Upcoming Shows

Live music concerts presented by World Records!

Buy your tickets at World Records during store hours:
Wednesday through Friday 11 AM to 5 PM,
and Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM.

In Person – 2815 ‘F’ Street Bakersfield, CA
By Phone661-325-1982

Sierra Hull
Friday October 14, 2022
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Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date; no small feat. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull’s career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall.

With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, with production by Béla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster.
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Karla Bonoff
Friday October 21, 2022
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Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. That description is not hyperbole.

Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity, and the unwavering respect of her peers. Karla has seen her songs become hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff’s ballads are classics.

Karla has continued to record and tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Hearing Karla’s moving vocals on her rich, expressive songs is like standing beneath a sparkling waterfall–refreshing, exhilarating, restorative. Experiencing them live can be transformative. Fans and critics agree that Bonoff’s songs are timeless as are her recordings. Many prefer her versions live with instrumentation that is clean and spare, giving Bonoff’s voice room to work its emotional magic.
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Sugaray Rayford
Part 109 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series!
Saturday November 5, 2022
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Sugaray Rayford is a colossus of an entertainer with a voice so big it could knock a house down, yet at times, so tender it could “move you to tears” (UK Vibe). “A true badass marrying the funky soulfulness of classic R&B records while acknowledging contemporary sensibilities.” (Pop Matters)

Combining classic soul melodies with funky R&B grooves, raw blues power and mashed up with modern sensibilities, the album takes on issues, such as PTSD, civil rights and social justice. With vibrantly detailed arrangements tailored to showcase Rayford’s deft portrayals and interpretation…
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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
with The Guilty Ones
Friday November 18, 2022
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Roots music legends, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore, decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences.

Though Texas born Gilmore was twice named Country Artist of the Year by Rolling Stone, and California native Alvin first came to fame in the hard rocking rhythm and blues band The Blasters, they discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same. In these spontaneous shows, audiences enjoyed classic original compositions from the two, and also songs from a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles – from Merle Haggard to Sam Cooke to the Young Bloods. Mutually energized and inspired by these performances, Dave and Jimmie agreed to hit the road again…
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Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton
Part 110 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series!
Saturday December 3, 2022
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An evening of Explosive Alternative Blues featuring Blues music award winning Samantha Fish & legendary singer, guitarist and Austin Music Hall of Famer Jesse Dayton.

The two will share the stage ripping through their vast catalogs as well as music by The Clash, Townes Van Zant, Magic Sam, and new originals songs inspired by this event.

The show also features special guest The ZipGuns who will be opening the show.
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Rosanne Cash
New Date:
Saturday February 18, 2023
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One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more.

While Cash’s best-known work fell under the broad heading of “country,” there was always an intelligence in Cash’s material and a soulful tone to her vocals that set her apart from her peers, and she was never afraid of using rock and pop flavors in her arrangements.
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Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Being Rescheduled for 2023

 

 

 

Famously crowned as “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field.

Vincent’s music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads.
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WORLD RECORDS – 2815 ‘F’ Street  Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-325-1982
Where Music Matters Most since 1982