The Friday, Feb. 24, Column

T Luke

Soundbytes – Saints and Sinners Ball

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, it’s time once again for the annual “Saints and Sinners Ball,” formerly held at Rossi’s, and the tradition continues on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the new establishment, the Reel Fish Shop and Grill taking the helm. T Luke and the Tight Suits will once again headline the event with their danceable Cajun Zydeco tunes, as well as the Element Brass Band and a special appearance from the ladies of Amor do Samba. The evening kicks off early, at 8:30 p.m. with dinner still being served until 9 p.m.

T Luke is actually Luke Domingue, who’s father was the late-great Richie Domingue from the popular act Gator Beat, who toured regionally for years and introduced the Cajun Zydeco style of music to many, us included. Luke has a handful of the old Gator Beat band members in his act, so he barely misses a beat. The Element Brass Band hails from Sacramento and is one of the areas top “Second Line” acts in the area. Second line is a long standing tradition with brass band parades born out of New Orleans. The tradition is rooted in post-Civil War America with musical ties and lineage dating back to early West African culture. The main line, also known as the first line, is the first section in a brass band parade. The first line is led by members of the respective club who hold a parading permit. In the first line of the parade you will also find the brass band. Those who follow behind the parade to dance and enjoy the music are known as the second line.

Advance tickets are available and recommended by pointing your browser to or for more info, call 343-0044.


Rubber Soul – Photo: Melania Mahoney

Set List – The Rundown

Annex Wine Bar, 865 W. Napa St. Sonoma, 938-7779
Tonight, Feb. 24: Calvin Ross. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: Hooper and Sloss. 7:30 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, 400 First St. E. Sonoma, 938-7110
Tonight, Feb. 24: DJ Cal. 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: RockBottom Blues and DJ Faste, plus “Fad’s Surprise Birthday Party” 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market, Depot Park, 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, Feb. 24: Stewart Degner. 9:30 a.m.

Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St. Sonoma, 938-5277
Tonight, Feb. 24: Vetiver plus Alex Bleeker and Friends, Kacy and Clayton,
Jeff Manson.  6 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern, 691 Broadway Sonoma, 935-9100
Tonight, Feb. 24: Matt Bolton. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: Jon Shannon Williams. 8 p.m. .

Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma, 935-0660
Tonight, Feb. 24: Pine Street Ramblers. 8 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House, 18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs, 938-7587
Tonight, Feb. 24: Reggae Night with Byron Borges. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb.25: Karaoke. 7:30 p.m.

The Reel Fish Shop and Grill, 401 Grove St. El Verano, 343-0044
Friday, Feb. 24: Dan Martin. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: “Saints and Sinners Ball” with T Luke and the Tight Suits plus the Element Brass Band. 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma, 996-1364
Tonight, Feb. 24: Ryan Tatarian. 6:30 p.m. Magic. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: Full Circle and Friends. 5 p.m. Rubber Soul. 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26: Jim Caroompas, 5 p.m. Acoustic Blues Jam. 8:30 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 574 First St. E., 938-8313
Saturday, Feb. 24: Hawaiian Dance party.  2 p.m.

The Starling Bar, 19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma, 996-3055
Tonight, Feb. 24: Sean Carscadden Trio. 9 p.m.

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