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Dusty Rhodes plays at library

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library presents the vaudeville cowboy music band Dusty Rhodes and Her Handsome Cowboys at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the library’s Forum Room.

Dusty and her Cowboys perform a blend of vintage cowboy songs, TV western parodies, classic country, adventure yodeling with topical humor mixed in. Instruments include guitar, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, stand-up bass.

The band members include fiddler Michael Kane who has been part of the country music scene in Northern California for 30 years. A resident of Forestville, Kane has a classical music background with major influences of rock-n-roll, country, bluegrass, blues and folk. Jack Rhodes plays harmonica and is noted for accompanying Los Lobos on many of their gigs when he lived in Austin, Texas. He has recently moved back to Sonoma County. Carl Kraines, guitar player and vocals, has a strong theatrical sense, tasty guitar licks and overall good humor. CiCi Dawn has been performing as Dusty since the mid 1980s on the vaudeville and music scene.

“Sassy cowgirl Dusty Rhodes is a true performer, keeping us engaged from the moment she starts her show,” says the Oregon Country Fair. “She’s having a good time and it’s infectious! Her Handsome Cowboys are talented musicians and singers who create a solid backdrop for Dusty’s antics.”

This performance is free, open to the public and is funded by the Friends of the Sonoma Valley Regional Library. The library is located at 755 W. Napa St. For more information, contact Lisa Musgrove at 996-5217, ext. 1111 or lmusgrove@sonoma.liv.ca.us. To keep up on all the happenings at the Sonoma Valley Library, “like” it on Facebook at facebook.com/SonomaValleyLibrary.


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