It’s the time of the year where cover charges are inflated and spirits are elevated. In an attempt to choose the “perfect” New Year’s Eve option, we lose sight of the real reason we celebrate: to party. Whether you’re looking for a spell of good luck, trying to break in new traditions or just need a reason to stay up past midnight, you should always usher in January 1 with a little live music. Few guitarists can rival the handy fretboard work of Roy Rogers, perhaps one of the most awe-inspiring slide-guitar players in the United States. Once a sideman in John Lee Hooker’s touring troupe, Mr. Rogers quickly amassed a loyal legion of fans on his own, and for good reason. Catch Roy and his Delta Rhythm Kings band at the Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street in downtown Winters, on December 31. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $40. Call (530) 756-9901 for more information.