2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
If you like Western swing, you probably already know Lost Weekend. They’ve been around the Bay Area since 1985, when they started playing Tuesday nights at Paul’s Saloon. Herb Caen gave him several plugs, Phil Elwood lauded them in his reviews, and the band expanded its lineup to perform at such events as the SF Jazz Festival, the city’s New Year’s Eve Show, and the Black and White Ball. They’ve recorded three great albums over the years, and continue to play at music festivals, traditional Western events, and nightclubs throughout California and the West.
The band features four original members – Don Burnham on vocals and rhythm guitar, Bobby Black on steel guitar and vocals, Jim Rothermel on sax and clarinet, and Bing Nathan on bass – as well as featured vocalist Pam Brandon, Bob Schulz on cornet and vocals, Kevin Porter on trombone, Mark Holzinger on lead guitar, Shota Osabe on piano, Rick Alegria on drums, and the Pauls, Anastasio and Shelasky, on fiddles. Don, Bobby, and Paul Anastasio belong to the Western Swing Hall of Fame, and Bobby is also a member of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. The dozen dynamic musicians in the band are a Who’s Who of Bay Area jazz and country-western – and they all swing!