San Francisco Bay Area Drummer Ken Owen
Though our weather - and seasons, for that matter - in the Bay Area still seem a bit out-of-sync, we here at Ken Owen On Drums™ can think of no better way to celebrate just how good we have it here than with a night on the town with your favorite band of musicians in a climate controlled adult beverage lounge. As they say in show-biz, "That's entertainment!"
There seems to be something magical brewing at Farley's on Potrero Hill; every time I play music there it turns into a real showcase! Last month, both Charlie Owen and his pal Andrew Goberman turned in great performances. Never a cover charge, 7:30 - 9:00pm, and this month I'll be there with The Soul Delights on March 17th (hmmm; my right hand twitches every time I say that date...). Want more 'early and free' shows? How about some cool jazz with Randy Craig and Friends at The Marsh Lounge in Berkeley every Wednesday night, 7:00-9:00pm? Yes, two free gigs that will have you home in bed by 10:00pm on a school night (so don't blame us if you don't turn in your homework).
And now that The Gretsch Guitar Gonzo Jinx Jones is back in the proverbial saddle, we'll have his usual residency shows at Tupelo in The City, Speisekammer in Alameda (yes Virginia, there will be bongos!), and the monthly Friday Afternoon Club at The Saloon on March 14! Throw in a special "Steel Guitar Summit" show featuring David Phillips and Dave Zirbel with plenty of special guests and me, Mike Anderson, and Maurice Tani in the house band at The Starry Plough, and there are plenty of spots to fill up this month's dance card at minimal cost to the consumer.
Thanks again for supporting live music in the greatest place on Earth!