The Hossettes

Traditional Bluegrass Music

March 10th: The Handsome Ladies Presents: The Hossettes and Paper Wings at Ashkenaz in Berkeley

In Honor of Women’s History Month, The Handsome Ladies is pleased to announce a night of old time and bluegrass brought to you by some of the Bay Area’s best talent!

The evening begins with an open bluegrass jam hosted by members of The Handsome Ladies from 6pm-7:30pm. 

The show opens at 8pm with the haunting vocals and extraordinary playing of Paper Wings , with Emily Mann (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Wilhelmina (guitar, vocals). Between the two, these ladies have performed with Aoife O'Donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Tim O'Brien and Laurie Lewis. 

The second half of the show features Bay Area bluegrass favorites, The Hossettes, comprised of Angela Personeni (banjo, vocals), Hailey Pexton (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Karen Wilhoyte (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Julie Cooper (fiddle, vocals) and Larisa Pilatti (bass). The group plays fierce traditional bluegrass classics with a focus on three-part harmonies, most recently performed at Toledo Bluegrass Festival in Washington State and was a Showcase Band at the California Bluegrass Association’s epic Bakersfield pick, The Great 48.

Ticket cost is sliding scale $12-20. Come on out and support our thriving bluegrass and old time community!

The Handsome Ladies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in San Francisco whose mission is to promote and support women in bluegrass music while championing the bluegrass community as a whole.