Sonoma Valley Music Scene – 2/11/10

We’re still working out the live musical guest portion, but as we promised, we have a little hippie music, some country and some craziness at the end.. Check it out..


Band – Album – Song

Greg Volker & Deer Crossing – Analog Truck – The Dreamer

Jamie Clark – County Q Sessions – Feelin’ the Same Way

Glenn Carter – Redwood Road – You’re the Reason Why

Wildflower Weed – Wildflower Weed – Emily

Donna Jean Foster – Demo – Swamp Lily

Sachiko Kanenobu – Misora – Misora

Thinman – Live Sessions – When I Drink

Hobo Jungle – Roundabouts – In Between

Rich Little – Demo – ?

Whitney Lockert – Demo – Rupert Murdoch

Naugahyde – Demo – Martini Bessie

Wayward Sway – On a Broken Machine – Harbor

Open-Mic at Murphy’s

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Open-Mic Plus with Sean and Brett, on Thursday, Feb. 11. Players wanting a spot can sign up starting at 6 p.m. The weeks special guest performers are Mark Willson and Mario Ramirez. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Dana Land and Jonathan Poretz will be at the Plaza Bistro Friday, Feb. 12. Showtime is 7 p.m

The El Dorado Kitchen will have the John Kaleen group on Friday, Feb, 12. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Kith and Kin for a night of Celtic tunes on Friday, Feb. 12. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Olive & Vine in Glen Ellen will have music from the John Burdick band on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.

The Ledson Hotel will have the Jess Petty duo in the lounge on Friday, Feb. 12.. Show starts at 6 p.m.

The Steve Dudgeon quartet will be providing the entertainment at Vinolivo at the Lodge at Sonoma on Friday, Feb. 12. The set begins at 7 p.m.

Rich Little Band at the Boosters Crab Feed

The Rich Little band will be the entertainment at the Sonoma Valley High School Boosters annual Crab Feed at Cline Cellars on Saturday, Feb. 6. Now back in the day, the boosters were basically funding athletic programs. Today it is a different deal. With budget cutbacks and shortages all across the board, the money the boosters raise cover athletics, drama, forensics, art, music and many other programs at the high school that are no longer funded fully by money from the state budget. The crab feed is just one of the events put on by the boosters to help bridge the gap. For more info or to purchase tickets, call 996-5728.

We don’t usually talk about shows coming up weeks away, but if you’re local, you’re getting this early. The guitarists from Little Feat, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett will be playing an acoustic show for one night only at the Ramekins Event Center on Saturday March 27, at 8 p.m. This show will sell out. For tickets and more info, point your browser to

Michael L. Castle will be at the El Dorado Kitchen tonight, Feb. 5, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Castle plays a variety of genres, including Americana, folk, blues and many he won’t even acknowledge. His acoustic guitar show will take you through a variety of song and picking styles. Castle was inspired by Bob Dylan and at points in time, he has played with the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and Howlin’ Wolf. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. and there is no cover.

Cornerstone Gardens in Carneros will have two special players on Saturday, Feb. 6, for the first in a series of “house concert” style shows, with this show featuring Jeff Campbell and Megan Slankard. The shows will rotate between shops at the venue, with the first being in the Grange at 7 p.m. For tickets and more info, call (415) 706-3800.

Lady D is back at the Schellville Grill for one show only on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. The band really loves to play the venue, and the last show played to a packed house. There is no cover for the show.

The Sonoma Mission Chapel will have Fado, featuring Sete Colinas tonight, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The trio consists of Helder Carvalheira, Joao Cardadeiro and Manual Escobar, and each has brought elements from their native land of Portugal to their music. Sete Colinas will accompany Zelia Freitas who will be the fadista for the evening. For more info, call 938-1927.

The Sonoma Community Center will be holding a dance in Andrews Hall Saturday, Feb. 6, that will feature professional ballroom and nightclub dancers from all over Sonoma County. DJ Steve Luther will be providing the grooves and there will be lessons as well as Latin, swing and ballroom dance numbers. The event is being billed as “Dance Sonoma!” For more info, call the Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1.

The Plan Be band will be at Olive & Vine tonight, Feb. 5, for a night of jazz and blues. Robin McKee will be handling some of the vocals as well. Showtime is 7 p.m. Olive & Vine is in the Jack London Village in Glen Ellen.

Jewel Mathieson brings her “Sweat your Prayers” dance session back to the Parkpoint Club on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. Accompanying Mathieson will be Steve Shain on bass and Bob Young on drums with various folks sitting in on the jam. Mathieson is an instructor of the 5Rythyms. The 5Rhythms is a movement meditation devised by Gabrielle Roth, which the students are allowed individual expression of the five styles of dance. For reservations and more info, call Jewel at 480-5639.

The Dave Rocha Trio will be at the Plaza Bistro tonight, Feb. 6, for a night of jazz. Rocha’s trio tonight will have Dan Feiszli on bass and Randy Vincent on guitar. Rocha has been performing with his jazz group for more than 20 years, and has played in a number of major cities, including New York and Los Angeles. In addition to his trumpet expertise, Rocha is also an accomplished flugelhorn player. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

In case you miss Randy Vincent Friday night, you can catch him at Landmark Winery and Vineyards as a part of the Complimentary Concert series on Saturday, Feb. 6, for a 1 p.m. show. There is no cover for that show and the public is welcome.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has hometown favorites the Sonoma Mountain band tonight, Feb. 5, for a night of folk, country and bluegrass. Saturday, Feb. 6, brings the sizzling licks of Andrew Freeman to the pub. Both shows kick off at 8 p.m. and there is no cover. Sunday, Feb. 7, the pub has a classic Celtic pub jam that goes off at 6 p.m.

Adam Traum is on the road to Fairfax for a show at the Iron Springs Pub on Saturday, Feb. 6, for an afternoon show that goes down at 1 p.m.

After a several month hiatus, Turning Point, featuring Glen Ellen drummer Bill Nelson, is back at it tonight, Feb. 5, for a night of fun at the Old Western Saloon in Pt. Reyes. Showtime is 9 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Music Scene – 2/4/10

We rocked hard on this one to start.. then finished smooth.. check back for the play list, but enjoy the show now..


Band – Album – Song

Code 4-15 – Raise Your Glass – Backseat baby

The Hanks – Your New Attraction – The only Thing Real

Roadside Prophets – Roadside Prophets – Paint The Sky

Fleischeslust – Demo – Owari to Mirai

Big Bill – Rainy Day Blues – What Went Wrong

Kirk Keeler – From the Underground – Soul of a Man

Tommy Thomsen – Western Jazz – Steel Guitar Rag

GatorBeat – Lucky Stars – Dogs Runnin’ Free

Tri Tip Trio – 3 of a Kind – Mojo Working

Ten Foot Tone – Demo – I am Sound

Sonoma Valley Music Scene – 1/28/10

Dimitra Smith joins us and gives us a peek into what’s going on with Static People.


Band – Album – Song

Geb Rault Band – Yin Yang from the Mire – Be Free

Ten Foot Tone – Elevate – Time is not Money

Rude Notes Galore – Joel Rudinow – Rock & Roll Doctor

Marty O’ Reilly – Live from Sonoma Community Center – Electric Chair Blues

Rock Bottom Blues – Standin’ Dry – Valley of the Moon

Dirt Road – haunted – Mt. Zion Rd. ( Electric)

Static People – Demo – Just sank Down

The Bodies – Addicted to You – Addicted to you

Steve Dudgeon Quartet – Demo – ?

Brian Nova – Shadow of your Smile – Shadow of your Smile

Jeff Falconer – Complicated World – To Live Here

Gale Mead – Common Good – Hope Mountain

EZ Kewl – EZ Does it – Bacon Stoned