Lake County Music Guide 1.20.22 – The Bloom

I am a Covid Omicron survivor. This shows how vulnerable even the most cautious people can be with this virus. Ok, I got a little sloppy, let my guard down for a nanosecond, and then suddenly, bada bing, bada boom! – I tested positive! I had no symptoms other than a slight runny nose (which is normal for this time of year). But I’ve since maintained my 10-day self-quarantine period and just tested negative again, so it’s safe to get back in the water – so to speak. Here is the live music guide for the week of 01/20 to 01/24…

The Hip Replacements will rock the Saw Shop Public House in Kelseyville on Thursday from 6-9 a.m. They are quickly becoming a crowd favorite at SSPH, fusing great music with a great menu and full bar to satisfy your Thursday night dining experience. Reservations are recommended.

The Smiling Dogs Tasting Room in Kelseyville is pleased to present Dave Broida and Blues Farm’s 12 Bars of Excellence on Fridays from 6:30-9:30. All your favorite SDTR wines will be available by the glass or the bottle, dancing allowed and lots of good vibes. Come join the party.

On Sunday, Margo and Friends will host an Open Jam, open to all musicians from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday evening, the Robinsons Rancheria Lounge in Nice will revive, by popular demand, the Country Soul of John Paul Hodge. This guy is awesome, with just about the most soulful voice I’ve ever heard here at The LC. Come see why I rave about him. The music is on from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, indulge your Top 40 dance jones with the band Gotcha Covered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Twin Pine Casino in Middletown will feature the music of Lance Cornwall on Friday and Saturday. Get into your USRDA music of Two Steppin’ from 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

It’s going to be fun times at the Riviera Hills Lounge on the Riviera when Beatz Werkin’ starts rocking the Riv on Saturday nights from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Hey, these guys are a bomb! Classic rock for days! Come check them out! Planning a big party? Call to reserve a table…

O’Meara’s Brewing in Lakeport will feature great beers and craft beers along with even more excellent music from Cowboy Johnson and his trusty sidekick, fiddle phantasm Chris Rovetti. Cowboy is the real deal, cutting his teeth in the rugged country scene of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Come hear him tell stories about it all from 6-9 p.m.

The Blue Wing Saloon at Upper Lake has a full weekend and more this weekend; Friday night the Majide Trio, made up of Machiko Shimada, Paul Kemp and Pierre Archain, are very happy to add to the mix, the Queen of Boogie Woogie Wendy DeWitt from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday evening, Steve Winkle will perform for your viewing pleasure from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Sunday Brunch brings you the music of N’awlins, (ok, I’m a tourist…) from the Andy Rossoff Trio from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. The Sunday Concert with Conversation will feature music by Rita Hosking and Sean Feder from 3-4:30 p.m. Cost is $30 (please call for purchase information). Sunday Supper will feature the charming Hilarie Wilt on guitar and vocals from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday Blues will feature the Henry Oden Band from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Ukiah Brewing has music pretty much all week starting Tuesday when the Pierre Archain Concept takes the stage from 6:30am. On Thursday James Patrick Regan will perform starting at 6:30 a.m. On Saturday, the Pierre Archain Concept is back at 6.30am. . On Sundays from noon, fill up on Wendy DeWitt’s excellent Boogie Woogie Piano. The Jazz Dudes will end the weekend on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. And if you fancy a comedy (and who couldn’t laugh these days), it’s Comedy Night at Rivino Winery on Friday nights with Kabir Singh, Sydney Stigerts and Paul Conyers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Please note that this event has been modified from another location). Call the winery for more info, tix costs, etc. And get ready to laugh!

Besides catching Covid, I carried this nasty itchy rash all over my torso. No idea what it is. I spoke to a local beekeeper to see if it’s related to the hives, but he just looked at me like I was a total jerk. So much for the so-called experts, huh?… Anyway, be warned – there’s some bad stuff going around out there. But there’s still great live music out there, so if and when you go out this week to support our live music scene, have fun – but be careful.

Mike Garniero

Mike has been playing professionally, both acoustic and electric, for over 40 years. He paid his dues into a strong Sonoma County music scene in the 80s and 90s, then DJed for 10 years after moving to Lake County in 1996. After retiring from his 26-year job , because he recognized a growing local music. stage, he decided to dedicate his time to performing live music again. He never looked back. With his regular band, Dr. Groove, he played lead guitar for local bands (Fargo Bros, Blues Farm, CAM Band, Borrowed Time, Time Travellers). He has played acoustic guitar at some of our local wineries, restaurants, farmers markets and art galleries. He is also a semi-regular supporting various local open mics around Lake County. He writes and records original songs and has also recorded original demos for other performers. For the past three years, he has posted a local music guide on Facebook called Lake County Music Guide.

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