Sonoma Music - Mike Hyland


‘Brotherhood’ cooks up a tasty musical gumbo

There is a new band on the horizon that could really shake things up in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.  I can’t quite call them... Continue

Wine and music – or vice versa?

Sonoma County is rife with winemakers and musicians.  There are winemakers who make music and there are musicians who make wine. ... Continue

Digging deep for musical treasure

One thing you are not going find in this music column is stories about big name stars.  I tend to gravitate toward people making music... Continue

Dancing through the decades

Kat and Oscar Mooneyhan of Sonoma’s Valley of The Mooneyhan productions (I love that name) are producing their 6th annual Bell Bottom... Continue

Sonoma’s songbird

Sheila Whitney, who I like to call Sonoma’s Songbird, was singing a little country music backup last weekend at the Sebastiani Theatre,... Continue

Bonnie’s back, in the ‘Nick of Time’

Twenty-two years ago, Marin county native Bonnie Raitt swept the Grammy Awards with her huge album, “Nick of Time.”  After a few... Continue

Getting in on the new ground floor

One of the first columns I wrote when I started with the Sun last June was on singer-songwriter Adam Traum.  In the second paragraph... Continue

Doing it his way

Sonoma is such a diverse musical community, especially for a town of just 10,000.  We are home to blues bands, jazz bands and singers,... Continue

In and around the Valley

A few weeks ago I wrote a review of “Paper Hearts,” the poignant and earthy new disc by South Bay singer-songwriter Katy Boyd. ... Continue

Sonoma’s musical Renaissance man

Wallace (Wally) Breitman is a music enthusiast with a love of opera, classical, jazz, folk, country, Broadway and Hollywood show tunes,... Continue