“Porchlight is that rare kind of production that shows us, on a fundamental level, what it is to be human."

- Evan Karp, KQED

Verdi Club


Arline Klatte 415.571.0998

Beth Lisick 510.593.1077

email: arline@aklatte.com





Thursday, May 12


Porchlight returns to the Contemporary Jewish Museum with:



Bob Barsotti

Bart Davenport

Deanne Franklin

Lorrie Murray

Wavy Gravy

Eric Shea


Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., SF

7pm, $10 members, $20 general




Wavy Gravy became famous over the past four decades in the counter culture movement. Wavy has done many things to help make the world a better place. His primary focus has been Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp for children that he co-directs with his wife Jahanara, and raising FUN’ds for Seva Foundation for which he is a founding board member. 

Bob Barsotti was a producer at Bill Graham Presents, where he worked from 1970-2000. He started as a stagehand, became the general manager of the Winterland Arena, and went on to work hundreds of shows a year in nearly every venue in northern California while he was responsible for all concert operations for Bill Graham Presents. Bob specialized in producing very large events in unusual spaces, and helped produce the first successful rock music concert series on Broadway and various international projects.

Eric Shea sings for the rock bands Hot Lunch and Sweet Chariot. He also enjoys building electric guitars, riding motorcycles, and skateboarding. Shea's day job is Lead Curator for Pandora radio's music library. He and his wife Jenny live in West Oakland with their perverted terrier Noonan.

Deanne Franklin is a thirty-year veteran of professional concert sound and recording. She has mixed world tours for Tom Waits, David Byrne, Sonic Youth, Ke$ha, Beck, Cyndi Lauper, Natalie Merchant, and many more. When in San Francisco, she is a staff engineer at the legendary Fillmore now as a journeyman in Local 16, and has previously served as staff engineer at the Warfield, and Production Manager/Engineer at Slims.

Bart Davenport is an Oakland native, with roots in the 90s garage and blues scenes. He has seen many an era, as a mod, a bluesman, and a softrock troubadour. Davenport recently migrated to Los Angeles to form a new band lineup with the sound of an artist at his peak backed by an accomplished team of like-minded musicos. 

Lorrie Murray has worked as a concert promoter, tour manager, and stage performer. In the '90s, she was the talent booker at the Stork Club in Oakland, bringing rock and avant garde music to this legendary dive bar. She is the founder of the Bay Area Music Project, which provides music education to elementary schools. Lorrie is a passionate advocate for arts education and serving the educational and social needs of multicultural, lower income communities.

emceed by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick, with Marc Capelle on the keys.


Open Door: Tuesday, May 31





Punk, metal, classic, yacht, freedom! Bring your five minute story about your band, your worst gig, your first concert, the song that changed your life, or that time you found a miracle in the parking lot at the arena. If you're a human living in the Bay Area and you were born sometime in the last century, you have a story about rock and roll!



Hemlock Tavern

1131 Polk St., SF

7pm, $5