Sonoma Music - Mike Hyland

Blue Sky Riders go Uptown

It seems that singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has entered into yet another phase of his already long-lasting music career.  From his... Continue

Two new old country albums

It seems that about every 10 to 15 years, country music goes through an evolutionary process and each time music fans scream that “country... Continue

Digging in to the past to fund the future

For years, local singer-songwriters Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly were attempting to make solo records, both of them performing... Continue

Traum’s new CD sounds ‘Just Like Home’

I bumped into Adam Traum last week while having lunch at the Epicurean Connection.  We chatted about Adam’s new CD “Just Like... Continue

First came Memphis Minnie

Just last week, Marin County-based Maria Muldaur released the 40th album of her career, a historical recording honoring an amazing... Continue

Blues, broads and a Hooker (Jr.)

Take four incredibly powerful female vocalists, put them together with a kick-ass band, and then decide to record them.  So, do you... Continue

Small start, big plans for new Sonoma Music Festival

The now defunct Sonoma Jazz Plus concert series, that was never really about jazz in the first place, left a bit of a hole in the local... Continue

A tale of two tours

Last week I got to see two of my musical heroes in back to back performances at Napa’s Uptown Theater. Ray Davies, the songwriting... Continue

Cool dates on a hot summer calendar

In the words of Martha Reeves, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street.”  Well, summer is definitely... Continue

The Duke of Rancho Nicasio

The first time I met Mike Duke was in my office at Capricorn Records in Macon, Georgia in the early 1970’s.  There was an upright... Continue