Real Music VOL 3 will be release June 7th, join us for a release party & benefit: Real Music Vol 3 Party
Oliver’s Markets proudly presentsour Real Music CD VOL I, II & III, featuring bands and musicians from Sonoma County. Real Music was born from our desire to play original Sonoma County music over our store public address systems to delight and entertain our shoppers. Our search for local content connected us with a miraculous local music community that embraced our interest and inspired this compilation. Just as it is with food, we believe local music is valuable, compelling and intrinsically relevant to our lives. Local musicians draw from the experience of living here and their music reflects the diversity and uniqueness of life in Sonoma County.
We have compiled over six hours of original music written, performed and generously donated by 66 Sonoma County artists to benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank. While certainly not comprehensive, we believe this collection represents a good sampling of the amazing music that is being created and performed right here in our backyard everyday. We hope you enjoy it!
We’d like to thank all of the artists featured in this CD for their generous support of this project and the Redwood Empire food Bank. Special thanks to Frank Hayhurst, Blair Hardman, Prairie Sun Recording, Doug Jayne at the Last Record Store, and the KRSH 95.9fm whose hard work and deep rooted connections to Sonoma County music made this CD possible.
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Below you will find all of the artist that submitted music
Alison Harris grew up in Shangri-La-esque rural Sonoma County. Her father was a music teacher, her grandfather an eccentric composer, and her mother a lover of language. Alison’s books and piano were her childhood companions. She began writing songs at age 13. “Smoke Rings in the Sky” was released on Omega Records in 2008. Her band “Alison Harris and the Barn Owls”, is currently recording a new album.
Amber Lee’s catchy and sultry songs are fueling the accordion’s resurgence as a sexy instrument. Her crafted songs, witty lyrics and infectious melodies are an important contribution to the Accordion Babe Revolution! Amber's songs range from bawdy cabaret, to melodious folk ballads, gypsy tunes and soulful spirituals. She has been touring extensively since 2008, traveling across Northern America and Europe with her 'Main Squeeze' Accordion. Her mission: to bring accordion to the masses!
Andy Dru Rodgers
Incubated by a decades long songwriter alliance with brother Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, as an underage act in seedy New Jersey clubs, Dru and his unique flatpicking style performed throughout New England and the Midwest. With brother Jeff and musical compatriots Steve Bird and Jay Young, he final landed in SF as the acoustic rock quartet “Heavy Wood.” Since those early days, Dru found a home in the vast North Bay musical bounty including KAZAMOZE, Cahoots, and Roxanne Oliva.
Arcane Dimension is the San Francisco Bay Area premier Avantgarde World Fusion band/performance group, featuring musical blend of world fusion, electronic beats, and tribal bellydance. The sound revolves around enchanting female vocals, haunting bowed guitar (GuitarViol) melodies, and hypnotic rhythms. Ritualistic elements, one of a kind costuming and stage decorations, guest musicians and dancers complete the elements incorporated into the live show.
Born in San Francisco in the fall of 1970 BC Fitzpatrick has spent most of his life in the small towns north of the Golden Gate Bridge. When asked about his music and what he does, he reflects back to his youth and the immeasurable hours spent unsupervised exploring his hometown. And, when he thinks about it now, not much has changed since then, he is still rummaging the dry creek beds, railroad yards and eucalyptus groves in search of another song.
Beso Negro has an all-star lineup of internationally experienced musicians who have brought drive and passion to Gypsy Jazz. Beso Negro has transformed a genre into a vibrant new beast. Darker, faster, more danceable, more blues, more Gypsy, Beso Negro's indelible fingerprint brings Jazz Manouche to a new generation and to the 21st century. One night with Beso Negro and you will understand what is means to get the "Black Kiss".
Established as one of the Northern California wine country’s most popular party bands. This versatile and energetic band features a hard driving rhythm section (they all sing), the mighty four-piece Blue Moon horn section (they all sing too), and one of the finest female vocalists you will find anywhere. Blue Moon captures the Motown, Rock n’ Roll, Rhythm and Blues, and 70′s Disco spirits.
Blueshift is an alternative rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their unmistakable sound blends grungy rock with hip-hop, soul, and funk. Blueshift's consistently superb and innovative songwriting transcends the barriers of age and genre, making them a force to be reckoned with in the underground music scene.
Brad Rosaschi has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1962. He resides in Rohnert Park and has been writing and playing original music for 30 years, played in a couple of bands over the years, and played at various open mic events, sharing original music with the community.
Brothers of Siren
Finding the right combination of musicians, great original music, and heart, are not always an easy find. Brothers of Siren has it all. When they take to the stage it’s exciting and the chemistry is evident. From Sonoma County, all the members have mad music running through their veins and would love nothing more than to share it with everyone.
Cahoots is a Sonoma County-based roots and Americana band. The music ranges from old jazz standards to Grateful Dead jam tunes to Wilco covers along with a growing repertoire of originals from Healdsburg singer-songwriter, Dan Imhoff. Cahoots' blend of country, blues, jazz and bluegrass gets its special North County sauce with Mike Brunson on drums, Eric Neilson on bass, Craig Anderson on slide guitars, Dru Rodgers on ukulele, and Dan Imhoff on guitars.