It’s Halloween weekend and there are some live music events happening in the County. Here’s another mini-music guide for the last weekend of October/first weekend of November. Please let me know if I’ve omitted anything. Please bear in mind, masks and social distancing is required at all live music events.
Mike has been playing professionally, both acoustic and electric, for 40+ years. He paid his dues in a robust Sonoma County music scene during the '80s and '90s, then DJ'd for 10 years after moving to Lake County in 1996. After retiring from his job of 26 years, because he recognized a growing local music scene, he decided to devote his time to playing live music again. He's never looked back. Along with his regular band, Dr. Groove, he has filled in on lead guitar for local bands, (Fargo Bros, Blues Farm, C.A.M. Band, Borrowed Time, Time Travelers). He's played acoustic guitar at a some of our local wineries, restaurants, farmers Markets and art galleries. He's also a semi-regular supporting various local Open Mics around Lake County. He writes and records original songs and has recorded original demos for other performers as well. For the last three years, he has posted on Facebook a local music guide called the Lake County Music Guide.
Okay – there’s good news and there’s bad news… The Good; those uber-cool elbow bumps are really catching on. The Bad; as we have probably all expected, many of the Lake County venues that provide live music will be limiting service until further notice, which means most of the scheduled live music events have been canceled.
Valentine’s Day can best be described in a song. Local Upper Lake singer/songwriter John Paul Hodge has written a song that should be the national anthem for Valentine’s Day. It’s called “Smoochie Song”. Look it up on Youtube. Give it a listen. Then try telling me that I’m wrong… As we all practice our puckers for this coming weekend, just know that there’s lots of Valentine’s Day live music events scheduled in Lake County starting Friday. Check it out!…
PROFOUND REVELATION ALERT!!! I was just looking at a map of Clear Lake, (the lake itself…), and realized that it’s shaped like a Do-rag. What that has to do with the price of tea in China I’ll probably never know, but thought I’d share anyways… Here’s the live music guide for the week of 2/4 thru 2/11…
Okay, since we all survived the Great Blizzard of 2020, it’s now time we got back to normal, whatever that might be… (It’s relative, after all – my normal could be your worst nightmare:) This Saturday marks the start of the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year to us Occidentals. Either way, it’s a time for every family to thoroughly clean out their house in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck, (a metaphor?…). Fat chance of that getting done in my house… I gotcha fung shway right heah… fagitaboutit! Here’s the live music guide for the week of 1/21 through 1/28
Okay, just tying everything up before posting. Now I’m staring blankly at my monitor. My process is to gather all the info on Monday, then put it all into words on Tuesday, then post it in the afternoon. Seems simple enough, right?! Not always… Thank you. Anyways, here’s the live music guide for the week of 1/14 through 1/21.
Mark Twain said about New Years, “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.”
The Beatles once had a hit song called, “Eight Days A Week”. Now, I’m not one of those anal dudes who would nit-pick on a song’s title, (I’m sure “Cat Scratch Fever” isn’t really about getting clawed by your kitty…) but sorry Lads, there’s only 7 days to a week. HOWEVER… I do realize where there actually could be 8 days in a week, and as the creator of the Lake County Music Guide I take personal license in co-opting the actual meaning of that great Beatles hit to suit my purposes… So, my fellow Lake County live music lovers, I’ll be adding an extra day to this week’s music guide for 12/24 through 12/31 where I’ll list a number of New Year’s Eve events, to be found at the tail end of the guide.
It’s the most fattening time of the year! Yup… dig in, folks! There’ll be snacks at work, parties to attend, samples at the shopping malls, friends bearing fruitcakes, friends bearing fruitcakes, SHEESH!… But that’s okay because there’s gonna be plenty of good local live music that should give you a chance to dance it all off. Here’s the live music guide for the week of 12/17 through 12/24.
Funny how coincidences work out… I cut my musical teeth playing in Sonoma County back in the ’80s. It was a thriving music scene where in some places where you could find two or three night clubs all within a short walking distance of each other. Many of these clubs and bars had live music seven nights a week. Well, just this last weekend I had a conversation with a friend about how this sort of scene is sorely, (say that real fast – sounds like the name of a dinosaur…), lacking here in The LC. And then, VOILA! Two venues right next door to each other, right here in Lake County, will be offering live music same day same time. Coinkydink? Find out in this week’s live music guide for 12/3 through 12/10…
On the eve of another PSPS, (that’s power outages to the uninformed and/or those lucky bastiges with solar panels…), I have to race with time in order to get this done before my WiFi goes out. It’ll be short but sweet, Folks. Here’s the live music guide for the week of 11/20 thru 11/26….
I have to do this week’s guide quickly because I’m flying out tonight and won’t be around for a week. Got too many things to do before. Forgive me if this seems incomplete or even inaccurate, but… Here’s the live music guide for the week of 11/5 through 11/12… The Moose Lodge in CLO has […]