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
Over 40 years ago Charlie Musselwhite played through the Bay Area - he fell in love, and began playing here at Cotati's Inn of the Beginning at every opportunity. While Charlie has become a world recognized musician and global ambassador for the blues, Sonoma County is his home. A recent Rolling Stone review described him as “an understated virtuoso able to push past tradition without losing himself" - or us!
Chava Cruz & Trapezio
Trapezio is a 4 piece multi-cultural, Latin Rock/Latin Fusion band from Santa Rosa. With Chava Cruz on lead guitar/vocals, Miguel Santoya, Al Rice, & Steven Anderson, Trapezio delivers high energy shows & celebrates cultural diversity & unity. Chava Cruz & Trapezio plays original music as well as cover songs with rhythmic twists, in Spanish & English. The Band's Santana-like music flavor, along with Chava Cruz's Hendrix-like guitar virtuosity, will captivate you both live & on CD. Chava's previous play with groups like Santana & Mana demonstrates the culmination of his musical dream - Trapezio.
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.
David Luning's debut album "Just Drop on By" has been called a "gritty, joyful, soulful piece of Americana", and "an album you'll want to revisit again and again". The album is receiving national radio play and is making it onto the Americana and Roots Music Charts! David performs as a solo act and also with an awesome band including Dave Sampson, Ben Dubin, & Linden Reed.
A- $27 Snap On Face (lead singer) a Sonoma County band thru 1970's.
B- The Moron Project (lead singer) a Sonoma County band 1997-99.
C- Sonoma Soundtrack album, 1980 benefit record.
D- ""I'm Ready to Fight"", a solo record, 1980, acknowledge by President
E- ""Heavy Mental Music"", a 1981 benefit record for International Year of
Disabled Persons, acknowledged by President Ronald Reagon.
Founded in 1985, the Detroit Disciples have indeed staked a reputation as a band with a keen ear for songwriting. Baptized in the same roots rock river that began with Mitch Ryder and flows through such artists as Los Lobos, Steve Earle, the Mystix and A Band of Heathens, the Disciples have caught the attention of many a discerning fan. Based in Sonoma County, California, the Detroit Disciples have a strong following garnered from years of shows in the San Francisco North Bay.
Gin, as most of us know it, is a strong colorless alcohol flavored with juniper berries. Another less widespread meaning of the word Dgiin is a mischievous spirit, often confined to a bottle due to reprehensible acts. Dgiin is better known around Sonoma County as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French.