Melody Walker to record homecoming show in Berkeley

Bay Area duo Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman are wrapping up their 35-date GOLD RUSH GODDESS tour Nov. 16 with a their first headlining show at renowned hometown haunt the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. Fresh off the successful summer release of GOLD RUSH GODDESS and a July win in the RockyGrass festival band competition, the increasingly popular duo will give listeners a fresh taste of the sound they call Americali — Americana with a California twist. Showtime is 8 p.m.; tickets are $20.50 in advance and $22.50 at the door and are available at or at 510-644-2020.

Those in attendance also will become part of a special recording session as the charismatic duo documents their dynamic live performance.

Recorded at Old School Studios in Caspar, Calif., and released Aug. 28, GOLD RUSH GODDESS has earned stellar reviews, including the Turnstyled Junkpiled blog’s rave for “easily one of the strongest Americana releases of 2012.” Bay Area station KPFA-FM confirmed, “She kicked it out of the ballpark on this album!” added, “Melody Walker has produced a timeless album that draws influences from different genres without being alienating.”

Walker, a Bay Area native, and Groopman, raised in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, are looking forward to playing for their hometown friends and fans after their long tour. Help welcome them back and kick off this year’s holiday season in style at this very special live event.

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