Lake County Music Guide – 5.12.22

This week’s activities should run the gamut between Shredding and a Car Show, with lots of live music events scrunched up in between. With Friday, Saturday and Sunday predicting good weather, the outdoor events are stacking up, while the indoor ones are gonna be just as busy. Enough prattle – here’s the live music schedule for the week of May 12th through May 16th…

The Saw Shop Public House in Kelseyville will feature on Thursday, Tom Drinnon from 6 to 9:00. For their Sunday Brunch – piano player, raconteur and part time New Orleans denizen, Andy Rossoff is back and playing for y’all from 10AM to 1-ish. Either event offers a superb menu and full bar. You won’t go home unsated, whether your pleasures are food, drink or music. Reservations are recommended…

Okay, the Metal Minutiae are wondering when and where all the shredding is taking place – PSYCH!!! Community First Credit Union in Clearlake will host a shredding event Thursday morning from 9 to 11:00. Bring all the personal, legal and other documents you need to have shredded here during these times. No charge…

In Clearlake at The Spot, local faves The Mark Weston Band will be rockin’ the juke joint on Friday from 6 to 9:00. The Spot is starting up its Spring music with some excellent acts, so do keep them on your radar…

On Friday, the Smiling Dogs Tasting Room in Kelseyville will feature the Blues stylings of TC Culp and Friends, (I’ll be sitting in on guitar…) from 6:30 to 9:30. Both award winning and other SDTR wines will be sold by the glass, bottle – or bottles to go. On Sunday expect an Open Mic/Jam featuring house band, Margo and Friends from 2 to 5:00.

Twin Pine Casino in Middletown will bring back Lake County Royalty when Twice as Good take the stage both Friday and Saturday nights from 9 to 1:00. These guys are so good there’ll be Twice the fun, Twice the excitement, and maybe even Twice the winnings. Who knows?…

Robinson Rancheria Casino Lounge in Nice will feature Dustin Saylor on Friday from 5 to 9:00. On Saturday, Country band Flat Busted will be there offering your USRDA of Two Stepin’ music from 9 to 1:00. It’s where the winners dance…

Saturday morning is gonna be ripe time for the Farmer’s Finest Farmers Market from 10AM to 1:00 at the Shannon Ridge Mercantile off Hwy 29 in Finley. Come on out and stock up on the freshest locally grown fruit and veggies you’re gonna find, plus an assortment of handcrafted items from local artisans. When you’re done shopping enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the acoustic music of Mike Guarniero, (hey, that’s me!…). Thank you for supporting our local growers and craftspeople.

It’s been too long a wait, but The Riviera Hills Lounge in the Riviera is happy to bring back, by popular demand, those rockin’ good rapscallions, The Fargo Bros on Saturday from 6 to 10:00. You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll, well… fill in the blank______________________. It’s all good…

On Sunday at The Boathouse in that nice little town of Nice, The Fargo Bros are back and rockin’ the patio from 2 to 6:00. There’s a new international flair to the Boathouse’s menu, (the Chicken Adobo is the bomb…), the weather is gonna be cooperative and it should be a great fun time for all…

Running Creek Casino is celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary on Saturday with live music from Twice as Good starting at 11:AM. There’ll be crafts, food and traditional dance throughout the afternoon. Then it’s gonna be rockin’ again on Sunday when The Time Travelers bring their Rock and Blues music from 5 to 9:00. Could be your lucky day, know what I mean…

The Blue Wing Saloon in Upper Lake always offers excellent meals, a full bar, a friendly staff and lots of live music. This weekend will be no different… On Friday come listen to the delightful songs of an older era from The Majide Trio from 6 to 8:00. On Saturday you’ll find the ever-entertaining Andy Rossoff playing for your dining pleasures from 6 to 8:00. Their Sunday Brunch will feature the music of David Hawkins from 11:30 to 2:00. If Sunday Supper is on your horizon, singer/guitarist Chris Forshay will only enhance the experience from 6 to 8:00. And for those in the mood for some Blues, Monday Blues will feature Margo and Friends from 6 to 8:00. Reservations are recommended for any and all of these events.

Mendocino County

If cars are your passion, McCarty’s Bar in Redwood Valley on Saturday will present the Summer Kick-off Car Show from 1 to 4:00 and will feature the music of the Black Horse Blues Band.

Ukiah Brewing has a pretty full schedule this week, starting with Tuesday when Hilary and Christiane play starting at 6:30. On Thursday the Oopsie Daisies play starting at 6:30. You’ll find Wolf Tree playing Saturday starting at 6:30. Then get ready for the Girls Night Out Dance Review, (for the ladies, of course…) starting at 9:00.

Rivino Winery in Ukiah will feature the music of Blue Luke on Friday afternoon from 4 to 7:00. On Saturday you’ll find the Cosmic Family playing from 1 to 4:00.

Shanachie Pub in Willits on Saturday will present the music of Harmonic Convergence starting at 8:00. And last, but not least – Severance will be rockin’ The Pub in Ukiah on Saturday night starting at 8:00.

With all this wishy washy weather patterns we’ve been experiencing, this weekend appears to be the end as temps stay in the warm column, relatively speaking… But dancing not only warms the spirit, but it also warms your body. And there’s gonna be plenty of dancin’ going on this week, so if and when you go out to support our local musicians, (and thank you very much for your support…), have a fun time, but please be safe…

Mike Guarniero

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.

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