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
Interested in music since his teens RT Newt was strongly influenced by Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Jorma Kaukonen and many other wonderful singer/songriters, musicians and bands from the sixties forward. He's been playing guitar, singing and writing song since he was about fifteen, and have one self-released album out that he recorded with a group called the 'Blue Newt Trio' ('Over the Edge') and am currently working on three album recording projects ('A Gift From a Newt to a Pond', 'Surfing the Tsunami' and possibly one more).
Salty De Vito is an alternative rock band from Sonoma County that harnesses strong female and male vocals, sensible song writing, and infectious, hard hitting grooves, to create a sound that can appetizingly be described as, a "rock and roll cake with pop frosting." Recently, the band was invited to perform live on Sonoma County Radio Station, KRSH 95.9FM The Krush, and opened for Royal Bliss (formerly of Capital Records) for their record release in northern California, and will be featured on local TV station, KRCB Live, performing tracks from their debut album as well as a few new ones!
With a recipe including fresh barley and hops, creosote and wild-eyed bourbon, Smokehouse Gamblers mix ingredients of Traditional Folk, Rock riffs and Roots that boils up and over the pot. No born-on-date will do. Sticks and stones pile up on your back while tight pop structures add light to the darkness. Layered with lyrics of the sweet Northern California Pines, steam train engines and red dirt roads, Smokehouse Gambler's music is grass fed and stout in color. Holed up in the western hills of Sonoma County, California loaded with bass (Matt O'Shea), drums (Jimmy Jacobs) and guitar (Ted Baggett), Smokehouse Gamblers emerged in early January 2005. As an electric trio, the band gigged the San Francisco Bay Area with road trips to record and play the coast from San Francisco, CA to Portland, OR.
Under the Radar
Kevin Russell, a Seattle native, is a singer, a songwriter & a talented multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, mandolin, 5-string banjo, resophonic guitar and sings both lead & harmony vocals. Kevin plays in a number of popular bands including, the alt-country band the Laughing Gravy, a five piece rock/blues/swing/country band called The Rhythm Rangers, & a classic country band called The Country Train Wrecks. He also plays in an all-acoustic small rootsy quartet called Under the Radar. UtR plays acoustic bluegrass-informed folk, blues, swing & more.