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
Down Dirty Shake
The Down Dirty Shake was formed in 2006 by Kyle DeMartini, Aaron Grimes, James Langarica, and Aj Lopez in their hometown of Merced CA. The group is deeply influenced by the central valley blues and the soul that was the 60's. The Shake has put out two self-produced albums, a self-titled in 2011 & a live album recorded at the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol CA in early 2012. As heard on the album the boys pride themselves on the live shows, incorporating: 2 electric guitars, a bass, drums, shakers, organs, occasionally a didjeridoo & a very energetic front man. The shows are guaranteed to be an experience, always raw and unpredictable.
Frobeck has been astonishing audiences throughout Northern California with their unique blend of Pop, Funk, and Rock music. With high-octane vocals, life-altering songs, and world-class musicianship they launched to the forefront of the Northern California music scene. Boasting a full lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keys replete with sultry backing vocals. Frobeck is sure to get your blood pumping, booty shaking, and your groove grooving.
Gabby La La is currently touring with “Snow Angel,” a Dream Pop Duo which features her on sitar, ukulele, accordion and voice, and Rachel Antony-Levine on Micro Korg and backing vocals. Snow Angel is the most personal, and emotionally inspired project by La La to date. Invoking feelings of nostalgia and hopeful possibility, Snow Angel makes an impression that could melt the most cynical of hearts.
Gary Vogensen is one of those extremely rare and gifted guitarists - a brilliant songwriter, producer, and performer, who is also a gifted teacher - a true guitarist's guitarist. “I've been blessed to have worked and toured with many great musicians and singers. My own music combines a bit of pleasure, a bit of pain, a bit of gravity, and a bit of levity - it's simple and pure - and you can dance to it!"
Gator Beat continues to stun its audiences with versatility uncommon in this genre. Their latest CD, Gimme Some Mo’, marks 20 years of musical success, influenced by the contributions of these great artists. This group adds its own dimensions, taking Gator Beat originals, traditional Zydeco & Cajun hits from the past, and weaving a masterpiece of live energy that is completely satisfying. It comes together and leaves you screaming “Gimme some mo’!”
Girls & Boys
Girls & Boys, are a band based out of Santa Rosa California. Their debut album "The Feel Of The Sun" came out October 2011. It is a mix of vibes and styles ranging from the intense energy and emotion of "The End', to the laid back groove of "Winter Moon". KC Turner from SF wrote in his New Music Monday blog "Be Prepared to get goosebumps!". WIth four songs placed in the upcoming Hollywood film "Divorce Invitation" debuting in March at the "Cannes Film Festival", they are definitely on the rise and gaining attention!
Girls in Suede
Girls in Suede is a three piece band consisting of Alexis Faulkner, Nikos Eliot and Eden Mazzola. Each member plays several instruments during their live performance from saxophone to glockenspiel to keyboard to a midi synthesizer controlled by the member’s feet. Despite their unconventional set-up they are still one of the rowdiest rock and roll bands in Sonoma County. Their self-titled EP was released in November of 2012 with a full-length CD rumored for release in early 2014.
"With songs ranging from 2:20 to 7:50 and dynamics to match, Sonoma County indie-rockers Hadley Hill explore the expanse of human emotion on their debut album, "Fall." The album features beautiful tones of a Wurlitzer electric piano, songs built with perfectly placed guitars, catchy synthesizers, bootyshaking bass, relentless pounding drums and powerful vocals. Think Radiohead meets Wilco at a Cure concert in Seattle. The ambitious indie rock quintet includes former members of Urine Love, Caveat and Allez-Cuisine!, some abandoning their former genres for new, more reflective music. "I was in a punk band for a long time," says singer Bryan Haven. "But I've always wanted to do something like this. I've been writing songs that need more than power chords to tell their stories. There's still that raw rock coming through, but it's balanced with a softer side that feels like it can just explode at any moment."
Hayhurst and Hughes
Has it been a while since the memory of good times with the legendary Bronze Hog has crossed your mind? Frank Hayhurst and Richard Hughes continue to make music for the sheer joy of it. "Eleven by two" contains original tunes that carry on their tradition of infusing dance-your-ass-off-to-crazy-fun rock 'n roll with clever lyrics, catchy hooks, and "hell-yes you're still 20" party music. So turn it up! Get down! Get high! Bust a move!
The Hellhounds, comprised of"Dave"Shuv"Chavoya (harp), Phil Ajioka (lead and slide guitar, and vocals), Allen McDaniel (drummer & rhythm master),and Bill Wolfe, (bass & vocals) have become the gritty leading edge of the Sonoma County blues scene over the past 20 years. Each member is an accomplished musician who brings the real experience of the blues to each performance.
Jason Bodlovich is a guitarist/bandleader who performs with a mix of original projects. Bands include Jason Bodlovich Group, Organix, Ragtag Sullivan, and JB jazz trio. Eclectic is a good word to describe J's sound as he incorporates many styles into original compositions including rock, jazz, funk, blues, Brazilian and more. J's Influences include the bluesrock stylings of Hendrix, the funk of The Meters & the technical prowess of instrumental rock guitarist Jeff Beck.