The critically acclaimed country super-group Western Centuries comes to town in the wake of their superb CD Weight of the World. On a bedrock of classic country charm, the band has built a towering, entertaining edifice of R&B, folk, rock and a twinge of barroom punk, all wrapped up in clever, well-crafted lyrics that embrace every song like a warm, neon-bright blanket of undeniable cool. 8 p.m. No cover. The Big Easy, 128 American Alley. BigEasyPetaluma.com.
Kevin Russell and the Rhythm Rangers
A Twin Oaks Roadhouse favorite, Kevin Russell and the Rhythm Rangers — Grammy-nominees and North Bay Music Award-winners — kick off 2018 with a First Friday concert of rock and roots music sure to set your feet to moving and your bliss-o-meter to “high.” 8:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, in Penngrove. No cover. Twinoaksroadhouse.com.
Haas Family annual First Saturday Morning Concert
Since Aqus Café first opened its doors, the Haas Family has welcomed each New Year with a high-energy Saturday morning concert. The tradition continues this weekend. 10:30 a.m. No cover. Aqus Café, 198 H St. Information at Aqus.com.
Sebastian Saint James
The Highway Poets’ Sebastian Saint James is currently recording his first solo album. Want to hear what that’s going sound like? Drop by The Block this Saturday for some food-truck sustenance and hand-crafted musical gratification. 1 p.m. No Cover. The Block, 20 Grey St.
Fly By Train
Here’s how the Penngrove-based Americana band Fly By Train describes a typical live concert: “A steady foot-tapping, hand-clapping ride through the Appalachian mountains, round the curves of the great lakes, the salty shores of the Atlantic, the subways of New York, the subtle harmonies of the deep south, the raspy winds of the desert, the chattering chill of the Sierras, to the magical music of the Northern California Coast.” Then this: “Our guides follow on the tracks of poets, storytellers, misfits, vagabonds, circus acts, starlets, hobos and hippies, telling us tales of love, loss, perseverance and hope!” In other words, Fly by Train believes that music should make you happy. Be happy this Saturday at The Big Easy, 128 American Alley. 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Invitational Bluegrass Jam
If you play bluegrass, and you live in (or around) the Bay Area, you’ve probably heard of Twin Oaks Roadhouse’s Invitational Bluegrass Jam, unfurling its feisty fun the first and third Sunday of every month. Players should show up early, 3-5 p.m., to do some traditional jamming on their own before the big, surprise-packed show starts at 5 pm. Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove. No cover. TwinOaksRoadhouse.com.