The Tuesday, Aug. 30, Column

T Luke
T Luke

Weekday Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Noah Trettor. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept 2: Barry Bisson. 7:30 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, Aug. 30: Neelix One presents Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, Sept. 2: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Open – Mic Night, 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2: Michael Bloch. 5 p.m. The Singer and the Songwriter. 8 p.m.

Lawn of Hood Mansion, N. Pythian Rd off Hwy 12, Santa Rosa, 833-6288
Friday, Sept. 2: Funky Fridays with A Case of the Willys. 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, Aug. 30: Cynthia Carr and the Carrtunesl. 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2: Tony Gibson and Dawn Angelosante. 8 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Thursday, Sept. 1: Open Mic Night. 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2: Kevin Russell and the Rhythm Rangers. 8:30 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards, 389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma, 933-3230
Friday, Sept. 2: Sugarfoot. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Plaza, 1 Broadway, Sonoma
Tuesday Night Market. Tonight, Aug. 30: T Luke and the Tight Suits. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Aug. 30: “New Orleans R&B and American Roots Night” with the Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Frankie Bourne, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1: “Singer Sit-In Night” with Dallis Craft. 7:30 p.m.\
Friday, Sept. 2: Ryan Tatarian. 6 p.m. Solid Air. 8 p.m.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. jmberry@sonomamusic.com

The Friday, Aug. 26, column

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Tommy Rickard – Photo: Lauren Elle Jays

Local Musician Spotlight – Tommy Rickard

Tommy Rickard is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter that has played with and produced a number of big name acts. Born in Northern California, Rickard knew at an early age he wanted to be a musician. His late teen years and beyond have been spent playing in punk and hard rock acts between San Francisco and Los Angeles, with acts like the Sea Hags, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Vain, Ronnie Montrose and more. As a drummer, Rickard recorded “Beautiful” for Linda Perry which became a number one hit for Christina Aguilera.

Recently getting back together with his band-mates from the ‘80s metal days in Vain, he has toured the world almost consistently, playing festivals in Europe and beyond. Back home his steady act in the Wonderbread 5, along with a number of side projects

Rickard and Wonderbread 5 will be headlining the Red and White Ball in the Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. with the band kicking off at 8 p.m. Lets get to know him a little better.

1) Many musicians in our generation cite the Beatles on Ed Sullivan as that moment when they knew music was what they wanted to do. When and what was it that made you realize you wanted to be a musician?

TR > Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys was the one that made me decide I wanted to be a drummer, but it wasn’t until I saw KISS on a Paul Lynde Halloween special and I say Peter Criss that made me say, yea, that’s what I want to do.

2) That first instrument you owned. What was it and do you still have it?

TR> It was a drumset, a CB-700, that I got in my parents divorce. My dad was forced to sell his prized car and to get back at my mom, he bought me a drum set. No, I no longer have it.

3) Who are you’re primary influences in your music?

TR > Peter Criss for sure, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Keith Moon of the Who, Neal Peart from Rush, I like solid drummers, those guys you recognize the minute you hear them

4) What CD or playlist is in your car or your iPod?

TR> The new Metallica single. Really into that now, which ends up taking you back down the whole Metallica rabbit hole. Lemmy and Motorhead. I was the musical director at a tribute show we did with Lemmy and it was epic. Ghost, a metal band out of Sweden that is like a metal version of Genesis or something, and old school ‘90s hip hop.

5) Tell us about your current acts.

TR > Mainly Wonderbread 5 and the Vain gigs. We’re doing the “Metal Mania” cruise out of Los Angeles with Vain then heading to Europe to do all the big festivals. Metal is still big over there. I’m also working on a movie pilot called the ‘Hard Road” which chronicles the struggle or artists, not just musicians, but painters and all sorts of artists, and not the famous ones. They have some really good life stories that I feel need to be told.

6) If you could have written one song, which one would it be and why?

TR> “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. The beginning of that song just says it all. The first two lines, wow.

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3 on a Match
3 on a Match

Rundown – The Set List

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Tonight, Aug. 26: Mark Larson Band. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Dale Henry Geist. 7:30 p.m.

Barking Dog Roasters, 18133 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma, 939-1905
Saturday, Aug. 27: David Bingham 3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28: Michael L. Castle. 3 p.m.

B. R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Hwy. Glen Ellen, 800-330-4064
Sunday, Aug. 28: Falcon Christopher.  2 p.m.

Cornerstone, 23570 Arnold Dr, Carneros, 933-3010
Saturday, Aug. 27: Adam Traum. 1 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28: Three on a Match. 1 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, Aug. 26: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Tonight, Aug. 26: Solid Air. 5 p.m. Sean Carscadden. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Daisy O’Connor. 1 p.m. Jeff Campbell. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28: Rob Larkin. 1 p.m.

Hood Mansion Lawn, N. Pythian Rd off Hwy 12, Santa Rosa, 833-6288
Tonight, Aug. 26: “Funky Fridays” with Jami Jamison Band. 7 p.m.

Kenwood Restaurant and Bar, 9900 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 833-6326
Sunday, Aug. 28: The Jami Jamison Band. 12 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, Aug. 26: David Thom Band. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Michael Mullin. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28: Kristen Pearce. 2 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Saturday, Aug. 27: Karaoke. 7:30 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Tonight, Aug. 26: Odd Job Ensemble. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Black and Blue Ball with the Shakedown Choir, the Rinds, the Quitters and Tri-Polar. 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28: Brandon and the Bees Knees. 5 p.m.

Schellville Grill, 22900 Broadway, Sonoma, 996-5151
Saturday, Aug. 27: Butch Engle and Styx. 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28: Butch Engle and Styx. 12:30 p.m.

Schug Carneros Winery, 602 Bonneau Road, Carneros, 939-9363
Saturday, Aug. 27: Jaydub and Dino. 1 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards, 389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma, 933-3230
Tonight, Aug. 26: Stax City. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma, 938-4626
Sunday, Aug. 28: Kitchen Concert Series with Micaelia Randolph. 6:30 p.m.

Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma, 938-4626
Monday, Aug. 29: “Back and the Cult, A Musical” with Garen Patterson, Sheila Whitney, Taras Lumiere and Keith Ridenhour. 7 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Aug. 26: Ryan Tatarian. 6 p.m. Three on a Match. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Full Circle. 5 p.m. Tri-Tip Trio. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28: “Open Mic and Mimosas.” 1 to 7 p.m. Acrosonics. 5 p.m.
If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. jmberry@sonomamusic.com

The Tuesday, Aug. 23, Column

Mark Larson
Mark Larson

Weekday Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Wednesday, Aug. 24: Calvin Ross and Ron Brunswick. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25: Lynne O and Friends. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26: The Mark Larson Band. 7:30 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, Aug. 23: Neelix One presents Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, Aug. 26: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, Aug. 24: Open – Mic Night, 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26: Solid Air. 5 p.m. Sean Carscadden. 8 p.m.

Lawn of Hood Mansion, N. Pythian Rd off Hwy 12, Santa Rosa, 833-6288
Friday, Aug. 26: Funky Fridays with the Jami Jamison Band. 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, Aug. 23: Timothy O’Neil. 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26: David Thom and Friends. 8 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Thursday, Aug. 25: Open Mic Night. 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26: Odd Job Ensemble. 8:30 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards, 389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma, 933-3230
Friday, Aug. 26: Stax City. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Plaza, 1 Broadway, Sonoma
Tuesday Night Market. Tonight, Aug. 23: Hot Grubb. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Aug. 23: “New Orleans R&B and American Roots Night” with the Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24: David Bingham, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25: “Singer Sit-In Night” with Dallis Craft. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26: Ryan Tatarian. 6 p.m. 3 on a Match. 8 p.m.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. jmberry@sonomamusic.com

The Friday, Aug. 19, Column

Soundbytes – Sonoma Music Festival adds talent

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Lyndsey Elm

If the appearance of two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and a country music stars only Northern California appearance right here in Sonoma Valley wasn’t enough, Bruce Cohn and the Sonoma Music Festival have added additional acts to the show. The Friday, Oct. 7, show that features John Fogerty has added Fogerty’s own sons band to the bill, with Hearty Har opening the evening performance. Based out of Los Angeles, Hearty Har is working on their second album and play a variety of genres of music. Added to the Sunday, Oct. 9, bill is Lyndsey Elm, who recently appeared as a contestant on ‘The Voice” and wowed the judges with her rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “Lips Are Movin.”

So the line-ups are now Friday, Oct. 7, with doors at 3 p.m. Hearty Har, Andy Velo and an evening with John Fogerty. Saturday, Oct. 8, it’s Greg Douglass and the Accomplices, Paul Barrere, Gabe Ford, Kenny Gradney and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Dave Mason and the Steve Miller Band, with doors at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, it’s Lyndsey Elm, the Curly Wolf, Andy Velo and Toby Keith.

Keith is making a special trip to California as he and Bruce Cohn both share the vision of helping veterans causes, and over the 29 years of the festival, has donated over 7 million dollars to that and local charities as well. This years benefactors are Fisher House, American Legion Post 489, the Redwood Empire Food Bank and others.

Good seats are will available and standing room only tickets will also go on sale Thursday, Sept. 1, as a special local ticket offering for residents of  Sonoma Valley. The $47 standing room tickets are available in person at the cashier’s window at Sonoma Chevrolet, 687 W Napa St. in Sonoma beginning at 10 a.m. Residents will need a valid ID showing they live in the Valley.  There will be a 4 ticket maximum purchase per person.

For more info, point your browser to sonomamusicfestival.com

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The Shakedown Choir

Set List – The Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Tonight, Aug. 19: Full Circle. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: Tilted Halos. 7:30 p.m.

Barking Dog Roasters, 18133 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma, 939-1905
Saturday, Aug. 20: Timothy Benton. 3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Dale Henry Geist. 3 p.m.

B. R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Hwy. Glen Ellen, 800-330-4064
Sunday, Aug. 21: Jason Bodlovich.  2 p.m.

Chateau St. Jean, 8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 257-5784
Sunday, Aug. 21: Foreverland. 1 p.m.

Cornerstone, 23570 Arnold Dr, Carneros, 933-3010
Saturday, Aug. 20: Amy Obenski. 1 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Frankie Bourne. 1 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, Aug. 19: The Last Resort and Mid-Life Krysis. 8 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, Aug. 19: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Tonight, Aug. 19: Pat Hull. 5 p.m. Jimbo Scott. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: Sara Nelms and Justin Layman. 1 p.m. Little Jonny and Aki Kumar. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Nate Lopez. 1 p.m.

Hood Mansion Lawn, N. Pythian Rd off Hwy 12, Santa Rosa, 833-6288
Tonight, Aug. 19: “Funky Fridays” with Volker Strifler Band. 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Saturday, Aug. 20: The Cork Pullers. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Sean Carscadden Trio. 2 p.m.

Muscardini Cellars, 9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 933-9305
Saturday, Aug. 20: “Simmer Down Saturday” with the Jami Jamison Band. 6 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Saturday, Aug. 20: Karaoke. 7:30 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Tonight, Aug. 19: Tri-Tip Trio. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: Lonestar Retrobates. 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Brandon and the Bees Knees. 5 p.m. Blues Jam. 9:30 p.m.

Schellville Grill, 22900 Broadway, Sonoma, 996-5151
Saturday, Aug. 20: Butch Engle and Styx. 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Butch Engle and Styx. 12:30 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards, 389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma, 933-3230
Tonight, Aug. 19: Magic with Ellen Toscana. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Aug. 19: Ryan Tatarian. 6 p.m. Junk Parlor. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: The Marks Brothers. 5 p.m. T Luke and the Tight Suits. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: “Open Mic and Mimosas.” 1 to 7 p.m. Acrosonics. 5 p.m.

Starling Bar, 19380 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma, 938-7442
Tonight, Aug. 19: Zakk and King Daddy Murr, the Shakedown Choir. 9 p.m.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. jmberry@sonomamusic.com

The Tuesday, Aug. 16, Column

Chris Hanlin
Chris Hanlin

Weekday Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Dale Henry Geist. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Judy Williams. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: Full Circle. 7:30 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, Aug. 16: Neelix One presents Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: The last Resort and Mid-Life Krysis. 8 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, Aug. 19: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Open – Mic Night, 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: Pat Hull. 5 p.m. Jimbo Scott. 8 p.m.

Lawn of Hood Mansion, N. Pythian Rd off Hwy 12, Santa Rosa, 833-6288
Friday, Aug. 19: Funky Fridays with the Volker Strifler Band. 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, Aug. 16: Evening Bell. 7 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Thursday, Aug. 11: Open Mic Night. 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: Tri-Tip Trio 8:30 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards, 389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma, 933-3230
Friday, Aug. 19: Magic. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Plaza, 1 Broadway, Sonoma
Tuesday Night Market. Tonight, Aug. 16: Chris Hanlin. 6 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Aug. 16: “New Orleans R&B and American Roots Night” with the Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Old Earth, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18: “Singer Sit-In Night” with Dallis Craft. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: Ryan Tatarian. 6 p.m. Junk Parlor. 8 p.m.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. jmberry@sonomamusic.com