Sonoma native and Western-swing legend Tommy Thomsen
had some serious health issues in the last few years, battling liver cancer that recently went into remission. Through it all, Thomsen has remained strong, and this weekend he celebrates his 68th birthday with a concert in Sonoma. Joining him will be a host of local stars, such as lap-steel guitarist Ken Emerson, singer Wendy DeWitt and others. Barbecue, cocktails and wine will all be on hand when Thomsen and friends party down on Friday, Jan. 29, at Rossi’s 1906, 401 Grove St., Sonoma. 8:30pm. $10. 707.343.0044.