Sound Advice New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Come join Sound Advice and dance to blues/funk at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on December 31st at 9 pm. Band leader Victor Martin from Dunsmuir will be on the saxophone and vocals; Kenny Blockman of Mount Shasta on bass and vocals; Carl Schwindeman of Dunsmuir on guitar; Stefan Schittko of Mount Shasta on keyboards; Kenji Kato from Redding will be on drums. Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is located in the heart of the Dunsmuir’s Historic District in Dunsmuir at 5819 Sacramento Avenue, Dunsmuir. $15 donation. For more information, go to popsdunsmuir.com.

Anna Repetto & the Scott Durbin Band

Anna Reppetto with Scott Durbin BandPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host The Scott Durbin Band on Saturday, November 17th at 7 pm. The Scott Durbin band features powerhouse blues and jazz singer Anna Repetto with Ross Perry, from Redding on drums, Nathan Sivanada, Mt Shasta resident, playing bass and newly added guitarist from L.A., Sultani Trip. The group is headed by Scott, who is a composer, arranger, keyboardist and trumpet player.  His resume includes working with Stevie Wonder in the 60’s and 70’s as well as song writing and studio work for MoTown Records in the 80’s.

Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Champion Club plays for River Exchange Fundraiser- Open to Public

Screen Shot 2018-10-04 at 1.39.37 PMJoin The River Exchange on Oct. 6th to celebrate the river and a successful 26th annual river clean-up here at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 5819 Sacramento Ave. This event will feature a musical performance by Champion Club from 7-9:30PM, a no-host-bar, and light snacks.

Silent auction items have been provided by local business such as: Cold Creek Inn, Shasta Mountain Guides, Golf weekend get away at Little River Inn, Patagonia, Garmin, Fire and Light, yoga sessions, Pilates classes, massages and much more. Admission is $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to the River Exchange.

For more information about the this event, or if you would like to contribute, please contact Executive Director Cassie Hansen at exec.riverexchange@gmail.com -call (530) 500-2114.

The River Exchange is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting healthy watersheds through community involvement in stewardship, restoration, and education. For more information about The River Exchange, see our website at www.riverexchange.org, and our Facebook page.

Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto to play at Pops

IMG_2992As a part of a world tour, guitarist/composer Hiroya Tsukamoto is stopping by our tiny train town, Dunsmuir, also known as a restaurant and fishing mecca. With his music Hiroya takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace
and tranquility.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released six albums as a leader.   And he also performed and appeared on major televisions internationally such as NHK (Japanese National Television) and EBS in Korea. In September 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

“Hiroya immediately impressed the audience with his technical prowess on the guitar. Then as the concert progressed, he also revealed himself to be a skilled songwriter, a poetic spirit, and an engaging story teller. With a stage presence that is both humble and confident, Hiroya is a generous performer who won every heart in the house.”  -Gordon Peery / Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough, NH)

Listen to Soledad and Gemini Bridge.

Hiroya Tsukamoto (guitarist / composer) will play here at Pops on November 16 at 7 pm.
Tickets will be $15 at the door

The Ed Dunsavage Trio from Ashland at Pops!

Ed Dunsavage2Voted 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, 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 2 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 60s San Francisco rock group, Country Joe and the Fish. During the 60s 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.

The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire

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The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire will take place again on Saturday, September 29 from 9am to 1 pm during Dunsmuir’s 7th Annual Jazz in the Canyon. Rick Garrett will play fingerstyle guitar from 10  to 11:45 am as a part of Dunsmuir’s Jazz in the Canyon.

• Kathleen’s hand sewn aprons, table runners, adult bibs, potholders, and similar items for the kitchen and home.
• Vintage Teddy Bear handmade vintage clothes, toys, and furniture
• Travis, the bicycle repairman will be on hand to repair your bikes
• Spice of Life’s Jessica Bowman will be selling her essential oil magic potions and her art
* Dunsmuir’s Magic Mountain Wellness will be offering chair massage
* Electric’s Lon’s will bring his tye dye from Redding
* Mount Shasta’s Gael Ruby will read Tea Leaf Readings from Mount Shasta
* Some of Heinz Danzberger Photography’s framed pieces will be on display
Terry Cole Whittaker Inspirations will grace the faire
• Free Healings by Bo – Relationship clearing, Prosperity Blocks, Dis-ease, Dis-Order, Ghostbusting
* Zan Design’s jewelry will be showcased
• Dunsmuir T-shirts by Cool Watts Design
• Shattered Records will be selling Jazz CD, Records and Tapes

• Crafts & Bodycare from local artisans

(To be a vendor it is $35 for a table please contact Suzanne  at sescull@gmail.com. Payments can be sent to Zan Design, P.O. Box 313, Dunsmuir, CA 96025 or sent via paypal to sescull@gmail.com)

Children’s Music for Jazz in the Canyon

Wild Roots Children’s Concert “Wild Roots” is a local Siskiyou County duo playing fun and interactive music for children and families. Wild Roots originated in 2000 in Etna, California and through the years has performed for schools, camps, and community programs. Although two of the original members (Rick Perkins and Karen Arruda) are no longer with the band, the music continues with Annie Kramer on guitar and vocals, and Jerry Hamlin on percussion. A Wild Roots concert includes plenty of opportunities for kids and adults to join in the fun of singing, playing, and moving to the music.

This concert is sponsored by First 5 Siskiyou and hosted by the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center. Courtesy of First 5, books about music will be available at no cost for children 0-5. There will also be an opportunity to sign up children 0-5 for the Dolly Imagination Library, gifting a child with a book once per month for an entire year.

Terry Robb to play at Pops!

Screen Shot 2018-02-08 at 11.00.56 AMPops is pleased to have Terry Robb play during Jazz in the Canyon on Saturday, September 29 at 7 pm.  $15 tickets will be available at the door or online.

Considered one of the top acoustic blues guitarists on the West Coast, Terry Robb is also an inventive and ever-evolving American primitive master. As an heir to the late, great John Fahey’s musical legacy, Robb is an established icon in a pantheon that includes Robbie Basho, Leo Kottke, Peter Lang, and John Renbourn. He has distinguished himself by redefining this complex finger-picking style, using popular and traditional genres to make this approach accessible to the music-loving public.

Robb is that rare talent, a musician’s musician and an enormously popular performer. Onstage, his fleet fingers, wry humor, and intense focus mesmerize audiences. The passionate artistry of a Terry Robb event – whether a solo acoustic performance or a high-energy show with his band – often leaves new and longtime fans with mouths agape.

With the release in 2005 of his critically-acclaimed solo album, Resting Place, recorded for Memphis’ renowned Yellow Dog Records label at Sam Phillips Studios by master engineer Roland Janes, Robb has increasingly gained national attention. In his music-savvy hometown of Portland, Oregon, Robb is a celebrity in high demand as a performing and studio guitarist, and as a bandleader, composer, arranger, producer, and teacher.

Robb began his career in Portland as a hot-shot guitar-slinger who could play any style of music. At an early age, he immersed himself in all the blues, ragtime, folk, jazz, and country music he could lay his fingers on. In college, he studied music theory with the Czechoslovakian modern classical composer Tomas Svoboda; but once classes ended, Robb hit the road with Frank Zappa/Captain Beefheart alumnus Ramblin’ Rex Jakabosky, who taught him new theories: the ropes of the Northwest club scene.

In the early 1980s, he struck up a friendship with the legendary Fahey, who soon asked Robb to play on and produce several of his recordings, including the extraordinary Let Go, cited by Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone as one of the top three releases of 1983 – right alongside Prince’s Purple Rain and Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. Throughout the decade, Robb and Fahey collaborated on several albums, including Time God Casualty and Old Girlfriends and Other Horrible Memories.

The 1990s found Robb focusing on his own career and collaborating with fellow Oregonian Curtis Salgado on Hit It and Quit It. During this time Robb embarked on a series of national tours with stellar musicians including Buddy Guy and rocker Steve Miller. During this time he recorded both acoustic (Heart Made of Steel and When I Play My Blues Guitar rank as two of his best) and stinging electric blues albums.

As he began cultivating an original style that combined traditional blues elements with more eccentric licks, Robb developed a strong following of fans and protégés. To date he has won the Cascade Blues Association’s prestigious “Muddy Award” a record twenty times as best acoustic guitarist, as well as awards for best traditional act and best record. These awards have led to his induction into the CBA’s Hall of Fame. His prestige has earned him offers to perform with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. His longtime collaboration with Doug Smith and Mark Hanson as the Acoustic Guitar Summit continues to be a favorite among finger-style enthusiasts

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.

“One of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles
and then some.” – Dan Forte,
Vintage Guitar Magazine