8pm $22/$18 students
Join us at The Palms Playhouse for a show with Tempest!
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy folk-rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area-based act release more than fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.
Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist Lief Sorbye is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after years of touring and recording on the folk circuit. San Francisco fiddler Kathy Buys brings her internationally award-winning playing to the Tempest stage. Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, colors the band’s sound with inventive rhythms and rock-steady drumming. Bassist Josh Fossgreen, who joined the band in 2015, is an exceptional young talent whose innovative bass textures add a rich dimension to the Tempest soundscape. Ab Menon, who joined in 2016, is the latest in a long line of Tempest guitar greats.