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Aireene & The Itch

Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 12:30pm1:30pm

Band Aireene & The Itch performing on a sunlit stage
Thu, Oct 6, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718

Philippine-born, Bay Area-raised Aireene Espiritu is a veteran singer/songwriter who’s created an extensive book of original songs combining Afro-Caribbean and African rhythms, American folk forms, bluegrass techniques and gospel music fervor. As a young musician she absorbed the sounds of Alan Lomax’s field recordings from the South, as well as her uncles’ Filipino folk guitar fingerpicking. Accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele, she gained widespread attention last year with her critically hailed tribute to the great R&B singer Sugar Pie DeSanto, Back Where I Belong (Little Village Foundation). Her latest project is Aireene & The Itch, an uproarious, blues-drenched Americana combo featuring veteran bassist Karl Sevareid, Andrew Griffin on drums, Danny Eisenberg on keys and David Landon on guitar.

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