Upcoming Summer Concerts

Hello You All. Let’s get this party started! It’s been way too long.

For a quick overview of the lineup for the summer, please click on the following link: Upcoming Concerts

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Slack Key and Steel Guitar Master, KEN EMERSON –

with special guest, Phil Emerson

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HOLLYWOOD – FEBRUARY 11: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Musician Ken Emerson performs at the party for Hawaiian Grammy Nominees on February 11, 2005 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Cinegrill in Hollywood, California. This year marks the first awarding of the Best Hawaiian Music Album of the Year. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

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MORE DETAILS SOON

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Friday, June 21, 2019

ALAN GERBER

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Alan Gerber was a founding member of Elektra Records recording group, “Rhinoceros”. A multi-instrumentalist: Piano, guitars (acoustic and electric slide), fiddle, button accordion, vocalist and composer. Appeared with Bob Dylan, BB King, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry/Brownie McGee and many others. Live show has a blues/folk feel to it. Check website: www.alangerbersongs.com for reviews of shows.

“The synergy of Alan Gerber is a complex concoction difficult to explain. Without question, Alan is greater than the sum of his parts, and when combined and on display for a mesmerized and awestruck audience, you can fully understand Alan Gerber in the flesh! Alan is a seasoned pro, a master-class of how to take years of honing your craft and a million plus miles of live performances to reach this level. Within the first 30 seconds of a live Alan Gerber show the audience is hooked, completely! As a songwriter, storyteller, musician, performer and personality, it is a marvel of engineering, the perfect storm. Alan has produced an impressive catalog of musical gems, which I encourage you to acquire but I beg you to experience a live performance….then you will know the synergy of Alan Gerber!”
-Terry Whalen, Artistic Director of Whalen’s Barn Concert Series, Miramichi, NB

Four Riders, a song from Alan’s new CD, “somewhere in between”, has been chosen by Steve Van Zandt ( Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist, actor, known for roles in The Sopranos & Lilyhammer, host of syndicated radio show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage) as”Coolest Song In The World” and will be playing in heavy rotation all summer. Here is a link to the new video of the song:

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Sunday, June 30, 2019

CELTINALIA – Jennifer Pratt-Walter and Carl Thor

Jennifer Pratt-Walter and Carl Thor

Celtinalia brings together two performers with many years of diverse musical experience. Jennifer Pratt-Walter, of the Celtic Muse duo, provides Celtic harp, recorder, tin whistle, percussion and vocals. Carl Thor, of Talisman, adds hammered dulcimer, keyboard, mandolin and vocals. Jennifer and Carl have known each other for years, but only recently began performing together outside of their church community. Together, they create music to lighten the spirit and feed the soul. Audiences are loving the transcendent quality of their music — and clamoring for a recording!

Available for performance at festivals, wineries, cafes, church services, retirement communities, weddings and other special occasions, Celtinalia weaves a varied and satisfying program of music ranging from the 14th century to the present day.

Whether from the concert stage or at the bedside of the dying, Jennifer communicates her reverence for life, her instrument, and music with her hands, searching to define and transcend human experience. Her musical background includes band, choir, and madrigal performance, study of harp, piano and fretted dulcimer, and 20 years performing with Valerie Blessley in the Celtic Muse duo. Her repertoire includes Celtic, Early, contemporary, original, and light classic pieces, and she shares her love of the Celtic harp through her teaching studio in Vancouver, WA.

Carl paints evocative images in sound on the hammered dulcimer and recalls an earlier era with his songs and piano compositions. Involved in music since childhood, during the past 20 years he has performed with Talisman, Cascade Crossing, Hands4, the Portland Megaband, and in collaboration with a variety of other musicians. Though his repertoire centers in the Celtic traditions, he has performed in marching bands and choirs, played music from jazz to Scandinavian, and produced electronic music. He teaches hammered dulcimer, piano, and electronic music.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 2:00-3:00pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged. *Given that this is an afternoon event, please feel free to bring finger foods.*

CONCERT: 3:00pm onwards

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Saturday, July 13, 2019

HEART AND HAMMER (Julianna Waters and Barry Cranell)

with special guest, Kerry Williams

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Hey everyone! We’re back and ready to do a real live house concert after an elongated vacation. Julianna has since graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing and managed to slip in some songwriting – because she can. I’ve been working on my banjo technique/repertoire for the past couple years, and we’ve added some banjo friendly covers to change up our repertoire a little. We are lucky enough (once again) to have Kerry Williams in our midst playing mandolin, guitar, and adding general frivolity and mayhem to the show. Somehow, I think we’ll manage to have a great time. Between the beautifully executed songs and fiddle tunes, to the never expected train wrecks. We’ll all come out unscathed.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Saturday, July 27, 2019

THE MUSERS

Muser Print Media (1) - laughing on stage

Muser Facebook Event Media - singing on stage

The Musers foot-stomping, high energy performances are punctuated by laughter, dancing feet, and infectious grooves.  Their sister-like blend of soaring harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and sassy cover tunes set The Musers apart from other groups.  Their original “Free Range Folk” spans a variety of acoustic styles including Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Irish, and Appalachian, all served up with verve and heart.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

 

 

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

DIRTY CELLO

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Nick Diamantides, Ashland Daily Tidings.

“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” LA Times

Devil Went Down To Georgia

Head over Heels

I’m Going Home

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

 

 

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