Scene and Heard

Ear-ily familiar: Music takes the stage

Guitarist Steve Arriola, far left, and keyboardist Skip Jones, far right, are the leaders of the Steve Arriola Band, which hopes to make more frequent appearances at Village Green.

COTTAGE GROVE – When Don McLean sang about “the day the music died” in his mega-hit song “American Pie,” few believed that such an occurrence could actually happen.

Then COVID-19 reared its ugly head, and sure enough, live music – for all intents and purposes – was dead.

It’s been a long drought, more than a year, but finally, there is some . . .