Joanne Rand – returns to the Redwood Cafe Stage

Fri, October 12, 2018, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

An intimate evening of music with Joanne Rand on vocals and guitar featuring violinist Rob Diggins and bassist Ken Braziel.

Joanne Rand has toured nationally for 30+ years playing original “Psychedelic-Folk-Revival” music, and is currently releasing her 17th indie CD of original songs. Rand’s vocal styling is all her own: “magical and luxuriant, like the best brandy in the world” (-No Depression). Santa Rosa Press Democrat has called her songs “Nothing short of brilliant.” Joanne Rand’s voice raises your hair. Elegance and fierceness in the same deep breath,” writes poet Gary Snyder. Rand’s 2015 & 2016 CDs both made the folk DJ most-played-list nationwide and are receiving worldwide airplay. Both CDs are recorded with this current band.

Born and bred in the Deep South, Rand has performed in Manhattan, L.A., Toronto, Atlanta, Seattle, Hawaii, Alaska & the Amazon. A North Bay readers’ poll once voted her “Best Acoustic Band.” Based in rural Northern California, with a BFA in music composition, she has performed alongside such greats as Bonnie Raitt, Micky Hart, John Hartford, John Trudell, and Dougie McLean. Rand’s songs reflect a wide array of styles (folk, rock, jazz, Celtic, psychedelic, gospel), weaving tales of: War, peace, loyalty, betrayal, hope and humor. “One of the year’s freshest, most distinctive offerings.”-Roots Music Report. Rand’s band includes eminently talented players dubbed a “supergroup.”

Rob Diggins has toured internationally with John Malkovich, is a principal violinist with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra , the Corona Del Mar Baroque Festival and Jazz trio RLA as well as performing kirtan and sound healing. He spent the summers of 2017& 2018 in the Middle East teaching youth scholarship programs. Rob will be showing off his fusion, folk, world music and psychedelic rock chops as well as his classical virtuosity.

Ken Braziel has been playing bass with Joanne Rand since 2003 and has appeared on 3 of her CDs. He has performed with Linda Ferro, Phil’s Harmonic Orchestra and multiple other NorthBay bands through the years.

(Note: this is a seated show with General Admission ticketing. Seating based on first come first served basis.)

$10.00 General Admission

Redwood Cafe

8240 Old Redwood Hwy

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