Singer and songwriter Joshua James Esterline has spent the last 20 years playing everything from punk and heavy metal to traditional folk and Americana. Esterline’s current solo project, Acousta Noir, reflects his musical roots (he hails from the small town of Roseburg, Ore.) and the life of a country boy in the Pacific Northwest. Acousta Noir’s debut LP, Suffer & Overcome, features traditionally styled folk fueled by a passionate punk aesthetic that’s at once familiar and wholly new. This week, the North Bay Hootenanny presents Acousta Noir on Thursday, March 5, at Epicurean Connection, 122 W. Napa St., Sonoma. 7:30pm. 707.935.7960.