Boy George & Culture Club

Gender-bending Brit Boy George & Culture Club led the New Romantic movement that took over MTV in the early 1980s. He hits the stage...

Lettuce

Originally from Boston, Lettuce is world-renowned funk septet formed from a variety of Berklee School of Music alumni. Berkeley jazz group Amendola vs. Blades...

Boz Scaggs

We all experienced 1976 in “Silk Degrees” thanks to Boz Scaggs’ undeniable blue-eyed soul. Younger audience members may have heard No. 3 hit “Lowdown”...

KBong

Kevin Bong, aka KBong, is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his role in reggae band Stick Figure. He toured with the...

Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Mexico guitar duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela, garnered an affectionate fanbase while busking the streets of Dublin in the early 2000s. Their debut album...

Apollo Bebop

Santa Ana’s funky, fresh Apollo Bebop dropped their debut studio album “Still Learnin’” earlier this year. It is an homage to roots and humility,...

Rayland Baxter

Thoreau had Walden Pond. Kerouac had Big Sur. Rayland Baxter had an old rubber-band factory in Franklin, Ky., and it suited him just fine....

Todd Snider | Vagabond at Heart

Folksinger Todd Snider was only 16 years old when he first ran away from home. “My family was splintering and my parents were both going...

Richard Blair recreates Truckee history in song

The opening track on Richard Blair’s newest album begins with deftly fingerpicked acoustic guitar. His smooth, yet weathered, voice enters in harmony on “Pony...

Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope is husband and wife duo featuring Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst of Charleston, S.C. They play intense folk music painted...