November 2017 Sonoma County Music Picks
November is a time to be thankful, and this year the Sonoma County community is especially thankful to those around them who lent a helping hand to their friends, family, and neighbors.
Here are some of the live musical acts coming to Sonoma County this November:
Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, conductor & Denis Matsuev, piano
Friday, Nov. 3
Mariinsky Orchestra is one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Led by Maestro Valery Gergiev, they are joined onstage by extraordinary pianist and returning GMC artist Denis Matsuev, who has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition.
Saturday, Nov. 4
Geyserville Gun Club in Geyserville
The Awesome Hotcakes, a local funk band who bring a style of music that blurs the lines of musical genres, is taking the stage at the Geyserville Gun Club. Details on their website.
Saturday, Nov. 11
The Luther Burbank Center may have been partially burned by the Tubbs Fire, but the main auditorium stands tall and the center is ready to welcome the Australian soft-rock duo, Air Supply. “Lost in Love” was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold over 10 million copies. Tickets available on their website.
Sunday, Nov. 12
The historic winery in the hills of Sonoma sustained some fire damage from the Nuns Fire in Sonoma Valley, but the winery and structures are all intact. They are hosting Mandolin Orange, an Americana/folk duo based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the Redwood Barn. Details and directions to the winery online.
Vintage Trouble plus Desi Valentine
Tuesday, Nov. 14
The Krush 95.9 Presents Vintage Trouble at the Mystic Theater. The R&B Band has wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones, The Who, AC/DC and the Dixie Chicks and have played sold-out headline shows worldwide. Tickets available online.
Claypool Cellars Wine Harvest Bonanza
Saturday, Nov. 18
Join Claypool Cellars for their ninth annual Pinot Release Party at the Abbey. Featuring the musical mischief of the lead singer of Primus, Les Claypool and Friends. Celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks with friends at the wild and wacky wine release. Tickets sell out every year, so get them early online.
Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe
Sunday, Nov. 19
With over 25 years as a professional baseball player, Tim Flannery often sings about his baseball days. The singer/songwriter plays Americana music with energetic, emotional live shows. Tickets are available online.
Sunday, November 26
The American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, is most famous for his pioneering country music. In September of 2016, he will be coming back to the Luther Burbank Center singing music from his newly released, first-ever bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars, as well as his hits. Tickets on the LBC’s website.
Pro Tip: Buy a ticket to a local show for someone who may be in need of some entertainment. They will definitely be grateful for the gift.