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2017.02.04 - Bawdy Storytelling Song Festival feat Rachel Lark + Jefferson Bergey + Accordion Babe Amber Lee Baker - $15 to $25 - Doors at 7pm 

Saturday, February 4th
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$15 Advance/$20 Door :: General Admission
$25 :: Reserved Seating (Advance Only)


Awaken Cafe and Bawdy Storytelling present…

Bawdy Storytelling is kicking off its 10 Year Anniversary celebration with an Evening of Sex-Positive Music!

“Dixie De La Tour’s scandalous, over-the-top Bawdy Storytelling series” – SF Weekly

Performers include:

❤ Sex-Positive sensation & Dirty Ukelele Diva Rachel Lark
❤ Prolific & Provocative Acoustic Guitarist Jefferson Bergey
❤ Sensuous melodies by Accordion Babe Amber Lee Baker
❤ Beer, Wine, and a special menu for you foodies! #DinnerAndAShow
❤ Merchandise and Signed CDs available at the show
❤ Hosted by Bawdy Creator & Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour

About Bawdy Storytelling:

Bawdy Storytelling - the Original Sex + Storytelling series - features Real People & Rockstars sharing their Bona Fide Sexual Exploits Live Onstage; think of us as a One Night Stand with the Moth & Savage Love. Storytellers are an eclectic mix of Authors, Porn Stars, Sex Educators, Comics & More, along with Regular Joes just like you who submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of (Mis)Adventure.

Bawdy Storytelling features tales of Carnal Wins & Epic Fails with No Scripts, No Nets, and No Holds Barred. These folks aren’t reading from cue cards: this is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, transformational tales at each and every show. Join Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour & hand-picked Rockstars as they share their own stories of Love, Lust, and making you feel funny in your bathing suit area. Hey, you may even go home with a few new tricks for your boudoir arsenal!

Performer Bios:

❤ Rachel Lark is a singer/songwriter who sings about Sex, Drugs, heartbreak, and Messy Apartments. An up-and-coming San Francisco artist with a die-hard cult following, Rachel Lark has quickly become the musical muse of the sex-positive revolution. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast, and she performs frequently San Francisco counterculture haunts like Bawdy Storytelling and Tourette’s Without Regrets. Her music is always lyrically based with a strong foundation of passionate songwriting, while the timbres vary depending on the performance. Sometimes she’s bantering with the crowd over some ukulele plucking, and at other times she’ll be behind her laptop and synthesizers creating dance beats to accompany her layered vocal harmonies. In 2014 she released her debut EP, “I Wouldn’t Worry” followed by her first full-length album, “Lark After Dark,” and her Christmas album “Hung For The Holidays.” In 2015 she successfully funded a music video and new album through a Kickstarter campaign and has just released both her new album, “Vagenius” and her new music video for the song Warm, Bloody, and Tender. Find her music (and videos) at

❤ Jefferson Bergey writes and performs his family-unfriendly music all over the Bay Area and most notably as one of the resident songwriters at San Francisco’s Bawdy Storytelling. As a solo acoustic act, Bergey’s sound is akin to coffee-shop singer-songwriter folk…if the coffee shop also sold sex toys and sativa gummy bears. His polite vulgarity is definitely not for the very young and impressionable or the very old and conservative. His recent release ‘Come For Me’ (Spotify/Itunes) was inspired by and largely comprised of sex-centric compositions custom written for Dixie De La Tour and Bawdy Storytelling. His music has been heard on the Bawdy Storytelling podcast, Kevin Allison’s popular RISK! podcast, and recently made his Sketchfest debut. You can find his music at

❤ Singer-songwriter and accordionist, Amber Lee Baker brings together smart lyrics and catchy melodies to create her unique brand of Sassy Folk-Cabaret. She has toured the US and Europe and is currently working on a new full length album of fresh sexy songs. Amber has bee a contributor to the Accordion Babe Pin-Up Calendar and revolution since 2009. When she’s not performing, touring or writing songs, Amber teaches accordion lessons at Smythe’s Accordion Center in Oakland, CA and practices architecture. You may find out more at 

❤ While Sexual Folklorist & Bawdy Storytelling founder Dixie De La Tour has been telling true, dirty stories for ages, it was 10 Years ago that she founded Bawdy Storytelling, the Nation’s original sex and storytelling series. She was looking to encourage real connections in the San Francisco sexual underground, and, as the song goes, “Up from the ground came a bubbling crude…” Internationally known as the ‘Grande Dame of Dirty Storytelling,” Dixie has taken Bawdy from an industrial loft in the Bay Area to a multi-city live storytelling event that welcomes true stories from any and all communities (LGBTQIA, kink, polyamory, swingers, vanilla, and many more). Dixie and Bawdy Storytelling have been praised by press both big and small; She has been lauded by Master Storyteller Mike Daisey as a “masterful emcee, and her show is everything that works for storytelling—she creates a warm, safe space in which stories can bloom with dark hilarity, salacious textures, and moments of deep connection.” Dixie has hosted and curated Bawdy Storytelling events at Yale Sex Week, the Bondage Awards, CatalystCon Sexuality Conference, Dark Odyssey, FetFest, and more, as well as her home turf of the Bawdy Mainstage and BawdySlam shows. She works with each storyteller, crafting and curating, to make sure that the evening is a cohesive whole. She also leads storytelling workshops where would be storytellers can hone their craft (while arousing their audience). In her spare time, Dixie can be found causing trouble in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Portland, and any other major city where literate perverts gather to tell dirty stories. You can always find her at, too.

Winner of SFist’s Best Storytelling Show 2016, the SF Weekly’s Best of San Francisco & the LA Weekly’s Best Of Los Angeles (for Best Storytelling) & 2 Time Winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Award (Best Literary Event)

“The Moth for Pervs” – LA Weekly

“Dixie De La Tour’s scandalous, over-the-top Bawdy Storytelling series” – SF Weekly