Another winter means another Soup’s On event with Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor. In 2003, as friends often do, he delivered a bowl of soup to a friend who was ill. That experience inspired him to create this annual event, which is now in its ninth year of supporting important causes in our community. This year’s recipient of proceeds is the Kid’s Farmers Market, a project of the Food Bank of Yolo County.
Over the years, Soup’s On has grown from a small living-room gathering to a major community event and live music, as well as delicious soup, has become a signature feature of this event. This year, the Davis High String Quartet will welcome guests in the foyer, and guitarist and vocalist David Hafter will begin the evening singing Grateful Dead tunes. The line-up will culminate with local sensation Frankie and the Fabletones — a group dedicated to authentically recreating the golden age of rock and roll singing, the late ’50s and early ’60s, that sound known as do-whop. Featuring Frank Fox, Heidi Bekebrede, Dianna Craig and Chris Sanborn on vocals, Sergei Shkurkin on piano and vocals, Steve O’Neill on bass, Nick Carvajal on drums and Noah Wolfe on guitar, they create a sound that is exciting and danceable, as well as very easy to listen to, that everyone can sing along to.
“I am so excited that Frankie and the Fabletones are joining us this year to support of the Kids Farmers Market,” said Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor. “They are such a fun-loving band, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a cold winter evening than sharing soup, and supporting a great cause, while enjoying great music with friends.”
This ninth annual event will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. James Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. The St. James Church is donating the use of their space. RSVP for the event by visiting donsaylorsoupson.org.