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El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

Posted: October 13, 2017 in Live Music

We will be opening the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival at noon on Saturday October 28, 2017, with special guest Dobro Tom Cline-  Located at El Cerrito High School. 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito CA, the festival runs from noon to 9 PM.  Enjoy the Festival website with the splash page prominently showing the ultra-serious Polka Cowboys!

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Possum Family Singers at the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival October 2014


Happy Hour Plough

Posted: June 11, 2017 in Live Music

From here on we play the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of each month at the Starry Plough Pub and Restaurant.  This awesome East Bay institution is better than ever, with an array of rotating local taps and great locally sourced pub grub from the updated kitchen and stylish crew.  Check out their website at Starry Plough .com

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Posted: December 24, 2016 in Live Music

happy new year from the Possum Family Singers–See you in January!


Posted: October 26, 2016 in Live Music

Matty has quit the band, so we are three again.  A broken plate=more room in the cupboard.  For now we are reorganizing the set list and digging deep for songs that have been neglected or forgotten.    The current lineup is Ann Wright, banjo, fiddle, cello, guitar; Art Peterson, accordion, Ukulele, guitar; Laurie Miller, bass, all on vocals.

Expect SPECIAL GUESTS in the Ghost chair have been Greg Pratt, Kurt Regas, Celu, Tom Cline, Ken Hayes, Joe Cullen.

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Art Peterson playing with the Polka Cowboys at Hornbill Burmese Restaurant

Old Photographs

Posted: March 5, 2016 in Live Music

We still play on at the Starry Plough Pub most (except the second) Saturdays, 5-7 PM Pacific.  Well worth a stop-by; no cover, good American-style pub food, many taps, wine, and other beverages.  Kids welcome, too.

2.24.12_22Minutes away from the third anniversary of Scruffy’s untimely demise (4/6/13), still feeling that deep pain of having someone you love snatched away in the night, so unceremoniously, but, hey, that’s me.  I was there  .  .  .  Maybe it’s you, too.  Perhaps our fourteen fans and followers would enjoy a few gratuitous memories of our funny founding member.IMG_5285.


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Native Here 2015

Posted: September 19, 2015 in Live Music

Well lookee here–the Possum Family Singers return to the Starry Plough today Saturday September 19, 5-7 PM . .

Come see us Sunday October 4 at the Native Here Nursery fall plant sale, noon to 3 PM. A beautiful setting, admission is free, a chance to shop for native local plants to get in the ground before the rains come!

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Our first appearance at the Nursery May 3 2014


Posted: August 30, 2015 in Live Music

Photos from El Cerrito Free Folk Festival October 25, 2014

Updated — Native Here Nursery Bring Back the Natives Benefit October 4, 2015