The Friday, Dec. 4, Column


Pato Banton
Pato Banton

International reggae super-star Pato Banton will be gracing the stage at Rossi’s 1906 on Saturday, Dec. 5, with his band the Now Generation. Hailing from Birmingham England, Banton is known all over the world and is spoken of in the same breath as UB40, Sting, the English Beat, Musical Youth, Mad Professor, Tippa Irie and Peter Gabriel. Nominated for a grammy in 2001 for his album “Life’s a Miracle,” Baton has released over 15 albums, including a live rcording from the Maritime in San Francisco in 2001. Banton is known for his positive songs and his upbeat look at the world. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.


It’s time for another piano concert within the happy walls of Jack London State Historic Park with a Sunday, Dec. 6, concert highlighting the renowned music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart, an artist of unrivaled creative strength, is considered one of the greatest and most influential composers of the Classical era. This recital features soprano Jennifer Thuman as a featured vocalist and Ruth Wilson, Sonoma State University lecturer in the horn performing a Mozart Horn Concerto. Since 2011 the Piano Club has presented quarterly concerts, having raised more than $12,000 to benefit operations at the Park. Seats are limited and access to the performance area is only by stairs. The show kicks off at 2 p.m. and there will be refreshments available. For more info about the show and access, call 938-5216


the Pine Needles
the Pine Needles

Once again, there will be no ‘ssshhh-ing” at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. when the reading venue becomes a music venue with an appearance by the Pine Needles, kicking off at 2 p.m. The band performs with stand-up bass, vocals, guitar, fiddle, and light world drums. Their music al influences are varied, drawing from pop, jazz, world, classic country, rock, folk, bluegrass, and even jam band grooves. In 2010 the band released their self-titled debut CD “The Pine Needles,” which received several distinctions, including being a finalist in the 8th annual International Acoustic Music Awards competition, and earning a 4 out of 5 star review from the United Kingdom’s esteemed “Maverick” Magazine. The event is free and open to all, courtesy of The Sonoma Valley Friends of the Library. For more info, point your browser to


Rett Hamer Blues Band
Rett Hamer Blues Band

Set List – The Rundown

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

Tonight, Dec. 4, Katie Garibaldi – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, Mark Larson Band – 7:30 p.m.

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

Tonight, Dec 4, Dale Henry Geist – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 5, Sonoma Sound Syndicate – 5 p.m.

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

Saturday, Dec. 5, Karaoke – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec, 6, Blues Jam – all welcome – 10 p.m.

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

Tonight, Dec. 4, Bumblin’ Bones – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, DJ Hi – Cal– 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market
Depot Park – 270 First St W. Sonoma

Today, Dec. 4, Stewart Degner – 9:30 a.m. .

HopMonk Tavern
691 Broadway Sonoma – 935-9100

Saturday, Dec. 5, Sean Carscadden – 8 p.m.

Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen – 938-5216

Sunday, Dec. 6, Piano Concert with Jennifer Thurman and Ruth Wilson – 2 p.m.

Madrone Winery
777 Madrone Road. Glen Ellen – 939-4500

Saturday, Dec. 5. VOM Chamber Ensemble – 5 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub
464 First St. E. Sonoma – 935-0660.

Tonight, Dec. 4, West Nile Ramblers – 8 p.m.

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

Sunday, Dec. 6, Karaoke – 7:30 p.m.

Plaza Bistro
420 First St E. Sonoma – 996-4466

Tonight, Dec. 4, Kristen Strom and Scott Sorkin – 7 p.m.

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

Tonight, Dec. 4, Rett Hamer Blues Band – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, Pato Banton – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, Sweet Potato 5 – 5 p.m.

Schellville Grill
22900 Broadway, Sonoma – 996-5151

Saturday, Dec. 5, Butch Engle and Styx – 12:30 p.m.

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

Tonight, Dec. 4, the New Copasetics – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, Full Circle – 4:30 p.m. – Highway Lonesome – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, Mark Dennis, Mark Willson and Friends – 4:30 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Regional Library
755 W. Napa St. Sonoma – 996-5217

Saturday, Dec. 5, the Pine Needles – 2 p.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
16290 Arnold Drive Sonoma – 996-6024

Sunday, Dec. 6, VOM Chamber Ensemble – 3p.m.

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