Singer-songwriter Scott Pemberton is lucky to be alive. A few years ago, while cycling, Pemberton was hit by a car—an accident that left him a changed man. Defying doctors’ expectations, he bounced back from the incident, regained his faculties and retaught himself the guitar. Now the Portland native is back on the road, playing an electrifying mix of blues, rock and funk with his band the Scott Pemberton Trio. With uninhibited joy and appreciation, the band brings a truly freewheeling and infectious lust for life to the Napa Valley when the they perform on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Goose & Gander, 1245 Spring St., St. Helena. 1pm. Free. 707.967.8779.