FREE 10th Annual BEER BLOSSOM festival !!!

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

FREE 10th Annual BEER BLOSSOM festival !!!

Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men, The Easy Leaves DUO, The Highway Poets, Timothy O'Neil Band

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

FREE 10th Annual BEER BLOSSOM festival !!!
FREE 10th Annual BEER BLOSSOM festival !!!
Our 10th Birthday and annual Beer Blossom celebration !! That's right... it was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon 10 years ago that we opened our doors to the fine folks of Sebastopol with the intention of sharing our passion for beer, food and music. 10 years later were still just as enthralled to deliver the experience!! Join us in our HUGE outdoor beer garden for an afternoon of FREE live music right after the Apple Blossom parade.
Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men
Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men
The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a rootsy rock n’ roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Every bit as influential as their early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight ahead rock are evidence of an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles.

Released in February of this year, Wrong Side of The Road is The Coffis Brothers second full length album. Recorded at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz with engineer and producer, Andy Zenczak (Camper Van Beethoven’s Greg Lisher), the album features contributions from friends of the band like Jim Lewin (Great American Taxi, Todd Snider), Ryan Avellone (The Brothers Comatose) and jazz vocalist Tammi Brown (Stanley Jordan).

Getting out and playing for fans both old and new has always been first and foremost for The Coffis Brothers. It was after all, these fans that funded Wrong Side of The Road on Kickstarter – pledging over 150% what the band needed. It’s not only concertgoers that are taking note either…

“The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men have developed a sound that has an easy rock vibe that’s actually hip.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“The Coffis Brothers mix a blend of folk, country and rock with the intensity of personal lyrics into a gritty and often tender harmony of sound… a show that delivers one part Avett Brothers and one part early Neil Young for a full night of dancing and fun.” – Santa Cruz Weekly

Jamie and Kellen are joined by Kyle Poppen on lead guitar, Aidan Collins on bass and Henry Chadwick on drums. Their debut self titled full-length album was released in 2011 and was followed by 2012’s Waiting For You EP.
The Easy Leaves DUO
The Easy Leaves DUO
The Easy Leaves – California Country is Back!

The Easy Leaves run at the front of the Country music herd in their beloved California, headlining and filling big rooms (Great American Music Hall, The Independent, Mystic Theatre), main stage set at Outside Lands Festival (where Willie Nelson told them 'We should play together again'!), and other venerable festivals throughout the land such as Pickathon, Strawberry Music Festival, Red Ants Pants, Alaska Folk Festival, Hipnic, Treefort, and more. CMT premieres their videos, has them for in-studios ...

But more to the point, they write, record, and perform incredible songs; songs that are meticulously crafted, and have great capabilities of (just plain) moving people. Under the guidance of Merle Haggard's music, and countless other important poets, The Easy Leaves have written their own collection of poetry for the common man.

The 78 Project, a documentary by Spike Lee's music supervisor currently on the festival circuit, recreating Alan Lomax's historic journey to capture important American Folk music on its home porches found, recorded, The Easy Leaves for their film (alongside Rosanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Justin Townes Earl, Richard Thompson and other great talents). NPR, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times have featured it, and The Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and the Alan Lomax estate are active advisors.

The Easy Leaves have been hired as sole support on shows and runs by Dwight Yoakam, Junior Brown, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Asleep At The Wheel, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jim Lauderdale, Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Musselwhite, Kasey Chambers and Los Lobos. The Easy Leaves are fantastic live! A real deal honky tonkin good time!

Their last record, Fresno, a featured new Country release on iTunes, found the boys truly bringing the honky tonk into the studio. Fall of 2016 sees the release of The Wheels (available now as a tour only EP at their shows!), in the same timeless vein, as they continue their pilgrimage as proud ambassadors for California Country music.
The Highway Poets
The Highway Poets
Formed in the hills of small town Petaluma, The Highway Poets (previously known as Hillside Fire), began fusing their Rock/Funk//Blues-sound with Folk instruments and soul inspired song crafting. The sound that they created was a fresh, creative, eclectic sound that can only be narrowed down in the music industry to Rock Indie Americana.

In the past 5 years they have recorded and released 3 full length albums out of their own homes (2 under Hillside Fire), toured throughout the midwest and west-coast extensively, and have shared the stage with many nationally acclaimed acts.

With a new Remix-Compilation album recently released, and a full length album of fresh material being recorded at the moment; is a sign that their music will continue to grow through their hard work and travels, and they don't plan on slowing down anytime soon.
Timothy O'Neil Band
Timothy O'Neil Band
Timothy O'Neil hails from Temecula, California. Currently, he has found himself rooted in the Folk/Americana Scene of Sonoma County. The Timothy O'Neil Band mixes origin roots of punk rock with a strong nod to bluegrass, folk, and a lifetime and adoration for songwriters and songwriting. Timothy O'Neil Band's new record entitled "TOB" Blends the sounds of energy ridden steam punk anthems with the soulful honesty of folk ballads. There is a unique yet familiar sound to the songwriting and undeniable edge to this bands work and especially their new album. Be prepared to sing along and have one hell of a good time.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/