Winery Sponsor: Reynoso Family/Asti Cellar 8
Concert Sponsor: Railroad Station Bar & Grill
Six and a half feet of raw emotion and sweat, with one leather boot planted in gutsy R&B, the other in taut minimalist grind. Snarling at the crowd beneath an afro pompadour, while indulging in a sly wink, singing to you directly and here to make you dance. JC Brooks was born the son of a Jersey funk diva, his voice erupts with heart and heartache over the ferocious rhythm and star-time charisma of guitarist Billy Bungeroth, drummer Kevin Marks, keyboardist Andy Rosenstein, and bassist Ben Taylor.
With a take-no-prisoners live attack and lyrics speaking of the torment and triumph of these tumultuous times, it’s no wonder that the Chicago Tribune called JC Brooks "the real deal". Hailing from the Windy City, his is a soul band rallying against our disaffected and disengaged era, connecting with people the old-fashioned way, by whipping them into a frenzy with honest appeal and unbridled enthusiasm. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound have aggressively toured Europe and North America and now they are poised to unleash a lively set of gritty old school soul and funk injected with raw garage-rock aggression on Cloverdale.
"…..one of the hottest US soul acts….." ~ MOJO magazine
Opening the show will be local favorites Double Standryd. Double Standyrd will be rocking the Downtown Plaza with their mix of Blues, Southern Rock and Rock and Roll.
Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the Farmers Market, which also offers a variety of food booths. Local restaurants are open for early bird and late night specials. Craft beer, local wines and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music begins at 7:00 pm.
Out-of-town visitors can receive a lodging discount by calling Historic Inns of Cloverdale at (800) 894-1737 and mentioning Friday Night Live. For more information call (707) 894-4410.