The Friday Dec. 25, Column

Savannah - 1984
Savannah – 1984

Soundbytes – Bits and Pieces

From South Dakota, Nebraska and all points in-between, it was the late ‘70s when Rick Binkley and his soon to be wife Lisa, started the band Savannah and began touring the states, laying down country music. Travels had them landing in Northern California in 1984, Sonoma specifically, and decided to bring the band here for it’s new home base. The act changed it’s name to Rick Binkley and Bad River over the years and played the region until just seven years ago, when Rick and Lisa moved back to Texas.

The band is having a reunion of sorts and it’s a family affair, with the Binkley’s son, Codi and many others playing the three-act bill at B & V Whiskey Bar and Grille on Saturday, Dec. 26 at 9 p.m. Many members of the original act will be on stage that night , along with Wingo Moon, who will be supporting the act. Wingo Moon will have with them Nick Kardum and Joe Shettig from Train Wreck Junction. Opening the show will be Codi Binkley’s new act, Codi and Friends, which has Carter West, Matt Piazza and Cliff Hugo. There is no cover for the show.


Rundown – The Set List

Annex Wine Bar
865 W. Napa St. Sonoma – 938-7779

Saturday, Dec. 26, Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson – 7:30 p.m.

Barking Dog Roasters
18133 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 939-1905

Saturday, Dec 26, David Bingham – 5 p.m.

Blue Moon Saloon
19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 996-3055

Saturday, Dec.26, Karaoke – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec, 27, Blues Jam – all welcome – 10 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille
400 First St. E. Sonoma – 938-7110

Saturday, Dec. 26, Savannah, Codi Binkley Band and Wingo Moon – 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern
691 Broadway Sonoma – 935-9100

Saturday, Dec. 26, David Thom – 8 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House
18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs – 938-7587

Sunday, Dec. 27, Karaoke – 7:30 p.m.

Olive and Vine
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen – 996-9152

Sunday, Dec. 27, the John Burdick Band – Reservations Suggested – 6 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall
401 Grove St. El Verano – 343-0044

Saturday, Dec. 26, Blues Defenders – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 27, Sweet Potato 5 – 5 p.m.

Schellville Grill
22900 Broadway, Sonoma – 996-5151

Saturday, Dec. 26, Butch Engle and Styx – 12:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall
452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma – 996-1364.

Saturday, Dec. 26, Full Circle – 4:30 p.m. – Stevie Gurr, Tim Eschliman and Lou Rodriguez – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 27, Mark Dennis, Mark Willson and Friends – 4:30 p.m.

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