LIVE at the A-FRAME A House concert series Hosted by coddy nuckols

View from the brick armchair, all the way back to LA

Once each month, fans of contemporary folk & acoustic music gather together in the warm embrace of singer-songwriter Coddy Nuckols' beautiful, hand-crafted A-Frame, nestled high in the hills of Kagel Canyon.

Singer-songwriter Michael McNevin

Here, in this cozy and intimate setting, they experience the joy of listening to live music from some of the finest singer-songwriters of our time.

Song circle wraps up another wonderful night of music at the A-Frame

A rare treat, echoing campfire days of old. Sitting among good friends, sharing soul-stirring stories of our lives, wrapped in poetry and set to heart-warming music. Precious moments no concert hall or club could ever replicate. For acoustic music lovers, this is as good as it gets.

OUR 2019/2020 SCHEDULE

December 14: Rachel Garlin with Kate Isenberg

Rachel Garlin with Kate Isenberg

Berkeley native RACHEL GARLIN is a songwriter's songwriter who pens "finely etched songs that respect the folk tradition"(SF Bay Guardian). Her performances combine a warm stage presence with the same folk, rock and roots flavors that season her recordings. Diffuser Magazine calls her body of work, "an impressive catalog of unforgettable songs” while Curve Magazine describes her lyrical work as “storytelling at its best.” Rachel's songs have gained recognition at folk festivals all around the country, including the Newport Folk Festival where she won first place in the Talent Search. She recorded a live album at the historic Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, and she has headlined at clubs of national standing like Boston's Club Passim and The Bitter End in New York. Garlin has toured as far as Scotland (her mother's homeland) where she performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her songs have aired on NPR’s Democracy Now!, Car Talk, and have featured in documentary films like "Fuel" & "A Womb of Their Own." Now a faculty member at Live Oak School, Garlin leads songwriting workshops for kids and adults and co-writes songs with community members. She also mentors songwriters at Sunset Youth Services, a San Francisco agency supporting in-risk youth. Garlin makes her home in San Francisco with her wife and three kids. Currently, Rachel is recording her sixth full-length album "Mondegreens" with producer Julie Wolf.

LA-based KATE ISENBERG stands out from other girls with guitars thanks to what one reviewer calls "impeccable songwriting". With clear, soulful vocals and guitar riffs that make unusual chords sound easy, Isenberg's style of folk-pop is both sophisticated and accessible. Listeners gravitate to her songs for both the ear candy and the thought-provoking, storytelling lyrics. Her first studio solo album, The Time Comes On Humming Tracks, was a finalist for the Indie Acoustic Project's Best Female Singer-Songwriter Album of 2007. Her second studio album, Gold Rush Town, received college and commercial radio play around the U.S. and was an IAP finalist for Best Lyrics. She has toured top songwriter venues in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. In addition to being a songwriter, Isenberg is an animator. Her short films include an animated video for "Robin," a track from Gold Rush Town. She has also collaborated with fellow-songwriters in bringing their music to life on screen.

January 25, 2020: Suzie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

Suzie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

February 15, 2020: Marty Axelrod & Nicole Gordon

Marty & Nicole

February 22, 2020: Gary Stockdale

Gary Stockdale

March 21, 2020: Judi Jaeger & Bob Reid

Judy Jaeger & Bob Reid

April, 2020: Larry Murante

Larry Murante

May/June 2020: TBA

Contact / Reservations:

Our concerts are by invitation only. Please contact us for more information. Thank you.

EMAIL: Coddy.Nuckols@gmail.com

PHONE: 818-486-8505

11305 Blue Sage Drive, Kagel Canyon CA 91342

GOOGLE MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/oeV2pn7ZrCr

Our Concerts:


POTLUCK SUPPER: Bring a dish, drink or dessert to share

SUGGESTED DONATION: $20 - ALL proceeds go to guest artists

SONG CIRCLE AFTER: Bring an instrument, a story, or just your ears

PARKING: Our driveway is steep! If this may be a problem, come early and park up near the house. The good news is, we've added extra off-street parking in the new downhill lot to the right of our main driveway. Enter between the concrete pillars. If you park on the street, be sure to leave enough room for a fire truck to get by.

Coddy Nuckols' wonderful new album, "Just Through These Trees"

ABOUT YOUR HOST: Coddy Nuckols is a keen observer of the human heart, as gifted at turning stories & melodies into unforgettable songs, as he is skilled at turning common brick & stone into unexpected works of beauty.

Coddy and his wife Mary moved to Kagel Canyon in 1985 with dreams of building a house of their own. Their two boys were born and grew up here, and the A-Frame was completed in 1990. They moved in by walking up the hill from their 8’ x 40’ baby blue 1955 Flamingo mobile home.

Music has always been a significant part of Coddy’s life since the folk days of the 1960s singing with his brother and sister, and has found its way into the stone and wood of the A-Frame.

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