Charlie Swanson

Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.

Down Home Stars

Sonoma County vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey and Vanessa May have already made a name for themselves in the Bay Area...

Vintage Visionaries

San Francisco string band the Crooked Jades are redefining alternative music with a theatrical revivalist approach to folk, gospel and bluegrass. Founded by Jeff Kazor...

Icon About Town

When Allan and Carol Hayes first came to Sausalito 60 years ago, they were told the town was an artist’s colony. “When we got...

Love Cats

Cupid’s big day is coming up, and hearts will be fluttering all week in the North Bay, where a plethora of Valentine’s Day events...

Open Heart

For much of her career, Diane Epstein was a creativity coach and therapist dealing with matters of the heart and mind. Soon after she...

Hands On

North Bay songwriter Timothy O’Neil has spent his life steeped in folk music. As a solo artist and as the namesake for his four-man...

Strike a Pose

Guitarists and songwriters Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow were barely out of high school when they first formed and fronted alternative rock outfit the...

Home Again

A familiar sight and sought-after voice in the Bay Area music scene, Elliott Peck has already made her mark singing in rock and roll...

California Guys

Well, East Coast girls are hip, and the Midwest farmer’s daughter really makes you feel all right, but for over 50 years, America has...

Very Legal & Very Cool

Northern California’s premier cannabis destination for the last 15 years, the Emerald Cup has secured a place in pot history with its respected competition,...

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