The Britgrass crew is firing up the engines again, this time your favorite Bay Area bluegrass and string bands are going to be covering ALL your favorite British Invasion bands. The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and more to be announced soon. Come on down and hear your favorite tunes played in a completely new way with lots of special guests and cross band pollination expected. Prizes, free posters distributed at the end of the show and plenty of bluegrass shenanigans for all. This is a great opportunity to hear some of your favorite bands play new but familiar material as well as get a taste of some great bands you may not have seen yet. The Britgrass Invasion is like bluegrass – cover band – dance party – hootenanny – festival all wrapped up in single night at Slim’s. COME AND GET IT.
Sounds Like: Kimya Dawson, Sarah Silverman, Garfunkel and Oates, Monty Python, Flight of the Conchords
Bio: After finishing six years in the U.S. Army, Emily Yates learned to play the ukulele, and decided to use her training as a military journalist for a greater purpose. She started writing songs (such as "Try Not To Be A Dick," a finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, and "Smoke ...See Full Bio
“Since returning from Iraq, Yates moved to Oakland, CA and joined the local chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Her music is saturated with themes of her time in the army and various social and political messages. ... Her sense of humor comes through in songs like 'Good Ol' Passive Aggressive,' a direct song about indirect anger, and her signature song 'Try Not to Be a D**k,' which gives advice like 'cover your mouth when you sneeze,' and 'stay out of the fast lane if you are driving slow.'”
Ask Emily Yates, Eventual Ukulele Superstar anything...
Q: Em -- Did you survive the Phillie cop crap o.k.? Hope so!!! Also, what was the small upstate NY town you sprang from? Geoff
A: I have survived! Syracuse grows its kids up tough. :-)
Asked by Geoffrey Dunbar. Answered on Wed Sep 04 2013All Questions