Sonoma Valley Music Scene – 3/25/10

This week we have a live interview from Paul Barrere of Little Feat, who was nice enough to call in earlier in the week. We started this show out rockin’ and then got a little crazy then wrapped it up with Jeff Falconer giving us something to think about.


Band        –     Album         –           Song

Astral Kitchen – Diabolic Design – Diabolic Design

The Smokin’ Jaze – We Be Smokin’ – Wakin up with the Blues

Jeff Gilbert – I’m Old fashioned – Ain’t that a kick in the Head

Michel Saga – Paris  Cabaret – Salut Les Amoureux

Sachiko Kanenobu – Misora – Look up- The Sky is Beautiful

Gerard Serafini – Acoustic Fiction – Spideys Goodbye

Little Feat – Join the Band – Oh Atlanta (w/Chris Robinson)

Mike Lounibous – Full Tank of Love – More between You and Me

Jamie Clark – Demo – Lonely Love

Jeff Falconer – High Road to Doomsday – Act like you Care

Gem Metal Whistle at Mondo

Mondo American Beer Garden will have Gem Metal Whistle on Wednesday, March 24, for an evening of original Americana tunes at 7 p.m.

Rive Gauche Dining Club will have the sounds of Diego Jameau to accompany dinner on Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. For more info, call 996-9453.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Jaydub and Dino on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Steiners Tavern will host “Give Thanks Thursdayz” with DJ Robert Roots on Thursday, March 25. Roots likes to kick off the show with some classic rock then move into classic and dancehall reggae music. Showtime is 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

Michel Saga will be at the El Dorado Kitchen Friday, March 26, providing the sounds of the French Barrel Organ. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro will have Wil Blades and Scott Amendola in the backroom on Friday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

Steiners Tavern will have the classic rock vibe of the Undo Cover band on Friday, March 26, at 10 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have the David Thom band on Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. for a night of traditional bluegrass.

The Chorale is back on the big stage

The Sonoma Valley Chorale is back in action this weekend, with two shows that they’re calling “Brilliantly Bernstein.” The 100-voice choir group, led by David Irvine and assisted by Barbara McElroy, will showcase songs from “Peter Pan,” “The Lark,” “Mass” and “Trouble in Tahiti.” The group is in its 37th year of bringing chorale performances to the Valley. Both shows will be at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building starting Saturday, March 20, with an 8 p.m. stage time and a matinee on Sunday, March 21, at 2 p.m. There will be a 30 minute talk with the conductors before each show for those that want to show up a little early. For reserved seats and more info, call 935-1576.

The Hometown band is back in action at the Sebastiani Theatre on Saturday, March 20, with a show they’re calling “Wonderful World Music,” and will feature the music of John Phillip Sousa. Some of the selections to be covered include “Victory at Sea,” “Three Dances,” “My Fair Lady” and “Sousa’s Marches.” Showtime is 11 a.m. and there is no cover.

The Heart of Sonoma Valley Association is presenting Savor Sonoma this weekend and seven wineries are having music. You can catch the bands on both Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Landmark Winery and Vineyards will have the Laurent Fourgo Trio. Little Vineyards will have the Josh Little Trio. Loxton Cellars will bring in Seth Walker. Imagery Estate Winery will have the Sharks on Saturday and the Cork Pullers on Sunday. Benziger Family Winery will have Sparky Thorne. VJB Vineyards will have the Don Giovannis. Valley of the Moon Winery will bring in John Shearer. For tickets and more info, point your browser to

If you haven’t gotten your tickets to the rare acoustic show being put on by Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat at the Ramekins Event Center, you still may have time, but they are going fast. The show is on Saturday, March 27, at 8 p.m. and Sonoma is one of only four venues the duo will be playing. The band is supporting its latest CD release titled “Join the Band” and features Little Feat covers by Bob Seger, Vince Gill and others. For tickets and more info, point your browser to

The Presentation School and Ramekins Event Center will be presenting Voces Intimae, a premiere Italian vocal trio on Monday, March 22 at the event center. The trio has played venues such as Carnegie Hall and devotes itself to the music of Hummel, Schubert, and Mendelssohn. The trio performs on period instruments with Riccardo Cecchetti on fortepiano, Luigi de Filippi on violin, and Sandro Meo on cello. For tickets and more info, call 935-0122, ext. 202.

There will be a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness called “Chalk up a Cure” on Saturday, March 20, in front of City Hall that is the senior project of high school student Jacquilynn McRice. The event will have carnival type games, ice cream donated by Ben & Jerrys and music from the band Grandfather Paradox. The event starts at 10:30 a.m.

The Shop will have Apollo Calling on Saturday, March 20, for a night of music at the teen only music venue out on Eighth Street East. The band features Max Gemmell on bass, Will Cotter on drums, Cody Wheeler on bass and Mike Denning on guitar. Opening the show will be Burning Broadway and some acoustic acts. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Ten Foot Tone will be back at Steiners Tavern tonight, March 19, for a night of original music. Showtime is 10 p.m. and there is no cover. Saturday, March 20, the tavern has the sounds of DJ Dave for a show that also goes off at 10 p.m.

Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly will be playing as the unit they call “The Shmarty Pants” will be at the Sonoma Springs Brewery tonight, March 19, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Sean Carscadden Trio will be at Maya Restaurant on Saturday, March 20, for a 10 p.m. show. That night, Carscaddens trio will have J. B. Duff on drums and Kyle St. John on bass. There is no cover.

Two of the members of the Maldonado Brothers will be playing as a duo at Sonoma Springs Brewery on Saturday, March 20, for an evening of acoustic music. Jeff Hunter and Randy Cook will be playing what they describe as “music you can use.” There may also be some special guests sitting in with the duo. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will be honoring a long-time performer of the venue who is no longer with us, passing away in December of 2008. John Kelley was a fixture at the pub and his former band, Kith and Kin will be paying tribute to him along with other friends tonight, March 19, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, March 20, the pub brings Elaine Dempsey to the snug for a night of original music. Dempsey is a singer-songwriter from Marin County. Showtime is 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, brings the jazzy gents EZ Kewl to the pub, for an early show that kicks off at 6 p.m.

EZ Kewl plays earlier the same day, Sunday, March 21, at the Aqus Cafe in Petaluma from 1 to 3 p.m.

The El Dorado Kitchen has the sounds of Chris Dupree tonight, March 19, for a 6:30 p.m. show.

Mondo American Beer Garden has the Ruff Brothers on Saturday, March 20, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Plaza Bistro has the Terry Disley Experience Trio tonight, March 19, in the back room for a night of jazz. Disley is quite the character and a monster in the jazz scene, having toured the Americas and the U.K. with his band Acoustic Alchemy. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

Sonoma Valley Music Scene – 3/18/10

This will be billed the ‘Uh’ show.. I apparently have fallen back into the habit of saying ‘Uh’ instead of just saying nothing.  A wise guitar player once said, “the blank space between all the notes you play will be more relevant than all the notes you do play” .. or something like that.. I have to get command of that space again.. but this show may have one of the best segues of all time.. see if you can find it.. I’ll enable comments on this post. If you listened to us over the last 5 years on terrestrial radio, you know I live for the segue.. We have a live interview from the Whiskey Thieves and some great tunes. We also have a new sponsor.. Loudmouth Golf.  Check them out..


Band        –     Album         –           Song

Gale Mead – Common Good – Hope Mountain

Jami Jamison band – Demo – Wild Women

Sue Albano and Mark Dennis – Songs You Know – If Lovin you is Wrong

Hobo Jungle – Roundabouts – In Between

Wingin’ It – Attunement – Love me Like you Do

Solcats – Shake the cage – Are you with Me?

Live interview – Whiskey Thieves

Whiskey Thieves – Almost Time – Last 10 days

Gary Wm. Koehler – Last Voyage – Shooting Star

Steve Dudgeon – Demo – ?

EZ Kewl – EZ Does It – On the Plaza

Plenty of St. Patricks’ Day music

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Izzy and the Kesstronics tonight, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Mondo American Beer Garden will have Sparrow on Wednesday, March 17, for an evening of jazzy tunes at 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have three acts to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17, starting at 3 p.m. with Deirdre Egan and Arias Beardsley, followed by Dockside and the evening wraps up with the Carrtunes.

The annual Rotary Club St. Patrick’s Day dinner will have Showcase the Band on Wednesday, March 17, at the Sonoma Community Center. The event kicks off at 5 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Celtic music from John Kelly, Glen Bettencourt and Jennjifer Jekel on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.

Steiners Tavern will have Kit Kat Karaoke on Thursday, March 18 starting at 10 p.m.

The Terry Disley Experience trio will be at the Plaza Bistro Friday, March 19. Showtime is 7 p.m.

The El Dorado Kitchen will have Chris Dupree in the fireplace lounge on Friday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have A Tribute to John Kelley on Friday, March 19, at 8 p.m.

Steiners Tavern will have Ten Foot Tone on Friday, March 19, at 10 p.m.

Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly will be at the Sonoma Springs Brewery on Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m.