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The Familiar Strangers (Free in the Beergarden)


February 3, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave.
Sebastopol, Ca 95472 United States
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The Familiar Strangers Trio/Quartet play an Americana grab bag of music from western swing to country, bluegrass, folk, blues and even a little bit of gypsy jazz! This acoustic trio (occasionally a quartet) is perfect for smaller venues (no drums) but they nevertheless generate a big response from audiences with their friendly banter and responsiveness to requests from audience members. This is a band with a sense of humor that can easily move between material designed to get you up on your feet dancing or tugging at your heart to buy another beer and lose your sorrows. Their musical palette runs from Bob Wills to Doc Watson to Django Reinhardt and more. The band recently celebrated their first recorded project, Masqurade 2020, which is already garnering critical success.

In addition to the acoustic-based trio/quartet the band also performs as a full six piece electric band playing dance and listening music based in the American roots music styles of Western swing, classic country, country and blues based rock and more! Imagine John Hiatt gets in a car with Chuck Berry and they pick up a hitch hiking Dolly Parton! It’s kinda like that!
The full band has plays fairs, festivals and big venue events all over north California and are currently putting the finishing touches on their first full band CD release set to be out in the early spring of 2023.

Candy Girard – fiddle & vocals
Tim Sarter – bass & vocals
Kevin Russell – guitar & vocals


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