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|2019-02-25Feb 25, 2019
As the clock strikes March, it’s again time for the annual Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival. The pickin’ and grinnin’ occurs Mar. 9 at the Sebastopol Community Center from one to nine p.m. Local Americana duos Nina Gerber/Chris Webster, and Pam Delgado/ Jeri Jones of Blame Sally, together calling themselves the Duo Quartet, will pair up, then come together for guitar jams and harmonies. Cowboy singer and horseman Mike Bec and many many more...
|2019-02-15Feb 15, 2019
Come join us for a day of music and fun on Saturday, March 9 as we celebrate our 19th year! This year’s event features a wide range of great performances including the Duo Quartet, Nu-Blu, Jerry Wicentowski & the Wiseman Institute, the Bloomfield Bluegrass band and Mike Beck. In addition to the main stage acts, there will be a workshop with cowboy singers Mike Beck & Scott Gerber discussing the lives of working cowboys while swapping songs, and an old-time fiddle workshop with Plaid Stranger’s Karen Celia Heil.
|2019-02-10Feb 10, 2019
Saturday evening Feb 9, a stormy, gusty night, I and a friend went to the Occidental Art Center to see the "Billy Holiday Project", the brain child of our local very talented artist Stella Heath. The show had sold out and I was happy to have my previously purchased online tickets. This young woman's singing took my breath away, smooth as velvet as she sang uplifting as well as deeply contemplative songs that referenced some painful history. Stella sings in the style of "Lady Day" Lester Young's nickname for Billie Holliday.
|2018-12-30Dec 30, 2018
Imagine this. You’re a drummer in a band, attending San Rafael High School in 1968, getting much of your musical education at Winterland and the Fillmore “It was the height of hippiedom which I was totally part of,” saysGary Silva. As the years go passing by, you clock ten years withElvin Bishop, six with Charlie Musselwhite, and 15 withNorton Buffalo, including touring Europe, Japan, and Canada with them,Hooker, Collins, and Buddy Guy. “I’ve met a lot of my heroes,” Silva says.
|2018-10-25Oct 25, 2018
Renowned folk/blues artist Mary Flower, a two-time finalist in the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship, and nominated for three Blues Music Awards, has been one of America’s premier female guitar pickers for a long time. Flower will be visiting the Sebastopol Community Center from her home in Portland on Nov.16 for an 8 p.m. solo show on acoustic and Lap Slide guitar. “I try to be my own band,” she says in our recent phone interview.
|2018-10-03Oct 3, 2018
tel:17077852648Today I head a fire captain on the news say,“We don’t have a fire season anymore, fires are now all year long”. I think this is very true. We all need to be more vigilant than ever as we work around our homes and our community.If you see something that is dangerous and could potentially cause a fire, please do something.Report it...
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