May 9: Wine and Roses: Mother’s Day Songwriter’s in the Round at Cellars of Sonoma

Folks around these parts still talk enduringly of the ‘Songwriters in the Round’ concerts which used to come through Santa Rosa, featuring Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett and Guy Clark. This Sunday, the same idea is implemented by songwriters Natasha James, Jeffrey Halford and Pete Olsen for Wine and Roses: Mothers’ Day Songwriters in the Round. The Sonoma-based James continues to ride the wave of her recent album Tequila Time, and Jeffrey Halford is no stranger to local blues clubs. Keep on eye on Olson, too—the paramedic-turned-busker turned tragedy into triumph when he suffered a terrible car accident and began singing on the street in Berkeley. In an intimate wine-tasting room, the three casually tell stories, swap songs and toast the mothers of the world on Sunday, May 9, at Cellars of Sonoma. 133 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 3pm. $35-$40, proceeds benefit Sonoma Valley Community Health Center. 707.578.1826.Gabe Meline