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MUSIC cont’d from page 66
Jun 8 ~ Brotha Lynch Hung at Mystic Theatre - The antagonistic protagonist at the dark heart of Coathanga Strangla. $20, 7:30p
Jun 14 ~ David Luning with Jade Jackson - Luning is preparing to release his most dynamic and gripping collection to date, ‘Restless’. $18-$20, 8:30p
Jun 15 ~ LUVPLANET w/ The Grain + Spike Sikes & His Awesome Hot Cakes - Bringing music with crossover appeal to new heights! $14, 7p
Jun 20 ~ Drake White - Songwriter and recording artist named one of No Depression’s 7 Male Artists to Breakout in 2018. $22, 7:30p
 June 7 ~ Main Street Bistro - 6-8p, 16280 Main Street, Guerneville. INFO: 707-869-0501
June 16 ~ Ukiah Brewing Co. - 6-8p, 102 State Street, Ukiah
June 28 ~ Gravenstein Grill - 6-9p, 8050 Bodega Hwy. Sebastopol INFO: 707-634-6142
Wild Jane & The Guys! Jazz, Blues, Bossa, Scat!! The collaboration with John Simon, Rob Wright, Tom Hyashi, Tom Shader, Christian Foley-Beining, Kendrick Freeman who make up the backdrop for Janie’s gutsy, broad, and sassy sound.
Available for parties & private events. INFO:
  Mystic Theatre,
23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma,
May 31 ~ The Brothers Comatose w/ Caitlin Jemma ~ Raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. $18, 8:30p
Jun 1 ~ Soul Ska w/ Iriefuse and Dans- One Selecta ~ Bay Area collective with a fresh take on the classic ska/ rocksteady idiom. $15 adv, $18 @ door, 8:30p
Jun 4 ~ Demun Jones & Adam Calhoun w/ Long Cut - Live music, full bar and restaurant - first choice for a great night out. $15, 7:30p
Jun 6 ~ Electric Funeral / Hellbender / The King Must Die - Black Sabbath tribute band, Electric Funeral plays all Ozzy era hits, b-sides and fan favorites. $13, 9p
Jun 21 ~ Bombino w/ Down Dirty Shake
“My mission for this album was always to get closer to Africa.” $25 adv, $28 @ door, 9p
  Jun 22 ~ Steelin’ Dan: The Music of Steely Dan - Northern California’s award winning Steely Dan tribute band. $20, 8:30p
 Eight-string guitarist Nate Lopez releases solo acoustic album
San Francisco Bay Area groove/jazz guitarist brings his virtuoso
One of the hardest working guitarists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nate Lopez has been making a name for himself for well over a decade. Playing an eight-string guitar/bass hybrid (an instrument-type championed by the legendary Charlie Hunter), Lopez delivers a sound that goes far beyond standard solo guitar impressions. With a style that is centered around a deep
technique to an intimate, self-released, instrumental project.
three bass strings (which are custom made by the Bay Area’s own Dunlop Manufacturing), Lopez is able to orchestrate his playing in a way that belies the fact that the entire album is recorded without overdubs.
On Innate, Lopez combines original compositions and arrangements, including his takes on the Beatles’ “Come Together” (with the tune’s iconic bass line offering an ideal showcase for this polyphonic picking!), Toto’s “Hold the Line,” Jaco Pastorius’ “The Chicken,” and Ray Charles’ “You Don’t Know Me.” The ever-present thread is of course groove, and as such, Lopez’ own tunes, such as “Back to Anaheim” (inspired by the annual NAMM trade show for musical instrument manufacturers), “Gone Ranglin” (a tribute to Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Ranglin), and even the deceptively mellow “Dolphin Waves” features a foot-tapping momentum that is not often found in a solo guitar performance.
understanding of jazz and groove- oriented pop, Lopez’s powerful solo guitar playing captivates audiences at events and concerts throughout California, and he was voted “Best Acoustic Musician
  of the North Bay” by the North Bay Bohemian in 2017. Lopez also won the Arkansas Contemporary Fingerstyle Competition in 2015.
Having previously released two albums focusing on his electric guitar work, Lopez now delivers Innate, an album recorded entirely on his custom made carbon fiber acoustic eight-string, built by Ireland’s Emerald Guitars. Making full use of the instrument’s layout with five guitar strings and
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