Parachute Stomp

Musician and producer Jonathan Korty has been a part of the Bay Area music scene for three decades, performing in groups like Vinyl and...

Plugging In

San Francisco singer-songwriter and Petaluma-native Ben Morrison is striking out on his own with a forthcoming debut solo album and tour this summer, after...

Westbound

The term “cosmic American music” refers to a musical crossroads where country, folk and rock collide in a glorious psychedelia-kissed pileup.So it goes on...

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...