Check my calendar!

I’m making a few changes to my performance calendar for December and January, and I hope it doesn’t throw anybody off.  Check the calendar on my website to make sure I’ll be where you thought I’d be.  I make sure my calendar is up-to-date, which means that sometimes, I make changes.  I would love to see you at my gigs!

Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod in Tiburon Friday 10/25 8pm

We’re playing a duo concert; we hope you will go!  It’s at:

Schoenberg Guitars

106 Main St. in Tiburon, CA

$20 adv / $25 / door




October 19th Solo Concert in Los Angeles


Meredith will play at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood on October 19, 2013!

4773 Hollywood Blvd; Los Angeles, CA 90027

8:30pm $15


Tamar Korn is gonna join me at Atlas Cafe this Saturday Aug 10 2013 4-6p

Atlas Cafe is at 3049 20th St. in San Francisco. This is a video of Tamar playing there with me from last year. I am delighted to tell you she’ll join me again this Saturday!  Also, they now have komboucha there.  No cover charge.

The common thread throughout the music I sing is that it is from sheet music, cylinders, or 78s that were popular between 1890 and 1940, with the heaviest concentration in the 1920s.

This encompasses various styles of music, including blues, jazz, pop, ragtime, and country.  I’m gonna list some extra words for the benefit of search-breadth: trad jazz, traditional jazz, hot jazz, jug band, vocal harmony, tin pan alley, vaudeville, vitaphone, vintage, americana, delta blues.  I present shows in different styles by having different instrumentation in my band if I have a band, and by choosing repertoire that is appropriate to the theme.

I’m coming to Chicago; Craig Ventresco will play our regular gigs without me in the meanwhile

L1020548I’m gonna be in Chicago from 7/27-8/6, so I’m missing my residency gigs in San Francisco during that time, but Craig Ventresco will still play those gigs without me, especially the Wednesday ones at Cafe Divine.  I’ll be appearing at Schuba’s in Chicago on July 27th, and at the Honky Tonk BBQ in Chicago on Friday, August 2nd EARLY, like 7:30pm.

I’m the jug player in the Kweskin Jug Band 50th Anniversary shows

I’ll play the jug with them tonight, Friday, and Saturday.  That means I can’t be at Cafe Divine tonight, but Craig Ventresco will be there, solo.  Always check my calendar here at to double check whether I will be at my regular gigs to make sure I’ll be there if you are going there hoping to see me.  I’m looking forward to returning to Cafe Divine when I get back from California Coast Music Camp.

The Kweskin Jug Band shows are sold out for tonight and Friday, but there are a few tickets left for Saturday at the Freight & Salvage.  The band features Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Jeff Muldaur, Cindy Cashdollar, Sam Bevin,


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