Sonoma County Folk Society

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Folk Notes

News, Tips and Fun from the Folk Music community in Sonoma County and beyond.

About, “The Strychnine Banjo”

About, “The Strychnine Banjo”

By CW Bayer Photo: 1867 Dobson patent banjo—the instrument upon which Charley Rhoades composed “The Days Of 49.” In many ways, our modern ideas and practice of folk music reflect efforts by Pete Seeger to not only rescue the old mountain music but also to see it as a...

Legendary Nashville guitarist Richard Smith plays July 9

Legendary Nashville guitarist Richard Smith plays July 9

July 9, 2022 Sebastopol Cultural Community Center Youth Annex 425 Morris Street, Sebastopol $30 gen adm/$25 SoCoFoSo members Cash/checks only Doors 7:00/Show 7:30 Vax record checked at the door/masks highly recommended indoors When Richard Smith picks up a guitar,...

Community Jams

Make new friends and connect with others while playing music together!

Join the Sonoma County Folk Society

Sonoma County is home to a remarkable music community. Participate and connect with fellow music lovers and enjoy the many benefits of being a SoCoFoSo member.

We work together throughout the year to host shows and events, support young musicians, and promote folk music.

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