Long Story Short

Welcome to the website of Sonoma's newest band. 

We're an "Austin to Motown, via San Francisco" band. 

A true musical revue.

How does a Band Get Good? By practicing.. Garage to Stage


Like the modern food movement of a similar name, the practice of “garage to stage” means that Long Story Short closely examines each aspect of performance while preparing for the show. We take seriously the song selections, taking nothing for granted along the way.

And, like a carefully recruited staff in a highly anticipated, cutting edge new restaurant, the members of Long Story Short have embraced the notion of organic sponteneity of song and performance. 

Standard musical recipies are tossed out, different spices are explored.   The songs are cooked to perfection, then expertly dished up, and served with flair.  The result is, well, yummy.

The garage is our farm, our kitchen. The stage, our table.

Oh, by the way...the music is really good, and really fun. Varied and lively, soulful and honest.  Come on out to hear us play sometime.

Long Story Short is...


Steve Cohen, drums and vocals

Tim Curley, guitars and vocals

Kerry Daly, shakers and vocals

Leta Davis, violin and vocals

Curtis Duff, pedal steel guitar

Tom Wolf, bass and vocals


(Click on the list of songs at the top)

Upcoming gigs:

We play at private parties and various wineries, bars, and arenas. Our upcoming gigs are...

August 24, 2018

Murphy's Irish Pub

Sonoma, CA


September 22, 2018

Muscardini Cellars

Kenwood, CA


September 28, 2018

Murphy's Irish Pub

Sonoma, CA


September 29, 2018

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Downtown Sonoma


October 7, 2018

BR Cohn Winery

Glen Ellen, CA


October 14, 2018

Glen Ellen Village Faire

Glen Ellen, CA


October 19, 2018

Fund Raiser

Santa Rosa, CA

November 10, 2018

El Verano Inn

Sonoma, CA


Past gigs

January 17, 2018

Aqus Cafe

Petaluma, CA

 April 20, 2018

Aqus Cafe

Petaluma, CA


April 28, 2018

Muscardini Cellars

Kenwood, CA


May 19, 2018

Private Party

Sonoma, CA

July 19, 2018

May 22, 2018

Tuesday Night Farmer's Market

Sonoma, CA

June 3, 2018

Sonoma Woman's Club

Sonoma, CA

July 14, 2018

Private Party

Healdsburg, CA

July 22, 2018

BR Cohn Winery

Glen Ellen, C



Let's Connect

Please give Tim Curley a call, or send him an e-mail, to discuss booking Long Story Short to play at your event.  They arrive in ridiculously ebullient moods, deliver fun, interesting, and lively music, and dispatch the crowd home with smiles on their faces.

Phone: 707 933-6640

E-mail: eltimcurley@gmail.

The Long Story Short Band

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