Sonny SmithToday between 11am-12, on “Rocket Garden Holiday” (which airs Fridays from 10am-noon), host Chris Vestuto will air an in-studio performance that he recorded on June 6th with the musician and multimedia storyteller, Sonny Smith. A San Francisco native, Smith started playing blues piano during his teens in Colorado in the late 1980s. Over the course of his artistic career (which has included ventures in play- and screen-writing, and short stories), the critically-acclaimed Smith has worked with a panoply of celebrated musicians, including Neko Case (for whom he’s opened on tour), Jolie Holland, Mark Eitzel (of American Music Club), Miranda July, and members of Wilco, Vetiver, Mekons, and the bands of David Byrne and Beth Orton. Sonny Smith’s band, Sonny and the Sunsets, made a Saturday morning stop at KCSB during their recent west-coast tour.