Recent Posts From Music

Max Creek: 45 & Live!

Originating in New England in 1971, Max Creek holds old-school jamband cred as being one of the original purveyors of the genre.

Steven Graves Dials It In on How Long

How Long is an unassuming gem that reveals a sincere and talented musician and songwriter finding his sweet spot with a killer band.  

Stephen Inglis Cuts the Dead Some Slack

Stephen Inglis manages to find open space in the sometimes crowded field of Grateful Dead tributes. On Cut the Dead Some Slack, the Honolulu-based  troubadour (with vocal harmony assistance from radio host and musician David Gans) offers a pleasing array of acoustic-based songs, demonstrating his dexterous chops on Hawaiian slack key guitar, guitarlele and the good old six string.

John Kadlecik Band at Skipper’s Smokehouse: 3.10.18

The audience danced, sang and grooved to the consistently inspired sound of the tight four-piece, which included Jay Lane on drums and Wavy Dave Burlingame on bass. It was a magical evening that demonstrated the power of live music performed by a talented band in a relaxed setting.

MiZ – A Year Ago Today; Boris Garcia – Around Some Corner

New releases by MiZ and Boris Garcia keep the dream alive . . .

Steve Kimock Blasts Off on Satellite City Tour

Steve Kimock’s new CD Satellite City features him in a mix of styles, from his trademark explorational improvisation to song-based fare featuring Leslie Mendelson. TipJar was lucky enough to chat with Steve about his new release and to get into some fun side tangents about his early years in San Francisco.

The Disreputable Few – Ain’t Who I Was

Over the years, Los Angeles musicians Mark Tremalgia, Randy Ray Mitchel, Paul Ill and Don Potruch have loaned their skills to artists including Bob Weir, Butch Trucks, Linda Perry and Billy Gibbons. Now they’ve come together as the Disreputable Few

The Bucket List by The Sound Field

With a carefully crafted batch of songs and superlative musicianship, this CD reflects the soulful creative mission of San Francisco Bay Area music critic and talented tunesmith Deborah Grabien.

Country Joe McDonald 50 Years later

On his latest release, 50, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Joe holds forth on subjects including politics, sexism, war, veterans, the environment, loneliness and love.