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.
This 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.
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.
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.
Jeff 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.
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.
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.
One 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.
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.
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.