Steve Seskin

Tired of hearing the same old, mass-marketed music?

Then you’ll want to go to “Songwriters in the Round,” with Steve Seskin, Craig Carothers and Don Henry, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeview St., Petaluma.

Musical fads come and go, but Seskin, an East Bay singer-songwriter who has performed in the North Bay often over the past several decades, said the audience appeal of his craft is perennial.

“When you write a song for yourself to sing, there’s a deeper connection with the material,” Seskin said. “The singer-songwriter is less about entertainment, and making you forget about your life, and more about making think about your life.”

Admission: $20. Information: 781-3272, barbara.arhon@gmail.com.