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Hank Levine CD Release Party

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Hank Levine CD Release Party

Hank Levine is having a CD Party at the Redwood Cafe in Cotati on Sunday, May 15, from 4:30pm until whenever. The CD is called It’s About Time or Is It About Time.

There will be live music performed by some of the finest musicians in Sonoma County, including Hank Levine, Nina Gerber, Karl Kumerle, Larry Jones, Shanin Jones, Mr. Music Jim Corbett, Catfish Jack, Daryl Web, Phil Lawrence, and George Chavez.

Hank Levine was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. but spent most of his childhood on a lake in Oakland, N.J., surrounded by the beautiful Ramapo Mountains. There he swam, boated, fished, and played ice hockey, but his favorite sport was always baseball. After graduating William Paterson with an Art Teaching Credential, he did his student teaching at Clinton Farms Prison. Oh, the memories!

After that, he took off with a college buddy and went on an extended college coffee house circuit tour up and down the East Coast and the Midwest. Hank shared the same stage with many folk artists of the day: Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Simon and Garfunkel, to name a few. After their last gig in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, where it was 60° below zero, they arrived in Santa Rosa, California for a short visit and immediately fell in love with Sonoma County. He went swimming in the Russian River on February 1, 1976. It was 70°!

While here, Hank opened up shows for Dire Straits on their first USA gig, The Byrds, Emilou Harris, Jimmy Buffet, Bonnie Rait, Taj Mahall, the Neville Brothers and many others. He got married, raised a family, helped raise another and directed child care centers for over 30 years, working with thousands of children and families. Upon retirement, he made a promise to record a CD.

Well, it’s about time!

Tickets: $25 at the door includes performance, CD, and raffle ticket. Raffle Prize: electric guitar!