Folk Notes

Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival March 14 in Sebastopol

Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival March 14 in Sebastopol 150 150 SoCoFoSo

By Mark Hogan The Sonoma County Folk Society and California Bluegrass Association team up once again to present a full day of music and workshops at the 20th annual Sonoma…

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What does the Sonoma County Library have to offer musicians?

What does the Sonoma County Library have to offer musicians? 504 320 SoCoFoSo
The Sonoma County library has 14 branches, plus the Adult Literacy program at the Central Library, the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library adjacent to the Central Branch, the Healdsburg Wine Library, and Petaluma History Room. The Central Branch is open 7 days a week and most other branches are open 6 days a week.read more

Legendary Folksinger and Storyteller Adam Miller performs

Legendary Folksinger and Storyteller Adam Miller performs 1163 1000 SoCoFoSo

An artist whose kind has dwindled to an endangered species, Adam Miller is a renowned old-school American troubadour and a natural-born storyteller. One of the premier autoharpists in the world,he…

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Kate Wolf had a Sonoma County kind of sound

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

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…

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Mariachi Juniors

Mariachi Juniors 485 331 SoCoFoSo

Most of the students in the younger group had only been playing for a matter of weeks. Photo by Steve Gilford The highlight of the evening was the joint performance…

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Remembering TAYLOR FINLAY SoCoFoSo member for over 35 years!

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

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…

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Steve Hogle

Steve Hogle 750 1000 SoCoFoSo

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…

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Walker Creek Sampler

Walker Creek Sampler 150 150 SoCoFoSo

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…

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Remembering Gil

Remembering Gil 150 150 SoCoFoSo

By John Knutson – When I was a young man, about the age of twenty, in the early 1970s, I was living in the Haight Ashbury, about a block from…

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