Heads up, those of you who like to have a twangy good time for free: coming right up this weekend is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. I will be in the front row at Freakwater on Sunday! Take public transit. Traffic & parking are not to be trifled with this weekend.

Meanwhile, you may think I’m all twang all the time, but sometimes even I gotta kick off the old cowboy boots for a good dose of homegrown Bay Area sound: Destani Wolf has a solo album out & it is very yummy, soulful stuff. That girl has a voice! Her CD has pretty much taken up residence in my player for the past few days. (Oh, except for once when I needed a quick shot of Freakwater. Of course.)