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Just living it up – Farrow and the Peach Leaves

Graham Knibb (right) is the lead singer for Farrow and the Peach Leaves while his dad, Keith Knibb, plays lead guitar at the Brewstation. Noel Nash/The Chronicle

COTTAGE GROVE — Farrow and the Peach Leaves are doing exactly what every wannabe rock star wants to do.
They’re living out their dream.
Sure, they haven’t hit it big, and odds are they never will, but this tight bunch of guys who went to high school together in Nevada City, Calif., about an hour north of Sacramento, are having a blast during their third year as a touring band. They’re meeting and hearing other bands, making new friends, visiting places they’ve never seen. Just living it up.
”We love to tour. We usually tour two weekends a month,” acoustic guitarist/lead vocalist Graham Knibb said during a break at the Brewstation on Friday, Dec. 6.
On their appearance at the Brewstation, bass player Leif Bonfils said, ”We may never play at a feed store again. We had to do it!”
While Knibb has three of his former high school buddies in the band, he’s also joined by his dad — Keith Knibb — on electric guitar.
So who rules the roost here, father or son?
”Since we couldn’t find anybody age-appropriate, we decided he just has to put up with us,” Graham Knibb said, chuckling.
Farrow and the Peach Leaves — a moniker that uses a combination of the band members’ names — recently released their first album, Honeyslides, and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know these guys’ beverage of choice. Two of the best songs on the album are ”Beer for Breakfast” and ”One Beer at a Time.”
They also did some pretty awesome covers by Neil Young, Tom Petty, the Doors, a rocking version of the Rolling Stones’ ”Loving Cup” and an epic ”Pusherman” by Steppenwolf.
Farrow and the Peach Leaves is a fun band to catch if you’re out grabbing a bite, hanging out with your buddies, having a good time, and you know …
Having a cold one or two.



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