Sunday, January 20th – 4:30pm
Two Car Funeral

$10-20 suggested donation; $5-10 for students, musicians, limited income

Two Car Funeral is an Americana band showcasing the solo voice, acoustic guitar and harmonica of West-Virginia-born baritone Stephen Yerkey. Yerkey writes and sings of railroad workers, robber barons, short pants, love and despair, Algiers and lighthouse keeping. Two Car Funeral fuses country, jazz, folk and blues, and rich storytelling.

Yerkey, who writes most of the band’s material, and Lance Campbell, the band’s drummer, both came to San Francisco from Kentucky and played in the same band, Nonfiction, in California from 1977 to 1987. After talking for the last several years about having another band, they formed Two Car Funeral, with Joe Gore on guitar and Scott Leftridge on bass.

Yerkey has been on NPR, has toured a bit in the States and Europe, and has issued three albums since his days in Nonfiction, which issued an albumin 1986. Joe Gore goes back a ways with Yerkey and Campbell. He produces the band, and is at present a member of Tracy Chapman’s band. In the past, Joe’s played with, and recorded with, Tom Waits and P.J. Harvey. Scott Leftridge is is a fine singer as well as bassist, and has been in a number of bands that have played California and Nevada.