Summer begins!possum family Native Here Nursery


Here we are at Native Here Nursery on May 3, 2014, while my computer was misbehaving.

The Starry Plough has brought in a big screen TV for the World Cup-  Games start at 3 and run about 90 minutes, so we will likely arrive just in time to see the place clear out.  Today Nigeria plays Boznia + Herzogovina,

Sunday Laurie Possum-Family-Miller will be playing bass backing Art Peterson at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival, 1-3 PM in the Contra Dance Workshop, room 212, 5:00 with Tom Cline, Dobro, on the Lead Belly Stage, room 333, and 6-10 PM for the Sunday night Contra and Square Dance band in the North Gym,
Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Ave @ Geary, San Francisco, CA




Possum Girls

Posted: June 10, 2014 in Live Music


Possum and Muffy on the kitten farm.

Possum Family Singers play for you at the Starry Plough 5-7 PM every First, Third, Fourth, and sometimes Fifth Saturday of every month

Saturdays at the Starry Plough

Posted: December 7, 2013 in Live Music

new school 10 2013The Possum Family Singers, sing and play at the

Starry Plough Pub 3101 Shattuck Avenue

Happy Hour from approximately 5-7 PM

sometimes longer if the headliners are late   .     .


sometimes the fifth Saturday each month–

Laurie , Art, and now Matt! also play with the

Lost Hippies on Thursdays, 5:7 PM

All shows are free, Tips!  Beer!  Snacks!  gladly accepted.

The Starry Plough is at the corner of Prince Street, just north of the Berkeley-Oakland Border

two blocks from Ashby Bart.   Park Safely.

possum girls 10 2013

Song List updated 10/16

Posted: December 1, 2013 in Live Music

Across the Great Divide


Arms of the Angel

At the End of a Long Lonely Day

Baby Blue

the Blackest Crow

Blue Blue Day

Blue-Eyed Boston Boy

Buttermilk Hill

Bye Bye Baby

City of New Orleans

Cold and Lonely

Cortez the Killer

Do you want to dance

Don’t let it bring you down

Down By the River

Fare Thee Well

Give Me the Roses

Gold Watch and Chain

I Am Weary

I Believe in You

I just want to dance with you

I Still Miss Someone

If I left you

Lone Prairie

Long Way Home

Long White Cadillac

Louis Collins

Loving Arms


Mama’s Hand

The One I Love is Gone

One More Dollar

Orphan Girl

Orphan of the Storm



Red Red Wine

Red Trains

Scare Easy

Still I long for your Kiss

Sweet Carolina

The Turtle Dove

Walk Away Renee

Won’t You Come and Sing For Me

Winter’s Come and Gone

You Don’t Miss Your Water

Your Town Now

Halloween Harvest Festival 2013

Posted: October 19, 2013 in Live Music

Upcoming is the New School of Berkeley 2013 Fall Bazaar, October 26 , 1606 Bonita Street at Cedar Street, Berkeley–The Possum Family Singers will be opening the stage at Noon Saturday, for a 45 minute set.  Free entry, rummage, snacks, and a keg!  Great music all day, come on down and join us for a fun fundraiser for this local intstitution  .  .  .  FREE ADMISSION, snacks, crafts, rummage sale, a keg, games, live music ’til 4 PM.

Come early to hear the Possum Girls in their autumnal Glory, with Accordion and baritone Ukelele guest Art Peterson, a possum if I ever saw one.

Also Scheduled,  our usual Saturday Happy Hour 5-7 PM at the Starry Plough,  may be called because of the World Series game on the TEE VEE machine.  !  !   !

We will return, regardless, Saturday November 2.

See you there!

Laurie, Ann, Matt (and Art)

Lost Hippies

Posted: October 10, 2013 in Live Music

Howdy Possum Folk-

Miss Laurie Possum joins the fray with LOST HIPPIES on bass, Every Thursday Happy Hour 5-7 PM, STARRY PLOUGH, 3101 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA.

Would love to see you there.the Lost Hippies

Yes the POSSUM FAMILY SINGERS are still going strong, Saturday Happy Hour 5-7 PM at the STARRY PLOUGH Pub and Restaurant, 3101 Shattuck Avenue at the Oakland Border, Berkeley, CA.

The Second Saturday of each month, an all-ages afternoon matinee with Leo Lobo is scheduled=NO POSSUMS=so we will be back next week as part of their FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.

Still Rockin’ It

Posted: October 5, 2013 in Live Music

Barry, Muffy, Possum, Ron, Scruffy, and Matty at Black Butte River Ranch

A true Leo, Baby White Lion Cub, you will always be our center

Six Months Ago

Posted: October 5, 2013 in Live Music

The last day I spent with Scruffy, April 5, 2013, we got our Westy smogged and had lunch at Gallego’s on SP Av.  Here they are the day we decided to get it.  Time stamp says June 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM.

Thank you for your many gifts, Steve.  You taught me to sing;  You taught me to live.  Thank you.

Steve and Westy "Baby Girl" on our test drive, Pt Richmond, CA

Steve and our new Westy on our test drive, Pt Richmond, CA

New Possums

Posted: September 30, 2013 in Live Music

With the loss of our Meter, Scruffy, there is always an empty chair to be filled, even with the guests that come and go.  Kurt helps out on guitar, rhythm, and great songwriting.  Lately we have Art’s Accordion, maybe another Banjo can come in there, too.  It’s less of a struggle to sing the sad songs- tho, the 6 month mark is coming up next Saturday.  So grateful for the flow of things, that he would go away on a day we would all gather to play, the continuing miracle of community, family, music, food, and fun.  It is the Possum Way.MT06 085

Summer’s almost gone

Posted: August 29, 2013 in Live Music

Watching the days grow shorter, night time is the right time for music around a big bonfire, toasted peeps and even stars.  Time to get away to the smoky foothills and pig out on some great open-air fare, fish fry friday and spaghetti saturday–leave the chips for another day.

Scruffy can’t come, he’s goneMT06 006 camping in the Great Beyond