March 10, 2012
Stevie Coyle, fingerstyle guitarist, songwriter, bon vivant and frontman emeritus of whiz-bang string band The Waybacks.
April 5, 2012
Caravan of Thieves, driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories.
May 12, 2012
Internationally-known touring, recording and performing artist James Hurley offers a unique blend of jazz, pop, blues, rock and folk during his solo acoustic performances. Described by Folkworks magazine as “One of the Top Ten Live Acoustic Male Singer-Songwriters in L.A,” Hurley’s eloquent guitar, smooth voice, and masterful writing combine to create a seductive blend that has been called “Americana, on-the-rocks….with a twist”. His third solo release “Tempest in a teacup” reinforces his well-deserved reputation as a consistently compelling artist whose music is a reflection of the life he lives. Music and more information is available at www.jameshurleymusic.com.
“Concert on the Green” at Salmon Run golf course featuring Joseph Eid and Rob Larkin
The Concert on the Green Saturday at Salmon Run golf course was wonderful! Thank you everyone from coming out and enjoying the great potluck and music under the huge tent in the Chetco wilderness. Opening act and local trio Wolflower amazed the crowd with their three-part harmonies and wonderful guitar and banjo playing. Headliners Joseph Eid and Rob Larkin wowed the crowed with their tight guitar playing and beautiful voices, together and solo.
Aug. 18, 2012
Ian McFeron and friends
Ian McFeron, whose lyrical prose has been compared to Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and David Gray, weaves together a variety of roots-Americana styles to create his own unique blend of roots-oriented American music. This time he will be bring with him his 4-piece band featuring guitar, fiddle, bass, drums, and three vocalists.
More info at www.ianmcferon.com
Sept. 15, 2012
Winner of the 2009 TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL Acoustic Blues Competition and the 2009 INDIE INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST for Folk/Acoustic, as well as the 2010 ASHLAND BLUES SOCIETY’s Road to the IBC solo/duo category, Dana Hubbard presents a warm and engaging personality on stage, singing and telling stories while playing finger picked guitar with skills that defy the ear and eye. The list of folks he has opened for and shared the bill with span the spectrum from blues to folk to bluegrass: Jesse Winchester, Sam Bush, David Wilcox, Greg Allman, Etta James, Little Feat, Robert Cray, Albert King, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, John Hammond, Chris Isaak and David Lindley.
More info at: http://www.danahubbard.com
Nov. 18, 2012
Goh Kurosawa with Sharp Three
Sharp three is a fresh new blend of the Oriental and the Western. The latest self-titled release includes nine originals composed by Goh Kurosawa (acoustic/electric/sitar/flamenco/classical)), which he calls “Global Fusion.” The music draws on jazz, rock, Balkan rhythms and Western classical music, however, the underlying inspiration comes from soundscapes and reflections of Asia. Joining Goh for this concert are Chuck van Haecke (drum set/percussion/jazz/funk/texture) and Kai Kurosawa (basses/various tap-style instruments/ukulele bass/one of kind instruments).
More info at http://sharpthree.com
JAN. 19, 2013:
Folk-rocker Namoli Brennet has been described as a cross between Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin and Sheryl Crow, and her gritty, honest folk has attracted a large and extremely loyal fanbase. Her nine CDs, including her latest, “We Were Born to Rise,” and her poignant, introspective and sometimes hard-hitting music has won praise and accolades from critics and fans alike. She’s been dubbed “One of the best folk-rock artists in the country”, and Zocalo magazine calls her music “Gorgeous and introspective.”
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Emma Hill and Brian Daste (country-tinged Americana/folk duo)
Singer/songwriter Emma Hill, along with musical partner and pedal steel guitar player Bryan Daste (in a recent cover story, The Anchorage Press called him “the David Rawlings to Emma Hill’s Gillian Welch”), will perform their brand of loping, intimate Americana with an indie edge. The duo recently launched a tour to support their latest CD “The Black and Wretched Blue.”
“Emma Hill is not afraid to sing. In fact, her voice’s countrified richness, delicate inflections and fear-no-range transitions make it easy to imagine that’s all she ever does.” – Amy McCullough, Willamette Week
Friday, May 10, 2013
Bill and Kate Isles (mesmerizing, award-winning singing/songwriting duo)
“Bill and Kate Isles’ performance style and songs are as comfortable as your favorite blanket. You get wrapped up in them and don’t want to leave the warmth they create.” — Al Kniola – WVPE-FM (NPR), Elkhart, INAl Kniola – WVPE-FM (NPR), Elkhart, I
More info: www.billandkateisles.com
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
Applauded by critics and guitar enthusiasts alike for his composition, tone, emotion and smooth “multi-part” style, Tennessee composer Bill Mize is a guitarist’s guitarist that appears on many “top” lists worldwide. A past winner of The Winfield National Finger-style Guitar Competition at The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Bill is often recognized for his understated virtuosity, creative arrangements and memorable compositions. He will play an intimate acoustic concert at Azalea Park’s Capella by the Sea, a window-enclosed wood structure set in the woods overlooking the port of Brookings Harbor.
More info at www.billmize.com
October 19, 2013
Chuck Pyle (the “Zen Cowboy” fingerstyle guitarist)
“Chuck Pyle’s songs, playing and singing are transporting. If you’re looking for top-flight alt-country-inflected contemporary folk… this is it.” – Sing Out!
“Vivid landscapes flow from Pyle’s pen with grown up themes of the New West . . .[his] big campfire-smoked voice and solid guitar work anchor the song… it’s really quite impressive how full the orchestration sounds with only Pyle’s voice and guitar.” – Eugene Weekly, Eugene OR
More info: www.chuckpyle.com
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 • 7 p.m.
The Koles (Contemporary acoustic folk and pop music)
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. Brookings
The Koles are a Los-Angeles based folk pop group whose original songs, stunning vocal arrangements and wonderfully engaging personas captivate audiences. Influenced by the progressive bluegrass sounds of Nickel Creek and the harmony of the Manhattan Transfer, the Koles challenge modern day pop with their musically stimulating offerings.
The Koles songwriting is deep and heartfelt and the nationally syndicated public radio show “Art of the Song” dedicated an hour long program to the critically acclaimed album “One Day”, calling it “Brilliant.”
Though the Koles are relaxed and positive, they rock, they roll, and move audiences to tears while injecting hilarious moments throughout their show. Their performances warranted them recognition in Music Connection Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Live Indies in the USA.
More info: www.arlenekole.com/home.html
INCENDIO in concert!
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, Lucky 7 Casino
The fiery, guitar-driven world music band Incendio will bring its mix of rock, classical, jazz, flamenco and Celtic sounds to the event center at Lucky 7 Casino on Friday, Dec. 13. The concert is sponsored by Friends of Music and Stagelights Musical Arts Community.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Lucky 7 Casino event center, Smith River
Trio Voronezh – “Three players, alone on a large open stage, filling every crevice with their rich, imaginatively conceived music” is how a Los Angeles Times critic described their concert.
The Russian virtuostic trio will bring their unique instruments and cover a variety of genres during a one-night only performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Smith River Casino.
An evening with Grammy-nominated Seth Glier and Joe Nerney
Friday, April 11, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.
Massachusetts native Seth Glier is a celebrated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, over the last few years, has established himself as a seasoned troubadour.
“He grabs your attention with fearless vocal delivery, musical exuberance and seasoned songwriting beyond his years,” according to publicity on Glier’s website.
American Songs: An evening with Christine Williams and Ed Dunsavage
Friday, May 9, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor.
Stagelights presents and evening with critically-acclaimed vocalist Christine Williams and guitarist Ed Dunsavage, who will present “American Songs,” a program of music by composers from the Great American Songbook.
The Ashland-based duo will perform introspective and sensitive renderings of music by songwriters such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jimmy Webb and Stephen Foster, Dunsave said.
An evening with Taarka
Saturday, July 5, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.
This acclaimed 4-piece modern string band draws from jazz, bluegrass, pop, rock, celtic, new acoustic and classical music. Fronted by married musical couple Enion and David Tiller, these top-flight musicians spins acoustic Gypsy-jazz jams that put smiles on faces and get your toes tapping. Tickets are $15.