Clock Tower Music                      676  Laurel  St .  San  Carlos       650-595-2024

since 1983

Live: Saturday 4/22 @ 8:00

All Local

All Original

All Acoustic

Jim Bruno

Maurice Tani

Jamie Purnell


Three accomplished local singer-songwriters perform their original tunes for you in a writers' round format in the heart of beautiful downtown San Carlos.

Here is a little about our performers:

Jim Bruno is a San Francisco Bay Area based published songwriter.

Songs hes written have been recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAlister. Songs hes co-written have been recorded and released by Chuck Prophet and Thad Cockrell.

He currently teaches Songwriting Classes at Foothill College and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley.

Like all great songwriters/storytellers, Maurice Tani uses humor, pathos, and metaphor (he loves that word!) to spin tales of sometimes heroic, sometimes conniving, seductive and/or hapless characters. Characters deep in the throes of urban/country angst, unrequited love, love affairs gone wrong in a nutshell country noir.

A master of clever lyrics and gorgeous melodies that make for ear-worms almost impossible to dismiss, Maurices warm powerful voice animates the songs into a kind of technicolor experience.

He has been reviewed in No Depression, and Acoustic Guitar Magazines, and played famous stages such as The Freight & Salvage and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Jamie Purnells award-winning musical storytelling takes his audiences on an emotional journey. Kate Campbell has labeled Jamies songwriting voice authentic, adding He doesnt sound like hes trying to be good. He just is.

For over twenty-five years, Jamie has honed his musical vocabulary to infuse his character-driven narratives in just the right finger style guitar groove and warm tenor vocal melody. With two albums released and another coming soon, Jamie has received praise from fans and industry veterans all around the world.

The vivid nature of Jamies lyrical and musical style, often lends itself to collaborative multi-media projects. Jamie is currently working with illustrator Nicole Taylor to produce his first full-color childrens book, Proud Penguin, which is slated for release in 2017.

Based on one of Jamies most popular tunes, Proud Penguin is a feel-good tale of penguin whose picture of himself changes after an encounter with a seagull. With lush illustrations and few surprises, this book is sure to delight audiences from 1 to 99. The recording of Proud Penguin, the song, was recently selected as a semi-finalist for the International Songwriting Competition.

Jamie has shared stages over the years with such singer-songwriter luminaries as Brendan James, Kristen Hall, Jonathan Byrd, Jim Bruno, Maurice Tani, Aireene Espiritu, and Wes Collins. Jamie has played festivals, clubs, parades, music stores, and radio and TV programs from Carolina to California.


Great selection of ukes

easy to learn and fun to play

Metronomes & Tuners

strings, picks, books, reeds, stands, rosin, oil...

Give the gift of music

gift certificates availible for lessons and supplies

NEW...Zither Guitar Stands


Beautiful Hardwood Guitar Stands make a great gift

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Couch Guitar Straps
Made in Long Beach

This guitar strap has a timeless classic vintage look to it. It is very mod and reminds us of Speed Racer and Racer X. The basic design is based on the Ernie Ball type of guitar strap that dates way back to the 60's, but our version is vinyl, and improved by the long offset racing stripe that runs the length of the strap.

The end tabs are made of 3 layers of auto, couch and marine upholstery vinyl and the inside piece is made with a super- strong, fiberglass reinforced, vegan power pad material that lets you rock cruelty free. The back tab has 3 hand-tooled stainless steel rivets holding it together. So strong and oh it looks so good! No leather guitar straps here!

It’s a great boyfriend or girlfriend gift idea for the musician in your life. Compare this vinyl vegan guitar strap to knockoff companies who have copied our racing stripe recently and feel even better about what you get for what you pay here. Plus, you'll know your strap is a Couch, made in USA, Cruelty Free, vegan, sweatshop free and worn by the best musicians in the world. 

Ornaments make a great gift
Now in stock

Welcome to Clock Tower Music...

Family owned and operated for over 32 years. We offer quality instruments, accessories, and sheet music. Private lessons are offered in our clean, comfortable and well-lit rooms by dedicated teachers

Band/Orchestra Rental

Private Music Lessons + Group Guitar

Instrument Repair

  • Printed Music with On-site Download and Print 

In Store Events & Concerts