Sonny Smith with musical guestsFriday-Saturday, November 18 and 19
Doors open at 7:30 PM, performances at 8 PM
$7-$15 sliding scale admission
Tickets available at the door or call for advance reservations
Marin county native Sonny Smith began playing blues piano in bars when he was nineteen years old. Skipping between the Rocky Mountains of Denver, San Francisco, and Central America, he began to write original songs, short stories and plays. Smith's travels in Central America inspired his narrative approach and original style of folk music. Sonny Smith's Stranger Danger is an experimental performance that merges the traditions of folk music, literature, and theater. Smith himself is featured as a cab driver traveling through the streets of San Francisco in the early hours of one morning on the job. Through monologue and song, a portrait of the hardships of this life will emerge. Several local guest musicians will appear as passengers along the way. Stranger Danger is a new, site-specific piece created for The LAB and a continuation of Smith's work at The Headlands Center for the Arts.