The Friday, Nov. 10, Column

Soundbytes 

The phone call came in the middle of the night, like it did for many of us, there were fires, and they were everywhere, but in this case, the call was to come here, not leave. Songwriters Mark Beynon and Joe Label had just arrived in Nashville to begin a week of songwriting with other Nashville musicians, but that ended immediately, as the duo made their way back to Sonoma County to be with their families. The family home had been evacuated, and they had assembled, like many of us, in Novato, at Label’s house, but not before learning Beynon’s daughter and family had lost their home and belongings, barely escaping with their lives.

It was during that time that the duo gathered inspiration from the disaster, and their families resolve, and penned a song, a song of hope. “we felt the sense that all were thankful for what they had, not what was lost, even though the family had lost essentially everything” said Beynon. “When you listen to the lyrics of the song, you will hear what we were feeling.”

And they weren’t the only ones. They quickly wrote and recorded the song and sent it back to Nashville for some finishing touches laid down by Michael Lusk on vocals and Sam Hunter on guitar. They then ran it by their entertainment management, Red Line Entertainment, and the agency felt this was more than just a throw together song, and it is currently being pitched to major artists, and local ones as well, including Pete Stringfellow and Pat Jordan, who have also performed it. Local radio stations are working it into their rotations soon as well.

The song, titled “Everything” has been up on youtube as a photo collage over the audio of the song, with a donation link at the end to donate to the Redwood Credit Union fire relief fund. The duo is hoping others that may be going through similar circumstances might fine some solace in their words and music, and hopefully raise some money for the disaster relief as well.

 

Everything
(Joe Label/Mark Beynon)

Got out with just the clothes on our back
In the rearview mirror, all that we had
Up in flames, couldn’t save a thing
Then your hand, touched my shoulder
And when we turned to see them both, in the back seat
Safe and asleep, we had everything

Through all that was lost, what we found
A family foundation won’t burn to the ground
The more it took, the more we had left
Knock us down, we’ll come back stronger
It’s just a house, a car, even your wedding ring
How much would they mean, without everything

The love we share, is all that we’ll ever need
Baby we still have our dreams, we have everything

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The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa is offering free gift bags of CD’s by local North Bay artists, to help brighten the days of folks who have lost their music in the recent fires, and help them start their new collections. If you are a fire victim who would like one of these free packages delivered to you, or if you are a musician with original CD’s you’d like to donate to this heartfelt effort, please contact Jeff Falconer via e mail or phone at falconer@vom.com, 217-1978, and he will transport them for you, or discs can be obtained or donated at Last Record Store, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

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MusicWorks!

 

Set List – The Rundown

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Tonight, Nov. 10: DJ Cal. 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11: DJ Willie, 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Saturday, Nov. 11: Tilted Halos and Wildflower Weed benefit for fire relief. 9 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church of Sonoma Valley, 19355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, 996-7365
Saturday, Nov. 11: MusicWorks!Sonoma. 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12: MusicWorks!Sonoma. 4 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, Nov. 10: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

Hamel Family Wines, 15401 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, 996-5800
Saturday, Nov. 11: John Fogerty benefit for fire relief. 3 p.m – Advance tickets required

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Saturday, Nov. 11: Dirty Red Barn. 8 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660.
Tonight, Nov. 10: Chris James. 9 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Tonight, Nov. 10: Ryan Tatarian and Matt Silva. 6:30 p.m. 

The Reel Fish House and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Tonight, Nov. 10: Coco Montoya. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11: Relatively Dead. 8 p.m.

Springs Community Hall, 18627 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma,
Saturday, Nov. 11: Fanora Jones Music School “Bonanza Concert” for fire relief. 3:30 p.m

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Nov. 10: Bruce Gordon, Jenni Purcell and Jodi Stevens. 6:30 p.m. Scarlett Letters8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11: the Marks Brothers 5 p.m. the Sidemen with Peter Welker. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12: T Luke – solo. 5 p.m. Acoustic Blues Jam. 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Springs Brewery, 19499 Riverside Dr., Sonoma, 938-7422
Saturday, Nov.11: Rubber Soul “Acoustic Beatles Experience.” 1 p.m.

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

The Tuesday, Nov. 7, Column

King Daddy Murr

Weekday Rundown

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Thursday, Nov. 9: Brandon and the Bees Knees. 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10: DJ Cal. 9:30 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, Nov. 7: Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, Nov. 10: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, Nov. 8: Open – Mic night. 8 p.m.

The Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Dr., Santa Rosa, 843-3824
Friday, Nov. 10: Karaoke. 7 p.m.

Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway Sonoma, 996-3877
Thursday, Nov. 9: “Hal at the Moon” open-mic. 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660.
Friday, Nov. 10: Chris James. 9 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Friday, Nov. 10: Ryan Tatarian and Matt Silva. 6:30 p.m.

The Reel Fish House and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, Nov. 10: Coco Montoya. 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 996-5217
Wednesday, Nov. 8: John Partridge kicks off “the Wine Country Ragtime Festival” with a talk about “Joseph Lamb: Romantic Ragtimer.” 6 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Nov. 7: American Roots Night with Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 8: Acrosonics. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9: King Daddy Murr and Prince of Thieves. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10: Bruce Gordon, Jenni Purcell and Jodi Stevens. 6:30 p.m. Scarlett Letters. 8:30 p.m.

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

The Friday, Nov. 3, Column

Sheila Whitney

Set List – The Rundown

FAHA Heritage Center, 197 W. Verano Ave. Sonoma, 935-0200
Sunday, Nov. 5: Sheila Whitney and Pat Bonnoitt, Colin and Tuula Cotter, Jari Suomalainen, Cynthia Tarr and Alan Early. 2 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, Nov. 3: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

Glen Ellen Strong Benefit. 104 Hill Rd. Glen Ellen – 21 and over
Today, Nov. 3: Ellen Toscano, Phil Herrschaft, Dan Martin. 4:30 p.m.
Benefit for Glen Ellen Fire Victims

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Tonight, Nov. 3: Paul Cataldo. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Erica Sunshine Lee. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5: Rainbow Girls and Sarah Summers in the Listening Room. 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660.
Tonight, Nov. 3: the Cork Pullers. 9 p.m.

Muscardini Cellars, 9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 933-9305
Saturday, Nov. 4: “Simmer Down Saturday” with T Luke and the Tight Suits. 5 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Tonight, Nov. 3: Ryan Tatarian and Matt Silva. 6:30 p.m. 

The Reel Fish House and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Tonight, Nov. 3: Manzanita Moon 8 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Nov. 3: Bruce Gordon, Jenni Purcell and Jodi Stevens. 6:30 p.m. the Night Crawlers. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Full Circle 5 p.m. Left Coast Syncopaters. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5: Kerry Daly Band. 5 p.m. Acoustic Blues Jam. 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W. Sonoma, 938-4105
Saturday, Nov. 4: Sonoma Bar Battle with Train Wreck Junction 6 p.m.

Fire related fundraisers around Sonoma County

Glen Ellen Strong Benefit. 104 Hill Rd. Glen Ellen – 21 and over
Today, Nov. 3: Ellen Toscana, Phil Herrschaft, Dan Martin. 4:30 p.m.
Benefit for Glen Ellen Fire Victims.

The Pearl, 601 19th St., San Francisco,
Friday, Nov. 3: Nor Cal Rising with the SF Collective, Adhesive and Co., Indigo Sky Creative and Ericka McConnell. 6 p.m.
Benefiting North Bay Fire Recovery.

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

The Tuesday, Oct. 31, Column

Dan Martin

Weekday rundown

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Thursday, Nov. 2: Brandon and the Bees Knees. 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn, 705 Laurel Ave. El Verano, 935-0611
Tonight, Oct. 31: Karaoke Haloween Costume Party, 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Friday, Nov. 3: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

Glen Ellen Strong Benefit. 104 Hill Rd. Glen Ellen – 21 and over
Friday, Nov. 3: Ellen Toscano, Phil Herrschaft, Dan Martin. 4:30 p.m.
Benefit for Glen Ellen Fire Victims

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Wednesday, Nov. 1: Open – Mic night. 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3: Paul Cataldo. 8 p.m.

The Laugh Cellar, 5755 Mountain Hawk Dr., Santa Rosa, 843-3824
Sunday, Nov. 3: Karaoke Night. 7 p.m.

Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway Sonoma, 996-3877
Thursday, Nov. 2: “Hal at the Moon” open-mic. 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660.
Friday, Nov. 2: the Cork Pullers. 9 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Friday, Nov. 2: Ryan Tatarian and Matt Silva. 6:30 p.m.

The Reel Fish House and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, Nov. 2: Manzanita Moon. 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma Mountain Cemetery – Call Robbie Leeds for info at 415-305-7991
Wednesday, Nov. 1: Second Line. All musicians welcome– Call Robbie Leeds for info at 415-305-7991

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Oct. 31: American Roots Night with Lou A. Rodriguez, Tim Eschliman and Bruce Gordon. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1: Acrosonics. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 2: Jim Caroompas. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3: Bruce Gordon, Jenni Purcell and Jodi Stevens. 6:30 p.m. the Night Crawlers. 8:30 p.m.

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