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Friday Music Series at El Vaquero Winery December 3 6-9 pm 

I'll be making a solo appearance at El Vaquero Winery in Corralitos, CA, this Friday amid Michael Gaither's Friday music series at El Vaquero Winery featuring Henry Chadwick. El Vaquero is a family owned and operated winery in Corralitos that specializes in producing small lot single vineyard designate wines from Corralitos, Santa Cruz Mountains, and neighboring appellations. A beautiful spot not far from where I grew up. 

A night of live music Friday, December 3  6-9 pm 

at El Vaquero Winery 

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November 27 Quaranpalooza Livestream Music Fest for a Cause 

 I've so enjoyed starting to play and see live music again more regularly in recent weeks. Nonetheless, there's still ample opportunity to enjoy livestreams from the comfort of home, including this Saturday, for the next QuaranPalooza Livestream Festival. This is the 19th multi-performer, multi-genre event John Rybak has produced since 2020. The latest iteration features 20 (!) different artists, including myself, Michael McNevin, Amy MacClain, Az Samad, David Gans and many more. Music starts at noon; I'm…

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Live Music in Point San Pablo Harbor, Richmond FRIDAY Nov. 19 

Point San Pablo Harbor is a once-upon whaling station along Richmond's San Pablo Bay which has more recently been transformed into a groovy hangout for those looking for a local getaway. Over the past few years, a band of creatives have installed an outdoor gallery of large sculpture, lighted paths, gardens and a goat farm(!), a community hall and restaurant. 
The restaurant, Black Star Pirate BBQ, serves up tasty plates, cocktails and generally good vibes on its sheltered back patio complete with a stage…

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November Music News: Live and Virtual 

Many years ago, during October, I spent a weekend with a bunch of artists and then hiked up a favorite trail to hang a wedding dress in a yellow-leaved cottonwood tree. No one tells you what to do with a wedding dress after a split, and I'd moved around Colorado with the boxed relic for a few months before that weekend, wondering what to do with it. I finally arrived at leaving it to the elements. Surprisingly, the dress would make it through wind, rain and a snowstorm before finally disappearing altogether…

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Department of the West #TB 

It's been almost two years since The Department of the West was released and I'm happy to see its staying alive out there in people's ears and memories. I appreciated this review from Rocking Magpie when it came out:

At times even I forget what great and such diverse music we've brought you over the last few years; as a for instance .... here's Deborah Crooks THE DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST https://t.co/g4qv2NenFv via @deborahcrooks

— Rocking Magpie (@RockingMagpie) October 30, 2021

Live at the Bandshell  

So fun and special to play the Golden Gate Bandshell on Sunday as part as the GG Bandshell Folk Fest and even more so to see some beautiful faces I haven’t see in way too long. 
 
Extra thanks to Steffen Franz, and Pete Kronowitt for rounding us all up and these photos!

Sunday in the Park!  

Though I’ve been enjoying spending a lot of time standing on boats and hills during the past few weeks, I’m looking forward to standing on a stage this coming Sunday in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park Bandshell. Amid a full afternoon of music, I’ll play a set at 3pm. Come on out!

Sunday, October 17, 12-4pm

Golden Gate Park Folk Festival Music Concourse Drive 
San Francisco, CA 94118

Featuring Adrian West, V Maund, Megan Keely, Pete Kronowitt, Deborah Crooks, and Brother Spellbinder