This will be a rare and amazing double-bill with two fabulous songwriters!  Both Bob and Claudia are master performers–seamlessly interweaving stories and songs that mesmerize, touching your soul and your funnybone.

photo of Bob Franke smiling and playing guitarBOB FRANKE
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Bob Franke is one of our finest songwriters.   His songs like “Hard Love”, “For Real”, “Beggars To God” and “The Great Storm Is Over” have been covered by a wide variety of performers:  from Peter, Paul and Mary, Kathy Mattea, and June Tabor, to Kim and Reggie Harris,  John McCutcheon, David Wilcox and Tony Rice.   Bob combines a courageous artistic vision with a great sense of humor,  a probing intellect with a deep and informed spirituality.  

photo of Claudia SchmidtCLAUDIA SCHMIDT

Claudia is a Carroll Café favorite, returning for her third visit.  The San Francisco Bay Guardian said: “Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what’s going to happen next, chances are it’s going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you’ll never be the same again.” More succinctly, Garrison Keilor said “when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung”

FIRST Friday November 6, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. 

Reservations are highly recommended, as many shows sell out.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

Doors open at 7:00—show begins at 7:30.

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Advance reservations close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the show, or when the show sells out. Reservations will be held until 20 minutes after the start of the show; after that time seating may be limited and is not guaranteed. We are unable to refund advance reservations. All payments for advance reservations are processed through PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay for your reservation.

We invite you to enjoy delicious refreshments from the Cafe at Carroll Cafe available before the show and at the intermission.  A changing choice of savories enough for a light meal, topped off with fabulous desserts and beverages will add to the happiness of the concert experience! Always vegetarian, with some vegan and gluten-free options most months, all lovingly made by Sandra.

Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.

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