Upcoming Shows

June 1, 2024: University Heights Garden Tour

Our band will play originals and covers  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at one of the homes featured in the University Heights Garden Tour. Tickets to attend the garden tour are $30. More info here...

Aug. 10, 2024: Porch Concert in North Park

After travel plans separate us for part of the summer, our band will reconvene and perform on the porch of a North Park house. Time and additional info will be posted as soon as we lock down the details.

Past Shows

March 24, 2024: Adobe Falls House Concert

Our band played a lovely set featuring new originals and covers at a house concert in Del Cerro. Singer-songwriter Mark Torpey opened for us. 

From left: Jessica Barlow, Kristen Maher, Bonnie Nicholls, and Doug Hartley.

Doug Hartley on harmonica.

Mark Torpey, with Bonnie Nicholls singing harmonies on Danny's Song.

Jessica Barlow on guitar.

Bonnie Nicholls on bass.

Kristen Maher on electric guitar.

June 17, 2023: Summer Solstice Porch Concert in North Park

We played a porch concert, debuting some new originals, covers, and jams. The Bird Park B-Sides, a vintage jazz band, followed.

Jan. 21, 2023: Birdtopia Backyard House Concert and Potluck in La Mesa

Our host saw one of our porch concerts and asked if we'd like to play in her backyard where she had built a stage.  Heck, yeah! We called the event Birdtopia, because the marvelous Bird Park B-Sides opened for us, playing vintage jazz.  Two bird-named bands for the price of one!  We played two sets, chock-full of awesome harmonies, rich instrumentals, intuitive drumming, and overall "quimsicality" (our way of stating quirkiness and whimsy in one word).  Photography by  Carlo Emami.

Nov. 5, 2022: Train Song Festival in Poway

Our first time at the Train Song Festival at Old Poway Park! We learned about 5 new  train songs for the gig, and one of them was an original by Kristen Maher.  

It was inspiring to hear the train whistle blowing  of the 1907 steam engine as the train passed by the gazebo where we played. It added appropriate ambience to songs like Last Train Home by Pat Metheny, Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees, and I Never Will Marry.

This was our first time performing at an event organized by San Diego Folk Heritage. And it was our first gig with our new drummer, Doug Hartley. More info on the festival ...

Aug. 27, 2022: Porch Concert in North Park

We put on a porch concert in North Park on International Porch Concert Day. We performed on the lawn of a wonderful neighbor, who helped set up a festive stage. 

What a great turnout! About 60 people showed up with beach chairs, sat under the trees as the sun went down, and gave us great energy during the show. 

We added new songs to the mix, as well as new instruments. Jessica Barlow, who plays violin and viola, debuted a song on electric guitar. 

Many thanks to Jules Stewart, our guest drummer, who enhanced our songs with intuitive percussion. And to our loving roadies, who helped trouble-shoot stage set-up and fine-tuned our sound.

Dec. 4, 2021: Mid-City Community Music Holiday Concert in North Park

Sept. 18, 2021: Private Concert in Spring Valley

Our core band is (from left) Jessica Barlow, Kristen Maher, and Bonnie Nicholls, but we also have a freelance drummer, Jules Stewart, who completes our sound with killer beats.

June 19, 2021: Porch Concert in North Park

We put on another porch concert that coincided with a local block park party, celebrating the solstice with neighbors and friends, old and new.  We are always glad when Jules Stewart joins us to lend her brand of intuitive texture on drums.

May 19, 2021: Porch Concert in Normal Heights

The pandemic meant no live music for a long time. Once everyone was vaccinated, though, we were ready to play for a crowd. But where? Fortunately, porch concerts had become a popular way to share music, and that's what we did. We discovered that our audience was as hungry for live music as we were, and it was a joyous occasion.  Other great news: drummer Jules Stewart began performing with us. 

August  2019:  Mid-City Community Music Concert in City Heights

We enjoyed being part of an event that Mid-City Community Music hosted at the City Heights Performance Annex.

May 2019: Concert at Torque Moto Cafe

Torque Moto Cafe was a sweet little coffeehouse in North Park, and it had an outdoor stage that was perfect for our band.  Our drummer at the time was Eric Bakovic.

March 2018: Concert at Torque Moto Cafe