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I will be a one of many special guests joining the Yard Dogs at this year’s Benefit to support the fight against Breast Cancer. This event takes place annually on ST PATRICK’S DAY.

Thursday March 17th
HOPMONK – Novato
$10 @ the door – Door 6pm/Music 7pm

Musicians Against Cancer:

The Yards Dogs are a core group of musicians who started playing shows on St Paddy’s in 1995 simply because we enjoyed what each one brought musically.
In 2005 their dear friend & drummer, Rick Strand died a few days before the show of pancreatic cancer. Since then the proceeds of the show have been donated to fight pancreatic cancer. This year the proceeds will benefit breast cancer & the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The musicians donating their talent are alumni of some of the best music in Northern CA & the country.

Yard Dogs: Pat Campbell, Willow van den Hoek, Steve Farzan, Peter Harris, Dore Coller, Roy Schmall, Meg Sandine, Kit Eakle, Scott Steward, Steve Valverde, Charlie Harris

Special Guests: Nancy & Doug Blumer, Kurt Huget, Val Fuentes (It’s A Beautiful Day), Kevin Hayes (Robert Cray), Roberta Donnay (Dan Hicks), Mari Mack, Amy Wigton, Liz Brown, Adam Traum, Peter Kaukonen, Bill Cutler, Craig Caffall (Maria Muldaur), Roy Blumenfeld (Blues Project) & Obscura Jam

Corned Beef & Cabbage will be on the bill of fare
All Proceeds go the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Adam Traum http://www.adamtraumguitar.com/
Amy Wigton http://www.amywigton.com/site/
Bill Cutler http://www.billcutler.com/
Craig Caffall http://www.craigcaffall.com/
Dore Coller http://dorecoller.com/
Liz Brown http://www.lizbrownmusic.com/#/home
Mari Mack http://www.marimackmusic.com/
Nancy & Doug Blumer http://www.dougblumer.com/
Roberta Donnay http://www.robertadonnay.com/

Hey Everyone,

What a great way to begin the New Year!
January 22nd
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Irish Pub
Murphy’s Website
464 1st St. E, Sonoma
Robin Hildebrant – Bass / Dave Tavel – drums

Hope you can join us for some soulful originals and sassy covers!

Murphys offers up a great plate of food & fine spirits.

No Cover Charge & Family Friendly.

~ Amy

dsc_0394Amy Wigton presents “Mostly Joni.” Performing with Amy is bassist Robin Hildebrant, whose virtuosic fretless playing recalls the legendary Jaco Pastorius. Together they capture the timeless beauty, heartfelt passion, and musical mastery of one of the most poetic and influential singer-songwriters, Joni Mitchell. SPECIAL GUESTS Ian Dogole on percussion, Dallis Craft on piano and vocals and Manny LaCarrubba on saxophone.

SUNDAY November 8th at the FENIX!
Marin’s premiere music supper club.
Show begins at 6:30 pm
Tickets $ 15.00


“MOSTLY JONI” live performance. A sampler of the Joni Mitchell songs as peformed at the Fenix.

Hey Everyone,

My dear band compadres and I are getting together to play the wonderful songs that we’ve missed performing together. A rare treat for us all!
August 29th
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Irish Pub
Murphy’s Website
464 1st St. E, Sonoma
Robin Hildebrant – Bass / Dave Tavel – drums
Special Guest Guitarist Scott Steward
Hope you can join us. It’ll be a great reunion and a beautiful summer night of music, food & spirits.

No Cover Charge & Family Friendly.

~ Amy

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I will be performing with 2 dynamic and accomplished singer/songwriter friends, Tracy Blackman and Dallis Craft for a special evening of original songs.

Tuesday July 21st
at the FENIX

Marin County’s Premiere Dinner Club
7:00 – 9:30 pm
$10.00 ~ reservations recommended 415-813-5600

Tracy Blackman Website
Dallis Craft Website

“Still Searching” performed at the DeVille Theatre in Vacaville, CA June 2014 during opening set for Marc Cohn

Tuesday August 5th 6:30-8:30
“Mostly Joni” at Iron Springs Brewery

“Give Back Tuesday” a Benefit for Bread & Roses
Dine from 4:00-10:00 and dinner proceeds go to Bread & Roses

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One of the very first concerts I attended when I moved to California, was a Bread & Roses Benefit in 1980. It was held at the Greek Theater in Berkeley and featured many great artists including one of my favorites, Joni Mitchell. This was the last time I saw Joni perform live and it was also my introduction to Bread & Roses. Joni’s music has always had a healing effect on me. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to perform a “Mostly Joni” show for an organization that we share in common and whose mission is to heal others through music. Hope you can come out, enjoy some healing music, and have a nice dinner that benefits a great organization!

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Joni at B&R-4

Joni at B&R-6

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Marc Cohn

I am very honored to have the opportunity to open for Marc Cohn at the new Theatre Deville in Vacaville this Tuesday!
I have been a big fan of Marc’s soulful songs and rich voice for a long time!
It’s cool that we share some common roots since he is from Cleveland Ohio and attended Oberlin College — my home town!
This will be a wonderful show and a truly memorable one for me!! Come if you can!
My Bassist ROBIN HILDEBRANT will be joining me!
SHOW BEGINS AT 8:00 and we will be performing a 1/2 hour set.

Marc Cohn album 1 “Walking In Memphis” VIDEO

1 weekend, 2 shows, 2 flavors!

“Mostly Joni”
11:45 – 12:30


So happy to be coming back to the Novato Art & Wine!!! Please come out and see our “Mostly Joni” show and enjoy a great day of live music from 2 stages plus other smaller musical outposts. Take in the beautiful arts and crafts, see local friends and neighbors and enjoy brews and wines made in our home town. The price is right, Free!

Soulful Originals and Tasty Covers!
EcoFest Stage
Sunday June 15th at 12:00

Fairfax lights up with 3 stages of music with local artisans, food and beverages. A great day to spend hanging out under the redwoods or on the lawn while taking in the art and live music. Again a great price, Free.

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I recently recorded this audio and video for Chloe Gasparini singing “Bluebird” by Sara Bareilles.

Chloe has been accepted into the prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU which only accepts 40 students into the program each year!

We produced this video for submission and consideration for The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon’s Scholarship for the Arts. Only three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded! We’ll find out soon if she gets it!!

Chloe who is 18 years old, has been singing since the age of four and has been surrounded by music her whole life. She sings, plays guitar and piano, and writes her own songs. Her career goal is to become a recording artist/performer and a successful entrepreneur in the music industry! I would say she is well on her way!!

A senior at San Marin High School who participates with the SmARTT music program, she sings with the jazz choir under the direction of Emily Gates and Allison McIvor, the funk band as well as musical theater. She recently played the leading role of “Belle” in SM SmARTT’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Since my son is in the SM jazz band I’ve enjoyed hearing Chloe perform the various concerts and theater performances for the past 2 years.

It was such a treat to work with her and record this audio/video. She is such a sweet and down to earth person. When she arrived at my studio, she was so relaxed and just ready to go. She stepped up to the mic, I pressed record and voila! She “nailed it!” First take, nothing to it. Her complete command and flawless performance was really impressive! We did about 4 takes but each one was exactly the same, “amazing!” What a pro! It’s no wonder though because Chloe’s family absolutely drips of musical talent. The youngest of 4 siblings her older brother Drew Gasparini is an award winning Composer, Singer/Songwriter and Musical Theater Producer who’s doing amazing things off broadway in New York City. Her mom Kele, who I met while performing in musical theater together, is an accomplished vocalist, musical theater performer and voice teacher.

It is so inspiring and to work with such a gifted young singer! I am really looking forward to seeing her musical future unfold! Good Luck Chloe on getting the scholarship!!