“History Of Sonoma County Bands (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s)”

There’s an unbelievably large and passionate community of local Sonoma County musician vets. There’s even a Facebook group dedicated to the history of Sonoma County bands.

Old concert fliers, band pictures, videos, stories…you have a lot of insight to how music has shaped our geographical area and culture over the years. SoCoRock is very interested to insight from this community – we focus on local rock now-a-days, but a focus on the overall history of the scene in Sonoma County is something that would be absolutely great to add to our site.

We think a semi-regular webcast show about the history of local rock in Sonoma County would be a really fun project. What do you think? I’m imagining talks, old tracks, covering the history of specific groups… Would you tune in for this kind of a show?

Let’s start a comment thread on some of the ideas you have that can help shape how we bring the history of Sonoma County bands to SoCoRock.com.

5 Responses to “History Of Sonoma County Bands (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s)”

  1. David Petri says:

    I would be very interested in participating in such a webcast show. I have approx 200 vinyl disc (both 7″ and 12″) that are all geographically Sonoma County. Plus, alot of posters and other items. Let me know if there is ever a meeting to discuss such a project. Long overdue…

  2. Jordan says:

    Hey David, that sounds like a great idea. We’ll have to obtain a record player (we’re a fairly new-tech operation, so we have to build up our gear). Please contact us with your e-mail address so we can contact you when we have a meeting. We’re hoping to do this within the next couple of months.

  3. In the 70’s we opened for $27 Snap on Face at the Inn of the Beginning. My two young boys were in my band. My band was Deepstone or Deepstone Drive. We were from San Rafael. I’ll always remember how impressed we were with $27. I concentrate today on songwriting in Morgan Hill, Ca. my web has all of my songs and the recordings of the Frank Dicker Band. My two boys are still active and are super musicians. Please go to http://www.dickermusic.com. Thanks for the memories.

  4. Any body have any info on the Country band “Wild Country” was active in the Santa Rosa area (74-77) played at the Ponderosa and Martis on top of the hill. Bruce Turner was the steel player and I think Larry Walk was the Bass. Billy played lead and sang. Bruce quit in 1977 and I have been trying to locate him without success.

    • Craig Walck says:

      Hi Peter, i am larrys som craig. I remember all those guys though you forgot to mention carl the drummer. When bruce left he moved to tahoe. I remember this vividly because my dad planned out a camping trip one summer to beg bruce to come back to sabta rosa and rejoin and though he wouldnt return, wild country plucked at it for a year or two playing the Ponderosa and other local spots and even up n down PCH including a particularly favorite spot of mine in Point Arena.
      My dad passed away about a year ago from heart failure and i havent talked to any of the other band members in decades. If you happen to have any contact info for any of them i would be eternally grateful. This probably wasnt much help but figured i should chime in what with dads passing n all. My email is walckdontrun@gmail.com should you have any questions or contact info. Have a good one and stay healthy. Sincerely, Craig Walck

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