The Sun music calendar

Posted on June 24, 2011 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The weekend, and beyond, in local live music. Plus a link to this week’s columm by Sun music writer Mike Hyland.

Check out Mike’s column.

Friday, June 24
Vitamin Girl
Alt/Americana. 6 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

Free music plus “Food Truck Friday.” 6 p.m. Sebastiani Winery. 933-3226.

Hula Mai
Hawaiian songs and dances from the homegrown troupe that began with classes at the Vintage Center. “Everyone dances right from the heart,” says leader Betty Ann Ka’ihilani Bruno. “It’s very beautiful.” Grinstead Amphitheatre, Sonoma Plaza. 6:30 p.m.

Ten Foot Tone
Pictured. Tight, catchy hooks from the quartet that has opened for Jefferson Starship, Los Lobos and Robben Ford, and played a show at The Cavern Club in England, a famed early stop for The Beatles. 7 pm. Papa’s Taverna, Petaluma. 769.8545.

Wanda Stafford Trio
The vocalist, well known on the Bay Area jazz scene and beyond, has worked with The Montgomery Brothers, Bill Evens, Freddie Hubbard and many more. Presented by the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society. 8 p.m. Plaza Bistro. 996.4466.

Lucinda Williams
More than a few miles down the highway from her Grammy-winning debut “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,” the bluesy rocker is still a driving force. 8 p.m. Wells Center for The Arts, Santa Rosa.

Dan Martin
Acoustic roots Reggae. 8 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub. 935.0660.

Black Cat Bone
Vancouver-based blues band. Outdoor show. 9 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

Blues-driven rock, and some deep fried funk, from the trio that claims to be the band “your parents warned you about.” 10 p.m. Steiner’s Tavern. 996.3812.

Saturday, June 25

Eric Symons
Free outdoor concert at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood. 1 p.m. 833.0226.

Jen Tucker
The singer/songwriter/guitar strummer’s “Songs From the Bohemian Highway” is a collection of tunes inspired by the local environs. Patio concert. 5 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

High Country
Traditional country and bluegrass. 8 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub. 935.0660.

Terrence Brewer
High style jazz guitar from a young master. 8 p.m. Plaza Bistro.

Ali Handal
A demon on guitar – she’s often same-breathed as Jimmy Page, Slash and even Hendrix — Handal also pens and sings tunes “Guitar” described as “riff-fueled rockers, funk workouts, and ballads spritzed with Beatles essence.” 9 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

Sunday, June 26

Jeff Campbell
Folk/rock guitarist, or vice versa? 2 p.m. Hopmonk Tavern. 935.9100.

Karaoke with Cat Smith & Friends
Don’t be shy! 8 p.m. Olde Sonoma Public House. 938.7587.

Dave Aguilar & Peter McCauley
Originals and covers. 6:30 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub. 935.0660.

Ana Moura
Soulful, poetic and spellbinding, Moura, the nationally recognized Portuguese fado singer, counts among her fans Mick Jagger and Prince. 7 p.m. Napa Valley Opera House, Napa.

Thursday, June 30

Tony Gibson
The Sonoma musician blends folk, alternative punk and pop into “a confession of musical and lyrical honesty.” 7:30 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub. 935.0660.

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