The Cave Women, five up and coming Sacramento based musicians and songwriters, will be at the Sonoma Community Center tonight, April 6, as part of its newly formed Young Emerging Artist series. Drawing from diverse backgrounds, the groups musical genres include jazz, classical, folk, a cappella, gypsy, Brazilian, and African music. The Young Emerging Artist series brings live music and performances to Sonoma Valley and proceeds from the series benefit the Sonoma Community Centers arts education programs and community service events. This all female group consists of four voices and a wide array of instrumentation including accordion, guitar, mbira, flute, clarinet, bass and drums. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door. For more info, call 938-4626.
Local crooner and singer-songwriter Glenn Carter has been making waves, literally, as he has landed a cruise ship gig out of Florida that will keep him at sea until June 2, when he hits the shores of Dover, England. Some of the ports of call will be France, Spain, North Africa and the Netherlands. Carter promises a show and a story or two upon his return in June.
The El Verano Inn has Uncle Jesse and the Porch Junkies on Saturday, April 7, for a 9 p.m. show. There is no cover.
The Ledson Hotel welcomes in the lounge Dan Daniels and Nicky DePaola on Saturday, April 7, for a 6:30 p.m. show. The duo has a sound described as “jazz with a smidge of Motown.” They have played over 4,800 events and clubs together and were voted best lounge act two years in a row by Reno Magazine. There is no cover for the show.
The Sunflower Caffe has an all-acoustic show tonight, April 6, with the duo of Eric Joost and Bobby Edmondson. If weather permits, the band will be in the outdoor garden. The show is part of the first Friday artist reception that this month features original oil paintings by Mike Hardin. There is no cover for the event and wine will be poured by the Other Guys.
Vita Bella Sonoma will be having a grand opening reception on Saturday, April 7, at 4 p.m. that will feature sets by John Burdick and Laura and John Benward. Vita Bella Sonoma is at 457 First Street West.
The Plaza Bistro welcomes the Dick Conte Trio tonight, April 6, at 7 p.m. Tonight, Conte will have with him Steve Webber on base and Bill Moody on drums. Conte arrived in San Francisco in 1961 from his native Connecticut and has since become an integral part of the Bay Area jazz scene with his encyclopedic knowledge of jazz, formidable jazz radio presence, and his piano performances at clubs, festivals and private venues. Saturday, April 7, the bistro has Terrence Brewer and Whitney James, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has Adam Traum and Liz Brown tonight, April 6, for an 8 p.m. show in the snug. Saturday, April 7, the pub welcomes Andrew Freeman, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, there is an early show with Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.
Lots of local musicians are on the road this weekend, with Stephanie Ozer at the Hotel Healdsburg on Saturday, April 7, for a 7:30 p.m. show.
The David Thom Band is also in Healdsburg on Sunday, April 8, at the Bergamot Alley for a 4 p.m. show.
Rag Tag Sullivan will be at Aubergine in Sebastopol tonight, April 6, for a 9 p.m. show.
The Tonewoods are at A’Roma Roasters on Saturday, April 7, for an 8:30 p.m. show.
Hot 45s – Shows within a 45 minute drive from the Island
Mazzy Star – Friday, April 6.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
Pop Fiction and Rebel Yell (Billy Idol Tribute) – Saturday, April 7.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
Brokedown in Bakersfield – Saturday, April 7.
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
Hiromi Trio Project – Thursday – Sunday, April 5 – 8
Yoshi’s – Oakland
Jackie Greene – Saturday, April 7.
Uptown Theater – Napa
Gator Beat – Saturday, April 7.
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael
The Pine Needles – Friday, April 6.
Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley