Benefit for Sonoma Charter School has Sue and Friends

Sue Albano and her Handsome Men, Mark Dennis and Bob Edmondson, will be providing the musical entertainment for the Sonoma Charter School fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 16, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Charter School. The event is to help fund the field trips for the fourth – eighth grade classes. There will be baked goods, finger foods and beverages available for sale. There will also be a wine raffle and more. For tickets and more info, point your browser to www.sonomacharterschool.org, or call 763-5539 then press 25#.

If you can’t see Sue and the men on Saturday, you can catch the act tonight, Oct. 15, at Steiners Tavern for a 7 p.m. start time.

Local picker and grinner Adam Traum has released an instructional DVD on Homespun Tapes on how to play the blues with a flat pick. Traum also does some jamming with his dad on the disc, Greenwich Village legend Happy Traum. If you’ve seen Traum playing around town, you know the man knows how to pick a bit. To get the disc and for more info, point your browser to www.homespuntapes.com.

The Plaza Bistro will have Eric Muhler in the Wine Bar tonight, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. Muhler and his San Francisco based trio have been making a statement lately, with sounds reminiscent of Keith Jarrett in rhythmic character. Muhler brings a remarkable technique and style to his original and standard piano compositions. There is no cover for the show.

Jess Petty and Ken Chambers will be at the Ledson Lounge on the Plaza tonight, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards will have BackTrax with King Daddy Murr on congas tonight, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. King Daddy is inviting all conga players to step up and sit in for a tune or two.

The Lodge at Sonoma has Terry Disley in the piano lounge tonight, Oct. 15, for a 7 p.m. show. Saturday, Oct. 16, has Mike Greensill tickling the ivories, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have the Kelly & Jekel Duo tonight, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, brings in the Perfect Crime playing folk, blues and ballads, also at 8 p.m. Sunday. Oct. 17, has Blue House laying down an eclectic mix of folk and rock with a little R & B thrown in for good measure. That show kicks off at 6 p.m.

The Schellville Grill welcomes EZ Kewl for a dinner set Saturday, Oct. 16, for a 7 p.m. start. If you miss the boys then, you can catch them Sunday, Oct. 17, at Imagery Estate Winery for a 1:30 p.m. show.

Mondo American Beer Garden has the sometimes different, always entertaining, sounds of the Ralph Cetola Experience on Saturday, Oct. 16, for a 7 p.m. show.

Olive & Vine in Glen Ellen welcomes Three at Last to the cafe for their debut performance tonight, Oct. 15, for a 7 p.m. show. Described as a cross between CS&N and Shawn Colvin, the original singer-songwriters bring a variety of instruments to the table for their tunes. There is no cover for the show.

Lokal Restaurant will have Sonoma native Eric Lindquist and the Expendable Trio for an evening of soft jazz on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

The El Verano Inn has the Po8’s on Saturday, Oct. 16, for a 9:30 p.m. show. The band features Isaac Carter and Phil Herrschaft. Carter just did a stint last week opening for Joe Satriani at the Uptown Theater in Napa and really wowed the crowd. There is no cover.

Taste of the Himalayas welcomes Ragas to Riches on Monday, Oct. 18, for a 7 p.m. show.

Stan Pappas, along with Mad and Eddie Duran are making an appearance at Silo’s Jazz Club in Napa on Saturday, Oct. 16, for an 8 p.m. show.

Points North, with guitarist Eric Barnett, will be at Time Out in Concord tonight, Oct. 15, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Sonoma Valley Music Scene – 9/30/10

This week we’re playing some new material.. no live interview, but some nice songs.. check out the playlist..

Playlist:

Band        –     Album         –           Song

Ten Foot Tone – Elevate – Flickerbean

Hellhounds – Back to Sonoma – Back to Sonoma

John Burdick – Somewhere – Ode to Roy

Jason Bodlovich – The Culprit – The Culprit

The Pine Needles – Pine Needles – Ton of Fun

Bob Edmondson – I came from You – Friday Night

Jamie Clark – This World – The Night We Met

Willard Blackwell – Colors of my Soul – Tell it like it is

EZ Kewl – EZ Does it – Bacon Stoned

Michael L. Castle – Bluesman – Walkin’ Blues

Dirt Road – Haunted – Mt. Zion Rd.

Spirit of the Buffalo back in the Valley of the Moon

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since the Valley of the Moon lost one of its favorite sons, and folks have gotten together once again to make sure his legacy lives on and to help raise money for the music scholarship fund named after him. Norton Buffalo passed away last Oct. 30, after a short battle with cancer. Friends of the Buffalo are presenting a series of shows which will be held Saturday, Sept.18, and Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. The Saturday show, billed as the “Hometown Hoedown,” will feature local music acts, including Ten Foot Tone, the Whiskey Thieves, Junior Boogie, Sue Albano, Dollhouse and more. Tickets for the Saturday show, which kicks off at 7 p.m. can be purchased at the door. Sunday, Sept. 19, is being billed as the “The Norton Buffalo Memorial Harmonica and Music Festival,” and goes from noon to 8 p.m. and features some of the finest harmonica players around, all getting together for a “harmonica blowout.” On the bill are harmonica greats such as Dave Chavoya, Rick Hatfield, “Catfish” Jack, Sonny Lowe, Steve Judkins, Corey Jennings and many more. Musical acts include Carlos Reyes, Tudo Bem, the Knockouts, Tommy Thomsen and friends, the Michael Hinton Band and more, including a special appearance by Lisa Flores-Buffalo. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance at Sonoma Valley Music or at the door.

The worst kept secret in local music was revealed this week, with the announcement that the Doobie Brothers are the special guest for the Saturday, Oct. 9, show at the B. R. Cohn Fall Music Festival to be held at the winery the weekend of Oct. 9 – 10.  Tickets for that day, which features Cheap Trick, War, Grand Funk Railroad and more, are essentially sold out with only a handful remaining. The Sunday, Oct. 10, show is also selling fast, which features Bay Area favorites Eddie Money, Night Ranger and Greg Kihn. Also on Sundays bill are the Turtles, Loverboy and the Eyewitness Blues Band. Tickets for both shows are available at the winery tasting room or at www.brcohn.com.

In town for the tribute to Norton Buffalo, Rick Hatfield is making a weekend of it, with a show at the Olde Sonoma Public House on Saturday, Sept. 18, with a trio of musicians for a 7 p.m. show.

It’s officially time for Sue Albano and Mark Dennis to come up with a name for their act, especially since it seems they’ve added Bob Edmondson on drums to the band. Edmondson is a monster on most every instrument he plays, and he plays most of them, and you can see for yourself tonight, Sept. 17, when they play the Sunflower Cafe for a 5 p.m. show in the back garden. There is no cover for the show.

The El Verano Inn has some local punk rock from Modern Action on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a 9:30 p.m. show.

The Quarryhill Botanical Gardens wraps up their summer music series on Saturday, Sept. 18, with an appearance by the Phat Barbies, playing classic rock. We’re conjuring up visions of Led Zeppelin tunes done by guys that look like the New York Dolls, but we could be way off. The gardens open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Call 996-3166 for more info.

Jess Petty and Ken Chambers will be at the Ledson Lounge on the Plaza tonight, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards will have Michael Bryant tonight, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

The Lodge at Sonoma has Wayne De La Cruz in the piano lounge tonight, Sept. 17, for a 7 p.m. show. Saturday, Sept. 18, brings in Terry Disley and everything that comes with that, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover for either show.

Mondo American Beer Garden will have the folk sounds of the Cork Pullers on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a 7 p.m. show.

Maya Restaurant will have the Sean Carscadden Trio on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a 10 p.m. show. Carscadden will have with him that night Andrew Emer on bass and J. B. Duff on drums. Showtime is 10 p.m.

Meritage Martini and Oyster Bar has the Joe Chaplain Band on Sunday, Sept. 19, for an afternoon show that kicks off at 4 p.m. There will be small plate and drink specials during the show. There is a cover.

Michael Muscardini and Ty Caton are celebrating their third year together in their tasting room in Kenwood, and are having a party with music that will feature Dan Martin playing “rocksteady reggae vibes” on Saturday, Sept. 18, kicking off at 5:30 p.m.

EZ Kewl is keeping its reputation as the hardest working band in the Valley with four shows this weekend, starting tonight, Sept. 17, at the Apple Box in Petaluma for a 5 p.m. show. Saturday, Sept. 18, the boys start off at Etude Winery in Carneros for an 11:30 a.m. show; then they pack up and head to the Schellville Grill for a dinner set that kicks off at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, they will take the early slot at Murphy’s Irish Pub for a 6 p.m. show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have music tonight, Sept. 17, with the Sonoma Mountain Band playing folk, country and bluegrass at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, the pub has the sounds of the Perfect Crime, also for an 8 p.m. show.

Landmark Winery and Vineyards has the jazz guitar sounds of Randy Vincent on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a 1 p.m. show.

Steiners Tavern has the Whiskey Thieves tonight, Sept. 17, for a 10 p.m. show. Saturday, Sept. 18, the tavern will be hosting a benefit for the Tierschau Group, an art collective and scholarship foundation. In addition to artists and several ex-NFL players roaming around, the event will have music starting at 5 p.m. with Amanda Gunnells; 6 p.m. brings in Ben Tedder; 7 p.m. has Mitch Thomas, featuring Ava Bernard and Karin Kascher, and at 8:30 p.m. it’s time for Crossfire, with Tony Menjivar from Malo and Victor Castro. DJ Dave will wrap up the night.

Showcase the Band will be playing an Oktoberfest at Lokal on Saturday, Sept. 18, kicking off at 4 p.m. If you miss the band that night, you can check them out at Little Switzerland on Sunday, Sept. 19, for a 5 p.m. show.

The Plaza Bistro will have Lloyd Gregory in the Plaza Wine Bar tonight, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

Stephanie Ozer takes her show on the road to the Hotel Healdsburg on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

The Jami Jamison band will be at the Rock & Blues Festival at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park on Sunday, Sept. 19, as part of an all day show that kicks off at noon. Jamison and her band take the stage at 1:05 p.m.

Points North guitarist Eric Barnett is appearing at another show being put on by Guitar Player Magazine on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 4:30 p.m. The event is billed as Guitar Player Live, and features some of the players from the Guitar Superstar competition from last year. The daytime outdoor shows are free, with the evening shows featuring Montrose and Gary Hoey requiring tickets.

Adam Traum is on the road tonight, Sept. 17, for a show at the Wipeout Bar and Grill in Greenbrae that goes off at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, Traum is at the Sand Dollar in Stinson Beach for a noon show.

Rolando Morales in the Ampitheater

The farmers market will have the Rolando Morales Quartet in the Grinstead Ampitheater tonight, Sept. 14, as another show sponsored by the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society. The show gets underway at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The farmers market after party at Murphy’s Irish Pub is tonight, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. with the Dogtown Ramblers

Mondo American Beer Garden will have Uncle Jesse and the Porch Junkies on Wednesday, Sept. 15, for an 8 p.m. show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have the Courtney Janes on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House will bring in BackTrax to re-create their acoustic Beatles set on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.

Wedekinds Garden Center continues its wine and music events on Thursday, Sept. 16, with music from Jon Popenoe at 5:30 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro will have Lloyd Gregory in the Plaza Wine Bar on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have the Sonoma Mountain band on Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m.

Jess Petty and Ken Chambers will be at the Ledson Lounge on the Plaza on Friday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards will have Michael Bryant on Friday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

The Lodge at Sonoma has Wayne De La Cruz in the piano lounge Friday, Sept. 17, for a 7 p.m. show

Steiners Tavern will have the Whiskey Thieves on Friday, Sept. 17, for a show that kicks off at 10 p.m