Alison Harris (Beer Garden Music Series)

HopMonk Sebastopol at HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol


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HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol; celebration of beer, food, music and people. Voted Sonoma County's Best Music Venue!

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DOORS: 4:00pm | SHOW: 5:00pm 

$13 Show/ $31.00 with Grill

Grill Ticket Includes: Admission, something from the grill and a house beer! HopMonk will be firing up the grill and serving burgers, dogs, or portobello with a choice of potato salad or veggies.

(Grill price includes tax)

AGES: ALL AGES (Under 3 Free)

Grill Ticket Includes: Admission, something from the grill and a house beer! HopMonk will be firing up the grill and serving burgers, dogs, or portobello with a choice of potato salad or veggies.
(Grill price includes tax)

Alison Harris

Alison Harris lives in Blucher Valley, a wild space betweenSebastopol and The Pacific Ocean. The leaves are turning and the vineyards glowwith red and orange. The owls are singing their night song, the sassy mockingbirds have quieted with the approach of ocean fog. Alison's music embodies thislush unique environment. The coastal winds, creeks, and redwood trees of thissmall Sebastopol Valley, where she also grew up, can be heard in every note sheplays and sings.

Alison is the daughter of an elementary school music teacher and thegranddaughter of an eccentric big band composer.  Classically trained, shebegan violin lessons with her father at the age of five, and piano ateight.  Her childhood exposure to music was eclectic, a rich world ofKentucky lullabies sung to her by her great-grandmother, Rhythm andBlues,  and singing rounds with her family in a 1976 Jenny Blue Cadillacon long drives down Highway1.

Alison's rich musical world evolved into songwriting with the piano at age13.   While studying music at Sonoma State University, she was inspired topick up the guitar by friends hosting old time bluegrass jams around a campfirein their backyard.  Alison’s songs have been  influenced by AmericanaArtists Lucinda Williams, Emmy Lou Harris and Gillian Welch.  Her musicexplores strength through vulnerability,  inspired by timeless melody,rich harmony, love, lust, community, and natural beauty.  

Alison has shared the stage with Sam Bush, Albert Lee, The Iguanas, The Mother Hips, Langhorne Slim, Honey Honey,  Chatham County Line, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot,  John Doe, Hot Buttered Rum, The Easy Leaves, and Poor Man's Whiskey.  Her debut record “Smoke Rings in the Sky” (Omega Records) was recorded at Different Fur Studios (Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, David Byrne) in San Francisco. The album was produced by Chris Chu (POP ETC. ) and Patrick Brown (Tegan and Sara, Gomez,Black Lips, Violent Femmes, Kate Walsh, Rodrigo y Gabriella).  San Francisco Magazine commented,  “Alison Harris sounds like a country songbird perched on Bonnie Raitt's shoulder. She sings about loneliness and longing with a grace and beauty that almost makes those things desirable.”  She performed with Sonoma County Americana Trio The Bootleg Honeys for two years, sharing the stage  with The Indigo Girls, Amy Helm,Robert Earl Keen, Trampled by Turtles, The White Buffalo, and more. Alison has had the opportunity to grace the stage at Great American Music Hall,The Mystic Theatre, Pappy and Harriet's (Joshua Tree), The Kate Wolf Festival, Rivertown Revival, and Twin Peaks Music Festival (Bend, OR). 

Alison’s sophomore album, Walker Road, was recorded live and analog at the historic Walker Road Schoolhouse building in Two Rock, California with Americana Band The Barn Owls.  Walker Road captures the organic warmth and spontaneity of the band playing music in a beautiful old room together,decorated with a soulful mix of Wurlitzer, Vibraphone, and Hammond B-3. 

Alison, in February, released “Form of Flight”, her piano/vocal based cover album of The Mother Hips' songs produced and engineered by Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips), with musical contributions by Pat Sansone (Wilco), Dave Schools(Widespread Panic, Hard Working Americans), and String Arranger Brad Jones (Over the Rhine, Josh Rouse, Chuck Prophet).  


Tickets: After completing your purchase on See Tickets, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(s).  You MUST print and bring your PDF tickets AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to be admitted for the event. You may download the See Tickets app and show your ticket on your mobile device for entry in lieu of printing.  

All General Admission Tickets are Standing Room with limited seating. (Unless otherwise noted)

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HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, CA, 95472

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