Carrtunes at Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards
James Marshall Berry
Murphy's Irish Pub has bluegrass from one of the best bluegrass acts in the North Bay, and they hail right here from Sonoma Valley. The David Thom Band will take the stage in the Snug tonight, July 22, kicking off at 8 p.m. The band plays traditional bluegrass in the style of Flatt and Scruggs and all share one microphone when they play. Saturday, July 23, the Snug brings in the Gentlemen Soldiers playing a tribute to the English band the Pogues, also kicking off at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, the pub offers up Greenhouse for an early show, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the pub.
In case you can't wait until Saturday for your Pogues fix, you can catch the Gentlemen Soldiers tonight, July 22, at the Sonoma Springs Brewery for a 7 p.m. show.
HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Dan Martin on Saturday, July 23, for a show that goes off at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 24, the tavern has Michael L. Castle for an early show, starting at 1 p.m. There is no cover for either show.
El Verano Inn welcomes Izzy and the Kesstronics for a one night only show tonight, July 22, kicking off at 9 p.m. There is no cover.
The Katmandu Corner in the back room of the Taste of the Himalayas has music tonight, July 22, from Sarah Summers, starting at 7:30 p.m. Rumor has it that Marty O'Reilly may be sitting in with her. Saturday, July 23, Deirdre Egan will be at the corner, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.
Landmark Winery and Vineyards has the legendary jazz guitarist Randy Vincent for an afternoon show in the patio on Saturday, July 23, starting at 1 p.m. In addition with being an instructor at Sonoma State and influencing many local guitarists, including Jason Bodlovich, he also appeared on Dana Land's debut album.
Whole Foods in the Sonoma Marketplace welcomes the Cork Pullers on Saturday, July 23, for an 11 a.m. show.
The Plaza Bistro has Rhonda Benin with Tammy Hall on keyboard and Robert Rhodes on drums tonight, July 22, kicking off at 7 p.m. There is no cover for the show.
The Blue Moon Saloon has karaoke on Saturday, July 23, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 24, the blues jam continues, starting at 10 p.m.
Static People will be at the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley on Friday, July 22, with Sistas in the Pit, Heart Touch and Keno Mapp for a 9:30 p.m. show
Dawn Angelosante will be playing Acacia Winery in Napa today, July 22, for an afternoon show that goes off at 4:30 p.m.
The Hellhounds will also be in Napa tonight, July 22, at Uva Trattoria for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, July 23, has the local bluesmen in Healdsburg at Alderbrook Winery for a 1 p.m. start.
Adam Traum will be at the Wipeout Grill in Greenbrae for a solo show on Saturday, July 23, for a 6 p.m. start.
Ten Foot Tone will be playing what is being billed as the "Art Attack" at the Spreckels Performing Art Center in Rohnert Park. The day gets underway at 1 p.m.
If your gig isn't in my column, you didn't tell me about it. Hit me up at the address up by the picture.
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Editor's Note: While there is no shortage of great concerts in Sonoma, sometimes it is fun to get out of the Valley. Here's what you can hear within 45 minutes of fair Sonoma.
Sun Kings - Beatles tribute - Sunday, July 24; Rancho Nicasio - Nicasio; 415-662-221
Volker - Strifler Band - Friday, July 22. HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol; 829-7300
Sean Hayes - Saturday, July 23; HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol 829-7300
Marshall Tucker Band - Friday, July 22; Uptown Theater - Napa; 259-0123
English Beat - Saturday, July 23; Uptown Theater - Napa; 259-0123
Ambrosia - Saturday, July 23; Biscuits & Blues - San Francisco; 415-292-2583
Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings - Friday, July 22; George's Nightclub - San Rafael; 415-226-0262
Super Diamond-Neil Diamond tribute - Saturday, July 23; George's Nightclub - San Rafael; 415-226-0262
Lara Johnston - Friday, July 22; Southern Pacific Smokehouse – Novato; 415-899-9600