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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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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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Steve Hogle 750 1000 SoCoFoSo

Steve Hogle

Steve Hogle has been involved in bluegrass music in California since before there was a California Bluegrass Association.  Steve is one of the original signatories on the petition that Carl Pagter (CBA #1) was passing around in 1975 on the way to filing the paperwork necessary to form the CBA. His membership number is 39.…

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