Performance: Friday, Oct 9 at 6 pm, $10 at the door
Members from left to right are: Trev DeRossett (bass guitar), Jeff Huhtala (lead singer and guitar), Kate Bachmann (drums), Laurie Gardner (backup vocals), Steve Bachmann (lead singer and guitar), Brad DeBortoli (backup vocals and guitar), Andy Aguilera (harmonica), and Rob Gardner (rhythm guitar).
Steve and Jeff Huhtala switch off on lead vocals and lead guitar. Jeff Huhtala does more 60’s/70’s type music (Buffalo Springfield, Small Faces, Joe South, Stones, etc.) and Steve’s more contemporary (Tom Petty, Radiohead, Ben Harper). I also have several originals I’d classify as Americana/rockabilly/folk rock.
Em & Shane Duo
PERFORMANCE: Sunday, October 4, 4 pm. $15 at door
October 4, 4 pm
Vocalist Emma Reynolds grew up in Mount Shasta, moved to the Central Coast for three years, and finished her BA with an emphasis in jazz performance at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2016. She has made connections with musicians and educators throughout California and offers a dynamic point of view both in the classroom and on stage. She recently released her first album of original compositions – Em & Em: Take Our Time and can also be heard on
The San Andreas Sisters: Live in Studio City album. She’s been teaching music to all ages in the Orange County area for five years and enjoys performing in a variety of styles including jazz, pop, RnB, and folk.
Born and raised in Southern California, guitarist Shane Savala has quickly made a name for himself in the LA music scene. After graduating from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2012, he moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating and performing with various artists and songwriters. Known for his
stylistic versatility, relentless creativity, and ability to make others sound their best, Shane is in high demand for studio sessions and live performances. Shane can be heard on his latest album, “Christmas in the City”, featuring original songs and arrangements, as well as on “Splanky” with The Jason Fabus Trio.
Dark Eyes Duet (Dayton Mason and Greta Gardiner) will play at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on October 23, 6:30 pm.
This power duo came together in the beginning of 2020 after each musician had respectively built a strong independent solo career in the State of Jefferson.
Dayton Mason is an Ashland native and has been inspired by Jazz music since he was very young and began playing Gypsy Jazz guitar in high school. He has played in many different duos, trios and quartets and has toured across the United States. One notable opportunity was opening for David Grisman at the sold out Rogue Theatre.
Greta Gardiner grew up in Wyoming and moved to Ashland in 2002. She began as a singer/songwriter and learned to play guitar while living in Paysandu, Uruguay, and she started performing music when she lived in Lyon, France at a corner bar called 22 Rue Pouteau. Since returning to Southern Oregon she has been in 2 rock bands called Lost Maven and Organik Time Machine playing bass, rhythm guitar and vocals.
Both musicians had decided to set local roots and play close to home in their solo careers and as they kept crossing paths in the music scene they decided to combine Dayton’s incredible Gypsy Jazz guitar skills with Greta’s vocal and linguistic capabilities, thus the Dark Eyes Gypsy Jazz Duet was born. This music transports listeners to another time and place, a corner café in old Paris with laughter and Gypsy notes flowing like the wine in everyone’s glasses and perhaps a faint memory of Django’s iconic cigarette smoke swirling in the air…