Show #1

On Saturday May 15th, the fabulous Ms. Elaine Lucia comes to the Petaluma Arts Center  – not only does she have an amazing voice and captivating presence, but she has gathered a stellar band to accompany her — featuring Jonathan Alford on Piano, Pierre Archain on Bass,  Alan Hall on Drums, Gerry Grosz on Vibes, and Randy Vincent on guitar.

Lets just take one of these musicians — say, Randy Vincent – OK?  He is perhaps the finest jazz guitarist in the country – absolutely and unarguably in the top 4 or 5 – and that’s the truth!  Randy has an impeccable sense for phrasing and innovative yet absolutely appropriate chord voicing’s.  He is a fabulous musician, and, he’s just one of the musicians in Elaine’s band!

This concert will sell out, and it would be a shame for you to miss it — so here’s the inside information on how to insure that you catch this remarkable show: Call Peg Grubb today 707-763-0100 or email: hotgrubb@comcast.net. $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  

A final comment on shows at the Petaluma Arts Center: we owe a debt of gratitude to Peg Grubb for being a relentless advocate for really first class music – and for bringing it to us right here at home in Petaluma!

Show #2

Taku Benefit Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for the Taku Sakashta benefit on May 23rd at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center are now on sale — call the Box Office at 588-3400 (Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 to 5:00pm) — they’re $55.00 each – and in this case totally worth it!

The show will feature Robben Ford, Tuck & Patti, and special guest Boz Skaggs – along with Volker Striffler, and an additional special guest, the blazing guitarist Eric Gales sitting in with the Black Market Blues Band – along with Bill Ham Lights – this will be an amazing afternoon and evening of music – along with a silent auction – the show starts at 4:00PM and ends at 10:00 PM.

There will be food – sushi in fact, provided by Ken of Hana’s in Rohnert Park, and Spreckles serves beer and wine.

Our community of musicians has been devastated by the loss of Japanese-American luthier Taku Sakashta, who was recently killed outside of his workshop in Rohnert Park – and the only thing we know how to do with this heartbreak is to celebrate his life.

Taku’s primary focus as a guitar builder was the arch top guitar, although he could build anything and did so for many of the world’s best guitarists, including Tony Darren, Robben Ford, Tony Marcus, Boz Scaggs and Martin Simpson. At the time of his death Taku’s website mentioned that he was in the process of designing a guitar for both Tuck Andress and Pat Martino.

This will be a sold out show – no doubt about it – and it will be a totally amazing event.  You heard it here first — and NOW is the time to get your tickets!