Tag Archives: Acoustic guitar

Cellar 55 this Friday with special musical guest

I return to Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA., this Friday evening from 6:30-8:30pm.  Joining me will be the sweet singing Cynthia O’Brien.  We’ll duet out tunes from Allison Krause, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and others…

Come sit a bit at Cellar 55 to chill off your first full work week of 2015.

Cynthia O'Brien:Chris Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Nov 21 at Cellar 55 in Vancouver

Once again, I’ve been invited back to Cellar 55 this Friday evening from 7-9pm.  I’ve been adding a few more cover tunes to my mix of Kenny Loggins, Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Chicago, and others.  A smattering of originals thrown in for good measure.

Would love to see some familiar faces and especially for you wine lovers, Cellar 55’s reputation is growing.  You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

See you Friday evening at 7pm.

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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.

Martha

Friday Night Gig at Cellar 55…Yes-Again

I’m so enjoying this little spot on the performance map.  Cellar 55 is a great setting for a musician and a wonderful atmosphere for wine loving patrons.  I’ll be performing this Friday, Oct 24 from 6:30-8:30pm with my usual playlist that includes, Elton John, BIlly Joel, James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and some originals, too. Would love to see some familiar faces.

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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.

 

 

This Week In Music (TWIM)

Chris at Cellar 55

Picture taken by Lori Brown

Fun times last Friday evening at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA.  Met some very nice couples who enjoyed some quality wines from a friendly and attentive staff.  Even had some of the couples dancing to some tunes, including one of my originals.  Sold a CD of my “In Those Days” album to a couple who liked my new song “So Much Fun.”  They said the lyrics reminded them of their own relationship.  Feel good moment for me.

Tonight, it’s rehearsal time with HomeBrew.  We have an appearance on Tuesday Aug. 26th at Velo Cult Bike Shop.  This is an event for the  Special Olympics Oregon Multnomah County Local Program.  Suggested entrance fee: $10.  We are the first of two bands.  We take the stage at 7pm and play to 8:15.  We’ll be playing  tunes from Van Morrison, Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Chicago, and others.  Did I mention this bike shop has a bar!    Join us in the Hollywood District of NE Portland.  This is just a fun band.

This weekend, I’ll be on the coast in Rockaway Beach providing musical assistance for an all-church retreat.  Keyboard, guitar, banjo, melodica and ukelele will be making appearances as well.  Looking forward to some old time campfire tunes, too.

Cellar 55 Performance Upcoming

If you live in Vancouver and enjoy wine and some local live music, I’ll be at Cellar 55 this coming Friday evening Aug. 8, from 6:30-8:30pm.  I’ll be doing cover tunes of the cool musical cats I grew up enjoying including, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Tom Petty.  Along with the Doobie Brothers, Otis Redding, The Beatles, Chicago and many others.

photo 3 I would love to see some familiar faces this coming Friday evening at Cellars 55.

This Week In Music (T.W.I.M.)

Looking forward to this Thursday evening’s rehearsal with the band HomeBrew as  we prepare for Saturday evening’s gig; a 50th wedding anniversary out at Pumpkin Ridge.  First gig for me as the solo keyboard player for the band, as I fill in for their regular keyboardist who is playing bass for another band that same night.

2 hours of classic R&B dance favorites from Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Muddy Waters, Al Green, Chicago, Van Morrison and others.

HomeBrew Rehearsal

 

 

 

 

 

 

This coming Sunday morning I’ll be playing with what has become known as the ACRO band for Westminster Presbyterian Church’s 9am chapel service.  Acoustic guitars, piano, flute and vocals.  Very simple but melodic contemporary hymns.  Stuff I’ve never heard  before but am coming to enjoy more and more.

Gonna be a fun week.

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.