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Gary Weiner Album Release (Sebastopol)

  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 South High Street Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts presents Gary Weiner, with full band, celebrating the release of his first full length album, RELEASED AT LAST. The album will drop on May 27th, his 70th birthday.

A powerful vocalist, Gary reinterprets classic songs, giving them immediacy and new vitality. He describes this album as a “coming of (old) age story,” in which the songs progress from prophetic finger pointing towards an experience of release, and a settling in to one’s own life. The album shows influences that range from do wop to jazz and gospel, with a particular nod to Johnny Hartman, Tom Waits, Bobby Darin, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen.

"Gary is a belter, with the vocal vibrancy to raise the roof or the hair on your forearms, but what distinguishes this record is a whispery intimacy as Gary takes deep dives into familiar songs to find their core – the thing that makes them timeless rather than familiar."
– Howard Goodman, journalist

Opening will be special guest, jazz vocalist, Danielle Wertz.

The band will feature incredible Bay Area musicians...
- Thom Molina, trumpet
- Frank Martin, Piano
- Ricky Lomeli, drums
- Chaco Amazé Lechón Peckham, tenor sax
- Ab Menon guitar
- Tucker McMullen, guitar
- Josh Fossgreen, bass
- Travis Hendrix, keys and clarinet
- Dillon Vado, vibes and musical director
- Julie Lester, backup vocals
- Shanin Jones, backup vocals
- Danielle Wertz, backup vocals

All proceeds from this show will be donated towards the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area , a nonprofit that works to protect and promote the dignity and self determination of people of color, immigrants, and low income people in California.

Take a sneak peek of the album here: