Earle Fest 2017 with Los Lobos

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Earle Fest 2017 with Los Lobos

The California Honeydrops, Tift Merritt, Nina Gerber, Timothy O’Neil Band, Dirty Cello, Charley Peach, Emily Lois

Sat · September 23, 2017

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 3:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Los Lobos
Los Lobos
Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their major label debut How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984. Although the album’s name and title song were inspired by a National Geographic article about real life wolves in the wild, the band—David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin—saw parallels with their struggle to gain mainstream rock success while maintaining their Mexican roots. Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well -- and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.
The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world, playing festivals of all kinds and touring widely across North America, Europe and Australia. In 2016 the Honeydrops were honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her North America release tour—and in the past have been privileged to support the likes of B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.
Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and recording artist. The Americana Music Association nominated Tift for 2004 Album, Artist and Song of the Year. "Broken," the first single from Another Country, parked itself at #1 on the Americana Airplay Chart for weeks, and was nominated for Song of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Tift Merritt’s music defies categorization. Her uniquely satisfying stew of rock and roll, soul, folk and country has record stores scratching their heads and audiences dancing in the aisles and telling their friends. There’s food for thought there, too—Tift knew she wanted to be a writer before she knew she wanted to be a musician, and her lyrics are carefully and finely crafted.
Nina Gerber
Nina Gerber
After carving a career out of what some might call the shadows, guitarist Nina Gerber is at last beginning to dare the light. Her first album as a leader, Not Before Noon, follows two decades which brought her to prominence without ever placing her name on the front of an album cover. Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. Her contributions to acoustic music have earned her a following as loyal as for the numerous high talents she has accompanied - proving the shadows equal to the spotlight in the creation of honest, powerful, and beautiful music.
Timothy O’Neil Band
Timothy O’Neil Band
Timothy O'Neil is a songwriter from Temecula, California, currently submerged in the Sonoma County Americana scene, Timothy O'Neil Band bares its influences of punk-rock and mixes it into songs, nodding to genres of bluegrass, folk, and singer-songwriter. Be prepared to sing along and have one hell of a good time.
Dirty Cello
Dirty Cello
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
Charley Peach
Charley Peach
From the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, Charley Peach is a rock band featuring powerful female vocals, epic guitar solos, and driving grooves.
Emily Lois
Emily Lois
Emily is a Sonoma County singer songwriter performing covers and originals at local venues, cafes, open mics and farmers markets.
Venue Information:
SOMO Village Event Center
1100 Valley House Dr
Rohnert Park, CA, 94928
http://www.sonomamountainvillage.com/