Feb. 22: Return to Form in Sebastopol

Personal story time: About eight years ago, I briefly worked the box office at a local venue, where I met a fellow part-timer named Joni Davis. Music quickly came up, and Davis told me she was a pianist and songwriter. Oh cool, I thought, that’s nice. Then I saw Davis perform, and was absolutely floored. Her haunting melodies attached themselves to my psyche and refused to let go. Cut to now: It’s been over two years since Davis last played live. I wondered what became of this gifted artist, and this week comes the welcome news that Davis will be dusting off the keys on Sunday, Feb. 22, at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 3pm. 707.829.7300.