North Bay fans of world music are probably already familiar with vocalist Mimi Pirard, who formed the popular outfit Dgiin with her brother Gabe several years ago. Now Pirard is harnessing her passion for French chanteuse singers like Edith Piaf in a new ensemble, SonoMusette
. Together with accordionist Robert Lunceford and bassist Jan Martinelli (Un Deux Trois), guitarist Jason Briggs (Hot Club Beelzebub) and veteran drummer Richard Andrews, the band debuts on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 8pm. $15–$20. 707.874.9392.