John Courage has been honing his skills as a songwriter, guitarist and producer for over 10 years in the music communities of Northern California, with stints in the Pacific Northwest and the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a flair for vintage inspired rock and roll that takes cue from the Texas singer songwriter scene of the 70’s, John Courage creates a sound that at once feels familiar yet urgent.
New styles blossom and are assimilated into the songbook, and currently John Courage performs as a solo songwriter, or a raucous, guitar driven trio or quartet.
With four self produced full length albums to his credit, and guitar credits on many other records, along with touring work on bass and lead guitar, John Courage now expands into the role of producer with the addition of Gremlintone Studios, a fledgling analog based production focusing on live recording.
First Friday Concert Series Information
Every First Friday is First Responder Friday and 10% of bottle and case sales goes to help support the efforts of an important community resource. This year’s featured organization is the Sonoma County Fire District Fire Explorer Program. https://www.sonomacountyfd.org/fire-explorer-program.
Wine by the glass and bottle is available for purchase. Wine tastings will not be offered after 4:30pm.
Every month we feature a new local food truck serving up delicious meals to order. Featured food truck information will be released within two weeks of each concert date. Food trucks will be ready for service at 5:00pm.
All are welcome. This is a family friendly, community-based atmosphere. Reservations are not required.
The Hook & Ladder stage is located on a beautiful vineyard setting. Seating is first come first served and all seats are outdoor. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.
Hook & Ladder Winery is a non-smoking/non-vaping environment. Outside food and alcohol is prohibited at First Friday Concert Series events.