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...

California Guys

Well, East Coast girls are hip, and the Midwest farmer’s daughter really makes you feel all right, but for over 50 years, America has...

Life Saver

Folk sensation Mary Gauthier is in the business of telling stories. Usually, they’re her own, and for over 20 years, Gauthier has turned her...

Barefoot Shakespeare

In Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, Hamlet’s chief counselor, Polonius, gives him the advice, “to thine own self be true.”If there was ever a mantra that...

Holiday Harmonies

Petaluma indie-folk outfit Trebuchet likes to spread musical cheer each winter by performing a special holiday-themed concert, “A Very Trebuchet Christmas,” that’s become a...

Merry Bombast

The question that’s inevitably asked is: Does the world really need another book on, by or about classic-rock legends Led Zeppelin?Of course it does,...

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...