A celebration of the life of Ronnie Martin.
We are gathering to remember a great friend and a truly good man who has done so much for so many and touched the hearts and minds of everyone that came to know him.
There will be loads of music from all of the bands Ronnie loved.
just about everyone wants to play in his memory.
Those bands and special guests will include:
Levi Lloyd And The 501 Band.
The Detroit Disciples.
The Alameda All Stars.
The Dave Sparks Band .
The Blues Defenders
Yo Pizza Face
The Linda Ferro Band
and many more special guests !!!
The Linda Ferro Band would love to perform for YOUR special event.
(Please keep in mind that The Linda Ferro Band is VERY versatile. Perhaps you need quieter music during meal service? Or maybe you would like to build your event starting with listening music and ending with our full 6-piece dance band? We have the musicians capable of "doing it all" for you. Small group to full party sound!)
PAST PERFORMANCES - HIGHLIGHTS
THIS WILL BE AN AWESOME SHOW!!! BEER & WINE Available
ROCK, BLUES, SWING, FUNKY and JAZZY POP
Music begins at 9am. Come stop by and say hello to us!
We are THRILLED to be venturing out of Sonoma County.
Songwriter Callie Watts (with Kris Dilbeck) will be opening for us this evening. Those of you who know the fabulous Funk/Rock band "Frobeck" know that Callie and Kris are an intergral part of the band.
Come check us out!!
We will be BRINGIN' it!!
Guest artist Buzzy Martin graces the stage to start the show! Buzzy is an Author/Youth Advocate and Singer/Songwriter who wrote a book called, "Don't Shoot, I'm the Guitar Man" which is being made into a feature film. Buzzy teaches "Education Not Incarceration."
Amazing raffle prizes.
Please see Facebook Event Page www.facebook.com/events/1425431597674184/ for a list of prizes.
TOY DRIVE, TOO!
COME DANCE * DRINK * BE MERRY!!
With the help of our community, the Redwood Empire Food Bank is now operating out of its new home! The Brickway facility is more than a building -- it's a hub of food distribution for Sonoma County and beyond. Come celebrate with us and learn about the innovative programs we are developing to end hunger in our community.
12 noon to 4pm
[Note: The Linda Ferro Band would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Frank Hayhurst (aka Francis Rico) who referred us to the Redwood Empire Food Bank for this booking.]
There's an absolutely AMAZING global "Happening" ocurring Friday - Sunday, Sept 27-29. It's called "100 Thousand Poets for Change." Communities ALL OVER THE WORLD are gathering together to speak, share, sing, play music, dance and unite for positive change in the world.
In Sonoma County, there will be a massive glorious march and a BIG DANCE PARTY at the Arlene Francis Center. The Linda Ferro Band has been invtied to perform Saturday night to help kick-off the dance party.
PLEASE PLEASE visit some of these sites to see what's going on. Their are photos and videos from all over the world that show the events that will be taking place. Start at this site: 100tpc.org
Please visit the links here and learn more about it! www.facebook.com/ArleneFrancisCenterEvents
(707) 528-3009 arlenefranciscenter.org/
UPLOUD CREATIVE PRESENTS:
Each guest is interviewed and performs a short set. All acts are video-taped and recorded. Hope you'll come to support this new creative project!
For more venue information, please visit: auberginebarandcafe.com/site/music-venue/
Linda will be returning for another "Songbirds" show. The stripped-down "quartet" format for the band was VERY well received and allowed the focus to be on the original songs.
Please stay tuned for details including other artists to be included.
This will be an awesome BLUES BASH!
The Linda Ferro Band and the Blues Defenders will be ROCKIN' the Blues on Saturday night!
This is a benefit concert for the nonprofit Inter-Faith Shelter Network (ifsn.org) which helps provide services and housing to local homeless men, women and children, as well as provide underprivileged youth with music/dance lessons. $8 cover charge.
Please call (707) 527-8845 for more details.
The Redwood Cafe is VERY supportive of the local music scene, along with Andre de Channes (KRSH), who does the booking/hosting and sound engineering.
Please join us this Saturday night and help us welcome our new AWESOME drummer, Michael Curtin (bio and pic forthcoming).
Plan to come hang out with us when you're finished with your Saturday day-time plans.
Hope to see you there!!
(Please note that bands are paid by percentage of cover charge collected, so thank you in advance for your support!)
A new venue for us! They've had some great bands there, so we're very happy that this venue is supporting live music!
Plan to enjoy your summer weekend with some musical fun at Spring Lake!
www.lakesidegrill.com/activities/ (pls re-visit their website if August's activities calendar is not up yet)
These are PRO shows! The REAL DEAL for hearing REAL MUSIC in Sonoma County. Please check out the full event line-up on the poster below.
This performance will be with Linda on keyboards/Vocals, Mal Tornay on Percussion, Elmar Kurgpold on Sax, Mike Balazki on Bass.
Listen to the local radio stations listed below to hear promotional interviews and performances with some of the artists:
Wed Aug 14, 8-10pm - KRCB FM "Connections" (Host Doug Jayne)
Friday Aug 16 5PM - KSRO "The Drive" with Steve Jaxon.
THIS IS A FUNDRAISER, SO WE HOPE YOU'LL BRING YOUR CANS OF FOOD AND STAY TO ENJOY THE MUSIC!
We'll be at the Park Stage on the final Saturday night of the Fair, ready to PARTY!! Please plan to join us!
Please consider coming to support this event. The music community is reaching out to help a colleague with medical expenses. There will be at least 20 different acts on 2 stages. (Linda Ferro and Mal perform at 9:10) GREAT line-up! Check it out!
Listen to some home-grown BLUES of all shades! www.http://radio.krcb.org/schedule/krcb
I'll be playing live and ALSO, various Blues tunes from my CD "Remember This" will be played. You'll hear songs recorded at Prairie Sun Studios with amazing artists such as Billy Johnson on drums (Santana), Steve Evans on bass, Roger Glenn on vibes/flute (Pete Escovido), Volker Strifler (guitar and also horn arrangements) and the Golden Gate Strings ensemble, with co-arranger Dr. Nolan Gasser (look him up and you'll be surprised what hot current project he's masterminded.)
Check the website for COMCAST stations that broadcast these programs, or stream them live on KRCB.org
Musicologist/host "MCMC" (Mary) is an absolute human archive with cool facts and stories. She's an important part of the entertainment value of this show. Hope you can tune-in (you can catch up on sleep Tues night!)
This iconic watering hole has hosted some of the most awesome talent in or passing through this County. Just all-out great music and authentic dive vibe.
This is where the "Jimi and Janis" part of our show will be the best EVER!
We are looking forward to entertaining Reata Winery's Wine Club members and their guests as they celebrate Independence Day. If you are interested in becoming a Wine Club member, or would like to inquire reagarding guest attendance at this event, please contact Madeleine, Wine Club Coordinator, at 707-254-8673, Ext 119.
Please consider stopping by Jamieson Ranch Vineyards during winery business hours for wine tasting and enjoying the beautiful grounds.
The Linda Ferro Band will be the "Featured Band" at the Sonoma County Blues Society's jam on June 26th. (These events feature bands performing many genres of music - as in "Blues+")
Plan to visit the Santa Rosa Downtown Market on Wednesday night, then come on over afterwards to THE best after-Market spot!
This venue is awesome, with a dance floor, stage, separate lounge areas, full bar and food service.
On this evening, The Linda Ferro Band will be debuting our new drummer Tony Rickwood! Come and say 'Hi" to the Band, and "Welcome" to Tony.
Hope to see you there!
If you are 50 years or older, and you actively enjoy sports, there are 17 different athletic activities you can compete in. GO FOR THE GOLD right here in Sonoma County.
Find out more about this fabulous event by visiting: www.winecountrygames.com/
Come check out the new Ancient Oak Cellars tasting room inside Corricks in downtown Santa Rosa. Relax after work and let Linda and Mal, as a duo, entertain you. Linda will have her trusty keyboard and Mal will have some awesome percussion items that he has designed himself! (Worth a trip just to see what he's made!)
Hope you'll join us!
Please join us for an important benefit event to raise critically needed funds for New Horizon School following their recent burglary. Bring your family and have a fun-filled evening of great music, food, and purpose. Music begins at 7pm.
Purchase tickets from New Horizon School
Call 707-569-9520 or purchase tickets at the event: $10 Students $20 Adults $40 Family
JILL COHN, LINDA FERRO and ALLEGRA BROUGHTON will entertain you with original tunes at this unique Artist's Showcase.
Linda will have three of her awesome band-mates backing her up at this event:
Mal Tornay - Percussion
Elmar Kurgpold - Sax/Percussion/Vocals
Mike Balazki - Bass
Jill Cohn performs with guitarist Dave Sampson. Allegra and Sam Page perform as "Solid Air" (guitar, bass, baritone slide guitar)
WE ROCKED IT!! New Sax Player/Secondary Percussionist, Elmar introduced and new Bass player, Mike!
Linda was invited to join 3 other awesome songwriters in this unique "songwriter in the round" show.
Songwriter/friend Alan Watt, in conjunction with Aubergine After Dark, presented "4 x 4 x Song" featuring the following talented artists: David T. Carter (Trailer Park Rangers) Danny Sorentino (The Sorentinos), Alison Harris and Linda Ferro .Each songwriter presented 1 song in rotation, repeated x 4. Then intermission and repeat pattern!
SONGWRITING AT ITS FINEST!
Just announced! After a very successful inaugural event, the date for the second annual Cloverdale Harvest Marathon has been set, and our band has been asked by the Kiwanis to return to perform for this event next year (which we are very happy about!) Wonderful folks - Great event! Stay tuned for details and also visit www.runthewinecountry.org for more information.
We are honored to support this group of dedicated community members, working to improve and raise awareness of homelessness in Sonoma County.
This event featured the debut of my original song, "Home-less" that I wrote several years ago. It means so much to me that this Agency endorses the sentiments expressed in my song, and that I had the opportunity to offer another way to raise awareness - through music!
We warmly thank the Task Force for the Homeless for selecting our band for this important event.
The Linda Ferro Band is honored to be included in KJZY's line-up of great concerts starting in March and extending thru mid-December. "After Work Concerts" are held in various locations throughout Sonoma County, including some of the County's finest wineries. Please visit www.kjzy.com and keep an eye out for more information.
This performance was on the last Saturday of the Fair, so it was a great day to come and enjoy all that the Fair has to offer!
One of the hottest spots on a Wednesday night in Sonoma County!
Support local music and one of our newer hot spots!
We have had the honor of entertaining Cloverdale folks on the Fourth of July at 2 different homes (alternating each year) over the course of many years. We treasure this "call-back" history and are grateful for being selected year after year.
(Providing theatrical, dance, music and performing arts opportunities and education for our community and region, Cloverdale Performing Arts Center is a 501c3 non-profit organized in Sonoma County's northernmost city.)
We're excited to announce our debut performance at this cool Petaluma venue! Papa’s Taverna serves authentic Greek cuisine in a fun and comfortable taverna atmosphere nestled on the shore of the beautiful Petaluma river in Northern California’s wine country.
Please visit papastaverna.com for more venue information or call (707) 769-8545.
Very Exciting News: Our band been selected to be featured on a 2-CD compilation called "Real Music" put on by Oliver's Market and Frank Hayhurst. Our original song, "Not Him Again," will be on this CD. As part of Oliver's Market's "A Taste of Sonoma" we will perform for the CD release party included in this event. Proceeds of CD sales go to The Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Performance time: 2:45. Other bands include The Pulsators, and Dgiin.
Please visit the Oliver's Market Website and plan to support this important community event.
Always a great time at this venue. We pull out all the stops and play 'til 1:30 am! Band gets to stretch out and have FUN. Come and dance, play pool, enjoy a libation and visit with friends. Ya never know who will show up here! Please visit www.tradewindsbar.com for more venue information.
Our band returns to one of our favorite live music venues! Please visit ruthmcgowansbrewpub.com for directions and more information on this AWESOME brewery!
The Fairgrounds was all a-buzz on this particular Monday as the beloved annual Citrus Fair Talent Show once again delighted the community and its guests. Our band performed on the Main Stage of the Auditorium shortly after the Talent Show Winner Showcase. Please visit www.cloverdalecitrusfair.org for more information on the Citrus Fair, and for a complete schedule of other future events. Many thanks to Bonnie, Fair Director, for the opportunity, and to City of Light and Sound for the stellar PA/Engineering.
Come with bling and bells on for a festive Wine Country Holiday Party at this awesome new venue. $10 Cover charge includes appetizers and a night of dancing and fun!
For venue details, please visit www.vinodiamore.com
The October 15th show was a great success! (See Blog entry for behind the scenes info!)
All proceeds benefited the Cloverdale Chapter of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, bringing the gift of reading to children in the community. Supported by the Kiwanis Club of Cloverdale.
Please visit runthewinecountry.org for more information.
A new "Cooperative Tasting Lounge" in Cloverdale by the owners of Milano Winery in Hopland
Linda Ferro graduated from Sonoma State University with Distinction in Linguistics and Writing. (All those words! Great foundation for Linda's passion for songwriting!)
A Release Party for Sculptor T Barny's "Three Decades of Excellence" Coffee Table Book. Proceeds benefit Alliance Medical Center. barny.com/T30/
Free with Admission to Fair
A benefit concert featuring 8 Bands, Produced/Promoted by Linda Ferro (Keynote Productions) with The Last Day Saloon and KRSH Radio .
Please visit Women of Substance Radio, broadcasting from Live365.com.
In addition to several original Blues tunes they have played on this station, my song, "Please, Peace" was on the playlist for Tuesday, Sept 21, on the program, "What's On My Ipod" beginning at 1 pm PDT.
Also, this song was included on the playlist for the program, "Piano Ballads." Many thanks to WOS radio!
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
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