The Jack London Piano Club’s first concert in a series of piano recitals will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Jack London State Historic Park. The benefit for the park will feature a world premiere of a new composition, “Jack’s Ode to Charmian,” with lyrics from the 1905 love letters Jack London wrote to his future wife Charmian Kittridge. The music for this new composition is by Jud Goodrich, founder of the Jack London Piano Club. Guest vocalist Dr. Ralph Hoyal will sing the new song, and will be accompanied by Goodrich playing Charmian’s grand piano. This will set the seasonal theme for this Piano Club concert celebrating both Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day holidays. Club member pianists performing include John Dinwiddie, Jud Goodrich, Deborah Knapp, Larisa Migachyov, Zina Milyavsky, Esfir Ross and Jim Wittes. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum at the park, online at jacklondonpark.com or at the park the day of the event, if available.
There will be a wake for the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger at Murphy’s Irish Pub on Sunday, Feb. 23, kicking off at 2 p.m. Some of the featured performers will be David Aguilar, Dave Hamilton, Dick and Carol Holdstock, Steve Kahn, David Maloney, Barry “the fish” Melton, Bruce Barthol, Hugh Shacklett and Solid Air. Folks are invited to come and sing along to some of the songs that Seeger wrote over the years. Tonight, Feb. 21, it’s the Mosey Boys, featuring Adam Traum, David Thom and Jack Hines. Showtime is 8 p.m.
If you miss the Mosey Boys tonight, you can catch them at the Sonoma County Library in Sonoma on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m.
The Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club presents Stott Hamilton and the Larry Vuckovich Quartet tonight, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more info, call 373-0700.
The Annex Wine Bar has Vitamin Girl tonight, Feb. 21, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, it’s Wildflower Weed playing “Hippie Mountain Music” also for a 7:30 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.
HopMonk Tavern Sonoma presents Jeff Campbell for an 8:30 p.m. show tonight, Feb. 21. Saturday, Feb. 22, it’s Roem Baur also at 8:30 p.m. There is no cover either night.
The Plaza Bistro presents the Dick Conte Trio tonight, Feb. 21, starting at 7 p.m. There is no cover.
The Epicurean Connection presents Ari and Hannah Encarnacian tonight, Feb. 21, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Saturday, Feb. 22, it’s the Hellhounds, also for a 7:30 p.m. start. Sunday, Feb. 23, it’s Hannah Jern Miller, kicking off at 1 p.m.
The Blue Moon Saloon has the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, Feb. 23. Showtime is also 10 p.m.
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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.