Things are speeding up for the Sonoma band Traffic Jam. Tyler Meloan (drums), Ben Koler (bass), Aaron Marcus-Willers (lead guitar and vocals), and Ryan Abshear (rhythm guitar and vocals) won the Sonoma County Battle of the Bands in 2012, landed a performance slot at the Sonoma County Fair in 2013, and were named “Best Musical Entry” in the last year’s Sonoma Fourth of July Parade. Next up for the young quintet — after they do their chores and homework, of course – is a February 14 Valentine’s Day gig at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma.
On April 26, catch them on Sonoma Plaza for the Echelon Bike Race party. The band also plans to record new original songs in a San Francisco studio this spring.
Photo by Steven Meloan