Door: 7p| Show: 8p| 21+ Cost: $10 The String Rays, a Petaluma-based, original Americana band bring their inspired fiddle and slide guitar infused songs to HopMonk Tavern on Saturday March 8th. With four years of playing fairs, festivals, beer gardens and indie haunts under their belts, The String Rays will be showcasing songs from their new CD Resonate which has received critical praise from Marin IJ’s Paul Liberatore, “an album of finely wrought American roots music…reflecting skilled songcraft and accomplished musicianship,” and also from KRUSH DJ Bill Bowker, “a record with truly original arrangements put to very well written originals.” Come hear why folks say, “the sting is in the string.”For friends of song and songwriting, check out The String Rays website including "Tune-in Tuesdays: A Blog by Songwriter Dave Monterey" http://www.thestringrays.com/blog.html http://www.solidairmusic.com For more information visit http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/ All ticketed shows are standing-room only with limited seating, unless otherwise designated.
An acoustic evening. Music starts at 7pm.
Show starts at 8pm
Shows at 7:45 & 8:45
The String Rays are a North Bay "Rockin' Original Americana" quintet that are known for their rhythmic verve and poetic drive.
With a rich blend of three-part harmonies and violin-guitar interplay, the band's shows appeal to broad audiences with musical persona and dancing grooves.
In 2012 the ba...See Full Bio
“The String Rays 'Resonate' This album of finely wrought American roots music with elements of folk, country and blues comes courtesy of Marin-bred singer-songwriter Dave Monterey and his longtime musical partner, Tim Sheehan, who formed the String Rays in Petaluma three years ago. Two of the CD's dozen songs, the western swing tune "Friends and Lovers" and the swampy acoustic "Catfish," were written in a Cotati chicken coop 35 years ago when Monterey and Sheehan were in the band Patriots of the Heartland. They are none the worse for wear. In fact, there isn't a song on "Resonate" that doesn't reflect the skilled songcraft and accomplished musicianship that comes from talent developed over decades of writing and performing original music.”