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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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Gigs and Events

HomeBrew HolidayIt starts with the 11 piece band HomeBrew. We’re creating a party for our fans who’ve asked us, “when are you playing next?”  That “next” is December 17.  HomeBrew is a classic R&B party dance band that has been together 30 some years.  We still have a few original members.  I joined the band back in July of this year.

We’re calling this: “HomeBrew’s – Holiday Sock Hop.”  We’ll be at Curious Comedy Theater, Wednesday Dec. 17, from 7-11pm.  Our first set starts at 8pm.  Come early because we are creating a festive event for the entire family.  Song list includes, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Brian Setzer, Chicago and many others.

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Two days later, on Friday Dec. 19,  I’ll be back at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA from 6:30-8:30pm.  Falling in love with this place.  Nice getaway at the end of the work week.  Looking for a nice date night and wine?  Cellar 55 is the ticket.

The following evening, Dec 20, I’m back at Torta-landia in SE Portland.  Humble little Mexican cafe styled eatery.  This will be my third time in this cozy little corner in SE Portland, just a block north off Foster Road and SE 60th.

My song set for these two events include covers by Stevie Wonder, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Elton John, Billy Joel, Otis Redding, Chicago, Beatles, Elvis, Little River Band and many others.  I’ll sprinkle in some originals, too.

All of this in one week, no less!!

Would love to see some familiar faces.

 

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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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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Heading Back to Cellar 55 this Saturday Evening

C. Taylor_9870One of my new favorite places to play is Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA.  I’ve been invited back to perform on consecutive weekends.  This Saturday evening, Oct 18, I’ll be performing cover tunes from Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Michael McDonald, Bill Withers, Bob Dylan and many others.  I’ll perform some of my own originals including songs from my album “In Those Days,” along with some original instrumentals and whatever else comes to mind.  This Saturday’s gig is from 6-9pm.

Then the following Friday evening, Oct. 24 I’ll be performing from 6:30-8:30pm at Cellar 55.  I’d 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)

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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.