Read all about it! The 19th Annual Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival 150 150 Sonoma County Folk Society

Read all about it! The 19th Annual Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival

Come join us for a day of music and fun on Saturday, March 9 as we celebrate our 19th year! This year’s event features a wide range of great performances including the Duo Quartet, Nu-Blu, Jerry Wicentowski & the Wiseman Institute, the Bloomfield Bluegrass band and Mike Beck. In addition to the main stage acts, there will be a workshop with cowboy singers Mike Beck & Scott Gerber discussing the lives of working cowboys while swapping songs,  and an old-time fiddle workshop with Plaid Stranger’s Karen Celia Heil. Doors open at noon with music running 1pm-9pm. Tickets go on sale February 1 at People’s Music (Sebastopol), Last Record Store (Santa Rosa) and online at  $35 in advance, $40 at the door; one low price all day!  There is a $5 discount for members of the Sonoma County Folks Society and California Bluegrass Association with proof of membership. Be sure to bring your instrument. There will be plenty of opportunity to jam and hang out with friends! For more information, contact Mark Hogan 707-477-9537 or email About the bands… Read more for band bios, photos and links    …

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7th Annual Guitar Festival 150 150 Sonoma County Folk Society

7th Annual Guitar Festival

Saturday, February 2nd 12:00-10:00pm Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

2019 Cloverdale Fiddle Festival 150 150 Sonoma County Folk Society

2019 Cloverdale Fiddle Festival

Saturday, May 4th 9:00-6:00  

Walker Creek Music Camp 150 150 Sonoma County Folk Society

Walker Creek Music Camp

Next camp will be held April 11-14, 2019 featuring an Irish music track in addition to the usual oldtime and bluegrass. Registration opens January 15

Next Board Meeting 150 150 Sonoma County Folk Society

Next Board Meeting

Next SoCoFoSo Board meeting is on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00pm. It will be held in a private home in Santa Rosa. Email: for directions. Everyone is welcome!

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Walker Creek Sampler 150 150 Sonoma County Folk Society

Walker Creek Sampler

by Bill Amatneek As a teen, I attended a summer music camp. We played in duos, quartets, choirs and orchestras, attended classes in composition, singing, ear training, conducting, and music theory, and took one-on-one lessons. We even sang art songs, including the 1826 Franz Schubert hit that begins “Who Is Silvia? What is she?” I…

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Jamming Grandpa! 1964 1964 Sonoma County Folk Society

Jamming Grandpa!

Every month with a 5th Sunday SoCoFoSo holds a Pickin’ Potluck at the Sebastopol Grange. This month the Pickin’ Potluck is a potluck supper with open mic stage and multiple jams!

  1. Three Acre Holler

    January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Laurie Lewis, Don Henry, Claudia Russell and Nina Gerber

    January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Santa Rosa Contra

    January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  4. Kevin Russell’s Well Known Strangers

    January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Crying Time

    January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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