Bluegrass Wizards

Tommy; the name is synonymous with the rock opera concept ever since the Who released their double-album Tommy in 1969. Featuring classic rock songs...

From Iran with Love

Shahyar Ghanbari might be an unfamiliar name to most in America, but in Iran it is a different story. “Right now I have written...

Habit Forming

There was a time when Hand Habits was reserved for the bedroom. That’s where guitarist and songwriter Meg Duffy would craft melodic homespun folk...

Rhythm Rustler

“My older brother was the only white kid in an all-Filipino gang in Vallejo,” says Kevin Russell, in one of the most unexpected openings...

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...

Monster Party

New on the Bay Area scene, the hard-hitting and socially conscious rock band Modern Monsters take their primary inspiration from the 1990s era of...

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...

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...

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...