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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 early days and the hits by Loggins & Messina, then … Continue reading

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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 music” is not country music anymore.  … Continue reading

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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 their love for traditional blues music and blues playing.  About three  … Continue reading

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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 Home,” which was created with the help of a … Continue reading

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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 artist by the name of Memphis Minnie who wrote and … Continue reading

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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 take them into a studio and spend hours … Continue reading

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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 music scene after … Continue reading

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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 genius behind all of the Kinks … Continue reading

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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 here and there is a lot of music … Continue reading

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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 piano there and after he … Continue reading

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