The Joe Chaplain Band along with the Cork Pullers are getting together for a musical revue that will cover everything from folk, country and blues and features songs from Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Lucinda Williams and more, all as a benefit for the historic Sebastiani Theatre on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. Chaplains band will have a few special guests sitting in that night as Sheila Whitney, Monica McKee, Keith Ridenhour and Sean Caffey will all be on stage. The Cork Pullers open the show with their own brand of folk-rock covers. The show is reserved seating, so it’s first come, first served. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office.
Sonoma Jazz Camp is back for this summer, and thanks in a big way to the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society. The society is presenting a benefit on Saturday, April 21, at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club that will feature a historic jazz movie, “Great Day in Harlem” followed by a performance by jazz greats, the Roger Glenn Quartet. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at Readers Books or at the door, if available.
Hawaiian music legend Dennis Kamakahi is in town for his CD release party to be held on Sunday, April 22, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Kamakahi will be accompanied by Stephan Inglis, as the duo has put a CD together about Kalaupapa on the island of Moloka`i, singing songs and stories about the people of the island. Show time is 3 p.m. and for tickets and more info, call 996-0719.
April in Carneros is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, and a few of the wineries participating in the event will have live music. Ceja Vineyards will feature Orquesta Borinquen, playing fiery salsa music both days. Meadowcroft Winery will have Adam Traum and Liz Brown on Saturday, April 21, and Ten Foot Tone on Sunday, April 22. Tickets for the event can be purchased at any of the participating wineries and for more info, point your browser to www.carneroswineries.org.
The Granery on Eighth St. E. presents Family Farm Day on Saturday, April 21, with the music of Terry Barboza, as well as animals in attendance, 4H info, haystack mazes and an earth day celebration. Popo the Clown will even paint your face if you need a little color. The event kicks off at 10 a.m.
The El Verano Inn has the classic rock sounds of Captain Crunch on Saturday, April 21, kicking off at 9 p.m. There is no cover for the show.
Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the David Thom Band tonight, April 20, for a night of traditional bluegrass. Thom has been making a lot of noise in the national bluegrass circuit as of late, and it might not be long before we will have to say “we knew him when…” Saturday, April 21, it’s the Perfect Crime. Both shows go off at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, it’s E. Z. Kewl for an early show, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.
The Ledson Lounge welcomes back Jess Petty and Ken Chambers on Saturday, April 21, for a night of jazz. Petty plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and sings in a strong jazz vocal style that is his own, and is considered a world-class musician. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. and there is no cover.
The Plaza Bistro also has jazz tonight, April 20, with an appearance by the Anton Schwartz Quartet that kicks off at 7 p.m. Schwartz walked away from a high-powered academic career in Artificial Intelligence to play music full-time. Anton quickly gained an enthusiastic following as fans responded to what the San Francisco Chronicle called his “warm, generous tone, impeccably developed solos and infectious performance energy.” With Schwartz tonight will be Keith Saunders on piano, Mike Bordelon on bass and Alan Uren on drums. There is no cover for the show.
Landmark Winery and Vineyards has Carlos Herreras at the winery in Kenwood on Saturday, April 21, kicking off at 11 a.m. Reservations are required and can be had by calling 833-0221.
The Blue Moon Saloon has Crazy Noisy Karaoke on Saturday, April 21, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 22, the blues jam continues into its fourth year, starting at 10 p.m. There is no cover either night.
Junior Boogie will be in Napa on Saturday, April 21, at Silos Jazz Club, for an 8 p.m. show.
Michael Hinton is on the road to San Francisco on Sunday, April 22, as part of the Earth Day celebration at the Civic Center. Hinton will be a part of the legendary Barry “the Fish” Melton’s band. Their set is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
The Hellhounds will be in Calistoga at the Hydro Bar on Saturday, April 21, for a 9 p.m. show.
WhiteWall will be playing their debut show at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma on Saturday, April 21, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.
Showcase the Band will be in Napa tonight, April 20, at the Napa Elks Club as part of the Sons of Italy Dinner Dance. For tickets and more info, call 255-4114. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.