Sept. 23: Shining Bright in Cotati

Longtime Sonoma County musician Bobby Jo Valentine is known for his pop melodies and emotionally resonant lyrics, and his latest album, Maybe Stars, is no exception. The songwriter delves into his own personal path toward spiritual peace and weaves inspiring tales about following your dreams and listening to your heart on the new album. He spreads the love with an album-release show this weekend. Valentine’s full band—Dennis and Ruthie Haneda and David Fairchild—plus special guests Amie Penwell, Amy Hogan and John Roy Zat join him for the show on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 8pm. $10. 707.795.7868.

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