Who: Little Black Train dinner show/concert
What: Old-time bluegrass and acoustic Americana, in an intimate cafe setting
When: Saturday, April 9th, 7:00 pm
Where: Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe, 1804 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tickets: $12 at the door only
Web: littleblacktrain.com and sallyloos.com
Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe will present An Evening of Traditional Americana with bluegrass-roots trio Little Black Train on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 pm. This will be a dinner show featuring unique and organic soups, salads, quiche, desserts and fair trade coffee and teas available for purchase. Food and beverage are not included in the ticket price.
Fresh off the road in the Rocky Mountain states, where they have been promoting their tenth record with Santa Cruz-based Celtic group Molly’s Revenge, fiddler John Weed and guitarist Stuart Mason will team up with sizzling mandolinist Kenny Blackwell for this show. Their trio Little Black Train will perform a fun, refreshing fusion of vintage fiddle tunes, bluegrass mandolin, and songs of old-time Americana.
The oldternative sound of Little Black Train features a virtuosic bluegrass mandolinist, a traditional Irish fiddler, and an old-timey songster. Their music is old as the hills. From Depression-era gospel and blues to Appalachian and Celtic dance tunes, they dig up the roots of bluegrass that traveled to America from Ireland and Scotland in the 19th century. They combine new words and melodies with traditional songs from sources such as the Carter Family, Doc Boggs, and Charlie Poole. On the instrumental side, they mine fiddle tunes from archival sources in West Virginia, Ireland, and Scotland. The band has appeared at many Central Coast venues, including Stone Soup Music Festival and the Goleta Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention.
Sally Loo’s is an eclectic cafe named after the loyal pitbull of the establishment’s owners, Jen and Brandon. The crew at the Loo thrive on serving healthy local organic coffee shop goods, including seasonal veggies and fruits. They have brought something friendly and different to the Railroad District and San Luis Obispo. Aiming for the kind of neighborhood cafe they themselves wanted to frequent, the owners created a warm, welcoming space with food ranging from baked goods to whole wheat waffles to seasonal quiches. Cozy soups and zesty salads appeal to patrons with a healthy bent. There’s wireless internet access, works by local artists on the walls, and a live music schedule that has featured Inga Swearingen, Cafe Musique, Sparrows Gate, and others.
Press Contact: Stuart Mason 805-215-0306
Sally Loo’s: (805) 545-5895