KELLY MCFARLING / ALEX BLEEKER
at Rickshaw Stop
San Francisco, CA
$12 adv / $15 doors
*All attendees must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof. Let's keep everyone safe and sound during this return to live music!*
Kelly McFarling makes songs for long drives and fault lines. Born in Atlanta and based in the Bay Area, McFarling gives weight to wistfulness and renders the small and ordinary in ultra-vivid color. With a sound that moves between folk, rock, and alt-country, McFarling’s vocals are the constant: warm, assured, often breathtakingly strong.
Deep the Habit (March 2021), McFarling’s latest, captures the freewheeling feel of live shows with her band. Sparked by the idea of a feminine take on JJ Cale or Dire Straits, McFarling’s contribution to that corner of the canon infuses it with softness and vulnerability. There are hooks with just enough pop-sheen to conjure Stevie Nicks or even Pat Benetar; but we also get threads of more modern alt-country and indie-folk, like Hiss Golden Messenger or Molly Sarlé. https://kellymcfarling.bandcamp.com/Alex Bleeker, best known as a founding member of the band Real Estate, has released several LPs under his own name. His most recent solo LP, Heaven on The Faultline, found him embracing his own homespun charm and exploring the recording studio without his beloved backing band, The Freaks. He is a bay area resident and self proclaimed "head" of all kinds. He'll be performing with a full band of shredders for this special engagement! https://alexbleekerandthefreaks.bandcamp.com/
Kelly McFarling / Alex Bleeker