Pin It
favorite

Piling It On 

Steve Pile Band cover George Harrison at Hopmonk

click to enlarge musiccc2.jpg

Before you ask, you cheeky music nerd, you—no, they're not playing "Apple Jam."

In fact, when the Steve Pile Band covers George Harrison's triple-LP opus All Things Must Pass at Hopmonk in Sebastopol, they'll leave out that third experimental-improv disc entirely, as well as the second disc. Which is just as well, since all the best songs come early: "My Sweet Lord," "Isn't It a Pity," "What Is Life," "If Not for You" and more, all harking back to the messy breakup of the Beatles and the comfort Harrison tried to seek amid interpersonal and global tumult.

Pile, one of Sonoma County's best all-around musicians, conceived the idea of covering Vol. 1 of Harrison's 1970 masterpiece after taking part in a similar John Lennon tribute night in Austin, Texas. "I thought that George deserved the same kind of treatment," Pile says, hinting at other Harrison solo cuts and Traveling Wilburys tracks as part of the night's set list. He's got some heavyweight local musicians on the team, too: Isaac Carter on guitar, Josh Yenne on pedal steel, Jess Young on keyboard, Jason Thor and Alex Garcia on horns, and many other special guests promised.

Opening sets by ukulele troupe the Butterdishes and sitar whiz Chris Vibberts pay homage to "the quiet Beatle" as well. Be there for those melancholy opening chords of "I'd Have You Anytime" on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 8:30pm. $12–$15. 707.829.7300.

Pin It
favorite

Speaking of...

Latest in Music

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

More by Gabe Meline

Find It

Submit an event

Boho Beat

Dec. 1: Free Space in Yountville

Dec. 2: Hot Winter Night in Sebastopol

Dec. 3: Bookish Birthday in Corte Madera

More »

Facebook Activity

Most Commented

  • Redwood Noir

    Locally shot thriller gets a North Bay premiere
    • Nov 30, 2016
  • Curtain Calls

    'Piazza,' 'Rain,' 'Bob' take top honors in debut awards
    • Nov 16, 2016
  • More »

Twitter

Read more @nbaybohemian

Copyright © 2016 Metro Newspapers. All rights reserved.

Website powered by Foundation