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Back to Rose City Food Park This Friday

I’m back again this Friday evening, July 13, at Rose City Food Park from 6-8pm.  Great evening to bring the family, date night, whatever it may be.  Wonderful vendors and some outstanding food.

I’ll play my take on lots of cover tunes from 50s-60s-70s, add a few originals just to spice it up.  I would love to see some familiar faces and a few new ones.  Please join me this Friday evening.

Rose City Food Park is located at 5235 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, 97213

Chris at Rose City Food Court

Rose City Food Cart Performance

I’ll be performing at the Third Annual Spring Sampling at Rose City Food Park, 5235 NE Sandy Blvd, in Portland this Saturday from 3:30-5pm.  The event runs from 12-5.  Drop on by and warm up to some great local flavors and brew of your choice.

Performing at HPT Feb 2015

Saturday at Rose City Food Park

I’m back at Rose City Food Park this Saturday afternoon from 3-4:30pm, as one of the featured musician’s for their Mini Brew Fest.   The weather for Saturday looks hot, which means, cold brews and live music wait for you.  I’ll be jamming cover tunes from Hall & Oates, America, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis and some of my own stuff.

Sit a spell and cool down this Saturday afternoon.
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Been A Busy Summer So Far

Back in late June, I was on the coast in Manzanita, performing mainly originals and some cover tunes at The Hoffman Center.  Intimate and responsive crowd.  Sold some CDs, too.  I was joined on stage for Elton John’s, “Love Song,” by long time friend, Sher Ireland.

IMG_2026   IMG_2045Been jamming all summer with the band, HomeBrew, at mostly private events like, auctions, to weddings, graduations and an upcoming 50 year high school reunion.

So yeah…things are groovin’!!

Salem Art Fair 2015

Back To Cellar 55

C. Taylor_9648This Friday evening, April 17, I’ll be at  Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA.,  from 7-9pm.  Playing tunes from Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor,  The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins,  Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac and many others.  I may throw in an  original or two as well.

End your long work week and begin your weekend at Cellar 55.


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Fun and Inspiring night at Cellar 55

Many a great moment at tonights gig at Cellar 55 in Vancouver.  But none sweeter than it’s final moments.  Our last song was the classic by Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah.” A request.   With our acoustic guitars, Jeff Haagenson sat upon a stool adding some tasty licks, while I led the song.  With each passing chorus it got sweeter and sweeter.  The reason?   We had a group of choir members from Columbia Presbyterian Church in attendance.  By the time we reached the final chorus we went a cappella and it sounded the sweetest of all.  One of those sacred moments in a performance that was serendipitous.

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My appreciation to Jeff Haagenson for his talent and friendship.  To the staff at Cellar 55, you treat musician’s with respect and you pay us.  Thank you.

I’ll keep you informed the next time I’ll be at Cellar 55.  No doubt, Jeff and I will return together.

Returning to Cellar 55 as H-Duo This Friday Evening

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This Friday evening at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA, I will be joined by my H-Duo partner Jeff Haagenson.

dsc_0044Jeff and I have played in a full band together for nearly 13 years and off and on as a duo.  I invited Jeff to join me this Friday to resurrect some of our favorites we haven’t played in awhile.  Our set list includes: Jason Mraz, Hall & Oates, Ingrid Michaelson, Train, Bruno Mars, Dan Folgelberg, James Taylor, along with some original blues instrumentals and whatever else comes to mind.  Each of us will also take turns doing some solo stuff, as well.

Join us this Friday evening starting at 6:30.  Great way to end your week and start your weekend.DSC_0029

 

 

 

 

Road Trip to Play Music for 25th Anniversary

Taking a little over 400 mile round trip working excursion east  to Kennewick, WA., to help the Hughes Physical Therapy celebrate 25 years in business. Owner,  David Hughes, is the cousin of my wife, Barb Hughes, and he’s hired me to perform music from 11am-2pm this coming Friday in his office in Kennewick, WA.

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Being a 3 hour gig, my typical music selection will be peppered with more instrumental songs, most of them originals.  Fun to pull those out from time to time.

Looking forward to seeing some of my wife’s extended family along with good driving weather.

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