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sparrow's 1-man groove

Rank #5 US Rohnert Park, CA Alternative / free range funk / blu...


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Sounds Like: The Black Keys, Beck, Gorillaz

Label: Ripple Fix Recordings

Manager: rev. steve sparrow

Bio: Call sparrow's facet of music, "free-range funk".
Through the alchemy of voices, guitar, bass, drums and harmonica, sparrow features original music with a few "uncovers" in the mix, played to incite people to dance.

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trying to balance the focus of being a single parent with the jones to make music; so far, parenting's taking the lead


"sonic recognition of a higher musical mission"
—  marcielo felipe, swami padurbadam herald
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time to make some music
May 2, 2012
so 2011 was a little slow for sparrow's 1-man groove. life kinda got in the way... [more]
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  • Thu

    Jun 26

    Petaluma, CA, US | 6:00pm
    Pongos Kitchen & Tap
    Petaluma, CA, US
    Thu Jun 26 6:00pm
  • Thu

    Apr 10

    Petaluma, CA, US | 6:00pm
    Pongos Kitchen & Tap
    Petaluma, CA, US
    Thu Apr 10 6:00pm


    Pongos Kitchen & Tap serves some amazing dishes, appetizers, and they have a wide selection of craft brew and vinos too. sparrow's 1-man groove's bringing a melange of the blues, soul and funky down tempo to heighten the deliciousness. come on down and let's get our groove on!

  • 2013

    Dec 5

    petaluma, CA, US | 6:30pm
    Pongos Kitchen & Tap
    petaluma, CA, US
    Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:30pm


    Oh Thai food, how i love thee. Yes, funk-o-nauts and freaks, it's another mellow mood evening of soul, blues and free range funk. Come enjoy some delicious cuisine while you kick back and allow me to apply the necessary groove.

  • 2013

    Oct 31

    petaluma, CA, US | 6:30pm
    Pongos Kitchen & Tap
    petaluma, CA, US
    Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:30pm


    hey there funkonauts and freaky people, sparrow's calling out for the ancestors and it's time to groove at a hauntingly delicious spot called Pongos Kitchen and Tap. come grab a nibble (or a gobble), a sip (or a chug) and get your soulful fix!

  • 2013

    May 10

    Sebastapol, CA, US | 4:00pm

    Sebastapol, CA, US
    Fri May 10, 2013 4:00pm


    Uno mas happy hour, los locos! it's time to pull up a barstool, ask fer a cold Stella (get 1 fer me, too!), and sit back with some free range funk. best way to get your friday started up or wound down!

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  • Jared O'Connell (Fan) Jared O'Connell
    Sparrow! You da man! Funk on!
  • The Tonewoods (Artist) The Tonewoods
    Hi Steve, it was nice meeting you at the Kenwood open mic, and hearing you play harp!! Loved it!! -- Jennie from The Tonewoods
  • One Eye Mind (Artist) One Eye Mind
    hey steve; your music is alive and inspiring; you're a great friend and an understanding papa of music. I wish you so well with sound as a career and give thanks for how co...
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