Wild Ones

Guitarist and songwriter Billy Kingsborough was back home from college and looking to jam in 2010, when a friend introduced him to guitarist Alec...

Take a Bow

Our annual NorBay Music Awards online readers' ballot received its biggest turnout ever, and this year's winners include a lot of new faces among...

Hawaiian Style

Most mainlanders know the meaning of aloha, but fewer have heard of Aloha ‘Āina. That’s a bit ironic, considering that the concept...

Sláinte!

Drawing from his Irish heritage and punk upbringing, Sonoma native and multi-instrumentalist Tony Gibson feels right at home when he’s fronting folk-rock revivalists the...

Desert Foxes

Situated within the Bradshaw Mountains in central Arizona lies the small town of Prescott (Pronounced “press-kit"). Over the years, this mile-high hamlet has earned...

Rough Terrain

Dwight Yoakam launched a life in music at precisely the wrong time. But over the ensuing decades, he helped bend country music—or at least...

Stomping Ground

Raised in several suburbs of Marin, singer-songwriter Jesse Ray Smith grew up in the shadow of San Francisco’s hippie movement, the rise of Deadheads...

Cooking with Music

It may not be obvious to the commuters speeding through Novato on Highway 101, but there’s an oasis of live music among the big...

Travel Tales

“I enjoy touring, I really do,” says guitarist Ottmar Liebert in anticipation of his May 30 concert at Sweetwater Music Hall. “I enjoy performing...

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...