Tag Archives: Live music

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.

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HomeBrew Performing for Benefit Oct 12

HomeBrew, the classic R&B party dance band I play with, will be performing Sunday October 12 at Base Camp Brewery in SE Portland.  Our set begins at 2pm and we play until 5.  It’s a benefit for Rural Health Collaborative.

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FYI – We have several members in the band who work or are retired from the healthcare industry.  So this gig hits close to home.

Set list includes but not limited too: Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Brian Setzer, Taj Mahal, Al Green, Eddie Floyd and plenty more.

Base Camp Brewery is located at 930 SE Oak.

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.

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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.

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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June 7 performance at Torta-Landia in SE Portland

This Saturday evening, June 7, from  7-10pm I’ll be performing at Torta-Landia in SE Portland.  This will be my second time around with them.  Quaint little casual Mexican place and a wonderful intimate atmosphere to perform.  My set will include originals, my own take on some cover tunes and instrumentals.  I hope to see you there.  Here’s their Facebook page.

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Elton John Tribute this Wednesday at the Jade Lounge

Legion of Ambiguity

Reginald Kenneth Dwight was his birth name.  He is now known at Sir Elton Hercules John, and we’ll be paying tribute to his music this Wednesday evening at the Jade Lounge beginning at 7pm.  

Come enjoy the intimacy of the Jade along with some special guests who will be pounding out their own renditions of Elton’s music.

Would love to see you there.