Are you in the Mood for some good live music?

Well, you can catch Junk Parlor at Moody’s this Friday & Saturday (Nov. 17 & 18) in Truckee, CA.

These guys will keep you up sipping your drink way longer than you expected! Then you’ll want to return to catch the songs you missed the night before! ūüėČ

http://www.junkparlor.com

Royal Jelly Jive will be coast side in Bolinas for a fun filled night at Smileys Schooner Saloon on Friday, Nov. 17th. Catch a gorgeous Californian sunset on the beach, then walk over to the show and be ready to dance the night away!

http://www.royaljellyjive.com

If you are in Sebastopol, you can catch Saffell & Hadley Hill at Aubergine on Friday, Nov. 17th! Two great acts for a great price: $8

http://www.saffellmusic.com

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Catch the Hootenanny Express!!

Yes, you can join a bus full of party goers and drive to S.F. and back for a great show at Slim’s on Thursday, Oct. 9th with ROYAL JELLY JIVE, HIGHWAY POETS & MARTY O’REILLY.¬†

Just think, you won’t have to worry about drinking and driving because someone else will be doing the driving! Just BYOB, and you’ll be able to get your party on before you even cross the bridge, and you can bring your friends. Even though the original bus has SOLD OUT! There are still tickets left on the second bus leaving at the same time, same place, for the same show!

Bus leaves Santa Rosa or Petaluma to Slim’s in San Francisco the evening of Thursday, Oct. 9th – Buy your tickets ASAP! This will sell out, and you’ll be bummed you didn’t get on the bus! –¬†http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hootenanny-express-w-royal-jelly-jive-highway-poets-and-marty-oreilly-the-old-soul-orchestra-tickets-12659371521

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Who’s going to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass?

We are so lucky to have this amazing weekend of top quality FREE music in the beautiful Golden Gate Park every year. Hardly Strictly – THANK YOU for the years of wonderful music and good vibes.

This year we are blessed with another warm weekend! So, take your picnic blanket and a pal and get down to Hardly Strictly!

If you can’t make it to San Francisco, then be sure to get out and about in this glorious Californian weather. It’s bound to break soon, and with the El Ni√Īo speculations, it will probably be pouring for weeks!

See you in the park!

http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2014/

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SoozMusic joins Second Octave!

SoozMusic is thrilled to team up with Second Octave Talent ¬†–¬†http://www.secondoctave.com

Sooz will be working specifically with Highway Poets & Royal Jelly Jive along with other locals acts to help bring them to the forefront of the Californian music scene. More coming soon……stay tuned!

Highway Poets website:  http://highwaypoetsmusic.com
Like them on fb: https://www.facebook.com/TheHighwayPoets

Royal Jelly Jive website:   http://www.royaljellyjive.com
Like them on fb: https://www.facebook.com/royaljellyjive

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Horsing around with DGiiN, La Mandanga and Beso Negro!

Tonight you can get a perfect start to the weekend with¬†DGiiN at Peri’s in Fairfax!

………and if you miss them tonight, then you can catch DGiiN with La Mandanga at Aubergine in Sebastopol tomorrow, Saturday, August 23rd!

Also, tomorrow, Saturday, August 23rd, Horses Heaven share the stage at Hopmonk in Novato with Lungs & Limbs and Saffell.

On Sunday, August 24th, Mill Valley is celebrating it’s 29th Annual Concert in the Plaza¬†with Beso Negro, playing at 1pm!

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Village Rising, Americana Festival & More!

Another warm weekend ahead with 2 local festivals and more on my radar.

Beso Negro play Torch Club in Sacramento on Friday, August 15th at 9:00PM. http://www.torchclub.net

Green Valley Village presents Village Rising on August 15 Р17. Village Rising is a two day all inclusive permaculture emergence. Permaculture, Cheese Making, Yoga, Sustainable Forestry, Plant Identification, Building Techniques, Live Music and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/1518094791742820/

Beso Negro will be the entertainment on Saturday, August 16th at Village Rising, along with Whiskey & Circumstance and Be Calm Honcho. Beso Negro start at 8:30pm.

Denim Wedding are delighted to be playing at Moody’s in Truckee for 2 nights on Friday, Aug. 15th and Saturday, Aug.16th. Shows start at 8:30pm. Moody’s is a perfect place for dinner and a show. Denim Wedding will keep you riveted! Make your reservation now:¬†http://moodysbistro.com

If you are in the McCloud/Shasta area don’t miss the Americana Festival happening this weekend, too!¬†Junk Parlor will play on Sunday, Aug. 17th at 1:30PM.¬†http://www.mccloudchamber.com/mccloud-heritage-days

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Kinetic Carnivale in Willits and more!

Mendocino County Museum’s 3rd Annual Willits Kinetic Carnivale powers up on August 9th and 10th, 2014 with a full weekend of activities combining the old and new in a way that is uniquely Mendocino and totally 21st century!

SoozMusic presents Junk Parlor, Sweet Beat Petite & The Crux as part of the festivities.

Sweet Beat Petite – 2:00pm on Saturday, Aug. 9th
Junk Parlor – 5:00pm on Saturday, Aug. 9th
The Crux – 3:00pm on Sunday, Aug. 10th

For more information: http://www.kineticcarnivale.com

Junk Parlor and Sweet Beat Petite will be warming everyone up with a pre-party extravaganza at the Shanachie Pub in Willits on Friday, August 8th – TONIGHT!
Shanachie Pub, 50 S. Main Street, Willits, CA 95490

The Crux play at Peris in Fairfax TONIGHT, before making their way to Willits.

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Reggae on the River 2014

When we arrived at Reggae on the River it was 105 degrees and sweltering. The concert bowl was dusty as we moseyed through¬†to the other side¬†looking for a swimming hole to dip in and cool off. Worried there wouldn’t be enough water¬†in the Eel River, we were delighted to find plenty enough to swim in and feel refreshed.

Once the sun began to go down, the crowd started coming out of their shade hideouts to rebel in Reggae and dance the night away.

All the music was fantastic. There was never a dull moment. One of my favorite new acts of the weekend was Meta and the Cornerstones.

Thanks Reggae on the River and Sol Solutions for a great weekend!

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Post OCF & Wanderlust!

After 10 days on the road in my Eurovan, I’m glad to be back home, doing laundry and catching up with email and friends. Oregon was beautiful and green. Tahoe was stormy and dramatic!

I felt blessed to stop for at least 2 swims a day in the many clean and clear rivers along the way.

In Tahoe, I agreed to bless and drop a crystal into my nearest waterway on September 21st, as part of a massive global water healing event. You can learn more about this event at: http://www.aqualuz.org

On the music front, DPS (Dysphunctional Species) and Ancient Mystic will be getting you on your feet at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato on Friday, July 25th at 9pm. Buy tickets here: http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/

On Saturday, July 26th, DGiiN will be playing at B.R. Cohn Winery at 6pm. Buy tickets here: http://www.brcohn.com/event/sms-dgiin

Here’s a little something from Dysphunctional Species!

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Jirid√≥n & La Mandanga on KRCB

Listen to KRCB (91FM) on Sunday, July 13th at 8:15PM for half an hour with La Mandanga followed by half an hour with Jiridón!

http://krcb.org

http://lamandanga.net

http://jiridon.wix.com/jiridon