Jen Tucker Band releases new CD

If you like your music homegrown, this is for you. Jen Tucker's first CD is titled "Something I Didn't Do," but the new album is, in fact, something she did do. The album was produced by Tucker and Santa Rosa's Doug Jayne, co-owner of the Last Record Store, and released [...]

By | November 10th, 2011|0 Comments

Gram Parsons’ tribute concert planned

Had he lived, Gram Parsons, one of the founders of country rock music, would be 65 this Saturday, Nov. 5. Born in 1946, Parsons died Sept. 19, 1973, at age 26. But his influence survives in the music he created with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, and in [...]

By | November 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Doug Jayne’s ‘Folk University’ CD release party

Doug Jayne, co-owner of the Last Record Store in Santa Rosa and leader of the whimsical band, Laughing Gravy, has a local following all his own, partly based on his earlier band, Stupid White People, his annual tributes to Gram Parsons and other adventures. To celebrate the release [...]

By | November 30th, 2010|0 Comments

Chipfest: In memory of Dunbar

Beloved local musician Chip Dunbar died in 2006 at age 52, but his memory remains as strong as a beautiful melody. Many of Sonoma County's folk, bluegrass, country and Americana musicians will gather Saturday, Oct. 9, for Chipfest, an annual celebration of Dunbar's life and music. The show [...]

By | October 5th, 2010|1 Comment

Bluegrass guitar concert in Sebastopol

Bluegrass guitarist Jim Hurst -- voted guitar player of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association for 2001-2002 -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Sudbud Hall, 234 Hutchins Ave., Sebastopol. Hurst has played and/or recorded with the greats of the genre, including Bill [...]

By | February 18th, 2010|0 Comments