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Real Music by Robert Feuer - Reviews and Concerts
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Real Music by Robert Feuer - Reviews and Concerts

Real Music by Robert Feuer

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Sarah Estalee Baker March 25 - Real Music - Southern Sonoma County Girl
March 1, 2017
by Robert Feuer
On a rainy day at her studio, a renovated barn where she teaches and records, Sarah Estalee Baker says she’s “looking forward so much” to playing at the Occidental Community Center. The March 25 show is part of a celebration of Women’s History Month.
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Lucy Kaplansky Real Music - Reunion - February 2017
February 1, 2017
by Robert Feuer

Veteran Greenwich Village folk/country/pop singer, Lucy Kaplansky, will hold a solo performance at the Occidental Center for the Arts on Feb. 18. Speaking from her home in the Village, she indicates she’ll accompany herself on guitar, with some piano and mandolin. Three-quarters of her songs will be originals.

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Hub-Bub Club Real Music - Honk! - January 2017
January 4, 2017
by Robert Feuer

The Sonoma County marching band, the Hubbub Club, which has been compared to a Fellini movie, will be part of a Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day event, “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” at Santa Rosa’s Community Baptist Church. The event will include “traditional folk/spirituals and New Orleans-type songs,” says baritone horn player, Dan Bosch.

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Real Music - Sylvia - December 2016 Real Music - Sylvia - December 2016
November 25, 2016
by Robert Feuer
Janet Ciel is excited. An event producer for years, the Wine Country Winter Festival at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Dec. 3-4, is the first event she’s organized by herself.
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Real Music - What’s Goin’ On - October 2016 Real Music - Sylvia - November 2016
October 26, 2016
by Robert Feuer
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Real Music - What’s Goin’ On - October 2016 Real Music - What’s Goin’ On - October 2016
September 28, 2016
by Robert Feuer
Now that the summer outdoor music season has disappeared into that special internal space where our summer memories go for us to dream over forever, we turn our attention to those shows inside walls, under artificial light, as an escape from winter’s doldrums.
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Real Music - Driving Otis - August 2016 Real Music - It’s a Rush - September 2016
September 1, 2016
by Robert Feuer
Bobby Rush, Emmet Ellis Jr. to his mother, is part of a lineup at the 40th Anniversary Russian River Blues Festival on Sept. 11 that promises to be the best in years. A member of theBlues Hall of Fame, Rush has over 60 years on the Chitlin’ Circuit, theaters and clubs featuring black entertainers. He claimed his first gold record in 1971, later adding three Grammy nominations and ten Blues Music Awards. Perhaps his most impressive accomplishment is being the first blues artist to play at the Great Wall of China.
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Real Music - Driving Otis - August 2016 Real Music - Driving Otis - August 2016
August 1, 2016
by Robert Feuer
Imagine you’re 17, and driving Otis Redding on his early Southern tours, sometimes opening Redding’s revues along with artists like Sam & Dave and Joe Tex. Over 50 years later, Frank Bey, our protagonist, will be appearing at a free show, Aug. 9 in the Healdsburg Plaza at 6 p.m., with master guitarist Anthony Paule and six other Bay Area virtuosos on keyboards, bass, drums and three horns.
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Bootleg Honeys Real Music - Bootleg Honeys - July 2016
June 29, 2016
by Robert Feuer
In 2011, Katie Phillips met Alison Harris and Hannah Jern-Miller while performing at an EP release party for the girl band, Three Legged Sister. They started hanging out together playing a few songs, eventually deciding to have a band, hoping “to make it, take it to the next level,” Phillips says during a recent phone interview. The name Bootleg Honeys came to them during a backyard brainstorming session. “That was the one that stuck. It’s kind of sweet, but sassy and edgy.”
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Johnny Rawls Real Music - Old Soul - June 2016
May 25, 2016
by Robert Feuer
Soul music lives on, thanks to musicians like guitarist Johnny Rawls, who, at age 65, spends much of his time on the road, spreading the love and pure harmonies of music America grew up on.
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Holly Near Real Music - I Am Willing - May 2016
May 1, 2016
by Robert Feuer

It’s not often that a Nobel Prize nominee takes the stage for a Sonoma County musical performance. But, that’s exactly what will happen this month, when Holly Near sings at the Occidental Center for the Arts and the French Garden Restaurant in Sebastopol. Near, a veteran of many solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, describes these shows as “joint concerts” with Grammy-nominated Barbara Higbie, during a recent phone interview. Each will perform their own songs and join together in duets, something they’ve been discussing for years. Higbie, along with Jan Martinelli, will provide backup on an assortment of instruments.

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Real Music - Girl With No Name - Lara Price Real Music - Girl With No Name - April 2016
April 1, 2016
by Robert Feuer

She doesn’t know her given name. She doesn’t know her birthday. She doesn’t know who her birth parents are.

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Real Music - Cloverdale Arts Alliance Real Music - KOWS Breaks Sound Barrier - March 2016
March 1, 2016
by Robert Feuer

Headlining a Mar. 18 fundraiser for radio station KOWS-FM will be Markus James, a West County resident when he’s not traversing the world in search of deep pockets of sound in far-flung corners of the planet. Describing his material as “Mississippi electric boogie, acoustic front porch hoedown, Bo Diddley Afro-Rock,” he’s been performing original, blues-based music with traditional West African musicians since 1994, when he first made his way to a northern Mali village.

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Real Music - New Kid on the Block Real Music - New Kid on the Block - January 2016
January 1, 2016
by Robert Feuer

Music sprouts again, as it always does, this time from the ashes of the legendary Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square, which closed in 2013 after a twelve-year run. Annie O’s, recently opened, and named as a tribute to the spirit of owner Greg Clark‘s great grandmother, owner of a hotel/venue in Watsonville during the 1920s-‘40s, has three full bars, and is open for dinner, live music, comedy, and karaoke, Wednesdays through Sundays. There’s a painting class on Wednesdays, with karaoke on Thursdays. Annie O’s is also available for private parties.

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Real Music - Live Bier - Fresh Music Real Music - Live Bier - Fresh Music - December 2015
December 1, 2015
by Robert Feuer
Sebastopol’s HopMonk Tavern, which opened in 2008, provides a delicious setting for music and dining, including a large outdoor beer garden where folks sit under an expansive skylight among bubbling fountains, hanging and sitting plants, and two stages. Stone buildings remain from a past life as the Power House for the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad, one with the sign LIVE BIER – FRESH MUSIC. It’s a Historical Landmark, over 100 years old, and, during a reincarnation as the Powerhouse Brewery, housed the Johnny Otis Show on KPFA
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Real Music - Chris Smither - Still on the Levee Real Music - Chris Smither - Still on the Levee - November 2015
November 3, 2015
by Robert Feuer
Veteran folksinger Chris Smither’s solo appearance at the Sebastopol Community Center on Nov. 22 is one that isn’t to be missed by fans of that genre, especially those with a sense of history. He’ll be presenting his repertoire, spanning 50 years of songwriting, in what he calls “a recognizable guitar style of three-fingered picking, with my feet mic’d as an added percussion thing.”
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Jackie Greene - Photo by Jay Blakesberg Real Music -Like Father, Like Son - Dylan Chambers
October 1, 2015
by Robert Feuer
Singer/songwriter Dylan Chambers’ musical journey began on the stage of Lincoln Center in New York at age four, singing “Dock of the Bay” with his dad, Lester Chambers of the classic R&B band, the Chambers Brothers. Lester, with Dylan’s uncle, Willie Chambers, was touring up the coast from Florida, and Dylan wanted to be on stage, too. Instructed to enter after their fourth song, he says during a recent interview, “I popped up on a stool and took the mic from my dad. I could see the sea of people standing up cheering for me. The feeling was so real, like this is what I’m going to go for the rest of my life.”
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Jackie Greene - Photo by Jay Blakesberg Real Music - Down on the Russian River Blues and Jazz Festival
September 4, 2015
by Robert Feuer
In my life, music makes the world go ‘round, and the Russian River Blues Festival is a high water mark. In this impressionistic setting, where the vivid colors of sun, sky, and river conjoin, people commune, and beer and wine flow freely, time stops, and I’m alive to the tiny moments I’ll never remember nor ever forget.
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Real Music - August 2015 Ambassador of Americana -Tommy Thompsen Real Music - August 2015 Ambassador of Americana
August 1, 2015
by Robert Feuer
Saxophonist Terry Hanck, who returns to the Sonoma County Fair for his annual two-week residency, is a man who has spent his life doing the things he loves, music and surfing. I first met him in 2012, when we had a talk against a serene backdrop of the hills and fields of Petaluma. He was riding high, fresh off a Blues Music Award, the blues industry’s top honor, as best horn player.
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Real Music - September 2015 Down By the River - Jackie Greene Real Music - September 2015 Down By the River
August 1, 2015
by Robert Feuer
Saxophonist Terry Hanck, who returns to the Sonoma County Fair for his annual two-week residency, is a man who has spent his life doing the things he loves, music and surfing. I first met him in 2012, when we had a talk against a serene backdrop of the hills and fields of Petaluma. He was riding high, fresh off a Blues Music Award, the blues industry’s top honor, as best horn player.
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