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The Goat Family Jug Band and Pancakes!

Date & Time: Tuesday February 25 – Food served from 5:30 p.m. to 8  p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $15 Adults/Teen, $15 Child (under 12)

Pancake Supper/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

Every year we host our annual Pancake Supper to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those (including Louisiana) where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent. 

Our Pancake Supper features different selections of pancakes with a live band for listening or dancing after the feasting. Food is served continuously from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Seating is limited so come early!

Goat Family Jug Band

  • Cecil B Feeder – percussion, vocals
  • Natasha Daniels – violin, viola
  • Dan Janos – guitar, dobro, ukulele, vocals
  • Rock Ross – washtub bass, penny whistle, saw, duck call, vocals
  • Thad Povey – tiple, guitar, dobro, lap steel, vocals
  • Chris Santeramo – harmonica, accordion, guitar, vocals

With harmonies storming in from the West and rhythms shaking loose from the American songbook, the Goat Family packs folk, country, banda, and blues into a wobbly wagon on a cross-country trip bound for butt-shaking happiness.

The Goat Family has now been knitting it’s eclectic weave of Americana music for more than sixteen years. Starting as an informal traditional music jam in the San Francisco neighborhood that Jack London once called South of the Slot, the Goats have matured into a tight, formidable, and original songwriting unit. The Goats have found inspiration in an unusually wide range of sounds and sources from Louvin Brothers style country and Mexican Banda to singalong Folk and even the Broadway musical. While they’ve expanded the scope of the songwriting on their latest album, their jug band origins remain at the center of the sound with a washtub bass and a homemade percussion kit (known as the Rhythmwalker) keeping them rooted in America’s musical sweet spot.

What is a Jug Band?

A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of conventional and homemade instruments. These homemade instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, bones, stovepipe, jew’s harp, and comb and tissue paper.

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