.Charlie Swanson

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Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.
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Apr 13, 2022

Meditative Musician Visits West Marin

Raised on the East Coast and now living in Portland, OR, guitarist and singer-songwriter Jeffrey Silverstein uses music to better understand himself and those...
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Mar 23, 2022

Culture Crush: Blackberry Smoke

Santa Rosa Small Press Sonoma County Library and the Santa Rosa Zine Collective are teaming up this month to hold the second annual Santa Rosa Zine...
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Mar 16, 2022

Culture Crush: The Joyride Band in the SOFA

Glen Ellen Paint by Nature Raised in Santa Rosa, renowned Mexican-American multidisciplinary artist Maria De Los Angeles addresses issues of migration and identity in her paintings,...
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Mar 16, 2022

Visual Feasts: Women, Cinema and Food Honored in Sonoma

The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) celebrates a quarter of a century spent promoting independent films and inspiring film lovers during its 25th annual...
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Mar 9, 2022

Dirty Cello Debuts Red-Hot Rock Record

Combining virtuosic musicianship and a fiery taste for rock and roll, Marin-based ensemble Dirty Cello is renowned around the world for their energetic live...
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Mar 9, 2022

Culture Crush — Head West, Irish Comedy Festival and More

Healdsburg & Mill Valley Lucky Laughs Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, The Real Irish Comedy Festival showcases the best of today’s Irish comedic talents...
Mar 2, 2022

Huichica Music Festival revives summer dates, shares full lineup

For more than a decade, Northern California event curator (((FolkYEAH!))) and the state's oldest family-owned winery joined forces each summer to present the Huichica...
Mar 1, 2022

Veteran North Bay Musician Johnny Colla Hears Voices on New Album

A fixture of the Bay Area music scene since the 1970s, musician, producer, songwriter and raconteur Johnny Colla has seemingly done it all. He got...
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