This Frontier Needs Heroes
5 p.m. Friday
Berryessa Brewing Co.
Named as a nod to the phrase “This Machine Kills Fascists” famously emblazoned on Woody Guthrie’s guitar, the music of This Frontier Needs Heroes is also a nod to Guthrie’s, and to the historical landscape of Americana. The creative core of Brad and Jessica Lauretti started as a duo but now tours as a full band, embracing a sweet and breezy electro-acoustic folk rock – the kind that sunny afternoon beer drinking was invented for. 27260 Hwy 128, Winters. Free. berryessabrewingco.com.
The Stone Foxes
Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday
Folsom Rhythm & Brews
Don’t bother keeping track of lineup changes with San Francisco hellcats the Stone Foxes. They’ve had a few even though they’ve been around less than 10 years. What started as four is now six. As they’ve prepped their forthcoming “Twelve Spells,” brothers Spence and Shannon Koehler have stoked the fire and howled at the moon. They’re on at 4:30 p.m. amid five other acts and lots of craft beer. Folsom Palladio, East Bidwell at Iron Point Road. Free admission (tasting kit $45) www.folsomrhythmandbrews.com.
Glen David Andrews
7 p.m. Wednesday
Many say (accurately) that music is simply in the blood when it comes to purveyors of New Orleans jazz – it is literally true for Glen David Andrews, cousin to Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and brother Derrick Tabb of Rebirth Brass Band. From this family affair of Big Easy soul, the Tremé-born Andrews has emerged as a rising star with his 2014 album “Redemption,” spicing his own uplifting firepit of uptempo funk, jazz and soul with shades of gospel. Doors 5:30 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $20. www.harlows.com.
Looking ahead: Willie Nelson with Alison Krauss. July 17 at Thunder Valley
Expect a special night when the Redheaded Stranger and the seemingly-indestructible Trigger (his guitar) team up with the incomparable Alison Krauss. 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln. $49.75-$189.75. www.thundervalleyresort.com.