Heart and ‘Soul’: Marcus Shelby’s journeys through Healdsburg, Pixar and beyond

Near the start of Disney/Pixar’s latest animated film Soul, the character Ray Gardner encourages...

Marin New Wave Band Debuts Digital Bootleg Series

Forty-five years ago, North Bay audiences discovered a new groove. Coming out of Marin County,...

Adam Traum Embraces His ‘Legacy’ on New Record

Many musicians grew up in a house of song, but North Bay–based guitarist and...

Folk Artist John McCutcheon Virtually Visits the Bay Area for Annual Tour

Even though he lives in the city of Smoke Rise, Georgia, veteran folk singer-songwriter...

NorBays Celebrate Local Musicians

Each year since 2005, the North Bay Music Awards, a.k.a. the NorBays, have recognized...

North Bay Christmas Concerts and Winter Festivals Make Music Online

As social distancing remains the order of the day in the North Bay, several...

Jesse DeNatale Takes a Good Look at ‘The Wilderness’

By Hiya Swanhuyser Musicians don’t like to hear their record described as “Great to put...

NorBays Celebrate an Unprecedented Year of Music

Each year since 2005, the NorBays have recognized and celebrated the best bands of...

Tim Bluhm Takes on Merle Haggard for New Tribute Album

Tim Bluhm thinks he was about 22-years-old when he first heard outlaw country music...

BottleRock Napa Valley Moves to Labor Day Weekend for 2021

It’s been a long road to BottleRock Napa Valley this year, as the North Bay’s biggest...

The Happys Hear Voices in New Music Video

North Bay pop-punk group The Happys is a band that wears its emotions on...

Local Bands Dress Up for Virtual Halloween Concert

Petaluma’s historic Phoenix Theater looks stunning right now, thanks to a new paint job....

Pete Kronowitt Gets Political

San Francisco–based musician Pete Kronowitt combines playful folk melodies with serious political messages in...

Covid-19 vs. Live Music

Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think there would come a time when...
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