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
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.
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.
Chris Caswell is simply one of the world’s finest players and builders of the Celtic Harp. He is also a respected performer on the bagpipes, Irish flute, tinwhistle and bodhran. A true Celtic bard and musicologist, his performances cast a bright spell with the music and his obvious delight in playing. His music is infused by his Welsh heritage, the Middle East and South America.
Chris Towzey, Singer-Songwriter, adds dimension to his lyric writing and soulful vocal delivery with acoustic and electric guitar styles and strong soloing. Born in California, formative years in Europe, he later entered a music degree program at Santa Rosa J.C.. Upon transferring to Sonoma State University he studied jazz arranging under Walt Oster. Now working on a 3rd CD release, he and his four-piece band play locally.
Winners of the North Bay Music awards & voted 'Best Rock Band' in 2011 by Bohemian Magazine, Sonoma County’s Crazy Famous is on their way to living up to their name. Honing their chops at Festivals & the beer soaked bars & venues up and down the west coast. Crazy Famous’s entertaining stage performance, coupled with the bands memorable ‘vintage party’ rock & soul sound, successfully captures the attention of any audience over & over again.
The Sorentinos are a four piece California rock and roll band that has been pleasing and baffling audiences for more than 25 years with their brand of west coast rock that takes heavy doses of English pop/rock , American garage , blues and country with a bit of singer songwriter folk to make their own special kind of noise.
I've been playing music in Sonoma County and elsewhere since 1979, performing songs that I have written and covering songs I wish I had written. For the last 2 years I've been playing throughout Sonoma County as a trio called Dave Hamilton and friends. I also have been playing in a Bluegrass band for 18 years called the "Sonoma Mountain Band" of which I am one of the two remaining founding members.