Terry is one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing and free jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades.
Shasta Taiko will present a mini formal performance at POPS Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 5819 Sacramento Avenue in Dunsmuir, Saturday, July 28 at 7 pm. Featured will be guest artists Masato Baba, son of Shasta Taiko leaders Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer, and his wife Courtney Deguchi.
Masato and Courtney will also perform with Shasta Taiko and join Tadaima’s set with Russel on winds and Jeanne playing taiko.
With the intimate atmosphere at POPS, Shasta Taiko will perform compositions that focuses on refinement and subtlety. Fun and exciting festival style taiko soloing will also be featured.
Tadaima is a creative music ensemble that performs original compositions influenced by jazz, world, classical, and new music.
Masato Baba has evolved into one of taiko’s leading artists. He is the Artistic Director of award winning Los Angeles based TaikoProject and a member of cutting edge On Ensemble. Shasta Taiko has presented both groups several times to the Mount Shasta community.
Courtney Deguchi is a performing member of TaikoProject and leads community taiko classes for children and adults in LA. She is an emerging taiko artist and singer, and with Masato, is spreading taiko’s sound around the world.
A charge of $10 is being asked at the door. Young people 16 years and under are Free.
“Our goal has always been to expose taiko to the community and the world.” says Russel.
Shasta Taiko is a non-profit arts organization 501 (c) (3).
For more information: shastataiko.org russelbaba.com popsdunsmuir.com
Local artisans, photographers, crafters, and musicians will be offering their art and wares at the Ol’ Dunsmuir May 5 from 9 am to 2 pm. Bring your bicycles, as local bicycle man Travis Bowman will be on hand to fix bicycles. The faire will take place on the outdoor patio at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center at 5819 Sacramento Avenue in Dunsmuir, California. (If it’s raining, we’ll bring festivities inside.) Entrance is free.
The entertainment schedule will be as follows:
9 to 11 am Allison Scull will play her original folk/reggae songs. Vocals and Guitar
11 am to 1 pm Rick Garrett – fingerstyle guitar
Vendors attending the faire.
– Electric Lons Tye Dye for kids and adults
– Fortunate Words are inspirational quotes folded into paper fortune-style cookies. These sweet little gems are meant to bring you blessings of joy, enlightenment, and peace. I have Food For Your Soul, Whispers From God, and Fortunes for Kids available. Custom orders are encouraged (Birthdays, graduation, holidays, teacher gift, newlyweds, new baby……). Handmade with Love in Palo Cedro. https://www.fortunatewords9.com/
-Parents will be able to sign their kids age up to 5 years for a free book per month, via the Dolly Parton Imagination Library sponsored by First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission
– Gael Ruby Tea Leaf Readings. You’ll also be able to see her gorgeous photography from the local area and from her travels in Europe
-Gorgeous Dunsmuir T-shirts by Dunsmuirian Lori Rae Watts
– Robin Johnson will offer handmade crochet items for babies and the kitchen
– Mount Shasta Arts & Healing Center will be offering “Handmade in Mt. Shasta” beautiful beeswax candles, crystal trees, spiritual wands, sacred geometry shirts, healing essences, and my artwork, handmade jewelry and other whimsical and elegant gift items
– Tria – Crocheted hats, sweaters and really cute top
– Local Dunsmuirian Andy Davey will be selling his pipes made of exotic wood
– Judy’s Crafts for the home and more
– Robin S. Johnson will be offering her handcrafted jewelry made in Dundmuir
Your donation will support our wonderful local water group that works tirelessly on our behalf to fight against the corporate take-over of the spring water in our pristine area. Thank you for spreading the words and sharing this event.
Entrance to the show is $20.
The son of an English professor and an opera singer, Ned Evett is one of the world’s foremost fretless guitarists, creating music that both celebrates and transcends the novelty of his instrument.
“The world’s first fretless guitar rockstar” -Guitar Player Magazine
Born in Nashville Tennessee, Ned started playing ukelele at age 11, graduating to his first guitar at 15. At 16, Ned got his first classical guitar and gave his first professional performance as a guitarist.
In 1984, Ned witnessed King Crimson ‘Sleepless Live in Japan’ on MTV, and was mesmerized by the fretless guitar wielded by Adrian Belew; this chance viewing would come full circle years later.
Intent upon developing a distinct style and sound on electric guitar, Ned benefited from Fulltone custom effects founder Mike Fuller working at a local guitar shop. He introduced Ned to the basic concepts of electric guitar tone, loaning him pedals and guitars to experiment with.
Ned won a college scholarship to study classical guitar, but a Michael Hedges performance in 1986 changed the course of his life; he dropped out of college to pursue songwriting and electric guitar full time. He spent the next five years traveling across the US playing six nights a week with numerous bands.
” The master of the fretless glass-necked guitar ” -USA Today
New years eve 1990, Ned had had enough of cover bands. He smashed his strat onstage and built his first fretless guitar from the neck which survived intact. He appeared with his fretless acoustic in the May 1993 issue of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, then on record with Warner Brothers recording artists Built To Spill in 1994.
Relocating to San Francisco California in 1995 resulted in Ned joining the band Yellow Wood Junction, co-founded by Pandora CSO Tim Westergren, who encouraged Ned to continue growing as a producer and writer. He also met guitarist Joe Satriani. Ned’s Americana writing style began to emerge during this period, working with bay area pedal steel ace David Phillips ( Tom Waits ).
Frequent visits to the Rodin collection at the Legion of Honor Museum, just down the street from his San Francisco apartment, led to a secondary interest in sculpting.
Prior to his first European tour in 1997 backing Austin Singer/Songwriter Dirk Hamilton, he switched to a glass fingerboard; in part to keep from wearing out numerous ebony fingerboards. Ned has used glass fingerboards ever since, prompting the moniker ‘the glass guitarist’.
A project with the band Deluxe 71 prompted a move to Los Angeles California in 1998, bringing Ned into contact with producer Marvin Etzionne and singer Maria McKee. Living and recording in a bungalow owned by actor Bruce Willis, Ned incorporated the glass fretless guitar into both Americana and modern rock styles.
Moving to Boise, ID, in the fall of 2000 to raise a family and explore life off the road, Ned settled into producing a series of albums for indie label Empty Beach. Supporting each release with a limited tour, Ned continued releasing songs featuring elements of both Americana and Modern Rock.
Ned has drawn a catalogue of critical acclaim from such major national publications as USA Today, writing, “Ned Evett is the perfectly sane, and vastly entertaining master of the fretless glass-necked guitar.”
Ned made waves in 2000 with the groundbreaking release, An Introduction to Fretless Guitar. That album, along with successful albums Circus Liquor (2003), iStole (2004), Middle of the Middle (2007), and Afraid4U (2010) led to his widespread success in Europe, while also kick-starting the beginning of a loyal fan following in the U.S.
His touring history includes concerts performed in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Mexico, and Australia as well as most of the countries in western Europe.
In 2003, Ned entered and won the North American Rock Guitar Competition. In 2004 PBS Television broadcast the documentary “Driven To Play “, a film about the event which aired in all US states and parts of Canada.
Following the film’s premier, Ned began a series of tours with artists such as Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, and George Thorogood. From October 2010 through January 2011, Ned embarked on a world tour with Grammy nominated artist Joe Satriani who says:
“Ned Evett is a monster player/writer/performer. I’ve had him on tour as a solo act, as well as with his different band lineups, and he always puts on a great performance. He has a good time with the audience, as he uses his unique personality to guide them through his music and his one-of-a-kind guitar style.”
Ned’s sixth solo album, “Treehouse” is a 14 song diary of love, loss, redemption, and the future told in Ned’s mesmerizing voice, accompanied by Ned’s trademark fretless mirrored glass and steel resonator, the “Globro” and his glass-necked electrics. The album, produced by legendary musician Adrian Belew, was released on January 3, 2012.
The highly personal material on the album evolved from a too common event in American life, job loss and economic displacement. The cycle of events described on Treehouse is not an interpretation of hard times projected by a rich entertainer or writer, but of first hand experience losing it all.
Ned’s current solo album is “Glass Guitar”, recorded live in the studio in 2016 featuring ten new tracks of fretless magic.
Ned lives in Boise, Idaho.
Voted Favorite Jazz Group in the Ashland 2017 Sneak Preview Readers Poll, The Ed Dunsavage Trio features Joe Cohoon on upright bass and Gary “Chicken” Hirsh on the drums. The trio has be playing music together for over 25 years. They will present an evening of straight ahead jazz guitar trio music at Pops on Saturday, April 21, performing music from their latest recording “Homage” which is a tribute to many of the jazz guitar greats including, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd andothers.
Originally from the east coast, guitarist Ed Dunsavage has been performing regularly around the Pacific Northwest for 25 years. He has performed at many venues and festivals in the area including the Upper Sacramento River Jazz Festival, The Umpqua Jazz & Wine Festival, The Medford Jazz Jubille, The Newport Oregon Jazz Festival, The Britt Festival, The Craterian Theatre, The Jazz Project in Bellingham Washington, the Blue Note jazz club and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Ed has shared the stage with many wonderful artists including Bernadette Peters, Greta Matassa, Craig Chaquico, & Mimi Fox & Howard Alden, Dmitri Matheny and Ken Peplowski among others. Ed also is the guitar instructor at Southern Oregon University and works as artistic and education director for the Siskiyou Music Project, a non-profit, arts and education organization based in Ashland, Oregon.
Gary Chicken Hirsh on drums. Gary is a long-time resident of Ashland but is better known to many people as the original drummer for the 60’s San Francisco rock group, Country Joe and the Fish. During the 60’s he performed at all the major rock concerts in the U.S.A and through-out Europe. He has worked with everyone from Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia, to Pharoh Sanders and Frank Zappa. He came out of retirement twenty five years ago to perform the music that he loves, jazz!
On acoustic bass is Joe Cohoon. Joe and Ed have been playing music together for over 25 years. He worked for many years in the Portland area performing in various rock and blues groups and currently performs with Duke Street and Robbie Dacosta and has shared the stage with Chuck Redd, Ken Peplowski and Dmitri Matheny.
Pops is pleased to have Terry Robb play on Tues May 8, 7:30 pm. He is one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing and free jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades.
Advanced tickets $10 available online. Tickets at the door $15
Yes, it’s true the quintessential Norcal funk/soul band with three generations of fans will be playing on New Year’s Eve. Players will be Victor Martin on Saxophone, Kenny Blockman on base, Ryan Goot on drums, Stefan Schittko keys, and Carl Schwinderman on guitar
Come for Dancing!
New Year’s Eve Dance Party with R&B funk band Sound Advice. Cover charge will be $10. Bar will provided by Rotary.
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Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is very pleased to be hosting Olga Kopylova the principle pianist Sao Paulo Symphonic Orchestra. She will be performing a Promenade through the History of Classical Music.
Born in 1979 in Uzbequistan, in the former Soviet Union, Olga Kopylova began her piano studies at the age of four with her father, and at six she was admitted in the Uspensky Special Music School in Tashkent. In Moscow, Olga studied at the Tchaikovsky Music College and then at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, taking classes from the renowned teachers Tatiana Galitzkaya and Liudmila Roshina, both of them representative of the piano school of Samuil Feinberg.
She moved to Brazil in 2000 to take the lead pianist position at the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo – OSESP, where she holds that role until the present day.
In 2002 Olga recorded the solo CD album “Estrela da Manhã” (“Morning Star”), featuring music from Russian composers. As a member of Osesp, she took part in many symphonic recordings, including the awarded CD with the Jolivet Concerts for trumpet and orchestra, featuring Ole Edvard Antonsen.
As a soloist, Olga has been performing along with several Brazilian and international orchestras, under the baton of John Neschling, Roberto Minczuk, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Scott Seaton, among others.
Olga plays in chamber music presentations which are part of OSESP’s chamber music
series, as well as together with international soloists like Johannes Moser, Nicolas Koeckert, Alexander Chaushian, and Ransom Wilson, inaddition to keeping stable formations as the Vesper Tri and DKopylova & Rakevich.She also engages insocial and educational activities aiming to foster the development of new audiences for classical music.
1. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonata op.27 n. 2 (Moonlight Sonata)
2. Franz Liszt: Consolation n.3
3. Richard Wagner – Franz Liszt: Isoldens Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde”
4. Claude Debussy : from Préludes, book 1 –
n.4 – Les sons et les parfums dans l’air du soir
n.5 – Les collines d’Anacapri
n.7 – Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest
n.8 – La fille aux cheveux de lin
5. Rachmaninoff :
Prelude op 32, n. 10,
Prelude op.23, n. 6
From Moments Musicaux, op.16, n. 4 – Presto
Tickets are $10 general & $15 preferred at the door.
Preferred ticket patrons are welcome to meet with Ms. Kopylova following the performance