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...

Monster Party

New on the Bay Area scene, the hard-hitting and socially conscious rock band Modern Monsters take their primary inspiration from the 1990s era of...

Vintage Visionaries

San Francisco string band the Crooked Jades are redefining alternative music with a theatrical revivalist approach to folk, gospel and bluegrass.Founded by Jeff Kazor...

Love Cats

Cupid’s big day is coming up, and hearts will be fluttering all week in the North Bay, where a plethora of Valentine’s Day events...

Hands On

North Bay songwriter Timothy O’Neil has spent his life steeped in folk music. As a solo artist and as the namesake for his four-man...

Strike a Pose

Guitarists and songwriters Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow were barely out of high school when they first formed and fronted alternative rock outfit the...

Home Again

A familiar sight and sought-after voice in the Bay Area music scene, Elliott Peck has already made her mark singing in rock and roll...

Play It Back

It was quite a year. After a devastating end to 2017 in neighboring Sonoma and Napa counties, 2018 was a year of healing and...