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‘Night of the Cat’ at Sonoma Community Center

Al Stewart will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Sonoma Community Center to kick off its spring concert series. 
Randall Armor Photography/Special to the Index-Tribune

Al Stewart will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Sonoma Community Center to kick off its spring concert series. Randall Armor Photography/Special to the Index-Tribune

James Marshall Berry/Index-Tribune Music Columnist

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Back in the ’70s, it was a whole year, but the Sonoma Community Center is only getting him for one night, Saturday, Jan. 11, for a show that goes off at 7:30 p.m. We’re talking about Al Stewart, who had the Number 1 hit “Year of the Cat” followed up by ‘Time Passages.” The night is the kick-off event for the 2014 Winter Concert Series on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, which will feature concerts every Saturday night through March. Stewart came to stardom as part of the folk revival of the late ’60s and ’70s, and developed his own distinctive style of combining folk-rock music with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events of history and continues to tour extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Tickets are available online at svbo.org, by phone by calling 938-4626 ext. 1, or in person at 276 E. Napa St., Monday through Friday, 11a.m. to 3 p.m., and 30 minutes before showtime.

John McCutcheon returns to the Sebastiani Theatre for one night only on Monday, Jan. 13, starting at 7:30 p.m. For details, see http://tinyurl.com/lp5xhjt.

Sean Carscadden, who is at the production helm of the latest album by Sarah Summers, has reported that more than 50 percent of the funding has been achieved for the production of the disc, titled “Lovely Little Things.” Summers is an amazingly talented young local singer-songwriter and worthy of the support and recognition she has received. To find out more about the project and to donate a buck or two, point your browser to sarah-summers.com.

The Annex Wine Bar has Hilary Wicht tonight, Jan. 10, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, it’s Fallen’ Anjel, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, Jan. 10, with the Left Coast Syncopators, featuring Tim Eschliman, Snakebite Jacobs and Kevin Zuffi, kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, it’s Austin deLone, Tim Eschliman and Bowen Brown, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Hellhounds tonight, Jan. 10, for an 8 p.m. show.

The El Verano Inn presents Latin night tonight, Jan. 10, with Los Traviezos De Jolibud and El Nuevo Sabor Latino.

The Epicurean Connection presents two shows tonight, Jan. 10, with Jake Barrett for a 6 p.m. show followed by Robert Deedle and Ezekiel Hampton for an 8 p.m. show.  Saturday, Jan. 11, it’s Whiskey and Circumstance, also for a 7:30 p.m. start. Sunday, Jan. 12, it’s Jen Tucker kicking off at 1 p.m.

The Blue Moon Saloon presents the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, Jan. 12. Showtime is 10 p.m.

The Plaza Bistro has Amanda King tonight, Jan. 10, for a 7 p.m. show. King is a classic chanteuse who performs little known gems from the ’30s and ’40s, as well as jazz standards and popular songs from the Great American Songbook. Possessing a smoothness of voice and surety of style, she has been hailed by critic Stephen Holden in the New York Times as one of the nightclub world’s “exceptional rising talents.” There is no cover for the show.

If your gig isn’t in my column, you didn’t tell me about it. Hit me up at jmberry@sonomamusic.com.

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J. M. Berry knows the local music scene. He also knows website services and social media marketing. Check out his other skills at jmberry.com.