Sonoma County Folk Society

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

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

Due to the flooding of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center the festival venue has changed to Analy High School – 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol 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 https://www.cbaweb.org/Events//Sonoma:  $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…

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Kate Wolf had a Sonoma County kind of sound 646 1000 SoCoFoSo

Kate Wolf had a Sonoma County kind of sound

By Gaye LeBaron of Press Democrat on 10/12/19 – Just the mention of his name can create a national audience for Ken Burns’ documentaries. His recent “Country Music” series was a classic example. As expected, last month’s eight-part documentary was — as they said back in the day — “a trip.” He took viewers through…

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Mariachi Juniors 485 331 SoCoFoSo

Mariachi Juniors

By Steve Gilford – For more than a half dozen years, Jam Nation has been performing for performing at assisted living homes, Alzheimer residential care units and retirement communities in Sonoma County. Our band has donated the payments we receive to support student music programs. Last year several of our members attended an end of…

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Remembering TAYLOR FINLAY SoCoFoSo member for over 35 years! 395 510 SoCoFoSo

Remembering TAYLOR FINLAY SoCoFoSo member for over 35 years!

By Doug Dempster – 1924-2019 – “He always had a smile on his face,” said Dick Tracy upon hearing of the death of his friend and former work colleague, Taylor Finlay. That was the near universal reaction from those who knew Tay as musician, friend, mentor, co-worker, intellectual. Others mentioned generosity of spirit, kindness, acceptance,…

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Every month with a 5th Sunday SoCoFoSo holds a Pickin’ Potluck at the Sebastopol Grange. Bring a dish to share and join in the music and friendship.
Next Pickin’ Potluck is…

End-of-Year Pickin Potluck Party

December 29 @ 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

SoCoFoSo Board Meeting

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featured Videos

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  1. Riley Hill and Brand New Still

    October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio

    October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Sebastopol Family Dance

    October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. The Quitters: Glenn Houston & Stevie Coyle

    October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Rowdy River Special

    October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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