Andrew Bird has a free show Sunday at Stern Grove in San Francisco, which will draw about 7,000 fans, maybe Terry and I will make the trek; I love Stern Grove. Have not been in a few years, however.
Closer to home, I like Jessica Johnson, the Panamese-American jazz singer from San Jose. Last I saw of her was either at Pour House in San Jose or something on the pier in SF; She is playing Wednesday twilight hours in the Menlo Park series.
Palo Alto has a Santana tribute band next Saturday at Rinconada. That always makes me think we should do more to honor Gregg Rolie, a founder of two bands in the rock hall of fame, Journey and Santana, who lived for a while on Nelson Drive behind Cubberley. Dan Olmstead said he moved the Rolie’s lawn.
Andrew also has hard-ticket shows at Mountain Winery in Saratoga and Henry Miller Library (Folk Yeah!) at Big Sur. Rumor is that Gunn grad Hannah May Allison will be last minute addition to the bill in Saratoga, in front of Tift Merrit.