Suggestions for Week of 5/20-5/26

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week..

Monday May 20th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime…
Mike Olmos Presents The Sessions. Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his all star Sessions for a great night of jazz.. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:55 PM Showtime..
The Earl Brothers are back. The bad boys of bluegrass, are irreverent energetic and a hell of a lot of fun. Highly recommended N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is a high-voltage, crowd-pleasing big band born of the blues, with a sound defined by a searing, relentless horn section. Saxophonist/arranger Lorenz has assembled a musical cast of the highest standard, bringing some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most accomplished and adventurous jazz veterans together with some of the fertile San Francisco scene’s most promising up-and-coming players. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge…

Tuesday May 21st

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. Vibrason is another great band out of the Bay Area very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. Highly recommended $10 Cover Charge.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Manteca Salsa-Jazz Combo features some of the finest Latin Music musicians in San Francisco, several of whom are Grammy-Winners… With passionate vocals, percussion, and horn riffs, they can make the evening a party. Bailar! Highly recommended!!! No Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime…..
Hot Club Of San Francisco is having a “Hot Club 30 Years” CD release show. This great ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club de France. The HCSF borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass, and guitars from the original Hot Club while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist, Paul Mehling. Featuring the silken violin of twice GRAMMY® Award-winning Evan Price, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine, and a swinging rhythm section, the group never fails to surprise and delight. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!! $19 Cover Charge..

Wednesday May 22nd

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes… Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. His world class guitar playing echos the likes of blues legends Freddie King and Buddy Guy.. He is backed by an outstanding rhythm section consisting ofCliff Moore on Electric bass and Adam Hagerman on drums. Longtime friend and famous keyboard player, Mike Finnigan (Taj Mahal, Jimi Hendrix. Etc.) will join Nick and band. Highly recommended!!!!!! $22 Cover Charge…

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A really fun show in store tonight. Headlining are the punk/pop rad rockers from Laramie,Wyoming Teenage Bottlerocket. Santa Barbara nerd rockers Nerf Herder and a really good punk/pop rock quartet hailing from Minneapolis Tightwire round out the bill.. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge….

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 8 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Ed Ivey’s Weekly Blues Jam gets the bar rocking. His weekly jam is really fun. N/C

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. If you don’t know Johnny Z and the Camaros you should. They are such a fun rock and roll band. They will have Tupelo rockin’ out. N/C..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.
The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians..N/C.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime…
Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums perform vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogie rhythms, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. This band simply gives you the beat to move your feet. This will be a fun show. N/C

Thursday May 23rd

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.
The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will be performing an evening tracing the blues tradition and the neighborhoods of San Francisco from the time of the Barbary Coast in the late 19th century to the present day. Special guest will be author Daniel Handler of Lemony Snicket fame. The Orchestra personnel are Kristen Strom on alto saxophone & flute, Tom Griesser on alto saxophone & clarinet, Patrick Wolff on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Danny Brown on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Fil Lorenz on baritone, Rob Ewing on trombone, Charles Hamilton on trombone, Patrick Malabuyo on trombone, Bill Thereur on trumpet, Bill Ortiz on trumpet, Rafa Postelv on trumpet, Kate Williams on trumpet, Adam Shulman on piano, Tomoko Funaki on bass, Genius Wesley III on drums, Daniel Handler on narration and Marcus Shelby conducting. Highly recommended!!!!! $25/$45/$65 Cover Charge..

Atlas Cafe 3049 20th Street, San Francisco 8:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Gil Cohen Trio is a really wonderful jazz trio. When I first heard Gil playing he reminded me a lot of Roy Eldridge’s sound. It turns that Roy was one of his major influences. Gil and his trio is definitely worth checking out. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. Alan Iglesias & Crossfire is on tour with his tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is just an amazing guitar player who literally channels the spirit and image of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. From his Fender Stratocaster to his perfect vocal delivery, Iglesias portrays the guitar giant at his Texas best, doing perfect versions of every SRV hit as well as plenty of lesser-known tunes. Highly recommended!!!!! $24 Cover Charge..

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A really good show tonight. Headlining is a really good alternative/indie rock band from hailing the San Fernando Valley Run River North.. Also on the bill are San Francisco indie rockers Go By Ocean and funk/groove rockers from Wala Wala, Washington Lumbercat. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 cover Charge..

If you live in the South Bay you may want to check out

Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are a great group. I saw them last year and had so much fun. Marty is the ultimate entertainer. I highly recommend seeing them.. $31.50-$47.50 Cover Charge…

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Somewhere between Joan Jett and Bonnie Raitt lies GG Amos. This is one badass chick with one badass band. This is one of my very favorite local blues band. Highly recommended!! N/C

The 69th annual Spring Strawberry Music Festival takes place this weekend at Westside 17807 Tuolomne Road in Tuolomne CA.. This is one of the most family friendly music festivals in the California. Today’s lineup includes Nathan Ignacio, Sugarcane Jane, Cheryl Wheeler and Peter Rowan & The Free Mexican Airforce along with Los Termaniacs. You can find out about tickets and lodging information at Strawberry Festival Ticket and Camping/Lodging information. Highly recommended!!!

Friday May 24th

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.
Molly Tuttle is one of bluegrass music’s brightest stars. The vocalist, songwriter, banjo player and guitarist, recording artist and teacher in the bluegrass tradition, is a great flat picking guitarist in the tradition of Doc Watson and a master of the clawhammer style of banjo. Plus she has cited Laurie Lewis, Kathy Kallick, and Hazel Dickens as role models. Opening up the show is Blue Summit who combines accomplished instrumental work with powerful vocals and a loose interpretation to traditional bluegrass music. Taking in elements from western swing, soul, folk, jazz, old time, and rock, this band puts their heart into their projects, and through many hours of work, has been recognized as NCBS (Northern California Bluegrass Society) Band of the Year. At the head of the group is AJ Lee, eight-time winning NCBS Female Vocalist of the Year, and 2018 Mandolin Player of the Year. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Boom Boom Room 601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime.. Master guitarist and mandolinist Eric McFadden & his Allstar Band featuring drummer Kevin Carnes and bassist Mike Anderson will be in the house.. Eric is a six string virtuoso. He can play so many genres from Jimi Hendrix to Django Reinhardt. I highly recommend checking out this master guitarist… $15 Cover Charge……

The Terrace Room 1800 Madison St, Oakland 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums perform vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogie rhythms, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. This band simply gives you the beat to move your feet. This will be a fun show. N/C.

Neck Of The Woods 406 Clement St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime… Actress, singer/songwriter and pianist Alicia Witt performing songs from her most recent album 15000 Days. Highly recommended!!! $15-$45 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime..
Nashville Honeymoon is another Bay Area band I really love. Their music is a modern reworking of the classic country sounds of the 50s and 60s. Their songwriting draws on country, rockabilly, and honky-tonk traditions. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Portland based Tumbledown House, a self described modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress ensemble. I really like what I have seen on youtube and look forward to seeing them this evening. Highly recommended!! N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. Alan Iglesias & Crossfire is on tour with his tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is just an amazing guitar player who literally channels the spirit and image of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. From his Fender Stratocaster to his perfect vocal delivery, Iglesias portrays the guitar giant at his Texas best, doing perfect versions of every SRV hit as well as plenty of lesser-known tunes. Highly recommended!!!!! $24 Cover Charge..

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime… The Old Pals is a California-based Bluegrass band bonded by decades-long friendships and a mutual love of traditional Bluegrass and country music. The band members enjoy the camaraderie of playing together whenever schedules permit, and most of the Pals have known each other since the early days of Bluegrass in California. Each member of The Old Pals has been active as “movers and shakers” in the Bluegrass community for many years. They include Craig Wilson on guitar and vocals, Larry Cohea on banjo, Butch Waller on mandolin, Paul Shelasky on fiddle and Matt Dudman on bass. Highly recommended!!!!!$ 20 Cover Charge…

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM &10:00 PM Showtimes…
Spyro Gyro are contemporary jazz icons who observed their fortieth year as a band in 2014 with shows that showcased their breakthrough Morning Dance album. After that year of looking back, they decided to spend 2015 concentrating on their more recent material, playing many songs from their post 2000 releases. The audience reaction was so positive to their recent material that bandleader Jay Beckensteindecided that their albums from that period deserved a little more focus. So, in order to spotlight this innovative and productive period, Spyro Gyra released The Best Of The Heads Up Years this spring. They released their last, their 30th, album of new material The Rhinebeck Sessions in 2013, which Jazztimes called “inspired”. Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of The Year. Something Else Reviews called it “Their finest album since their early 80s heyday” and made it a Top Twenty pick for the year. George Harris of the Jazz Weekly enthused, “I gotta tell ya, these guys still sound GREAT.”Highly recommended!!!!!! $29-$64 Cover Charge…

Point Richmond Jazz 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond 7:30 PM Showtime. Jazz Violinist, educator and jazz historian Kit Eakle will be performing with his all-star ensemble of John R. Burr on piano, Ruth Davies on bass; and Kendrick Freeman on percussion. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Riders In The Sky are exceptional not just in the sense that their music is of superlative standards (they are the ONLY exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy, and Riders have won two), but by the fact that their accomplishments are an exception to the rule as well. Highly recommended!!!!! $39 Cover Charge…

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime.. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are a great group. I saw them last year and had so much fun. Marty is the ultimate entertainer. I highly recommend seeing them.. $28.50-$40 Cover Charge…

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 9:00 PM Showtime..
The B-Side Players are an 8-piece band taking part in a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language, they continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogalo into the mix. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horndriven, polyrhythmic groove. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The 69th annual Spring Strawberry Music Festival takes place this weekend at Westside 17807 Tuolomne Road in Tuolomne CA.. This is one of the most family friendly music festivals in the California. Today’s lineup includes Crying Uncle, Scott Law & Ross James’Cosmic Twang, Hawktail, The Teskey Brothers, The Dustbowl Revival and Richard Thompson Electric Trio. You can find out about tickets and lodging information at Strawberry Festival Ticket and Camping/Lodging information. Highly recommended!!!

The Seventh Annual Bottlerock Napa Valley Music & Arts Festival returns to the Napa Valley Expo in Napa, California. The annual festival includes access to wine, food and craft brew from Napa Valley. Today’s lineup includes Jenny Lewis, Flogging Molly and Liz Cooper & The Stampede. For today’s complete schedule visit Bottlerock Friday Music Schedule. For Ticket Information visit Bottlerock Tickets.

California Roots Music & Arts Festival is an American annual music and art festival, featuring reggae-rock-folk-hip hop acts and live painting on-stage. It is held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California, home of the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 where Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire. The festival isn’t just a music festival; It’s a Movement! It’s a way of life. It delivers a cosmic blend of good vibes, true happiness, family, peace, love and joy. Todays lineup includes Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Steel Pulse and Don Carlos. For a complete listing of musicians visit California Roots Festival Lineup. For Ticket Information visit California Roots Festival Tickets.

Saturday May 25th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 11:00 AM Matinee Showtime.
The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will be performing the many moods of America’s most celebrated jazz composer: Duke Ellington! With over 3,000 compositions, Duke’s music was heralded as “beyond category,” and provided the world with some of the most enduring melodies ever written. The Orchestra personnel are Kristen Strom on alto saxophone & flute, Tom Griesser on alto saxophone & clarinet, Patrick Wolff on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Danny Brown on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Fil Lorenz on baritone, Rob Ewing on trombone, Charles Hamilton on trombone, Patrick Malabuyo on trombone, Bill Thereur on trumpet, Bill Ortiz on trumpet, Rafa Postelv on trumpet, Kate Williams on trumpet, Adam Shulman on piano, Tomoko Funaki on bass, Genius Wesley III on drums and Marcus Shelby conducting. Highly recommended!!!!! $5/$10/$23 Cover Charge..

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 701 Mission Street San Francisco.. 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Showtime.. As the leader of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble BeauSoleil, fiddler Michael Doucet has been in the vanguard of the Cajun cultural revival for more than four decades, earning an international following for an almost lost body of music. Doucet was named a NEA National Heritage Fellow in 2005. In 2014 he joined his longtime friend, Bay Area fiddler master Tom Rigney and his turbo charged band Flambeau, for a series of gigs, a rekindled connection that led to the acclaimed 2016 release Cajun Fandango. Inspiring each other to astounding feats of fiddling, they explore an eclectic array of roots music, including Cajun two-steps, waltzes and rockin’ blues. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.
The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will be premiering an extended piece for big band, drawing connections between the barnstorming teams of the early 20th century Negro Leagues and the territory bands of the swing era. The show re-creates the comedic aspect of the games, complete with clowns and physical comedy. The Orchestra personnel are Kristen Strom on alto saxophone & flute, Tom Griesser on alto saxophone & clarinet, Patrick Wolff on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Danny Brown on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Fil Lorenz on baritone, Rob Ewing on trombone, Charles Hamilton on trombone, Patrick Malabuyo on trombone, Bill Thereur on trumpet, Bill Ortiz on trumpet, Rafa Postelv on trumpet, Kate Williams on trumpet, Adam Shulman on piano, Tomoko Funaki on bass, Genius Wesley III on drums and Marcus Shelby conducting. Highly recommended!!!!! $30/$50/$70 Cover Charge..

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime..
Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums perform vintage jazz, pounding boogie-woogie rhythms, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. This band simply gives you the beat to move your feet. This will be a fun show. N/C.

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-1:00 AM Showtime…
Mitch Polzak is a master guitarist and he and The Royal Deuces has been one of the premier Rockabilly bands since staring in 1999. I am a huge fan. Highly recommended!! N/C

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime.. Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never disappoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. . Alvon is one of the most versatile musicians singers and entertainers on the music scene today. Known as the “Ambassador of the Blues”, Alvon travels the world singing and swinging jazz standards and sharing his love and respect for the American art form with enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Highly recommended!! $24 Cover Charge

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A really fun night of music featuring the garage rock riot band from Sacramento Destroy Boys and Oakland alternative indie rockers Small Crush. Highly recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime. Citizen Jazz, led by bassist Caroline Chung, brings together some of the Bay Area’s most notable jazz musicians to play the compositions of legendary composer, musician, and vocalist Billy Strayhorn. The group features Valerie Troutt on vocals, Riley Bandy on alto saxophone, Danny Brown on tenor saxophone,Grant Levin on piano, Caroline Chung on upright bass and Hamir Atwal on drums. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Fifth Street Farms 1517 Fifth Street, Berkeley 7:30 Showtime.. Paper Wings features the stunning vocal blend of Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda soaring over a rotating cast of banjo, guitar, and fiddles. These two blossoming songwriters have a distinctive way of weaving traditional Appalachian music in to their thoughtfully crafted songs leaving you feeling nostalgic and exhilarated. They are both exceptionally accomplished multi-instrumentalists, and walk the line between vibrant originality and a deep care for traditional music and its history. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Lone Star Retrobates is a boot-scootin’ wingtips-flyin’ dance band specializing in authentic West Coast Swing. If Jazz is America’s musical taproot, then this roadhouse-swing fusion is its west-facing branch. Featuring trumpet, sax, twin fiddles, both standard and pedal steel guitars, drums and standup bass, rich four- and five-part vocal harmonies and even trick yodeling on demand, the Retrobates sashay from hot swing to honkytonk. Let’s say Ella and The Inkspots were to gig with Billy Jack Wills at the corner of Louis Jordan and Ray Price, and say Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers were sitting in — that’s the Retrobates in a nutshell. Oh, and with laughing gas piped in — these guys have a lot of fun. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 8:30 PM Showtime..
Amy Winehouse Back to Black Tribute Band with Victoria Wasserman with the Back to Black Band recreates all your favorite Amy Winehouse music! Incredible soulful singer and 8 piece band with horn section under the musical direction of Jordan Feinstein with Jacinto Castaneda on guitar, Blake Ritterman on Drums, Andrew Coutiie on bass and the bay area’s premier horn section..Andrew Ferren, Liz Larson and Patrick Byers. Highly recommended!!!!! $10 Cover Charge….

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime.. The Sons Of Champlin is one of the great and most influential soul- and R&B driven bands to come out of the Bay Area. This great American rock band is still going strong. Rounding out the bill is Small Hat delivering their unique sound of soulful alternative and southern rock. Highly recommended!!!!! $31 Cover Charge..

Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael.. 8:00 PM Showtime.. Peter Rowan & The Free Mexican Airforce features some of Peter Rowan’s most beloved songs including Come Back to Old Santa Fe, Ride the Wild Mustang, Midnight Moonlight, and Free Mexican Airforce. Opening up the show is the Grammy award winning Los Termaniacs, a great conjunto band incorporating elements from genres such as rock & roll and jazz. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 9:00 PM Showtime..
Melvin Seals & The Jerry Garcia Band has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..

The 69th annual Spring Strawberry Music Festival takes place this weekend at Westside 17807 Tuolomne Road in Tuolomne CA.. This is one of the most family friendly music festivals in the California. Today’s lineup includes Songcatching Hazel A Tribute To Hazel Dickins Featuring Eli West, Ismay & Paper Wings, Che Apalache, Molly Tuttle Band, David Myles, The California Honeydrops and Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives. You can find out about tickets and lodging information at Strawberry Festival Ticket and Camping/Lodging information. Highly recommended!!!

The Seventh Annual Bottlerock Napa Valley Music & Arts Festival returns to the Napa Valley Expo in Napa, California. The annual festival includes access to wine, food and craft brew from Napa Valley. Today’s lineup includes Neil Young & Promise Of The Real, Pharrell Williams, Gary Clark Jr., Cypress Hill and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. For today’s complete schedule visit Bottlerock Napa Valley Saturday Music Schedule . For Ticket Information visit Bottlerock Tickets.

California Roots Music & Arts Festival is an American annual music and art festival, featuring reggae-rock-folk-hip hop acts and live painting on-stage. It is held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California, home of the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 where Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire. The festival isn’t just a music festival; It’s a Movement! It’s a way of life. It delivers a cosmic blend of good vibes, true happiness, family, peace, love and joy. Todays lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads and G Love And Special Sauce. For a complete listing of musicians visit California Roots Festival Lineup. For Ticket Information visit California Roots Festival Tickets.

Sunday May 26th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime.
The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will be honoring the swinging, blues-heavy legacy of jazz’s greatest composer, Duke Ellington, with this night of music featuring vocalists Kenny Washington, the Dynamic Miss Faye Carol and former Turtle Island String Quartet violinist and Grammy winner Mads Tolling. The Orchestra personnel are Kristen Strom on alto saxophone & flute, Tom Griesser on alto saxophone & clarinet, Patrick Wolff on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Danny Brown on tenor saxophone & clarinet, Fil Lorenz on baritone, Rob Ewing on trombone, Charles Hamilton on trombone, Patrick Malabuyo on trombone, Bill Thereur on trumpet, Bill Ortiz on trumpet, Rafa Postelv on trumpet, Kate Williams on trumpet, Adam Shulman on piano, Tomoko Funaki on bass, Genius Wesley III on drums and Marcus Shelby conducting. Highly recommended!!!!! $25/$45/$65 Cover Charge..

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes. Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s will be performing a cd release show for their new album “A Tip of the Hat to Fats”, a tribute to the late rock ’n’ roll granddaddy Fats Domino. With a wide embrace of styles, high-flying performances, and a song list that also includes Professor Longhair, Wynonie Harris, Jackie Brenston and Woods himself, these nine tunes — each with a buoyant introduction by the singer, pianist and bandleader — perfectly spotlight his upbeat virtuosity. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge….

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies.. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the Old Paul’s Saloon many years ago. N/C

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay 4:30 PM Showtime. Tony Lindsay & The Soul Soldiers featuring powerhouse vocalists Fred Ross, Nicolas Bearde and Will Russ will be performing the hits from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Etta James, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway. This powerhouse soul band also features Allen Leong on keyboards, Davd Shul on guitar David Jones on bass and Deszon Claiborne on drums. Highly recommended!!!!!! $50 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 7:00 PM Showtime..
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are a great group. I saw them last year and had so much fun. Marty is the ultimate entertainer. I highly recommend seeing them.. $44 Cover Charge…

The 69th annual Spring Strawberry Music Festival takes place this weekend at Westside 17807 Tuolomne Road in Tuolomne CA.. This is one of the most family friendly music festivals in the California. Today’s lineup includes Laurie Lewis & Nina Gerber, We Banjo 3, Ron Artis II, Marley’s Ghost, Della Mae and The Wood Brothers. You can find out about tickets and lodging information at Strawberry Festival Ticket and Camping/Lodging information. Highly recommended!!!

The Seventh Annual Bottlerock Napa Valley Music & Arts Festival returns to the Napa Valley Expo in Napa, California. The annual festival includes access to wine, food and craft brew from Napa Valley. Today’s lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Santana, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Soul Rebels and Con Brio. For today’s complete schedule visit Bottlerock Napa Valley Music Festival Sunday Schedule. For Ticket Information visit Bottlerock Tickets.

California Roots Music & Arts Festival is an American annual music and art festival, featuring reggae-rock-folk-hip hop acts and live painting on-stage. It is held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California, home of the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 where Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire. The festival isn’t just a music festival; It’s a Movement! It’s a way of life. It delivers a cosmic blend of good vibes, true happiness, family, peace, love and joy. Todays lineup includes Rebelution, Soja and Cypress Hill Performing Black Sunday. For a complete listing of musicians visit California Roots Festival Lineup. For Ticket Information visit California Roots Festival Tickets .

Video Pick Of The Week..

On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone.. Director and super-fan Michael Rubenstone sets out in search of long-time reclusive funk legend, Sly Stone. Along the way, he meets with some success, but finds countless more failures in trying to capture a man who refuses to be contained. The elusiveness of front man Sly prompts both filmmaker and viewer to consider how much we project onto our heroes, and how their continued inaccessibility is, despite our frustration, often vital to continuing the work of discovering ourselves and how we use music and art to bond with one another beyond simply moving our bodies to the beat. Highly recommended!!!!

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