May 27: C.T. Cruisers R&B / Blues Revue at the KRSH Backyard

It’s that time of year, when one heads to the hardware store to buy nails and is instead deluged with 2,327 different kinds of barbecues, reproducing all over the entrance to the store. You know the type: those big-ass, manly, plutonium-fueled monstrosities, sometimes as much as a thousand bucks. Who needs ‘em? We’ll take our $20 Weber knock-off and throw on some Howlin’ Wolf, thanks, and it’s in this same spirit that the KRSH Outdoor Barbecue abides. This weekend is the season’s first of the popular free series, with an all-local, all-blues lineup that pairs the C.T. Cruisers with five local luminaries—namely, vocalists Cathy Slack and Linda Ferro, guitarists Levi Lloyd and Jody Counter, and keyboardist Ron Lacey. Lacey’s played with the Temptations, the Drifters, Lou Rawls and more, and Counter just made the district finals in Guitar Center’s “King of the Blues” contest. It’s all MC ed by Zone Music’s Frank Hayhurst when the C.T. Cruisers R&B / Blues Revue plays on Thursday, May 27, at the KRSH Studios Backyard. 3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa. 6pm. Free. 707.588.0707.