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This Friday Night at Cellar 55 with Cynthia O’Brien

I, along with songstress Cynthia O’Brien, will reappear once again for your Friday evening, end of the week, kick back with a red or white wine in hand, musical treat at the Vancouver wine tasting room, Cellar 55 from 6:30-8:30pm  We so enjoyed our last visit, especially when several guests decided that our rendition of Brown Eyed Girl on ukelele’s was so much fun, they got up and danced.

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Our playlist will include, more than likely the aforementioned Van Morrison cut, along with a steady diet of Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg, Elton John, BIlly Joel, Ingrid Michaelson, America, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, of course our favorite band, “And More.”
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Come chill with us this Friday at Cellar 55 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Who knows, it just might change everything in your life.  Or not.

Remembering…

Today would have marked the 59th birthday of one of my older sister’s birthday.  Martha, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 3 1/2.  I was 18 months old when she died and have no recollection of her.  However, we have plenty of pictures to remember her by.

Over the years, I’ve written several songs in Martha’s memory.  The most recent was in 2013. Today is a day of gratitude and remembering.

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Live Mid Week Music

This week in music finds me preparing for two gigs.  Tuesday evening, HomeBrew, will be performing at Velo Cult Bike Shop, 1969 NE 42nd Ave, in Portland’s historic Hollywood District. We play from 7-8:15pm and are the first of two bands.  It’s a benefit for Oregon Special Olympics and there is a $10 suggested donation.  Showing up early is highly encouraged.

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Wednesday evening, what used to be my monthly Jade Lounge gig has gotten even more intimate.  Meeting in a home with Jade Lounge band members and friends for an evening of sharing songs we all know, along with hearing some originals.   Should be a wonderful evening of music and laughter.

 

 

It’s that time of the month – Jade Lounge here we come

It’s the 4th Wednesday of the month, which means the Jade Lounge band I’m in will be prepping the stage, or in this case the sofa, for some very special guests.  A group called The Better Halves will play an hour long set at 8pm.

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You just never know what might happen when a group of music enthusiasts combine their talents to see what happens.

It all starts at 7pm.  Stop on by the Jade Lounge 2342 SE Ankeny St Portland, OR 97214.

 

Music while shopping for natural bedding

Beautiful day to be playing music for the folks at Cotton Cloud Natural Bedding in NE Portland. Super nice folks and easy on the eyes store layout.  Played for all kinds of patrons of all ages.  A fun two hours spent on this Saturday.  Cover songs from Billy Joel, Elton John, Beatles, Elvis, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet along with some originals from my album, “In Those Days,” done acoustically.  However, any time I performed with the ukelele, that got the best crowd reaction.
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Playing Live in NE Portland This Saturday

This Saturday, July 19, I’ll be  playing in front of Cotton Cloud and Natural Bedding on NE 7th and Broadway, under their large awning.  I’ll be there from 11a-1p.  This is all part of the NE Broadway Summer Super Sale.

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Just booked Friday Aug. 8, at Cellar 55, from 6:30-8:30pm.  Located 1812 Washington St. Vancouver, WA 98660.   I’ll be playing classics from Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Elvis Presley and others.

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Awesome Night at Torta-Landia

Great crowd, nice evening with the garage door open letting in all the summer warmth into the restaurant.  Folks seemed to enjoy some the classic oldies I did with my own twist to them along with some of my originals.  Really connected with those listening.  Great vibe in that place.  Hope to come back again, soon.

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Tribute to my sister

October 24th would have been my sister Martha’s 58th birthday.  She died at the tender age of 3 1/2 from a Wilms tumor. Which today, she would have most likely survived.

She has always been a big part of our family history, even though I was too young to remember her.  Over the years I’ve written a few songs in her memory and as tributes to her short life.  This is my most recent song written earlier this year.

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