Berkeley Bluegrass Festival – Night 2
April 22 @ 7:00 PM PDT
Laura Love, Peter Rowan
Laura Love’s latest CD, Uppity, was released in 2021. “The January 6th insurrection by mostly angry white men in our nation’s capital, pushed me over the edge”, Laura has told friends and fans alike. “I decided, at 61, I had one more album left in me before I’m done.” In 2017, after taking nearly a decade off the festival/touring circuit to live off grid, grow her own food, and raise her daughter, Laura returned to the stage to continue where she left off. She felt “compelled to get back on the road, reach out to other human beings, spread kindness and try to heal,” from what she described as a “savage couple of years” which left her battling to recover from a brutal assault, followed by the sudden suicides of both her beloved sister, Lisa and her mother, Winifred. To that end, she grabbed her fabulous guitarist, Terry Hunt and exploded back onto the festival scene in 2017-2018, taking the Kate Wolf, Strawberry, Valhalla, FalconRidge and Philadelphia Folk Music Festivals by storm.
Center Street Garage, next door to The Freight, is currently open nightly until 1am except Sunday. More details here.
The Freight & Salvage is BARTable! Downtown Berkeley BART station is a half a block from the Freight. Details at bart.gov. Many AC Transit bus lines stop within a few blocks of the Freight. Details at actransit.org.
Favorite Bars/Restaurants Nearby (walking distance)
Revival Bar + Kitchen | 2102 Shattuck Avenue, (510) 549–9950
Comal Next Door | 2024 Shattuck Ave, (510) 422-662
Gather | 2200 Oxford Street @ Allston, (510) 809-0400