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McKennaTown is a four-man acoustic ensemble, with David Brownell on mandolin and violin, Berne Reuben on percussion, Joe Saah on stand-up bass, and Steve McKenna on guitar and vocals. We play songs that Steve has been writing and performing in the Bay Area over the past thirty-odd years, and they incorporate folk, rock and roll,…

McKennaTown is a four-man acoustic ensemble, with David Brownell on mandolin and violin, Berne Reuben on percussion, Joe Saah on stand-up bass, and Steve McKenna on guitar and vocals. We play songs that Steve has been writing and performing in the Bay Area over the past thirty-odd years, and they incorporate folk, rock and roll, blues, and country influences; we also do our own arrangements of some of our favorite songs by people like The Drifters, The Beatles, Tom Petty, and Jimmy Cliff. AUGUST 17th Friday Night Art House Gallery & Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94705 510-472-3170 ALL AGES and Wheelchair Accessible $15.00 – 25.00 Donation 7pm Door 7:30 Show David Brownell got his first violin at age 3 1/2. He studied with members of the Oakland Symphony until age 15 when he quit to learn “House of the Rising Sun”. Since then he has taught himself guitar, mandolin and harmonica and played in every band you never heard of in the Bay Area including Spring Fever (original rock), Street Life (top 40), Cynthia Davis Quartet (jazz) and The Strange Angels Blues Band (Blues) He first met Steve and Joe about 20 years ago and has recently joined them to form McKennaTown in which he plays electric 5 string violin (with occasional wah-wah), mandolin. and harmonica. Berne Reuben has been playing percussion for many years. He has been in several bands, created all the percussion for a play in San Francisco, and backed up many other musicians. His style of creating rhythmic patterns specific to each song or piece is unique, sensitive and polished. Joe Saah’s been playing bass since he was 12, and has had an eclectic musical career playing classical, jazz, folk and rock. He’s performed in the Midwest, New England, and the West Coast. Currently he’s playing with McKennaTown, Ruckus Juice Bluegrass Band, and The Prometheus Symphony Orchestra. His other bands have included The Waterdogs, the Black Eagle Trad Jazz Band, the Henry Gross Group, and The New Community Singers. In Cambridge, Mass. he was house bassist for a time at Club Passim where he backed up John Prine, Jonathan Edwards, Bill Workman, Livingston Taylor, Phil Aaberg, Tom Paxton, and a slew of other folkies. For 4 years he was a musician/cast member of The Proposition Comedy Improv group in Boston. Steve McKenna, the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of McKennaTown, started playing guitar and singing with friends on street corners back in New York when he was 19. A few years later, he moved out West, and began playing with bands in the Bay Area, including, Skywheel, Tattoo, The Characters, The Salesmen, The Blues Healers, and The Waterdogs. Along the way, he began to write his own songs, which range in style and genre from blues to old fashioned rock and roll, country, bluegrass, folk, and reggae. He’s been on this songwriting kick for about 35 years.

McKennaTown is a four-man acoustic ensemble, with David Brownell on mandolin and violin, Berne Reuben on percussion, Joe Saah on stand-up bass, and Steve McKenna on guitar and vocals. We play songs that Steve has been writing and performing in the Bay Area over the past thirty-odd years, and they incorporate folk, rock and roll,…