Stevie Cornell at Starling

Fri, November 25, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stevie Cornell is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist who’s roots go back to the vibrant East Bay punk scene of the 1970s and a band called the Young Adults. The YAs were a popular live band but never released any vinyl. While they in the middle of the early punk scene, they went against the grain by sporting cheesy leisure suits and long hair, and dared to play slow songs as well as more standard punk anthems like “Shut Your Fucking Mouth”. Former members went on to the Dead Kennedys and Wire Train…

In the 80s Stevie was a founding member of the Movie Stars, who were a top San Francisco Americana group in the late 80s and early 90s. The Movie Stars released two critically acclaimed albums, but never found commercial success in the exploding grunge era. After a brief stint on the road with John Wesley Harding in the early nineties he played pedal steel with the great retro country band Red Meat, before decamping to a tiny village in Vermont to take time off to raise a family. While there he taught guitar to lots of Vermont kids, including a young Noah Kahan, while still writing songs and performing locally.

Returning to California, he settled in Santa Rosa, where he is kicking off the second half of his musical career with the eponymous “Stevie Cornell” album. His eclectic approach to music is a result of the many twists and turns his musical journey has taken. But through it all he’s stayed true to the idea that you can say it all in a tight three minute song.

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Starling Bar Sonoma

19380 Highway 12 - Sonoma