Staying Power

The year 2008 feels like a long time ago to songwriter Eric Earley, frontman of Portland, Ore., folk-rock group Blitzen Trapper—though it was a...

Cry Folk

It’s been a busy past couple of years for Richard Shindell. In 2017, he released his 10th full-length solo album, Careless. Then he reunited...

The Mutation of the Mother Hips

­­Located on the outermost edge of civilization, a world and millennia away from Mesopotamia, California has never stopped evolving. While humanity has trudged ever...

Fortunate Ones

When singer-songwriter Luke Temple moved from the East Coast to West Marin two years ago, he felt fortunate to leave the noise of New...

Parachute Pop

West Marin party pop outfit El Radio Fantastique has been suspiciously radio silent in the last few months. The band, led by multi-faceted songwriter...

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...