eliot, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. He followed the Dead into the Rockies, left his body and went jumping for joy with “The Mighty Quinn”, and hit the ground running in the promised land - San Francisco.

There Zittrain began shaping his ragged, psychedelic and soulful rock and roll sound. Blending his gritty roots with poetic lyricism and improvisational inspiration he performed with the alt-country rockers Absent Iris, the jamband Shirking Violet, the roots rockers Personal Demons and the genre-bending power trio Famous Last Words (FLW). As the primary songwriter in FLW he released two critically acclaimed albums, garnering an All Music Guide 4 Stars and a CD Baby Editors Pick as well as features and reviews in Relix Magazine, Hittin’ The Note, An Honest Tune, HearMusic, West Coast Performer Magazine and KyndMusic, a song on NBC TV and a streaming slot on The Rex Foundation website.

But Jeff Zittrain is not content to rest on his laurels. Stepping out as a solo artist with the Z-Trane Electric Band, he has taken his expansive and raw music to the next level. The response has been incredible.

In the first 9 months of 2007 Zittrain was invited to perform as a featured artist at:

Neil Young Living With War Hootenany
The San Francisco Folk Festival
The British Invasion Showcase
The prestigious Music & Dance Collaboration Project, where he graced the program’s cover
In the midst of all that excitement Zittrain, who's shared a bill with Steve Kimock, Carlos Santana, Mike Gordon, Leo Kottke, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, Derek Trucks and Eliza Gilkyson, has continued playing select shows throughout the Bay Area with the Z-Trane Band and side project Flaming Telepaths "the thinking person's psychedelic Blue Oyster Cult jam band." He is represented by Spirit Vibrations Booking in CA and KyndManagement out of Washington D.C..

As 2010 races into winter Zittrain is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming live album. Recorded over three nights in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA it promises to highlight classics and introduce new material to his ever growing legion of fans."
Venue Information:
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109