25 June, 2024

Brian QTN's Summer Simmer of Live Spontanacious Music Sounds


Happy snappies, Solstice Fool Moon, and the return of HEAT!

I’m just back from another Texas Withdrawl and Kerrville Fest. All the gigs were so much fun with other great players/writers at legendary Austin venues and a fine community I miss throughout the year. Of course it also was swelter of a time and intense and tweflths. Heard and was in many conversations contemplating what a Big Folk Kerrfest during a different time of year would look like. It probably isn't gonna get cooler mostly as the last ten years were the hottest ever. Hmmm… lotsa folk all over the world are asking similar questions… Meanwhile, I hear Quiet Valley Ranch is hosting their Welcome Home Fest again in October and the musical line up is Fifth Dimensional indeed.

When I started going to Kerrville nearly 50 years ago, there was a banner across the ticket road going in that said “May the people you meet here be your friends for life.” Certainly that has been the case for me and a most worthwhile reason to come back every year. Of course, every year there are more new songs to hear, new hearts to meet and of course, to wave goodbye to. 

But that was Texas and it’s all in the rearview now. I’m in Oregon and there’s a buncha gigs around this part of the Valley to tell you about including, of course, another unbelievable round at the Oregon Country Fair where I'll play my 36th year with a great band of miscreants who know how to have fun with music (QTN tunes in particular).

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Singing Wild Tunes at:

JULY 12, 13, 14 Outside Veneta Oregon 
Advance tickets only! Available here  
3 QTN sets this year. 2 with The QTNBand! 

• FRIDAY JULY 12, 1 pm – A solo reading from Logodaidalia on the Chez Ray’s stage with musical interludes from myself and perhaps others as well. An author event where hilarity will ensue.

• SATURDAY JULY 13, HOARSE CHORALE STAGE 1-2 pm. An electric stage that will likely be livestreamed and broadcast live on KOCF.org.

 SUNDAY JULY 14, BLUE MOON STAGE, 3-4 pm. An “acoustic stage” that will likely be livestreamed and broadcast live on KRVM.org.

And after the Fair:

• THURSDAY JULY 18 – SCOBERT GARDENS PARK, 4th and Blair St. FREE 6:30-8 pm. A concert, a picnic, an annual gathering for all. Bring food, family, friends and good dogs. After a generation of Wednesdays, this year it has moved to Thursday. Local folk: there is a diabolical City plan to pour a buncha impermeable concrete and install gates in this beautiful legendary People’s Park here. There is a petition anyone can sign so please do. Click here.

Also QTN Squint-Yer-Ears Wordless Guitar this month:

 FRIDAY JULY 5 – NEW ZONE GALLERY FIRST FRIDAY • 5:30-7:30 pm  FREE –– What could be better than fabulous art everywhere you look with live spontencious guitar music accompaniment? ALL AGES WELCOME.

 SATURDAY JULY 27 – EUGENE SATURDAY MARKET, 8th & Oak St. 10 am. Wordless Guitar on the Food Court stage to begin another amazing Saturday Market day.

 EVERY OTHER MONDAY at SAM BONDS GARAGE 6:30-8:30 pm (July 1, 22 and August 5, 19). Carrying on the 25-year tradition established by Richard Crandell before Monday Bingo. 

There may be more but this is plenty for now. Pass this email on to your any and every. As Tom Waits said at his induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame: "Songs are just interesting things to do with the air.” 

They sure are fun to share live too. 
See you suddenly somewheres.
Your corn forest pundit,

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