Music: NorBay Winners

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...

Cover Story: A Positive Spin

First it was being called a revival; now it’s being hailed as a renaissance. Vinyl albums, once on the verge of obsolescence, just marked...

Streamlined

Born in Sonoma and now living in Santa Cruz, songwriter and bandleader Marty O’Reilly has gained a reputation as one of the region’s hardest-working...

All Smiles

Guitarist and singer Nick Petty understands the positive impact that music can make on people. Music is one of the ways he pulled himself...

Music: In the Family

When Guberman discovered the Grateful Dead as a teenager, his view of music changed.“I think it came along at the right time for...

Music: Rock the Fourth

If nothing else, the Fourth of July is one of the loudest holidays of the year, with booming fireworks commemorating America’s birthday everywhere you...

Music: Art Rock

Live music makes people do all sorts of things. Some folks are compelled to dance, some can’t resist singing along and some feel the...

Music: The Voice

Just when Bernie Dalton was ready to sing, his voice was taken from him.Dalton, a surf-crazed Santa Cruz native and single father who cleaned...

Music: Blues Wonder

For Taj Mahal, the blues is life.“It’s a living music to me, and it will always live because people will always have this kind...

Music: Chart-Topper

Twenty albums and five decades into his musical career, Nashville-based guitarist, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning country music veteran Steve Wariner is making the most...