While you may not know musician Mike Guarniero personally, odds are you’ve seen him play. For years he has been involved in the Lake County music scene and played with over twenty different bands. You might have heard him play with his band, Dr. Groove, which regularly has performed in the county. Or you might have caught his Lake County Music Guide, which posts on Facebook and in The Bloom (when there is live music). Sitting in the courtyard of Pogo’s Pizza in Kelseyville earlier this week with Mike felt as if we were seated with a long-time friend we haven’t seen in a while. You might feel the same if you are a music lover in Lake County; Mike’s friendly personality makes conversation easy.
The Blue Wing Restaurant in Upper Lake has completed its COVID 19 REOPENING PLAN and is prepared to welcome customers back to a limited number of well-spaced tables in its sycamore-shaded garden. As per County guidelines, service will be confined to the outdoor spaces for the time being.
Blues lovers won’t want to miss the next “Concert with Conversation” in the Tallman Hotel Meeting House in Upper Lake at 3 PM on Sunday, February 9. The Blue Wing’s favorite blues guitarist, singer and songwriter “Mighty Mike” Schermer will be paired with blues harp master and bandleader Andy Santana.
The informal series of “Concerts with Conversation” at Upper Lake’s Tallman Hotel in the winter and spring of each year has become a favorite of Lake County music lovers over the years. Five great Sunday afternoon concerts will headline the Hotel’s fourteenth concert season beginning on January 19.
This Friday, September 27, you can catch a four-band concert featuring a new generation of local and regional Alternative, Grunge & Indie Rock bands at the Middletown Art Center (MAC). The performances start promptly at 7, doors open at 6:30. LuvBug productions in partnership with the Middletown Art Center is proud to present the event. […]
Tickets are now available for “Music at the Marsh,” an afternoon of acoustic music and fun planned for Saturday, September 14 from noon until 5 p.m. at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, located on Hwy 53 between Lower Lake and Clearlake. The event is a benefit for Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA), the all-volunteer nonprofit […]
Be sure to put Saturday, Sept. 14 on your calendar to attend “Music at the Marsh,” an afternoon of acoustic music and fun planned at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, located on Hwy 53 between Lower Lake and Clearlake, with music starting at noon and lasting until 5 p.m. The event is a benefit for […]
Guitarist and singer Jack Williams will be performing in Kelseyville on September 14 at the monthly Coffeehouse Concert Series. Widely considered to be one of the best acoustic guitarists in America, Williams’ artistry is nothing short of amazing, according to concert organizer Michael Richeson. Williams is a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense […]
For some reason, I watched “Blazing Saddles” last night and I’m still giggling. Deep down I’m still a child… Kind of poignant when you consider there’s only one more month before the Summer comes to an end, and with it the outdoor concert events are winding down. The Lakeport Summer Concerts are now completed, as […]
The Higher Logic Project comes to Middletown Art Center (MAC) on Friday, August 23 from 7:30-11: 30 pm. The MAC welcomes this beloved local band to perform in the MAC gallery, surrounded by artwork from the NATURE exhibit currently on view. DJ’s will provide additional dance music. Enjoy Reggae infused dance-rock and soulful melodies with […]
Kim Rippy-Thomas sits at a picnic table on the deck of her house. Cobb Mountain rises through the massive Ponderosa Pine trees, filling the horizon. The day feels warm, but the mountain breeze eases the heat, moving the branches above our heads. Reggae music plays in the background, rhythmically swaying with the trees. My wife […]
Now that the Great Heatwave of July 2019 is finally over, we can all look forward to the Even Greater Heatwave of August 2019. Last weekend I could swear I saw a woman frying eggs on her chest. Maybe I was just hallucinating. But it was pretty hot… Lots going on this weekend so here’s […]
He’s BACK! Rize Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.” Tickets […]
The Saw Shop Bistro in beautiful downtown Kelseyville is happy to present on Thursday evening, The Hip Replacements starting at 6:00. Have an excellent meal and a cocktail while listening to this fun band. Running Creek Casino in Upper Lake will present pianist, singer and raconteur Andy Rossoff from 5 to 9:00. Pull a few […]
The Coffee House Concert series will present singer-songwriter Xochitl on Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00. The concert will take place at Fore Family Winery Tasting Room on Main Street in Kelseyville. Xochitl is based in the Bay Area. She is a singer-songwriter with a variety of genres, from jazz to rock, […]
Okay, folks… I apologize… I truly regret referring some of you as “nimrods”… I’m so completely ashamed of my behavior… NOT! Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s the live music guide for the week of 7/2 through 7/9… (well, at least as I know it…). On Tuesday evening The Moose Lodge […]
Hey there, music fans! Lots going on this weekend so let’s get the guide started! This is your live music guide for the week of 6/26 through 7/2. On Thursday, Dave Broida and Blues Farm will start off the outdoor music at The Saw Shop Bistro in beautiful downtown Kelseyville beginning at 6:00. Enjoy a […]
This Friday marks the Summer Solstice, for us in the Northern Hemisphere the first day of Summer. For the Gauchos, Afrikaners, Aussies and Kiwis, it’s time to break out the sweaters, Mates… Meanwhile, here in Nor Am it brings on 91 days of laze, malaise and mayonnaise, (Fun Fact; the average consumer eats about a […]
Middletown Community Farmers’ Market will be hosting live entertainment on Friday nights, all summer long! The Farmer’s Market is entering its sixth year and is currently hosted by the Middletown Art Center, who often have concurrent events. Fridays that land on the first Friday of each month is a much bigger event, running concurrent to […]
On Saturday, June 8th, The Coffee House Concert Series is hosting a very special performer from Portland, Oregon. Casey Neill is multi-talented and internationally famous for his songwriting and delivery of amazing lyrical stories about our common American experiences. His music mixes influences from punk, Celtic and folk music, and has been compared to R.E.M. […]
There’s a Mockingbird in my trees. Must get sleep… Must plug ears… Must focus… Must kill Mockingbird… Here’s the live music guide for the week of May 29 through June 4th… The Catfish Coffee House in Clearlake and Chris Grant will host another Open Mic starting around 6:30ish. If I can drag my backside in […]
As the winds and threatening weather sweep us into the Memorial Day Weekend, never lose sight of what this weekend is all about. To most of us, it’s about remembering our country’s service members who have died in armed conflicts. Paul Tsongas once said; “America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is […]