Cruisin’ 4 Cody at the Moose Lodge

< Note: The Ox Roast has been cancelled due to weather expected this weekend>

It’s time for the second annual “Cruisin’ 4 Cody” poker run and concert on Sunday, June 5, at the Moose Lodge. The run kicks off at 8 a.m. and is open for motorcycles and cars. Participants will meet at the Moose Lodge for a breakfast before heading out on their journey. Around noon, the run will end back at the Moose Lodge, and the festivities will begin, where there will be games, raffles and live music, kicking off with the Scallywags, Uncle Jesse and the Porch Junkies, the Magnetics and wrapping up the day will be the Whiskey Thieves. The day is a benefit for young Cody Cordellos who was born with the skin condition “Epidermolysis Bullosa” (EB). EB is a skin disorder that with even the slightest bump or friction on the skin will cause blistering, akin to third degree burns. It is estimated that 50 in every one million live births have the condition, which crosses all races and genders. Funds raised will help him with the treatments he needs and help him and his mother with expenses. There is a $25 fee to participate in the poker run.

Once again, Jeff Bundschu, along with Eric D. Johnson have pulled off an indie-rock festival right here in Sonoma Valley and the event is almost sold out. The second annual Huichica Music Festival kicks off at Gundlach Bundschu Winery on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. and the show features the finest in up and coming indie-rock acts. With eight bands on the bill, opening the show will be David Williams, followed by Tu Fawning. Breathe Owl Breathe and These United States, followed by Richard Swift, Sonny and the Sunsets, J. Mascis and headlining will be the Fruit Bats. Tickets, if still available, can be had online at until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 4, and at the door after that.

The annual Ox Roast, a benefit for the Sonoma Community Center, is going off on Sunday, June 5, in the Sonoma Plaza, kicking off at 11 a.m. Of course, no oxen are actually harmed during the event; it’s really beef tri-tip. The musical entertainment starts at 1 p.m. with the United States Air Force band Mobility, who always put on a great show. BackTrax will take the stage at 3 p.m. and wrap up the day with classic rock. There is no cover for the event.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards will have the Jami Jamison Band in the tasting room, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. as part of the on-going Friday night music series. Dinner will be catered by Margie and Willie Brooke of the new Community Cafe. There is no cover for the show.

The Olde Sonoma Public House will have the father-son duo of Josh and Nelson Kraft tonight, June 3, for a 7:30 p.m. show. The duo covers everything from Jim Croce to Van Halen and in a recent interview, the younger Kraft was quoted saying “there is no one else I would rather have by my side, up on that stage with me. It’s a pleasure to play music with my father.” There is no cover for the show.

Little Switzerland will have another local music no-cover night on Saturday, June 4, and will feature BackTrax for an 8 p.m. show. In addition to the largest dance floor in the Valley and dinner being served, there will be drink specials that night as well.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Loose Shoes tonight, June 3, for a show that kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, brings in San Francisco player Andrew Freeman, who has been a pub favorite for years, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, June 5 has the traditional Celtic pub jam kicking off at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Two Rock Ramblers at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.

The Plaza Bistro has jazz from the Erik Jekabson Trio tonight, June 3, for a 7 p.m. show. The trumpeter plays straight ahead jazz, and has two solo albums to his name. Jekabson is also currently teaching at Chabot College and Los Medanos College. Saturday, June 4, the Plaza Bistro welcomes local jazz legends Mad and Eddie Duran, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover for either show.

Pete Olson and his Cajun Cowboys take their show on the road to Petaluma tonight, June 3, to Papa’s Taverna for a 7 p.m. show.

Showcase the Band is all the way up in Reno at the Sands Regency Casino for Eurofest 2011, with a show on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, June 5 at 12:45 p.m. There is no cover.

The Jon Popenoe Blues Band will be at Uva Trattoria in Napa on Saturday, June 4, for an 8 p.m. show.


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

Old 97’s – Friday, June 3.
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma

Pride and Joy – Saturday, June 4.
Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa

Michael Landau Group – Saturday, June 4.
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol

Hiromi – Thursday June 2 – Sunday, June 5.
Yoshi’s – San Francisco

Bootsy Collins – Saturday, June 4.
The Fillmore – San Francisco

Super Diamond – Friday, June 3
Uptown Theater – Napa

John Prine – Wednesday, June 8.
Uptown Theater – Napa

Delta Wires – Saturday, June 4.
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco

Harvey Mandel – Sunday, June 5.
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco

Luv Planet – Friday, June 3.
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael

Sonoma Valley Music Scene 10-28-10

Tonights show was all over the map as far as genre.. a nice mix up of players and bands from all of Sonoma Valley…


Band        –     Album         –           Song

Dave Hamilton – Backroads of my Mind – Backroads of my Mind

Natasha James – Tequila Time – Takes Alotta Love

Pete Olson – Demo – Anybody goin to San Antone?

Mike Lounibos – Planet California – Planet California

Gator Beat – Lucky Stars – Dogs Runnin’ Free

Smokin’ Jaze – We be Smokin’ – Wakin’ up with the Blues

Deirdre Egan – Septembers Lemonade – Star Song

John Burdick – Somewhere – North Dakota

Black Cab – Beyond the Flesh – Song of Dee

The Ducks – Demo – Rainy Day Feeling

Halfway to Nowhere – Beyond this City – Goodbye San Rafael

Jewel Mathieson – Lighten Up – We’ve come to be Danced

Toby Germano – Songs for Lonely Lovers – Martini Bessie

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

Armin Winter – Nine Lives – Swamp Dog

Hellhounds – Back to Sonoma – Back to Sonoma