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Twelve-year-old Oliver John of Woodacre will play with his dad, JT, at the Lagunitas School’s Fall Music Festival. The benefit for the Montessori program takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21.   David Briggs

Spread across the forested stage at the Redwood Ramble in Mendocino County last July, six adult musicians laid down the framework of a Stevie Wonder cover so that an underage guitarist could come wailing in. The lean axman, who had been strumming bashfully in the background, stepped up to summon electric howls from inside his jet-black Gibson Les . . .

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