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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.

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.

Blues Americana – Ned Evett & Triple Double

Screen Shot 2018-03-24 at 3.20.32 PMNed Evett & Triple Double will be playing here at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, March 31 at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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.

Dec 31st, 9 pm Sound Advice Dance Party

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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.

Spread the Word about this. Here is a printable flyer.

 

Ticket Outlets Jazz in the Canyon

Tickets $10  for Jazz in the Canyon Conerts at Pop’s for:
September 29, Allison and Victor + The Midnight Band
September 30 Roma Swing Band
October 1 Missy and Heine Anderson

Advanced Tickets: AVAILABLE HERE:
In Redding at Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane

In Dunsmuir at Dunsmuir Hardware, 5836 Dunsmuir Ave

in Mt. Shasta at Directions, 312 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd

 

 

Children’s Music to celebrate Jazz in the Canyon

Wild Roots – for kids

Annie Kramer + Jerry Wild Roots“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.

Sat Aug 5, 9am to 1 pm, The Ol’ Dunsmuir Outdoor Faire

Rick-Garrett-photo-by-Suzanne-Scull(1) Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire on Saturday, August 5, 9 am to 1 pm. Come down to one of Dunsmuir’s many fine restaurants, then do a little shopping and listening.
The musical line up is as follows:
10 to 11 am Marc Wright, Vocals and Guitar – Jazz, and Folk
11 am to 1 pm Rick Garrett Latin Fingerstyle Guitar
Dancer and performer Marc Wright will sing folk and jazz, and play jazz guitar from 10 to 11 pm.  Marc Wright most recently was a part of the the choir at College of the Siskiyous jazz ensemble as tenor. He often participates in local musical productions as a dancer and vocalist. (He is sought after in Siskiyou County’s dance world as he his one of the few male ballet dancers in town.)
Local fingerstyle guitarist Rick Garrett will play from 11 am to 1 pm. Rick is a tremendously versatile, accomplished guitarist who plays jazz, classical and Spanish pieces.  We are  lucky to have him.

 

Local favorite and bike extraordinaire Travis Bowman will be offering bicycle repair and  tune ups.

Local artist Wanda Wellborn is excited her to offer her own art in the form of photos, coloring books and printed photos. In 2014, she submitted a piece of her art at the Siskiyou County fair that took best of show.  From that one piece many pieces followed including three coloring books and photos of flowers around Mt. Shasta, California.


Mountain Oasis Treasures will be selling honey, microgreens, 100% pure beeswax candles, unique finds for the home, antique cast iron wares, vintage clothing, repurposed and reused treasures, Victorian kerosene stove, and genuine treasure chest.

The Spice of Life – Magical Apothecary will bring magical botanicals with a spiral mystic flair such as skin salves and aromatherapy sprays all made with the finest of organic ingredients.  In addition, handmade art, journals, and collectibles to inspire creativity will be available. 

Sat Jul 1 @ 9 am to 1 pm – The Ol’ Dunsmuir Indoor/Outdoor Fare

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The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire the first Saturday of every month in the charming historic district of Dunsmuir, just south of Mt. Shasta. Crafts, Food, Art, Antiques, Music will be offered created by local artisans and other creators.  Each one is a little different. At this particular one Liza Wood will be offering New Orleans-style Muffuleta sandwiches and potato salad for your 4th of July picnics, and music will on the outdoor patio.
9 to 10 am Rob Renick on Guitar
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11 to 1 pm Rick Garrett, Latin fingerstyle guitar
9 to 1 pm Parents can sign their 0-5  and receive a free book a month through the Dolly Parton imagination library.

Liza Wood’s Special July 4 Meal
$ 8 – Muffuletta Sandwich: the classic New Orleans specialty…. it will be a whole loaf of bread filled with mortadella, salame, provolone, and a handmade “muffuletta mix” which is a chunky spread made with chopped olives, peppers, garlic, pepperoncini, pickled vegetables and olive oil….(vegetarian option will be the same loaf of bread filled with roasted eggplant, peppers, goat cheese, pesto, spinach)

$3-4 Maque Choux Potato Salad :  Maque Choux is a Louisiana dish of freshly shucked corn with peppers, scallions, celery and crayfish….I will use these ingredients to make a red potato salad (i can leave out the crayfish for those of you who might be leery)….with handmade creme fraiche…

 

 

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 7 pm – Pacific Crest Faculty Classical Music Concert

Pacific Crest Faculty

Michael Whitson and the Pacific Crest Chamber Players will return to POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center on Sunday January 8.  They will combine string quartets and quintets for a spirited evening of chamber music including Mozart’s String Quartet No. 14, and Beethoven’s dramatic String Quartet No. 7.  Siskiyou Countiy violin soloist, Caya Layman, will join them in a movement of the Mendelssohn String Quintet No. 2.