Double bill : Hot Club of San Francisco San Francisco String Trio presenting the music of the Beatles .
The two best Bay Area string bands share a bill devoted to the timeless music of the Fab Four. Led by guitar master Paul Mehling, the Hot Club of San Francisco is the country’s longest running ensemble devoted to the Gypsy jazz tradition pioneered by Django Reinhardt. Mehling was first inspired to pick up a guitar when the Beatles launched the British Invasion on the Ed Sullivan’s show in 1964, so it was only a matter of time before he focused his creative mojo on Lennon and McCartney’s vast and enduring treasure trove of songs. HCSF recently released John, Paul, George and Django, a revelatory reimagining of classic Beatles tunes.