Carscadden and O’Reilly release long-awaited album

Sean Carscadden – Marty O’Reilly

It started with a couple guitar lessons, the master Carscadden teaching the young jedi O’Reilly a few chords, and then it becomes clear, the young jedi was born ready. After playing around solo for a while, seems it was Hunt Bailey, manager of Murphy’s Irish Pub that suggested that the duo do a show together, with each not having enough material to do a full show, and the rest, they say, is history. The duo began performing around town, learning from each other and building on their influences, which are remarkably similar; delta blues, among others, but both bringing a different approach to the music. After a year or so, it became clear they needed a professional recording to take the project any further, but to where? Both were not sure. It was going to cost money, a lot of money, and it was obvious that the duo was not going to be able to finance it themselves. A new concept had been brewing on the internet, crowd sourcing to acquire seed money for projects. They chose Indigigogo over Kickstarter for a couple reasons, but soon, with the help of the internet world, and many promises on the duos part, they managed to raise five thousand dollars. So now, what to record? They didn’t want to do the same songs that they had been playing, so they took new songs, and some covers, and stepped away from the norm, and created versions of the songs in ways that they had never approached, and laid those down at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, with help from engineer-extraordinaire, Andy Saks. The disc has been getting rave reviews and this Monday, Nov. 26, it’s your chance to pick up a copy of “Broke the Moon” and see the songs played live at the historic Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma. The duo gathered up an impressive group of local musicians to accompany them on the tracks, like Sarah Summers, Mike Lee Cannon, Cliff Hugo, Chris Lynch and Michael Fecskes. So what’s next for the act? They’re really not sure, but with a brilliant representation of what they do under their belts, as they say, the sky’s the limit. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available in advance at the theatres box office or at the door the night of the show, if available.

The Whiskey Thieves

It’s billed as the “Give Thanks Giving” party and the Whiskey Thieves have been playing the Friday after Thanksgiving in town as far back as when they were the Rock Bottom Blues Band, and tonight, Nov. 23, is no different. Appearing at the Moose Lodge it’s not only the band, but Blessed Coast Sound and a special appearance by the General. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. The Moose has polka on Sunday, Nov. 25, with an appearance by the Joe Bajuk Trio, kicking off at 5 p.m.

The Sebastiani Theatre seems to be the place to be this weekend, with a variety called “Toast of the Town” being presented by local crooner Jeff Gilbert on Sunday, Nov. 25, which brings back the spirit of a variety show from the good old days. It promises to be an entertaining afternoon that harkens back to the era of the ‘30s and ‘40s featuring the melodious voice of crooner, Jeff Gilbert. Special guests include Dana Land and Sue Albano, singing some classic standards of yesteryear and the day will also feature the instrumental talents of Peter E. Babcock, “the Coney Island Washboard King,” and the John Simon Trio, with Simon on keyboards, Kendrick Freeman on drums, and Tom Shader on bass. There will also be magic acts and more. Showtime is 2 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in advance at the theatre box office or at the door the day of the show.

Solid Air

The Annex Wine Bar has the debut appearance of the DaveEdJohn Trio tonight, Nov. 23, for a 7 p.m. show. Saturday, Nov. 24, the annex welcomes Grammy nominated Solid Air, also for a 7 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 25 it’s Randy Cook for an early show, going off at 4 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows.

The Sonoma Springs Brewing Company welcomes Brian Ruff on Saturday, Nov. 24, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Cork Pullers take over Envolve Winery in the Sonoma Court Shops on Saturday, Nov. 24, for an afternoon show kicking off at 2 p.m.

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen has the original John Burdick Band on Sunday, Nov. 25, playing originals and unique cover songs, starting at 6 p.m. There will be a special bistro menu that features full dinner options.

Dana Land

The Plaza Bistro welcomes in Sonoma’s sweetheart Dana Land tonight, Nov. 23, with guitarist John Hoy and bassist Tom Shader. Land stirs up the jazz scene with a refreshing style and playful presence, performing a wide range of popular jazz from vintage and contemporary standards, swing and show tunes to Brazilian and blues. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. and there is no cover.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Dan Martin and the Noma Rocksteady Band tonight, Nov. 23, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, it’s Timothy O’Neill, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 25, the pub has local favorites Dave Aguilar and Peter McCauley from the act Tudo Bem for an early show that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Ledson Lounge in the Ledson Hotel welcomes Dan Daniels and Joyce Grant on Saturday, Nov. 24, for a 6 p.m. show. Grants unique shows consist of a blend of jazz, blues, country western, rhythm and blues, and funk and her vocal interpretations range from sensitive to powerful to cheeky over a broad spectrum of charts. Daniels is a virtuoso musician, also works as a composer, songwriter, vocalist, bandleader, arranger and teacher. Daniels has traveled and performed internationally and shared the stage with numerous celebrities, including Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and the New Temptations. There is no cover for the show.

The Kathmandu Corner welcomes Adam Traum tonight, Nov. 23, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Nov. 24, it’s Sean Carscadden, also for an 8 p.m. start. There is no cover.

Cornerstone Sonoma in Carneros has the annual lighting of the snowmen on Saturday, Nov. 24, and if you’ve ever been to one, you know that you don’t know what to expect. This year, along with all the festivities, there will be live music from Robert and Amy Ethington, and also a holiday performance by the Sonoma Ballet Conservatory in the wedding tent. The afternoon kicks off at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Hot 45s – Shows within a 45 minute drive from the Island

Steve Pile Band – Saturday, Nov. 24
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol

The English Beat – Friday, Nov. 23
Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco

Jackie Greene – Friday – Saturday, Nov. 23 – 24
The Fillmore – San Francisco

Alice Cooper – Tuesday, Nov. 27.
The Warfield – San Francisco.

Petty Theft – Friday, Nov. 23
Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley

Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings– Saturday, Nov. 24
Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley

New Riders of the Purple Sage – Friday, Nov. 23
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma

The Pulsators – Friday, Nov. 23
Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa

Midnight Sun Massive – Friday, Nov. 23
The Flamingo – Santa Rosa

Train Wreck Junction playing for fallen friend

Train Wreck Jucction

We’ve never headlined an out of town show in this space, or even touted many for more than a one-line mention, but if there was ever a time to break that rule, this would be it. You may have read or heard about the tree worker injured Thursday, Nov. 8, in an accident out in Lovall Valley, which had a large eucalyptus trunk that was being moved by a crane break in two, and a piece toppled onto local Jarrad Plaskett, leaving him in serious condition in the ICU at a Walnut Creek hospital. Plaskett is a roommate and close friend of Nick Kardum, lead vocalist of the local country act Train Wreck Junction. The band had a show scheduled for this Sunday, Nov. 18, at Mavericks in Santa Rosa and have managed to get all the proceeds from the bar and restaurant to go towards Plaskett and his recovery effort. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. There is also a local benefit in the works tentatively slated for Dec. 15. Watch this space for more details.

One thing Sonoma Valley does time and time again is help out the folks that need it most, and on Saturday, Nov. 17, there is a benefit for Cody Cordellos, the young man who since birth, has been suffering from the effects of EB, epidermolysis bullosa. EB affects 1 in 50,000 live births and is a skin disorder that makes the outer layer of skin extremely fragile. Minor friction or trauma will separate the layers of the skin and form blisters. The Concerts for Cody have been going on for the last few years and the funds raised help Cordellos with housing and living expenses. The event is to be held at the Moose Lodge, kicking off at noon, and is a family friendly event, with music from the Wind-Up Monkeys, Paulie Hips and the Child Bearers and more. Tickets are available at the door.

If you miss the Wind-Up Monkeys at the benefit, you can catch them on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the El Verano Inn, kicking off at 9 p.m. as part of guitarist Dave Hinkleys week-long birthday celebration. There is no cover for the show.

The Shop welcomes back, after a six-year hiatus, Zarko, and his act Progress Band will take the stage for one-night only on Saturday, Nov. 17, for a 7 p.m. show. Zarko will be coming down from Portland, Ore. but spent considerable time polishing the songs in Santa Barbara as well. Also on the bill are She Drank Poison and Stroke of Luck. Tickets are available at the door and this is an all-ages show.

The Annex Wine Bar, next to the Community Cafe, has music tonight, Nov. 16, from Tom Martin, playing solo kicking off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, it’s Joe Chaplain and his yearly tribute to Neil Young. This will be the sixth year in a row Chaplain has honored the rock legend. Sunday, Nov. 18, things get jazzy, with Lawrence Behrs on saxophone and Paul Christopulos on guitar, playing as Bosonoma. That show is an early one, kicking off at 4 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has no live music tonight, Nov. 16, but a movie called “A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman” For tickets and more info, call 933-2600. Saturday, Nov. 17, the music is back, with folk, blues and ballads from the Perfect Crime, kicking off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, it’s an early show with Shards of Green, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Meadowcroft Winery in Carneros has Adam Traum from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18.

It’s time again for the barn dance at the Sonoma Grange Hall in Boyes Hot Springs on Saturday, Nov. 17. Caller Jerry Allen will teach the square dance-like moves, and then Whimsical will play Irish and Bluegrass music. Beginners and singles are welcome and comfortable shoes are encouraged. A donation is requested, but people under the age of 26 get in free.

The Sonoma Springs Brewing Company welcomes David Robbins tonight, Nov. 16, for a 5:30 p.m. show.

The Kathmandu Corner welcomes Tim O’Neil tonight, Nov. 16, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Nov. 17, the Cork Pullers will squeeze into the corner, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 18, it’s an early show with Jon Williams, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows.

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen has a special show Sunday, Nov. 18, with blues legend Ron Hacker taking the solo stage at the intimate setting in the restaurant. According to owner John Burdick, “…known as Hacksaw or simply The Hack, he redefines guitar junky and rips blues from its roots.” Showtime is 6 p.m. and a special bistro dinner menu will be available.

Also in Glen Ellen this weekend, it’s the Jami Jamison Band on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Grist Mill Bar and Grill for a 7 p.m. show.

For almost two years now, local saxophone player Keith Ridenhour has been entertaining the residents of Sonoma Healthcare every Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a variety of songs stretching from Diana Krall to Frank Sinatra. You may have seen Ridenhour sitting in with the Whiskey Thieves, JoyRide and other local acts around the Valley. Ridenhour usually just has his iPod for accompaniment, but any musicians that want to join in are welcome to just show up. According to Ridenhour, “…these people pretty much get a visit a year from relatives so I (we) are their weekly visit.” Nice work Keith.

The Plaza Bistro has Brian Andrus and his Afro-Cuban jazz cartel trio tonight, Nov. 16, kicking off at 6:30 p.m., which features Andrus on drums, Christian Tumalan on piano and Aaron Germain on bass. There is no cover for the show.

The Blue Moon Saloon has karaoke on Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, it the ongoing blues jam, kicking off at 10 p.m. Players are always welcome to sit in for a tune or two.

The Tonewoods will be at A’Roma Roasters in Santa Rosa on Saturday, Nov. 17, for an 8:30 p.m. show.

Halloween arrives a couple days early in Sonoma


OK. We’re going on a mini-rant here. Once again, we have Halloween in the middle of the week and parties and events planned this weekend AND on the actual day of Halloween. We’ve managed to move the days we celebrate the birthdays of people like the founder of our country to a day that is “more convenient.” Can’t we move Halloween to the closest Friday or Saturday night? I’m pretty sure the children would like it, not having to go to school the next day, and we can still celebrate “All Hallows Eve” in our own special way on the 31st. Rant over. So, we have a lot going on this weekend, and it seems that the El Verano Inn and the Moose Lodge have it all wrapped up.

Tonight, Oct. 26 at the El Verano Inn it’s the “Brain Eaters Halloween Festival,” kicking off at 7 p.m. with a huge punk and rock line-up, that features the Brain Eaters, the Gentlemen Soldiers, Pauly Hips and the Child Bearers, Bite, the Quitters, Ammo-Wagon and Dark Lord Byron. There is no cover for the show. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Ten Foot Tone, playing their 13th Halloween show at the venue. There will be prizes for the best costume, candy and other surprises. That show kicks off at 9 p.m., also no cover.


The Moose Lodge has a double bill tonight, Oct. 26, with BackTrax and Showcase the Band coming together for a show that will celebrate Halloween with a costume contest and more, but also raise money for PKD, Polycystic kidney disease. PKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s the annual Halloween show with the Bodies, the Quitters and some “dumb” guests. Doors are at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. You must be 21 or over to attend.

Dana Land

If rock and punk music isn’t your thing for Halloween, then you can catch Dana Land on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club, for a night of jazz that is being billed as “Nightmare on First Street East” which kicks off at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Womans Club. Land has assembled quite a line-up for the evening, with Jonathan Alford, Jeff Sanford, Akira Tana and Chris Amberger backing her on vocals. For tickets and more info, call 373-0700.

Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen has the full John Burdick Band on Sunday, Oct. 28, for the “Supper and a Show” series, kicking off at 6 p.m. The band will be doing original material as well as some cover songs.

Annex Wine Bar, next to the Community Cafe on W. Napa St. welcomes Chris Hanlin for a show tonight, Oct. 26, kicking off at 6 p.m. Fridays are Fondue night at the annex, with a surprise fondue every week.

Midnight Sun Massive

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the always popular reggae act Midnight Sun Massive tonight, Oct. 26, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Mike Z, guitarist with E. Z. Kewl, for a night of standards and more, also going off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, it’s an early show with Cynthia Carr and the Carrtunes doing their annual Halloween Extravaganza, with prizes and specials. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Kontrabanned tonight, Oct. 26, for a 7 p.m. show, that features Sandra Poindexter on violin, Chris Planas on guitar and Ben Luis on bass. There is no cover for the show.

The Gristmill Bar and Grill in Glen Ellen has the WildKats on Saturday, Oct. 27, for an 8 p.m. show. The band features several Glen Ellen locals and is always a fun time. There is no cover for the show.

Sonoma Springs Brewery is celebrating their fourth anniversary this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 27, with live music and discounts, all depending on your apparel. The afternoon kicks off at 3 p.m. and has the Trees, followed by Wildflower Weed and friends. Discounts on brew can be had by wearing your Sonoma Springs T-shirt, a tye-dye T-shirt, or any model of lederhosen. At 7 p.m., it’s time for Jafar Thorne. Thorne has been engulfed in music since he was 13 years of age, but over the years, he came to admire the song craft and production of U2, the bluesy edges of Led Zeppelin, the pure soul of Bob Marley, the neo-tribalism of electronica, and the improv-driven, melting-pot ethos of the Grateful Dead. There is no cover for the afternoon or evening shows.

The Jewish Winemakers are having a celebration of wine, and along with that is live music on Sunday, Oct. 28, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building with more than 20 local wineries pouring. The afternoon features Stephaine Ozer, Mama Loshn and Shameless.

The Kathmandu Corner has Wildflower Wed with Jeffro Hunter tonight, Oct. 26, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s Richard Sumberg, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Oct. 28, the corner welcomes Jon Williams from Ten Foot Tone for an early show, at 6:30 p.m. doing a solo acoustic performance. If you’ve not yet seen Williams perform, make it on over to the corner on Sunday.

The Blue Moon Saloon has DJ music tonight, Oct. 26, with Robert Roots, Cruxx and Divine Proportion laying down grooves starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, it’s time for karaoke, kicking off at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, it’s time for the blues jam that goes off at 10 p.m. There is no cover any night.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Gayle Skidmore on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Jami Jamison is on the road on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a show at Papas Taverna, kicking off at 7 p.m.

Cave Women at Sonoma Community Center

Cave Women

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.

Glenn Carter

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.

John Burdick

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

Live music back at Olive & Vine

Jon Williams

Ending the Friday night music at Olive & Vine in Glen Ellen to move to more of a formal dining experience for the venue was a tough decision for Chef Catherine Venturini and Sommelier John Burdick. Now that months have past and the sit-down restaurant has been a smashing success, the couple, now engaged by the way, has started a Sunday night music series, different from the Friday night events, with more of a focus on listening to the singer-songwriters. Slated to be a twice-monthly event, the “Sunday Songwriter Sessions” will present mainly acoustic and original songs, with Burdick acting as the emcee. Some months there will even be a “in the round” format, with three to four players taking turns presenting their songs. Burdick couldn’t have picked a better performer to kick off the event this Sunday, Nov. 27, with the multi-talented Jon Williams, singer and songwriter for Ten Foot Tone, and special guests as well. The afternoon show kicks off at 4 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m. For reservations and more info, call 996-9150.

David Thom Band

The David Thom Band will be having a CD release party tonight, Nov. 25, at Murphy’s Irish Pub. The disc, produced by Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis, will be available at the show.

Saturday, Nov. 26, the Pub has the Timothy O’Neil Band, also for an 8 p.m. start. Sunday, Nov. 27, welcomes back Dave Aguilar and Peter McCauley for an early show that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

BackTrax is playing an acoustic show at the Olde Sonoma Public House tonight, Nov. 25. The band has added some classic rock acoustic favorites to their repertoire and will be showcasing them tonight. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

If you haven’t worked off enough of the Thanksgiving turkey after the BackTrax show, you can catch the Whiskey Thieves at Steiners Tavern tonight, Nov. 25, kicking off at 10 p.m. The show will wrap up with Blessed Coast Sound laying down dance grooves. There is no cover.

El Verano Inn has Dubstep set from DJ  BACCHUS, RNR set from PERSISTENCE, DMC & WIGZ tonight, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

The Kathmandu Corner welcomes back the Paper Dolls tonight, Nov. 25, for an encore performance. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, JoyRide will be laying down two sets at the Corner. That show is also at 8 p.m.

Jonathan Poretz

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Jonathan Poretz tonight, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. Poretz blends the swinging vocal styling of Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin, as he lays down his own brand of jazz standards. Tonight., Poretz will have with him Shota Osabe on piano and Jeff Neighbor on bass. Showtime is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, the Bistro welcomes J. Kevin Durkin, also for a 7 p.m. show.

If you miss Jonathan Poretz tonight, you can catch him Saturday, Nov. 26, at centre du vin inside the Ledson Hotel for a 6:30 p.m. start.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma welcomes Dan Martin to the inside stage tonight, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, has Matt Bolton, also for a 9 p.m. start. There is no cover either evening.

The Olde Sonoma Public House has karaoke with Cat on Sunday, Nov. 27, for a 7 p.m. start time.

The Blue Moon Saloon also has karaoke this weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 26, kicking off at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, the popular Sunday night blues jam continues, starting at 10 p.m. Players are welcome to stop in and sit in, you don’t even need to bring anything.

The Tonewoods are on the road on Saturday, Nov. 26, to Gaia’s Garden in Santa Rosa, for a show that starts at 7:30 p.m.