Drunken Prayer, a band with roots in both Asheville, N.C. and Portland, Ore., plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the My Friend Joe Cafe, 1810 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Led by singer Morgan Christopher Geer, the band is touring the Midwest and West in support of “Into the Missionfield,” its second full-length album.

Geer traces his inspiration to a chance conversation in 2006 at a market in Sebastopol about “life and art” with famed singer and songwriter Tom Waits, who lives in western Sonoma County.

Information: www.myfriendjoeonline.com, (707) 843-4966.