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Its liner notes thank “all the loyal and patient Rum fans over the years,” and it’s true: fans of the Santa Rosa band the Ruminators
have been a patient lot. From their early days packing the Studio KAFE to 20 years later, the group has released its music sporadically, but for the better: their new EP, Is It True, is well-honed, showcasing the songwriting of Greg Scherer, who’s got a delivery akin to Richard Thompson or Warren Zevon, and a delicate backing band comprised of top-notch players. They celebrate the EP’s release with a free in-store on Saturday, March 12, at the Last Record Store. 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 3pm. Free. 707.525.1963.