Kelly McFarling

Kelly McFarling

Kelly McFarling is a wanderer of wilderness and cityscapes. Since her first release Distractible Child(2010), McFarling has been traveling extensively back and forth across the country, making her mark in the age old tradition of performing live music in front of human beings. Sometimes solo, and other times with her band, the Home Team. (Tim Marcus, Andrew Laubacher, Jonathan Kirchner). She has been noticed by press outlets, and bar locals across the country (including a feature onCNN's Music Monday). She also took home the grand prize at the 35th bi-annual Shoot-Out at legendary Eddie's Attic, released an ambitious and business-savvy joint album, Conspire(2012), with fellow San Francisco songwriter Lia Rose, and she began performing as one-third of the old-time all-female trio Glittersnatch, with Megan Keely and Wolf Larsen. She spent the spring and summer of 2013 touring nationally with The Home Team in support of their 2013 release Ridgeline.

Atlanta, GA raised her in church choirs and baseball stadiums. She pays homage to those southern roots using a signature combination of clawhammer and traditional banjo playing. San Francisco gave her the inspiration to begin writing her own music and solidifying her original sound. With her band (Jonathan Kirchner, bass; Andrew Laubacher, drums & Tim Marcus, pedal steel and guitars), McFarling explores territory outside the clear influences of folk, old time, bluegrass and country. The result is a folk rooted, country influenced blend that is equally at home at firesides or festivals. Her songwriting reeks of transitions, and the ups and downs of choosing a life of shifting foundations in a place that is consciously existing in anticipation of the next big shake. McFarling's music, like herself, occupies a place between places.

John Elliott

John Elliott writes gripping stream-of-consciousness songs that often take unexpected turns en route to delivering a powerful message. Chuck Schiele of The San Diego Troubadour wrote about Elliott's lyrics: "They get in, make their statement, kick you in the teeth, and get out before they start talking too much...And this lends to the urge of rolling any track to its beginning for another spin."

A native of Minnesota who now resides in California, Elliott began playing at various Hollywood venues in 2001, had expanded throughout southern California by 2003, and later became a nationally touring artist. He has performed in several countries and every state except Hawaii. His music has been featured on hit TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and Californication, as well as in PASTE Magazine, on NPR and Neil Young's "Living With War" website.

In the last decade, he has released eight genre-less studio albums on his own record label (Garland Lane) to an ever-expanding audience. All can be streamed at his website ( The newest releases are an unedited live performance (“Live in Austin”) and a compilation (“The Greatest Recordings According to Me: 2003-2013”). Both are available for purchase at shows on USB drives. John is trying to ever-so-gently do his part to end the compact disc.

John also produces an almost monthly podcast of sorts called “Audiodes.” Audiodes defy explanation and must be heard to be understood (seven are included on the USB compilation). They include interviews, meditations, sound collages, alternative versions of already released songs, covers, and more. Audiode Six is a stripped down, acoustic rendering of his “Good Goodbyes” album; Audiode Fourteen is a new concept album about technology called “21st Century Bicycle.” For more about Audiodes, please visit:



General Admission

Please note, there is a one drink minimum for this show (standing and bar stools) and two drink minimum at tables. 

Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.

Advance tickets are available online until 4PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime. 

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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2