05 July, 2010
Howdy live music lovers!
Here we are again on the verge of another summer (if it ever gets here) and that means summer travel, gigs and the annual Oregon Country Fair. I'm just freshly back from Texas where it was hot and hotter and now that I opened my cells up to let all that heat in, I'm chilly up here and I'm sure folks in the rest of the country would just tell me to please not talk about it anymore, so allow me to deftly change the channel...
My time in Texas and Kerrville was splendicious and full and I heard plenty of new amazing songs, met and visited with all kinds of folks. I'm doing several concerts with Texas friends in July and August. Come on out and get an earful of songs new and less new.
The new wordless guitar CD, Guitarred and Feathered, is getting airplay on nearly 50 stations here and abroad and if you haven't got a copy yet, you can order through my website or through CDbaby or itunes. Of course, I get the most bang out of your buck when you order CDs here, but the others are fine too. Go here to listen to whole songs from the latest. This is the one record of mine that every culture on the planet can get 100%. There is a new colouring book too (Lolololololo) but you'll have to come to a gig to find one.
Here's the Fair schedule and upcoming Northwest gigs in July:
• JULY 9, 10 and 11 The 41st OREGON COUNTRY FAIR - Veneta, OR
Friday: Shady Grove Stage, 12 noon
Saturday: Community Village Stage, 12 noon
Sunday: Blue Moon Stage, 12 noon This one may be broadcast live on KRVM.org. and other places sponteancious and suddenly. I have a great band this year featuring Lewi Longmire on mandolin, Jason Montgomery on bass and for the first time, Chris Kokesh on violin fiddle. (Come see Chris' set right before ours Friday at Shady Grove at 11 am). Hey! how'd all three days get noon sets??
• WED. JULY 14 - SCOBERT PARK - Eugene, OR, 7 pm
Bring a picnic and the kids. Special guests are likely.
• SUN. JULY 18 - SAM BOND'S GARAGE - Eugene, OR, 8:30 pm
With some version of QTN's Country Fair Band and sets from Seattle/Austin's Jack Wilson and a late set from Hendrikz McLeod who hail from Austin/Ashland. 21 and over, $5
• THURS. JULY 29 - MISSISSIPPI PIZZA - Portland, OR, 9 pm
With sets from me, Raina Rose Band and Austin's legendary Some Say Leland.
• FRI. JULY 30 - AXE AND FIDDLE - Cottage Grove, OR, 8 pm
With me, Raina Rose Band and The Pines from Minnesota, $5
Then in August, I'll be playing at the first PORTLAND FOLK FESTIVAL. Check out the line up of artists there too.
As Baby Gramps would say: See you suddenly!