Petaluma's own Krewe of Muses will make their debut at this year's annual Mardi Gras parade. The parade starts at 5:45pm in front of McNear's on Fat Tuesday, March 4th. The Krewe of Muses, Petaluma's first official Mardi Gras Krewe will be dressed for the parade and ready with traditional throws of beads, candy and cups, so come early and join in on the fun!
Saw the show last night in SEB -- amazing to see this icon in person, plus the talent of Cindy Cashdollar on pedal, steel, lap steel, and dobro. The Community Center was jammed.
Not so fun -- the boorish behavior of some audience members. After one song that had the dobro quieter in background, a woman yelled out "up the dobro". Puh-leeze! This concert isn't your server in a restaurant. Then too, many audience of a certain age left between sets at around 10:30p. Certainly, we tire more easily as we get older, but c'mon! Respect the performers -- Ms. Tyson is 73, yet graciously stayed after the final song. If she can do it ... .
Would love to see these ladies -- together or separately -- again.
This was a GREAT show last year with a LOT of extremely strong musicians on stage. I will definitely be at this year's show also. I already have my tickets!
I skipped the Kate Wolf choice other than a performance at O'Connells Grove in Graton-Sebastopol, Ca.... And went for "John Lee Hooker and his Coast to Coast Blues Band" with his band member from San Jose, Ca...And Occidental, Negri's with Steve Miller and more, in 1976-77 from Novato....Personal choice...Sure "Olde and In the Way," with Peter Rowan and many others was special..But then you have acid-rock fans from Marin...And John Cippolina and the Dinosaurs-Papa John Creech was my choice ....And my friends and neighbors, "The Sons of Chaplin."
It's official, we're fans, no pack of lies.... :). The neighbors....
Thanks for the article Gabe. You place Frankie Boots in a line that includes Kate Woolf and other Sonoma County folk-country-bluegrass figures. And rightly so. Indeed there are a number of good local, younger bands that could be placed there: Driftwood, The Bootleg Honey's and Old Jawbone, to name a few.
And, just to fill in a bit more of that history, it's worth noting that Sonoma County was, indeed, a hotbed of those music's for many years. I moved here in 1978 hoping to secure the guitar chair in Kate Wolf's band (only to find Nina Gerber got there first) but what I discovered was a wealth of talent and band-playing opportunites. Bluegrass, in particular, was popular during this time. Between the well known bluegrass bands (Boothill, Eagle Ridge, HiJinks & The High Forehead Boys) and the Old-Time bands (too many to name) it seemed you could find really good acousticly driven music most nights of the week. In fact, I played bluegrass at a club, now long gone, on fourth street called Joe Frogger's every week. It was a wildly popular club, nightly over-run with fans of that music.
Among local acoustic musicians from that era, some of the names of the best of best remain vital today: Chris Carney, Layne Bowen, Evan Morgan, Ted Dutcher. And then there's Chip Dunbar. He was responsible for teaching many, many people the joy of banjo, guitar, mandolin and singing. Though he passed a few years ago Chip's legacy lives on with groups like The Mighty Chiplings, so named to honor their first important teacher in this music.
And we shouldn't forget important venue's like The Inn of the Beginning in Cotati; concert home to many of the important figures in acoustic music. I remember seeing David Grisman (with a fresh-faced young singer who went on to some Nashville noteriety: Vince Gill), David Bromberg, Doc Watson (who politely requested that folks refrain from smoking so he could sing), Norman Blake, and bay area bluegrass icon Laurie Lewis. I could go on.
So, yes, let's hoist a glass and honor those great musicians here in Sonoma County who have always entertained us, educated us and endured with us the comings and goings of fashions and the closure of clubs that support this music.
A final tip-of-the-hat to Sheila Groves down at the new Twin Oaks in Penngrove. Looks like country-bluegrass (ie Americana) may have a new home in Sonoma County.
frogvillestudio.com is the studio in santa fe where Frankie Boots recorded this album
Thanks for the heads up; got our vinyl today.
Do you remember let it be records in sf?
Let's not forget it was also one of Tommy Bolin's finest moments on record. The delay effect he does with the tape machine on Quadrant, for example, is just insane.
Please there are perhaps fifteen other artist supporting another five headliners....This will be from Mr. Dave Alvin's, "Guilty Women " and much more...The Earl Baum Blind Center Benefit show upon Occidental Rd. show will out do Saturday at R.R. Johnson's Beach , Don't miss Sunday with Los Lobos and ending with Mr. Boz Scaggs what so-ever..for the Blues Festival...b
How much money did entertainment Mr. John Beck make on pumping a failure in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat?...The show only would run well on Saturday and Sunday...THis was given..Yet discarded...Was mgt. on MDMA?......The rest was lost money and blood, sweat, broken bones for Union workers and private contractors going under.......
sounds like the promoters pulled off a massive fraud...ala Donald Trump - ego and all - it's called working with OPM (other people's money) - when it doesn't work, you just walk away, then file for bankruptcy - Wine Country seems to be attracting more than its fair share of parasitic types these days - we have been overpromoted, hyped and conned - tiny Sonoma City now has 12 major banks supporting the billionaire's efforts to destroy our little sanctuary - it's beyond tragic - the octopus has arrived and spreading its destructive tentacles throughout the counties - it's positively creepy...
It sounds like the Focus on the Family people actually dug reviewing all of those albums. 400? Really? How selfless. Those swears and sexes outside of wedlock thrilled them with their evilness. Anyone who reviews anything (umm, like me) knows how cheap-shot gratifying it can be to pan something that gets your goat. Chart Watch wasn't about performing a service for anyone except the egos of its authors.
Bezz in the Trap Bezzz Bezzz in the trap .. wait that song is not about the extinction of bee's?
OH. MY. GOD. This is priceless. You go, Timothy. ROFL...
Gabe, Secular Humanist Fundie, Evolutionist kool-aid drinker.....get real and step up to to the mic....."sound and fury signifying nothing," says the Darwinsts when their epistemic hands are cuffed, there is no there, there, nada,no thing, nothing! Let's go back to Phil 101, without an objective standard, God, you have nothing to rail against. Shut your bohemian piehole up and cry out for God's grace to have mercy on you if He should so ordain such a great feat. Otherwise, continue your pathetic railing against all true Truth and incur the just deserved wrath that has been part of your dna mtrix from a little baby boy.
Holy hell! These guys are such awesome musicians. I was wondering why they weren't at the Market yesterday. Glad they're all Ok!
Holy shit! So glad they are ok, love the Church Marching Band folk!
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