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
The Crux is an encyclopedic band of multi-instrumentalists, performing pirate shanties, klezmer jams, barn dance tunes, and bluesy dirges in a theatrical performance style. Their sound is an energetic brand of folk music enlivened with a taste of punk rock, featuring an armory of instruments including banjo, accordion, and clarinet. The Crux performs music in a similar vein as the Pogues, Gogol Bordello, and The Devil Makes Three.
The Hot Frittatas
Northern California’s liveliest ensemble for European and International café music: Italian, French, Mexican, Brazilian, and more. The Hot Frittatas consists of fiddle, mandolin, accordion, guitar, and cello. Their third CD, “What’s Next?” was released in the Fall of 2009, continuing a musical journey which began with Caffe Liscio (2001), followed by Invitation to the Dance (2004). Their spirited performances include the Cotati Accordion Festival, Italian Festas in California, Nevada, and Oregon, the Folk Alliance West Conference, in Phoenix, Arizona, and concerts from Pasadena to Portland. They have played wineries, restaurants, house concerts, and Italian weddings throughout the Bay Area and have written original music for television and film. A great band for dancing, dining, or enchanted listening.
A disparate group of musicians, The Ruminators’ diverse personalities and musical histories create a wholly new blend. A somewhat sphinxian stage presence, guitarist/singer/songwriter, Greg Scherer’s restrained intensity belies the heartfelt passion and cathartic nature of his songs. His musical influences lean toward the folk music of the United States and British Isles mixed with a key sixties era ingredient of experimentation and cross-pollenization— separating The Ruminators from folk purists. “I have no interest in re-creating, really, reinterpretation and personalizing—making a particular style your own is where it’s at.” Ruminator lead singer, Jennifer Goudeau, has a voice whose range of expression extends from a sultry soulfulness to the delicate caress of a ballad. Coming from a jazz background, Jennifer sings with the phrasing and warm seductive sonance reminiscent of the leading female singers of the genre. Other members are accordianist/keyboardist, Ron Stinnett; Allen Sudduth, guitar; Jan Martinelli, bass and Jonathan Brown, drums.
Tribal Hippie Under Ground Zone (The Thugz) - This multi-faceted band has delighted music fans of all ages and tastes. Rock, blues, country, psychedelic and various world music styles blend together at a Thugz show to bring the “positive vibes” of the ‘60’s into the 21st century. Informed by the music of Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Miles Davis and others the Thugz’ original songs and cosmic jams help to create a fun, communal spirit between band and audience.
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.