GWEN "Sugar Mama" AVERY

Blues Sensation

Gwen Avery passed away on January 30, 2014.
With the release of her debut CD "Sugar Mama" Gwen Avery's soulful voice reached new audiences. Avery sang with a rare combination of blues potency and jazzy sophistication, a sound full of timeworn wisdom and soul-stirring passion. She possed an extraordinary rhythmic sense, a groove-aholic! Rooted in blues and gospel Gwen Avery had toured widely in the women's music circuit, and had remained something of a cult figure for decades, until realizing her ambition to release her own album. With "Sugar Mama" Gwen reached back to the essence of her sound, summoning the spirit of her grandmother whom she'd seen picking cotton in Alabama. People feel Gwen ministers to them.  There's was something healing about her approach to the music. She invited everyone to join her, and have a rollicking good time. Winner of the OUTMUSIC Award for Outstanding New Recording.



Rhonda Rhonda











2008 R&B Artist of the Year

Full of finger-snap and fire, singer Rhonda Benin’s has got coolly hip vocals, with a bit of hush and sugar and an undercurrent of big booming power. She can bend notes with a bass, talk serenade with a piano and steam the kettle from the drums. The lady comes with a résumé. She’s recorded with, among others: Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, Maria Mauldar, Holly Near and Eric Bibb. She’s shared the stage with: Patti Austin, Janis Ian, Jackson Brown, Mal Sharpe, Tammy Hall, Sweet Honey In The Rock, The Holmes Brothers and so many more. She is a founding member of the award-winning Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir.




Blues Jazz R&B Vocalist/Guitarist

Pat Wilder is simply the best funky gospel blues and rhythm and blues performer in the San Francisco bay area. Her live show is a magnetic mix of peeling guitar licks, that defy gender classification, accompanied by an organic vocal style that evokes worldly conviction. Pat Wilder is an exciting performer to watch! Audiences all over the world are discovering this emerging talent from the fertile shores of San Francisco's blues scene. Ms Wilder has been a guest performer worldwide and continues to tour on a regular basis. When performing, it is Wilder's ambition to feel the electricity and energy exchanged between herself and the audience. When you hear it you too will be energized and completely captivated by the unique funk rhythms of her CDs, "Eugene" and "Lay Down Daddy".






Grammy Jazz Nominee

Vocal influences such as the "Divine One" Sarah Vaughn can be heard in Kellys voice, and she is known throughout the greater San Francisco bay area one of the best jazz and blues vocalists. Ms Kelly sings a wide range of standards plus the and Basia's " Astrud". There are times, particularly on "Midnight Sun" and a playful "Satin Doll", when she sounds a bit like Sarah Vaughan. But in general Frankye Kelly displays an original style that is based in the tradition. Kelly earned Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best New Artist and Album of the Year in the 2002 Grammy Awards Entry List for "My Life, More Than It Is-Not Just The Blues".






Bay Area Art & Music Foundation’s 2007

“New Female Blues Artist of the Year”

Tia's constantly being compared to legendary female singer Tina Turner and Aretha. Sure her power and sassy style of story telling may be similar, but TIA CARROLL has her own unique star power that's evident in her new self-titled album. Don't pass on America's hot new sweet heart Tia Carroll. Name drops not required when the sound is this hot. Tia recently toured with the legendary blues icon Jimmy McCracklin to the 12th Annual Lucerne Blues festival in Switzerland and also to the Jazz Club Lionel Hampton in Paris France, where she left a great impression on the audiences there. and






“The Jazz Doctor”

Yancy Taylor - Oakland's hot Jazz Vibraphonist was influenced at an early age by the "straight" jazz piano style of Les McCann and Ramsey Lewis. He attributes his deepest influence to the masters: Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Cal Tjader. From his home by San Francisco Bay to locales near and overseas, vibes player Yancie Taylor has earned critical acclaim by bringing his special panache to the international jazz scene. Bold, subtle, and versitile, he rightfully deserves his loyal following, people who greatly appreciate his ever changing performances. A musical event with Yancie is always an opportunity never to be missed.







Bee Bop Pianoman

Greg Hester has been performing in the Bay Area for 12 years. Greg has each been a professional for 30 years and has done concerts and jazz festivals in Europe. His music consists of bebop, standards, Latin, and originals. Specializing in playing the not so common classics that were recorded by Parker, Silver, Gryce, Stitt, Brown,Dameron, and Ellington.




A New Voice In Jazz

Bruce Halbohm,has a soulful and unique sound, seasoned with a dash of country and firmly rooted in blues and jazz. With a style all his own, he will take you on a trip down memory lane to the forgotten classics of Crosby, Ellington, Sinatra and Martin. Bruce will captivate you with heart-felt ballads such as "Day Dream"; "I Just Dropped By To Say Hello", and red-hot renditions of "Smack Dab In The Middle"; "Cardboard In My Shoes" and" Blow Top Blues ". Accompanied by Greg Hester and The Blue Jazz Trio, Bruce truly is a "New Voice In Jazz".





Jazz Vocalist/Pianist/Composer

Jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Susan Sutton and her Trio have been captivating West Coast audiences for years, offering an exciting blend of original, upbeat and Latin-inspired jazz compositions and favorite standards from soft romantic to festive and highly spirited. The seventh album BEYOND is produced by Sutton Sound and available on CD. This album includes original material as well as carefully chosen standards. new album Bells of Change.







Grammy Jazz Nominee

After working for many years on the West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska performing with many greats and well known musicians she has developed her soulful style that allows you to feel the meaning of each and every song. Vernelle's choice of material show the subtleties and dynamics of her voice. Her creative ability to sing a torch song like "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" as well as her own swinging arrangement of the old R&B pop hit "Respect" is the perfect example of her dynamic versatility. CD "AT LAST!"







Vocalist/Trumpeteer/Fuglehorn artist

Jess Petty plays trumpet and fluglehorn, and sings in a strong jazz vocal style that is his own, and is considered a world class musician. He began his musical career in the Monterey Bay area, gigging with other musicians, and studying with Bud Clooney, a great trumpeter with the Harry James band. He was the featured singer with the Hamilton Air Force Band, and shortly became the featured singer with the prestigious Airmen Of Note in Washington, D.C. After discharge, he headed his own groups, playing Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and other venues. He has worked with Madeline Eastman, Terry Henry, Rex Allen, and the late Bob Lucas, to name a few.








Gypsy Cafe is a musical duo featuring Terry Ann Gillette on violin and Lane Tietgen on guitar. Making music together since 1989, Lane and Terry Ann express themselves through a wide variety of styles, ranging from folk through classic rock and blues.

 Their fluid and uplifting approach to music, both well-known and original, has enhanced parties, dinners, weddings and social gatherings of all kinds for many years. Whatever style you prefer - if it can be done by two people, Terry Ann and Lane can probably do it in their own inimitable fashion.







Local activist and singer Kit Mariah is hosting an acoustic musical open "no" mic (no amplification). Bring your charts and sing or play for/with Kit. Every 2nd and last Sunday of the month 7pm-10pm







Boogie Woogie Piano Queen

Music enthusiasts from San Francisco to Paris all agree that Wendy is the personification of The Queen of Boogie Woogie, a title she richly deserves. Her musical style has been formed from the influences of Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim and Albert Ammons- the most respected names in boogie woogie and blues. Her music evolved further from sharing the stage with the greatest of contemporary artists such as Steve Freund, Otis Rush, and the late, great Hank Ballard, whose love of the blues defined his unique rock classics. Wendy has also been featured in performances with blues greats Charlie Musselwhite, Otis Rush and Jimmy Thackery, and has claimed her rightful place next to these seminal blues artists. Some of the many venues Wendy has performed at include Berkeley’s famous Freightand Salvage, the Arches Stage at the Cincinnati Blues Fest, and her historic appearances withHank Ballard and the Midnighters with the Boston Symphony; as well as playing to a sold-outhouse at the San Diego Museum of Modern Art with Hadda Brooks- which turned out to be Hadda's last performance. Her Festival appearances include both the San Francisco Blues Fest and the Monterey Blues Fest.





Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock & Roll

Suave, sleek and elegant, Phil Edwards' command of the Jazz genre is ASTOUNDING! His contemporary presentation, style and mastery of technique set a new standard for the Jazz days of old. This singer for the new millennium hails from St. Louis, MO where music always filled the house. Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock and Roll, Classical-you name it. All of it combined to create a polished charismatic performer.

Phil has appeared on stage as many memorable characters, as Gitlow in Purely Victorious, as Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, as Brook Benton in "Dinah and Friends" and as Mark, a hen pecked husband in the Vendetta Farai production of Soul Mates. Edwards spent the last 20 years in Los Angeles, CA performing in many of the Jazz hot spots and eight years as the front man for the Ikeda Kings Jazz Orchestra, conducted by the renown Bennie Maupin..






Jazz, Soul, Blues and R&B

I am a blues/R&B man from San Francisco Ca . I am cooked up by the culture of the bay area. I do my best to play hard & floor it ! A lyric written by me for you, who I don't know in respect is. 'The blues takes no prisoners it the soul that decides' Best wishes in all things. Hope to be in you town soon!










Jazz Vocalist - Blues


With the dazzling array of tunes on her fifth album Wild Women of Song—all by women songwriters—the veteran San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose makes a compelling case for the enduring contributions of women to America’s treasure trove of popular music. The new CD’s sly, affectionate subtitle, Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era, describes Rose’s musical mission in no uncertain terms. Boasting a rich, bold voice and blues-infused sensibility, Pamela Rose brings vast musical experience to an emotionally dynamic program of 15 songs by 14 women. Working with Grammy Award–winning producer Leslie Ann Jones, a studio legend who has crafted classic albums by vocal masters such as Rosemary Clooney, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Carmen McRae, Rose emerges as a major-league talent with an uncanny gift for putting a personal stamp on familiar standards, sturdy blues, and obscure ballads from the American Songbook’s back pages.






This husband-wife duo presents an exciting program of Standards from the Great American Songbook, Jazz and Brazilian music as well as original music with an intuitive communication that can only come from years of performing together. Their music is sensitively arranged and adventurous, making for performances that are full of surprises. They are two seasoned musicians who have honed their artistic talents to create unforgettable performances that are both well-crafted and spontaneous. As their numerous recordings and appearances at such venues as the Monterey and San Francisco jazz festivals have shown, together Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap offer a classy show of great music in their own style, infusing each song with romantic elegance and creative fire.

Bobbe Norris, originally from San Francisco, pursued a widely publicized singing career in New York where she worked the major clubs and concert halls, recorded for Columbia Records, and appeared on television on the The Ed Sullivan and Tonight shows. Her skyrocketing career was strictly controlled, motivating her to step back and retire from the music until meeting Larry Dunlap, who encouraged her to get back into singing.
Bobbe is a brilliant singer who applies her dusky contralto to carefully chosen songs, some quite obscure. Longtime fan Rex Reed has written that "she reaches into a lyric like she's pulling taffy and brings out the sweetness and rich flavor of each song, discarding anything superfluous or sticky."

Larry Dunlap is an extraordinary pianist and arranger, a player with taste and sophistication. He has been praised as a "remarkable and versatile accompanist" and "one of the best jazz pianists around -- anywhere" in the pages of the San Francisco Chronicle. Besides his ongoing career with Bobbe, Larry has served since 1983 as pianist for the British diva Cleo Laine and has performed an/or recorded with such luminaries as Mark Murphy, Joe Williams and Sheila Jordan as well as jazz instrumentalists Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, and Marc Johnson, to name a few.





Gypsy Jazz

Four gals come together through a shared love of Django-style gypsy jazz, French Musette, American Swing, and more! Hard driving rhythms, 3-part harmonies, great tunes, cool playing. What more could a listener want? For bookings, contact us at

  Rhonda Berney--Mandolin
Karol Kopley--Accordion
Jan Kahdeman--Guitar
Susan Walters—Bass






Jazz Drummer

Lee Charlton brought his New Orleans Quintet--which included pianist Ellis Marsalis and bassist Bun Blessey--to the Bay Area, where he has since made his home. He performed for twenty years with fellow southerner Mose Allison, and has recorded with Mose, Vince Guaraldi, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Beaver & Krause, pianist-composer Bryce Rohde and experimentalist Richard Waters.

   Lee has also performed with Red Rodney, Chet Baker, Cal Tjader and Kenny Drew, and has joined Dave Grusin, Jack Sheldon, Maynard Ferguson, June Christie and Bob Cooper on Bay Area gigs. In 2003, Lee performed with the Bryce Rohde Trio at Wangaratta, the largest jazz festival in Australia.




Jazz & Classical Pianoman

Tony D'Anna Passed away on January 25, 2012. Tony was deeply rooted in jazz and classical music He was a consummate musician. From bebop to fusion and beyond he was extremely versatile, having worked with some of the area's finest musicians, including John Handy, Sonny Simmons, and Mel Martin of bebop and beyond. He had established himself as one of the most sought after pianists in the area. His music was soulful and lyrical and took you to places you've never been. He played standards and some obscure tunes but his music was always accessible to anyone who listened. He was also a skilled accompanist for jazz singers, and he was also an accomplished accompanist for ballet and modern dance. One local musician many years ago referred to Tony as one of the most creative minds in jazz, and an unsung hero of jazz piano. He will be missed by all who were touched by his artistry.





Jazz Classics & Standards

"The duo [now a quartet] brings the clarinet back to jazz where it was once the premier instrument, and Colman's guitar provides a rich, light harmony that blends beautifully with the clarinet's sound. Add Colman's rich baritone vocals, and you have a mellow blend for standard tunes that range from the obscure 'Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams' to the more familiar 'Cabaret.' Colman Pigott: Guitar & Vocals, Ken Ward : Clarinet & Sax, Dan Patchin: Bass, Al Stern: Drums






"The Russian River's favorite swing band"

Created from a talented mixture of Sonoma County musicians, Out of the Blue plays an eclectic mix of jazz and swing music with an old time feel, featuring tunes from the early 1900’s to the present. The group is led by Mark Larson, vocalist and guitar player. Mark has over 30 years experience in music, with his roots in rock and roll, blues, bluegrass and jazz. Other band members include: On the violin, Michael Kane provides outstanding solos with the flair of an old time fiddler. Curtis Duff brings heart wrenching sounds to the mix on the pedal steel guitar and zippy traditional solos on the Dobro. The rhythm pulse is provided by Carol Shumate’s interpretive bass and groovy back-up vocals.






Jazz and Blues Vocalist

With rich & sultry tones and a charismatic style, vocalist, Elena Welch delivers a unique interpretation to jazz and blues favorites. Stick around for the late set and discover the carefully chosen obscure tunes and originals on her list. Elena got her start in Chicago with some of the city's finest bebop musicians. She has lived in San Francisco and the Bay Area for ten years, and is now a proud new Russian River local artist. Don't miss her upcoming performances with her dynamite acoustic blues trio.







San Francisco Bay Area Saxman

Alto saxophonist and educator Pete Yellin is a native New Yorker who has toured and recorded with many of the seminal names in jazz, among them Joe Henderson (a member of Henderson's sextet in the 60s and 70s), Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Eddie Palmie. Pete continues to be found in a variety of musical situations, appearing as a sideman or leader in most of New York's "major and minor" jazz venues and recording as a featured soloist with such groups as the Bob Mintzer big band and Tito Puente's band, giving clinics and concerts around the world.





Delta and Piedmont Blues Duo

Wildsang makes a ton of sound for two people. They are a trip back in time from 2005 to the early years of blues. Great harp. Fine slide guitar. Scorching vocals. Real emotion. This is the Real Deal. It is also an answer to the old time male blues singers. It is feminist blues. Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton would be proud. Currently based in California, WILDSANG combines the power of Delta and Piedmont blues with the songwriting, vocals & guitar of Hillary Kay. The blues harp of Kate Freeman burns through this foundation and together they create a sound steeped in tradition & the voice of the people.




“The Silver Fox” Jazz Drummer

A much awaited return, BENNY BARTH "Jazz Legend - The Silver Fox. " says, "As soon as I started listing to the drummers with the big bands, Gene Crupa, Jo Jones, Big Sid Catlette and Dave Whetling, I realized that there is so much more to playing music then I had thought. There is the feeling part. The drummer's job is to make the whole band play. Kick it into gear. To do this, you have a feeling for what the music is all about." A Barth Jazz program will exhibit impeccable taste and tremendous care. Among the many musicians with whom he has performed and recorded are: Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hutcherson, Mel Martin, Mel Graves, Bennett Friedman, Randy Vincent & many more. He has performed at numerous jazz festivals such as Monterey Jazz Festival, Mount Hood Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, to name a few.






Jazz Pianoman

You don't want to miss this show! Si Perkoff has been prominent on the Bay Area Jazz scene since the early 1960s when he was house pianist at the legendary Bop City. Sis playing is rooted in Bebop and the Blues. His influences span the history and breadth of Jazz including Jelly Roll Morton.






The Cazadero Jazz Project features staff members of the Cazadero Music Camp in nearby Cazadero. Joe Mazzaferro (trumpet/piano), Eric Arellano (Tenor Sax), Jim Mazzaferro (Bass), Martin Diller (Drums) During the non Summer months, each is highly involved in the musical careers wheter it be with teaching music, performing, or studying in college. Three of the members attend Major Universities across the Country (University of Nevada Reno, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and University of Tennessee Knoxville) while the other is a highly recognized music educator and Cazadero's Camp Director. The camp itself is celebrating there 50th Anniversary of educated young students in music in the Redwoods of the Russian River Area. For more information on the camp, visit:





In a single night, Four Shillings Short perform Traditional Irish tunes and airs, Indian Ragas, Folk Ballads, Old-Time songs, Medieval & Renaissance instrumentals and acappella numbers as well as contemporary folk and original compositions The Celtic/Folk/World music duo, Four Shillings Short, perform on a fantastic array of instruments from around the world. This list of instruments includes North Indian Sitar, Hammered Dulcimer, Mandolins, Banjo, Whistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Guitar, and even a Krumhorn. The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og OTuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, tour in the US and Ireland, live as full time minstrels and have been bringing their one-of-a-kind eclectic blend of music around the country.






Folk-Rock-Country-Blues Singer/Songwriter

Album:"Isn't Life Fine"Billboard Magazine "This Young African American woman is by far one of the freshest voices to emerge on the music scene in a while. Her impact will be no less startling and refreshing than Tracy Chapman and her "Fast Car." She's great! don't miss this hot performer from San Diego who's fare of Folk-Rock-Country-Blues combines wonderful lyrics about subline love just out of reach, country mandolyn and earnest vocals. ".........she boasts a charming poetic flair and smokey voice that you will want to listen to for hours.






Bluesy Folk Singer/Songwriter Duo

If you want a lesson in organic chemistry, take notes as you watch the sparks fly between the acoustic downhome duo, COYOTE GRACE. This folktastic phenomenon is the result of combining one guitarist Joe Stevens, a transman from Northern California, with one upright bassist Ingrid Elizabeth, a sassy femme originally hailing from the hills of Southeastern Ohio. Together, they capture the eyes and the hearts of live audiences nationwide with their bluesy folkroots sound, sweet harmonies, poignant songwriting, and mid-song dance moves.






If you are listening to Lindsey Troys music, prepare to be affected. Her music has a tendency to touch listeners in a way that is rare among performers. When she sings the lines: Around my heart there was a brick wall / but you're bull doziing through it, dear, as it crumbles and falls / And the whole world will hear that giant sound / as all the walls come tumbling down you may feel the hair on your arms stand straight-up. If theres one thing she is good at, it is sharing her all-too-human experiences with her audience in a way that is raw, yet poetic. Troy has one of those rare singing voices that is at once one-of-a-kind, yet soothingly nostalgic. Behind this songbirds vocals is Troys solid, yet restrained guitar work, a combination of finger- picking and strumming. A singer-songwriter with feet in both the folk and rock worlds, Lindsey Troy is possessed of a gorgeous set of pipes. She has a velvety sheen to her low-end soprano range, coupled to a slightly nasal twang, resulting in a sound both utterly unique warmly comforting. It's a voice one is unlikely to get tired of listening to. One can only imagine what the future holds in store for this rare talent. CD "Bruises".




Blues Singer/Songwriter

Troy has spent a lifetime immersed in music. It’s evident in her confidence and her brash, playful stage presence. A native San Diegan, she’s become known for her stand-out guitar work. Her music can take excursions into rock, pop and soul with blues and R&B as a foundation. “I don’t limit myself to one genre,” she said. “I just play whatever style of music eems to be working for me and inspiring me at the moment. I want my music to be soulful, with songs that people will remember because of a catchy phrase and melody or intriguing lyrical content.” Since the release of her debut solo album, “Ain’t No Man” (2006) she has kept increasingly busy. Playing at major venues including The House of Blues, The Starlight Bowl, The Belly Up Tavern, The California Center for the Performing Arts and The Casbah. Meanwhile the album itself was nominated for “Best Blues Album” in the 2007 San Diego Music Awards. Anna/'s newest CD “Wait Another Day” not only delivers, it confirms Troy is a major talent to watch.





San Franciso Singer/Songwriter

Singer-songwriter-arranger-producer with a voice that crests and tumbles like a waterfall and a fearless honesty burning through the core of her songs, Knight is as elemental as the wind. Many musicians can achieve a response from their audiences with their technique, style or stage presence. Few though are able to personify their music with their own personality. Those that can create an emotional bond with their listeners. Jill Knight is that kind of musician. Her 1999 release "Future Perfect", has songs featured in the motion picture, "Stranger than Fiction", and also on the Oxygen Network. Jill has shared stages with Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, David Wilcox, Los Lobos, Toni Childs, Phoebe Snow and many other such talented artists.




Jazz Vocalist

Every now and then along comes a singing voice that does justice to the grace and natural beauty of the one doing the singing. Such a voice is that of jazz vocalist Elaine Lucia. That this lady who has been endowed with such an abundance of exquisite charm and physical elegance could be granted yet more natural gifts seems grossly unfair to the rest of us mere mortals, yet, Ms. Lucia seems to have received a lot more than her share of talent. She has been blessed with a singing voice to match her gorgeous good looks...........Alluring at times; boistrous, bouncy and engaging at others. Funny, witty, delicate and eloquent, but always - always - classy and thoroughly professional. And she can sing! Oh my, can she sing!” (Review from Greg Hester Jazz August 23, 2006).







Spanish Guitar and Latin music genre

With musicians ranging from such diverse countries as Peru, Okinawa and that strangest of lands, California, Sang Matiz plays what they call "mundo beat." A quartet, the band features two Peruvian, rumba flamenco guitarists, Yuriza Jared and Eddie Cabezs. Okinawan born percussionist Mark Escalera lends his driving rhythms while Californian-grown bassist Anthony Melville holds the bottom end. With Yuriza's soaring vocals the band's music transcends both the Spanish Guitar and Latin music genre. Sang Matiz literally means "blood mix" and these musicians do an exquisite job of mixing their musical blood lines. Check out that mix for yourself at:




Jazz & R&B Vocalist

The music of Vocalist Jenna Aleta covers a spectrum of styles from Jazz through Rhythm and Blues. We often perform as a duet, but we can also expand into a trio, quartet and beyond! Jenna Aleta performs in clubs, restaurants, and events throughout the Bay Area. Experience the sultry sounds of Jenna Aleta on the 'Samples' pages of this website, where you will soon be able to purchase mp3's. Visit the 'Merchandise' page if you wish to purchase one or both of the latest CD's. For a schedule of performances in the Bay Area, please check the 'Performances' page. Jenna has also been in a few music videos, two of which can be viewed on the 'Video' page. Click on the 'Gallery' page and take a peek into our world of music, performance and fun!






Singer Songwriter

Gentry Bronson is a Bay Area based singer, songwriter, pianist, poet, storyteller and showman who has enchanted audiences worldwide. Known by many as the "barefoot surfer pianist", Gentry started out in the snow swept landscape of the Midwest. Born in the small town of Bemidji, Minnesota and named by his parents after a hitchhiker, Gentry won early praise as a classical pianist, winning 5 MMTA awards and performing in front of thousands of people early in his life. He began writing songs and performing in rock and punk bands as a Minnesota teen and won 3 NCSA songwriting awards after moving to San Francisco. His discography now boasts 6 full-length albums, 2 EPs, and an English single of the famous Dutch classic 'Avond' written by Boudewijn de Groot & Lennaert Nijgh. He has toured throughout Europe & the U.S., and he’ll return for his 6th European tour in February 2012. Known for his moving ballads and cinematic epics, Gentry's music has been compared to David Gray, Ben Folds and Tom Waits.




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