Steve Noonan: Four decades ago, Steve Noonan was a regular on the California circuit with Tim Buckley and Jackson Browne. Browne and Buckley went on to their respective careers, crediting Noonan as a mentor and early influence.

Noonan became a hit songwriter when “Buy for Me the Rain” hit pay dirt for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He later built his own five piece band in Santa Cruz, the rare Moog synthesizer capturing his work, while opening for Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt.