Music Tonight: Saturday, Nov. 19


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The rest of the week is a wee bit barren (as so often happens this time of year), so I’m going to stack today as a means of balance. Here are three shows to brighten your time. First up, as alluded to before, local world-traveling folkster Oryan Peterson-Jones is playing a free matinee birthday gig at the Griffin at 2 p.m., so consider coming by and wishing the fellow a good one, as he is indeed one of the good ones on our local scene. Next, you have two options at 8 p.m. Over at the Logger Bar, there’s a free show featuring Oak Top, aka Michael from the Bow
Legged Buzzards, Idle Spurs and King Strang. This will be a country-heavy, Americana sort of show. Meanwhile, over at the Arcata Playhouse, the ninth annual celebration of the music of Joni Mitchell, which goes down near-ish her birthday, is happening tonight and tomorrow. Lots of local stars will be out playing from the discography of the Canadian master, so I’ll just name a few: Marla Joy, Beverly Twist, Chris Manspeaker, Peggy Martinez and Tofu Mike. Get in the door for $25 and if this one sells out, you can try your luck tomorrow’s 2 p.m. matinee.

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