The new music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has created a collaborative council to do, uh, something.
Garrett Harris 3 p.m., Feb. 20
Anna Lee Fleming: Guitar (acoustic), Trombone, Vocals | Bill Fleming: Guitar (electric) | Malcolm Jones: Saxophone | Oskar Beckmann: Bass guitar | Ronnie Valles: Drums, Percussion | Wili Fleming: Guitar (acoustic), Mandolin, Trombone, Vocals
RIYL: Youngblood Brass Band, the Fooks, Casey Hensley, Flogging Molly, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Elektric Voodoo, B-Side Players
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Finnegan Blue began in 2015 as an Irish rock band before morphing into jazz, funk, and afrobeat. “We formed to play at a bar on St. Patrick’s Day,” says founder/songwriter/lead singer Anna Lee Fleming, a 2014 SDSU graduate who was born and raised in North Park. “We branched out to include a broad spectrum of American folk, bluegrass, Americana, New Orleans funk jazz...and traditional Irish.” The band includes her brother Wili Fleming.
A self-titled album was released in 2018.