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Em & Shane Duo

Em & Shane Duo

Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 2.14.05 PMPERFORMANCE: 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.

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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

Screen Shot 2020-08-01 at 8.33.05 PMDark 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.

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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…

Kevin Patrick Radley

Great profile.Kevin Patrick Radley is a singer songwriter from Vallejo, Ca. He draws his musical influences from the American musical landscape of blues, country, soul and the occasional country holler. Radley’s songs explore a variety of time honored themes of love, loss and redemption.  and performed in the spirit of the juke joint jam. He has played at number of venues throughout Northern California including; The Brick & Mortar & Bazaar Café, Revolution Café’, The Lost Church, San Francisco Bay Area Blues Festival , Down Home Music , El Cerrito, CA. Armondo’s , Martinez CA. Napa Porch Fest. & Silos’ in Napa Ca, Pops Cultural Center in Dunsmuir, CA  . and the 12 Bar Club in London, England.

He will be performing at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, August 21 at 7 pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire / Jazz in the Canyon

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Pops is pleased to host The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire in their courtyard from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 28. Crave Restaurant will be providing a delicious fare of street tacos, sliders and smoked pizza.

11 am to 1 pm: Billy Owens on Keys
1 to 3 pm Wild Roots Kid’s Music

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Gypsy Bones

Vendors include:
Jazz in the Canyon T-shirts
Sage & Stone Jewelry
LP Design T-shirts
Gypsy Bones Jewelry
Terry Cole Whitaker with T-shirt Art for Kids
Kindred Gardens will offering fall garden plans
Ghambeera’s International Treasures
Robin Johnson Jewelry
Robin Johnson crafts.
Kathleen’s Sewing Creations
T-shirts by Cool Watts Designs

 

Jazz in the Canyon is Upon Us

We are very excited to  participate in Jazz in the Canyon 2019 on September 27 & 28. We will have food from Crave Restaurant if you want to dine before our evening shows.

Our Jazz in the Canyon schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 27
6 pm Dinner Available from Crave Restaurant
7:30 pm Just Us (Bossa Nova & Light Funk)
Advanced Tickets $15, At the Door $20
Kids 12 and under free with adult
Advanced Tickets Available online, or at Dunsmuir Hardware or  Directions in Mt Shasta

September 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
6 pm Dinner Available from Crave Restaurant
7:30 pm Allison Scull & Victor Martin + Midnight Band
Advanced Tickets $10, At the Door $15
Kids 12 and under free with adult
Advanced Tickets Available online, or at Dunsmuir Hardware or  Directions in Mt Shasta
Buy Tickets

Daytime activity:
Saturday, 28, 2019
9:30 am to 3:30 pm The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire
11 am to 1 pm Billy Owens playing keys
1 to 3 pm Wild Roots (Kids’ Music) Free

Jazz in the Canyon – Just Us

Just Us

 

As a part of Dunsmuir’s 8th Annual Jazz in the Canyon, Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is please to host Just Us, a Bossa Nova & Light Funk. The performance will be be on Friday, September 27. Tickets will be $15 advanced purchased, and $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under can attend for free with adult.  Crave Pop up will be offering sliders, street tacos and smoked pizza beginning at 5 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm.
Just Us was founded in 2017 by Tim Cain, original tenor sax player and arranger for the legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin.  In the ’60’s, as a member of the Sons, Tim played the great dance halls in the city (Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Carousel Ballroom, Winterland, Straight Theater) and toured nationwide for Bill Graham, sharing the stage with most of the iconic rock bands of the era including Santana, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker,  Steve Miller, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sly and the Family Stone, Chambers Brothers, Band from Big Pink, Miles Davis, B.B. King, The Byrds, Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, Jan and Dean, The Coasters, Charles Lloyd, even Bill Evans.  Presently he plays with Bill Champlin and the original Sons as well as his own Bossa Nova  group Just Us, who present a relaxed set of familiar Bossa Nova tunes, a few originals and some light funk thrown in for fun.
On acoustic piano is Michael McQuilkin.  He grew up in Rochester, NY studying classical piano with Eastman School of Music graduate Sylvia Cooley.  At the age of 6 he played piano for guests at his parent’s dinner parties and discovered his calling as a musical entertainer. He’s played with sax man John Handy and drummer Harold Jones (Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan).  Michael’s current show “Michael McQuilkin’s Family Music Hour” covers a range of music from Frank Sinatra to Dr. Dre and reflects Michael’s love of all styles and his talents as a pianist, producer, accompanist, band leader, and entertainer. The documentary “Music Man” tells the story of how Michael created this show, which celebrates families who play music together like Michael did in his own family years ago.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cYICX98CJ0
String Bassist David Russ began his professional career with The Fabulous Titans, a ska, reggae, dub group out of Berkeley, California. After moving to Hawaii he subsequently joined The Shakers, an American Reggae Band.  They toured with UB40, Maxi Priest, Soul Syndicate and Aswad and released their first album on Epiphany Records in 1976.  Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals liked the band so much he dubbed them “Yankee Reggae” .  After a stint in Australia, David returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he joined Pulse Mondiale, a Latin Jazz trio which included the renowned French guitarist René Gely and Peruvian percussionist Raul Ramirez.  In recent years David has had the pleasure of backing such luminaries as Harold Jones (Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett) and Elvin Bishop (Butterfield Blues Band).
Drummer Linda ” Howie “ Cort spent her formative drumming years playing RnB Soul.  In the late 80’s, she joined the crossover country band Transistor Rodeo, who performed at many of the classic Bay Area venues – Slim’s, Great American Music Hall, Paradise Lounge, the IBeam. and the ever classic Sweetwater. In her musical travels, she has opened for: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Etta James, Doug Sahm, Dave Mason, Mink Deville and Chris Issak. Years have passed and now she finds herself delving into musical opportunities as they present themselves, such as Dunsmuir’s Jazz in the Canyon!  She also leads her own group, Howie’s Persuasion, where she shares her beloved RnB favorites.
Singer Tealy Gapinski is the Granddaughter of Ron Thelin, a San Francisco native son. During the ‘60s her Grand-pop was the owner of the Psychedelic Shop, the first store of its kind in Haight-Ashbury (or anywhere else, really).  According to Peter Coyote, Thelin founded the shop to disseminate information on the growing interest in psychedelic drugs and expanded consciousness.  Tealy is the epitome of Marin County beauty and sings sweet as a bird.  When she’s not performing with Just Us she works on an organic farm, livin’ life just like it should be.
Percussionist Mika Scott became a percussionist as a child, inspired by the rich San Francisco Bay Area musical community.  He has performed live with Steve Miller, Zero, and several members of the Grateful Dead.

The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire – Music, Crafts, Massage, Vintage Books & more

oldunsmuirfaireWe are so excited to have another faire at Pops. It will be happening on  Saturday, May 4 from 10 am to 2 pm. Spring, Music, Art, Books, Crafts, Jewelry, Massage. Fun!

Music:
10 to 11:30 am Singer Songwriter Allison Scull on guitar
11:30 to 12:30 pm New Dunsmuir Local Tim Shrum will play Grateful Dead tunes
12:30 to 2 pm Rick Garrett – Latin fingerstyle guitar

Featured Artists:
Photographer Heinz Danzberger & Sculptor Grace Rodriguez

Vendors so far:

• Dunsmuir Community Garden will have plant starts available for you garden for donations! Yay!
• Allie Sibner, a new yoga teacher in Dunsmuir, will be offering henna tattoos (organic temporary plant based tattoos), and handmade crystal jewelry and malas.
• Amber Treat from Shop Around the Corner Books will be selling her collection of classic and vintage books. She has a selection of books from the 1890’s to the 1950’s.
• Kathleen’s hand sewn aprons, table runners, adult bibs, potholders, and similar items for the kitchen
* Dunsmuir’s Magic Mountain Massage & Wellness will be offering chair massages for $1/per minute
• Dunsmuir T-shirts, Fairy Gardens and Fairy Houses by Cool Watts Design
• Amanda Parker from Sage n Stone Jewelry will bring her jwares all the way from Napa
• Bryan Boyle at Autumn Woods – Furniture, Bowls, Sculpture, Cutting Boards and Utensils (often incorporating stone inlay) is about mating elegance with simplicity, and artistry with functionality.
• Shastica will be selling her biodynamic body care product.
• Judy, one of our favorite Dunsmuirians, will be offering her homemade crafts
• Usborne Books & More with interactive, educational and unique books for baby to young adult. They also offer fundraisers and book fairs for schools, libraries, churches or any organization of your choice.

If you are a vendor and would like to participate, please contact sescull@gmail.com. Tables are $40.

 

 

Joe Craven & the Sometimers

Joe Craven & the SometimersPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is so very pleased to have Joe Craven & the Sometimers. Advanced tickets are available for $20:
• Dunsmuir Hardware Store 5836 Dunsmuir Avenue in  Dunsmuir, California:
• Blue Wolfe Boutique
• or by emailing sneedtribe@yahoo.com.
Tickets will be $25 at the door.

6 pm Dinner: pre-order
For those of you interested in having dinner, you can order a Liza Wood Dinner. It will be Polenta Lasagna salad and cake for $15/person. Please email sneedtribe@yahoo.com by 2/18.

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

Shasta Taiko Presents Shasta Family

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 11.38.03 AMShasta 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