Musical Messages

Baba Zumbi of Zion-I, known originally as Steve Gaines, creates music that expands hip-hop as a genre, stretching it out by blending elements of...

Full Moon

Roots-rock meets prog-rock this week, when Marin’s longtime Americana outfit San Geronimo performs Pink Floyd’s seminal 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon, in...

Bona Fide Rocker

While he’s technically a New York native, guitarist and songwriter Steve Egelman’s 25-year run in the Bay Area has given him enough West Coast...

Bluesy Virtuosos

Raised in San Rafael and now living in Novato, Rebecca Roudman makes her living as a cellist in the Oakland Symphony and...

Bluesy Virtuosos

Classically trained cellist Rebecca Roudman lets loose in Dirty Cello.J Mijares Bluesy Virtuosos Dirty Cello gets busy on record and on the road By Charlie Swanson ...

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...