Lake County Music Guide – 5.12.22 – The Bloom

This week’s activities are expected to run the gamut between shredding and a car show, with plenty of live music events in between. With Friday, Saturday and Sunday predicting good weather, outdoor events are piling up, while indoor ones will be just as busy. Enough chatter – here’s the live music schedule for the week of May 12-May 16…

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

Alright Metal Minutiae 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 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bring all personal, legal and other documents you need to have shredded here during these times. Free…

At Clearlake at The Spot, local favorites The Mark Weston Band will rock the juke joint Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Spot kicks off their spring music with some great numbers, so keep them on your radar…

On Friday, the Smiling Dogs Tasting Room in Kelseyville will feature blues styles from TC Culp and Friends, (I’ll be seated on guitar…) from 6:30 to 9:30. Award-winning wines and other SDTR wines will be sold by the glass, bottle or to go. On Sunday, expect an Open Mic/Jam with house band Margo and Friends from 2-5 p.m.

Twin Pine Casino in Middletown will bring Lake County Royalty back when Twice as Good takes the stage on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. These guys are so good that there will be twice the fun, twice the excitement, and maybe even twice the winnings. Who knows?…

The Robinson Rancheria Casino Lounge in Nice will host Dustin Saylor on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. On Saturday, country band Flat Busted will be there to offer your USRDA of Two Stepin’ music from 9am to 1am. This is where the winners dance…

Saturday morning will be the perfect time for the Farmer’s Finest Farmer’s Market from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Shannon Ridge Mercantile off Highway 29 in Finley. Come and stock up on the freshest local fruits and vegetables you’ll find, as well as an assortment of handcrafted items from local artisans. Once your shopping is done, enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the acoustic music of Mike Guarniero, (hey, that’s me!…). Thank you for supporting our local producers and artisans.

The wait has been too long, but the Riviera Hills Lounge at the Riviera is happy to bring back, by popular demand, those great rapscallions, The Fargo Bros, on Saturdays from 6-10 a.m. You’re gonna dance, you’re gonna sing, you’re gonna, well… fill in the blank______________________. It’s perfect…

On Sundays at The Boathouse in this pretty little town of Nice, the Fargo Bros are back and rocking the terrace from 2pm to 6pm. There’s a new international flair to the Boathouse menu, (the Chicken Adobo is the bomb…), the weather is going to be cooperative and it should be a great fun time for all…

Running Creek Casino celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday with live music from Twice as Good starting at 11 a.m. There will be crafts, food and traditional dancing throughout the afternoon. Then it’ll be rocking again on Sundays when The Time Travelers bring their rock and blues music from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Maybe your lucky day, see what I mean…

The Blue Wing Saloon at Upper Lake always offers great meals, a full bar, friendly staff and lots of live music. This weekend will be no different… On Friday, come and listen to the delicious songs of an older era by the Majide Trio from 6pm to 8pm. On Saturdays, you’ll find the always entertaining Andy Rossoff playing for your culinary delights from 6am to 8am. Their Sunday brunch will feature music by David Hawkins from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If Sunday dinner is on your horizon, singer/guitarist Chris Forshay will only enhance the 6:00-8:00 p.m. experience. And for those in the mood for Blues, Monday Blues will feature Margo and Friends from 6-8 p.m. Reservations are recommended for all of these events.

Mendocino County

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

Ukiah Brewing has quite a busy schedule this week, starting on Tuesday when Hilary and Christiane play from 6.30am. On Thursday, the Oopsie Daisies play from 6:30 a.m. You’ll find Wolf Tree playing Saturday from 6:30. So get ready for the Girls Night Out Dance Review, (for the ladies, of course…) starting at 9am.

Rivino Winery in Ukiah will present the music of Blue Luke on Friday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Saturdays you will find the Cosmic Family playing from 1 to 4:00.

The Shanachie Pub in Willits will feature the music of Harmonic Convergence on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. And last, but not least – Severance will be rocking The Pub at Ukiah on Saturday night from 8:00 p.m.

With all of this washed out weather we’ve been experiencing, this weekend seems like the end of it as temperatures remain in the warm column, relatively speaking… But dancing not only warms the mind, it also warms your body. And there will be lots of dancing this week, so if and when you come out to support our local musicians, (and thank you so much for your support…), have fun, but be safe…

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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