Sing For Life

After more than 50 years of art and activism, songwriter, social pioneer and longtime Sonoma County resident Holly Near is now the subject of...

Count on Me

It was a gloomy Monday morning along the Marin Coast as I made my way north to the Santa Rosa mothership, flipping the radio...

Americana Man

In the landscape of Americana music, few songwriters travel as much ground as well as veteran songwriter Walter Salas-Humara.The child of Cuban refugees, Salas-Humara...

Music: Anthems in the Sun

Grateful Dead co-founder and Sweetwater Music Hall co-owner Bob Weir tops a great lineup of players who are transporting the famed Mill Valley venue’s...

Good Clean Fun

'It's better to be alive than to be cool," says Bay Area guitarist Jimmy Dillon. "That's what I came to realize in my own...

Music: Travelin’ Band

It does not take long for San Francisco Gypsy-rock band Diego’s Umbrella to hook an audience. In fact, it took all of two notes...

Music: No Quarter

  Santa Rosa songwriter John Courage still remembers the Led Zeppelin cassette tapes his uncle gave him in 1992 that launched his love of guitar.“It...

Cover Story: Rock With It

 Sunday mornings around my sun-dappled rental cottage are always given over to soul music and the music of New Orleans—with a heavy emphasis on...

Feature: Fall Arts Preview

There’s nothing like the balmy autumnal glory of the North Bay, and for this, we editorial scribes at the Pacific Sun are profoundly grateful—if...

Music: Respect in Peace

“There’s something really magic about the fact that the King and the Queen left the building on the same day,” says author and veteran...