When: Sun., June 7, 8 p.m. 2015
As one-third of the avowedly radical folk trio Rebecca Riots, Lisa Zeiler performed on five albums and toured extensively, a tenure sustained in no small part by the group’s fervent following at home in Berkeley. At the same time, Zeiler nurtured a collaborative relationship with vocalist Jennie Chabon, a cantor for Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek. Together, the guitarist and vocalist recorded three albums, each containing globetrotting roots sensibilities inflected by the cantorial Yiddish tradition. Their stated goal is to uplift, imparting the spiritual dimension at the core of their collaboration to any room full of listeners. On Sunday, the audience is sure to be receptive. For decades, Rebecca Riots’ sanctuary was Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley), where musicians Kevin Weber, Kaila Flexer, Phil Gorman, Julie Batz, Shelly Ball, and Harry Wittenberg will join Zeiler and Chabon.
Price: $18, $20