04.06.17 - Sonoma News

 
photo: Carolyn McCoy

photo: Carolyn McCoy

It was Codi Binkley who had booked the band the Bad Jones into B&V Whiskey Bar and Grill a while back and told us “you’ve got to check this guy Tommy Odetto out.”

And he wasn’t lying. Odetto tore the stage up that night with his blues-based hard rock playing, which showed much more prowess than his 28 years on this earth should have allowed. But, after getting to know him a little, it became clear that it was no accident.

Born in Fairfax in Marin County to a fifth generation Fairfax family, there was not a lot of music in his house. His father was a police officer and his mother was a volleyball player, but that didn’t stop young Odetto from checking out the acts in the lively Fairfax music scene by peering through the windows. He put his first gigging band, Soul Pie, together when he was just 15 years old and has been on a quest to play with whoever he can ever since. That quest has found him sharing the stage with Carlos Santana and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. And Bad Jones has appeared on the marquee with acts like Foreigner, Eddie Money, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more.

Read More at: http://www.sonomanews.com/entertainment/music/6858049-181/local-musician-spotlight-tommy-odetto?artslide=0
— JM Berry - Sonoma News