Music: Giving Back

When Mario Guarneri was just 13 years old, he played trumpet onstage in a concert with jazz legend Louis Armstrong. The life-changing experience, which...

Music: Punk Pledge

If all had gone according to plan, fun-loving punk band and Santa Rosa natives Decent Criminal would be celebrating the October 13 release of...

Music: Pickin’ Pretty

As the memories of three days full of easy, breezy, bluegrassy music from the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco begin to...

Music: Rock Solid

Formed in San Francisco 51 years ago, psychedelic funk legends Sly and the Family Stone broke all the rules and revolutionized soul music, and...

Arts: Infectious Love

“It’s kind of a brutal story,” Jerry Hannan says. “Brutal, but beautiful.”The Marin County musician is describing Mad Hannans, a new documentary about the...

Music: Young Again

“Each show is an adventure,” says singer/songwriter Jesse Colin Young, who formed a new band with his son last year. “It’s a thrill.”“It’s...

Music: Rock Look

For the last four years, independent graphic artist Katie Kincade has made her mark on music in Sonoma and Marin counties as an innovative...

Music: Lay It Down

Self-taught blues guitar prodigy and platinum-selling artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd began playing music in earnest after seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1984, at the...

Music: True Identity

By Lily O’Brien“We call ourselves the musketeers,” says Sebastian Saint James, guitarist and lead singer for The Highway Poets, about he and his bandmates....

Arts: Golden Sound

By Charlie SwansonOur annual NorBays Music Awards beefed up this year with a staggering 21 categories, including new spots for venues, festivals and more....