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
While Nick Berry may hail from Northern California, he is truly a Country guy at heart. Nick first began penning songs during his Junior year of High School, and by the time graduation came around, he was performing his music at live venues. Nick has had the opportunity to have some of his earlier songs both performed and recorded by local Country bands, and is currently writing and recording new music in his hometown of Santa Rosa, California and Nashville, Tennessee. Nick plans on releasing a self-titled, solo CD in the near future, as he continues to hone his craft as a singer/songwriter.
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and Blues Hall of Fame legend "Bad Talkin' Blues Man" Nick Gravenites is an archetypal performer - who is singing and playing at the very peak of his considerable talents. He grew up on the southside of Chicago, hanging out with Elvin Bishop, Paul Butterfield, and Michael Bloomfield - the guys who created the foundation for the current Blues Revival. This track was recorded live at the KRSH with John Allair and Roy Rogers.
Old on Meds
We all live in Sonoma County and our CD, 'The Master Bacon Project' was recorded almost entirely at Atlas Studios near Julliard Park. We've played together for several years but only became serious about being a "band" a couple of years ago. Technically, we're a combo as we don't have a drummer at this time. (We hired one for recording purposes because we'd RATHER have a drummer...) Old On Meds is made up of: Mark Bacon on acoustic guitar/vocals, Rick Hutchinson on bass, and Tony Cohen on Lead guitar
Onye is a world-renowned percussionist, composer and teacher. He leads the Onye and the Messenger musical group to perform nationally and internationally for festivals, corporate events, universities, concert halls and specialty events. They perform African music with fusions and influences of Afro-beat and Jazz, Reggae, Funk and World music. The results are to bring excitements & enliven audiences both young and old. Uplifting the human spirit into joyful celebration of body and soul!
Pat Jordan Band
Pat Jordan Band is a powerful five-piece acoustic-rock band with a sound carved from hundreds of live shows and a constant drive to evolve and progress. After years of shows, parties, and rehearsals - relentlessly fighting for every last opportunity to play and improve, the band has reached a high-note and is earning national recognition and critical acclaim. This dedication makes their concerts much more than just great music and a good time.
For Pete Stringfellow, it's all about music: he's an incredibly successful creator of music for film and television. And he's an experienced writer, musician and producer who has fully integrated the best of Nashville into his craft. From his home in Northern California, he's become one of the hottest rising talents in country music. Pete brings a unique blend to a headlining performance, or opening for a country superstar - fans enjoy a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
Welker, the only child of parents who were both working jazz musicians in New York and Boston, first picked up the trumpet at the age of nine. He credits his mother as being the major influence on his life and music career. "She really inspired me," Welker said. "Born blind, she sang on the coast-to-coast Camel Caravan show with Al Pearce and His Gang from 1935 to 1939. " After studying at Berklee College of Music, Welker moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. He led a sextet which was the house band at the famed Jazz Workshop in North Beach from 1961 to 1965 and featured piano player George Duke.
Pomplamoose is a California indie duo centered around musicians Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn. They enjoy making video songs for their recordings, with a few rules: What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) If you hear it, at some point you see it. (No hidden sounds) You may have even heard their music in commercials for Toyota and Hyundai.
The Pulsators formed in 1989 are a five piece band that plays its own brand of music. With a get-up-and-dance kind of orchestration, their music has been defined as a spicy blend of driving blues, New Orleans-funky R&B, rock steady reggae and rock-and-roll. Their music supports an ever-growing legion of faithful fans who keep coming back for more.