Play on, Butte County

CN&R’s annual look at our music community

CAMMIES Music Festival
A celebration of and benefit for musicians and others affected by the Camp Fire.
Saturday, April 20, 7-10 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m., preshow at 6:30). See special CAMMIES pull-out section for details.
Sierra Nevada Big Room
1075 E. 20th St.
Vote for Best Local Act!
Visit to vote for your favorite.

This year, we are celebrating a couple of local groups that have captured our imaginations with their unique sounds—experimental hip-hop crew Pervert and “mom rock” four-piece Susurrus. But we also catch up with one of Butte County’s favorite sons, Paradise bluesman Maurice “Big Mo” Huffman, who opens up about his life post-fire.

It’ll be years before we see how the recovery plays out, and what will become of the area’s music scene. In the meantime, we support those who’ve lost everything—and encourge them to keep playing great songs.