Lineup of Performers

He began his career on both the comedy stage and as a juvenile counselor in San Francisco’s Youth Guidance Center. In 1980, Michael Pritchard won first place in the San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition as well as winning the prestigious California Probation Officer of the Year.
Michael’s offers from Hollywood rolled in including a guest appearance on an Emmy Award winning episode of “Taxi.”  His sensational standup comedy billed him with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey and Whoopi Goldberg playing venues as Caesar’s, the Comedy Store, Universal Ampitheater and opening for such names as Diana Ross, the Grateful Dead, Kenny Rogers, Mike Mc Donald and Boz Scaggs.  But Michael rejected offers from Hollywood to focus on using his comic talents for inspiring youth and adults.  Drawing from his counseling background, Michael Pritchard began using humor to inspire, teach communication skills, anger management, diversity, conflict resolution and overcoming burnout and stress.

Michael has become one of the most popular humorists and motivational speakers of today, sought after by myriad companies, organizations and media.  As a result of his work, he has been featured on CNN, NBC’s “The Today Show”, “The Tonight Show”, CBS “Sunday Morning” with Charles Kuralt, “Time” magazine and “People” magazine.  His seven educational series for PBS and distribution has been seen by millions and focuses on youth guidance in the areas of violence prevention. “The Power of Choice,” “You Can Choose”, and “Big Changes, Big Choices.”  We are thrilled to have Michael joining us at Clean & Sober Music Fest.

Featuring Dave Shul on Backup Vocals & Guitar, Bob Crawford on Keyboards,
 Dave Jess on Bass and Ronnie Smith on Drums

Stefanie Keys is an Indie Rock artist working in San Francisco and Nashville. From 2009-2014 she fronted Big Brother & The Holding Company. Throughout her career, Keys has been developing a Southern Rock/Soul flavor all her own. Her style has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Melissa Etheridge, and Jill Scott. "She isn't afraid to move from a gently rendered acoustic track into a slow burning and muscular soulful rocker," says Gilbert Mullis of Carlito's Music Blog. "Credibility and confidence alike come from every song."

The artist's third album "Open Road," released in September 2016, features producer and guitarist Dave Shul (Spearhead) and Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd). Under Shul's influence, Ms. Keys explored the subtle nuances of her vocal ability in smooth, urban tracks like "City Life" and "9 O'Clock." "Humanity is a defining characteristic of this release," says Charles Hatton of Indie Music Reviews. "Keys often sounds like someone who would be singing these songs even if no one were listening. The fullness of her expression on the magnificent 'Open Road' leads listeners to believe this might be her most personal statement yet."

Stefanie Keys' band is real music. "She is joined by a crack assemblage of musicians who help her realize the potential of this material without ever once seeking the spotlight out for their own considerable talents," says Shannon Cowden of Indie Music Review. Deep pocket drummer and back up vocalist Ronnie Smith, guitarist/producer/co-writer Dave Shul, latin funk keyboardist Bob Crawford and blues bassist Dave Jess together contribute to Stefanie's song-based artistry.

The Cole Tate Band
Featuring Cole Tate on vocals & guitar, Mikaële Dawn Tate (Mikki) on vocals,
Brett Boyd on guitar, Willie Riser on bass & Wade Olson on drums

Cole Tate’s musical journey has logged thousands of miles performing extensively across the western U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and 3 tours of Europe. He has recorded, performed and shared the bill with a long list of top name talent. As a songwriter, his songs have been signed in Nashville, covered by many Bay Area artists locally, nationally and Internationally and have appeared in TV shows and Movies. The CTB, for many years, has been a popular Bay Area Headliner and has featured some of the scene’s most talented musicians.

Mikaële is a vibrant, soulful singer/songwriter who brings a sexy, spirited and joyful vibe to the Cole Tate Band. Her silky smooth, rich vocal sound leaves you all warm and fuzzy inside! Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Mikaële paid her dues in the Hollywood singer/songwriter scene before moving North to the San Francisco Bay Area. As fate would have it, she would meet up with Cole, to form the new centerpiece of The Cole Tate Band.

Today the Cole Tate Band centers around the exciting stage presence and vocal blend of Cole and his talented wife Mikaële Dawn Tate. Mikaële, a dynamic vocalist, radiant performer and polished songwriter, is the perfect counterpart to Cole’s energetic stage show, deep soulful vocals and soaring guitar licks! Together they form an amazing musical centerpiece, fronting a tight, driving backing band that is an absolute crowd pleaser!

Kevin Griffin & Laughing Buddha
FeaturingKevin Griffin and Friends!

Well-known Buddhist author and teacher Kevin Griffin is also a long-time musician, playing lead guitar in all kind of bands.  In 2013 he released a 10-song CD called "Laughing Buddha", wonderful tunes steeped in African, Latin and reggae rhythms, with versatile guitar parts, while the lyrics have Buddhist themes.  Kevin recorded the basic tracks in his home studio, and did vocal and drum overdubs at Skyline Studios, in Oakland, CA.  This CD brings together his devotion to Buddhism with his love of music. 

Kevin is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps (Rodale Press 2004) and A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery (Hay House 2009). A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network.  Kevin has trained with the leading Western Vipassana teachers, among them Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Ajahn Amaro. His teacher training was as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, CA.  Kevin teaches internationally in Buddhist centers, treatment centers, professional conferences, and academic settings.  He specializes in helping people in recovery connect with meditation and a progressive understanding of the 12 Steps.
For Clean & Sober Music Fest, Kevin will join friends on stage for some Dharma-Rock and will also lead us in recovery-based mindful meditation.

Featuring songwriters Lorin Rowan (lead vocals, mandolin, guitar) and Guitarist/Producer/Arranger Kirk Casey (Lead guitar, keyboards, Soundesign and vocals),  Eric McCann/bass, Matt Willis/drums, Steven Berk/keys and legendary percussionist Kenneth Nash

Lorin Rowan - Grammy singer/ songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, tv & film scorer, recorded and toured internationally with his brothers’ Peter & Chris as The Rowan Brothers as well as solo. Co-founder of the SF Bay Area rock/reggae band “The Edge” and his acoustic trio “Rattlebox”. Currently, with Lorin on lead vocals and mandolin/guitar,he is joined by his co-founder and co-writer Kirk Casey on guitar/vocals in their Deep Blue Jam band; mandolin/guitar based Americana/Roots/Rock/Funk fusion with fellow band members, Eric McCann/bass (Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Clarence Clemons/, Matt Willis/drums (Dan Hicks, The Drifters, The Shirelles) & Kenneth Nash/percussion, all of whom have played with a wide variety of virtuoso musicians from Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Phil Lesh, Steve Miller, David Grisman, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Jerry Garcia, Little Feat, Levon Helm, Bill Kreutzman, Jim Keltner, Steve Cropper, Clarence Clemmons, Bonnie Raitt, The Drifters to name a few. Lorin’s songs have been recorded by major artists including the title track of country artist Ricky’s Skaggs’ Grammy winning CD ‘Soldier of the Cross’ and the Jefferson Airplane/Starship’s “Gold’ sung by Marty Balin.
Kirk Casey has been Performing, Composing, and Producing music most of his life. Working for ELECTRONIC ARTS and MAXIS from 1996 to 2005. He has credits on over 19 SIMS games. Current sales exceed 150 million. Other Clients include, CSI New Orleans, Duck Dynasty, Killer Couples, Discovery Channel, Toyota, GMC Trucks, NBA, Alamo Car Rental, NCSI, The Young and the Restless, One Music, Private Wavs Music, ScoreKeepers, American Idol Rewind-BG Cues, Nip Tuck, Americas Got Talent, Biography Cues, Doctor 90210 Cues, I wanna Be a Soap Star, Jorden, Lounge Lizard,"Proactive" and "Reclaim" commercials and many more. Production for many Bay Area bands and solo artists, as well as performing and touring for the past 40 years.

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