Brownsmead Flats to Perform

 

Brownsmead Flats
Saturday | October 28th
7:00 pm | 
$10 admission
Hoffman Center for the Arts



The Brownsmead Flats play acoustic music that may be best described as “Crabgrass,” a style they liken to folk/bluegrass with a maritime flavor. They sing with a strong emphasis on tight vocal harmonies and the quintet plays a variety of acoustic instruments. Dan Sutherland is featured on hammered dulcimer, mandolin, and fiddle. Ray Raihala picks banjo, guitar, and mandolin. Larry Moore plays the mandolin. John Fenton is on bass and mandolin, and Ned Heavenrich plays harmonica and guitar.

The Brownsmead Flats create a fun loving atmosphere where audiences are encouraged to participate by singing along and doing hand motions. The versatility of the band allows them to generate music for all ages. Their tight harmonies and enjoyment of making music together translate into an event guaranteed to fill audiences with joy and mirth.

R.J. Marx Quartet to Perform at the Hoffman Center for the Arts

R.J. Marx Quartet
September 30 | 7:00 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda, Manzanita
$10 admission

“The R.J. Marx Quartet features a world-class frontline of saxophone and guitar exploring some of the most challenging and rarely-performed compositions of the major jazz composers from the 1940s to 1970s, as well as an array of traditional favorites.”

The band is led by saxophonist R.J. Marx who began his love affair with jazz while still in high school in 1971, followed by studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and later studies with celebrated jazz pianist Pete Malinverni and saxophonists Ralph Lalama and Charlie Lagond. As a professional journalist Marx maintained his lifelong interest in jazz, writing for the website Jazz Central Station and creating artist profiles for regional and national publications. Marx has been a member of the Jazz Journalists Association for more than a decade.

Guitarist John Orr has played all over the western states. Fluid in many styles of music, his main influences vocally include the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Mose Allison, Louis Prima, and guitarist influences Django Reinhardt and Barney Kessel.

Bassist Joe Church started playing guitar the age of 16 and by the age of 18 had switched over to bass. He plays many other instruments including lap steel, flute/sax, ukulele, fretless electric bass, mandolin and banjo, though the bass has been his primary focus. Because of his advanced improvisational skills, he soon found himself in the role of a highly sought-after session player who bands would call when they needed someone to fill in with limited rehearsals.

Drummer Dave Gager started playing drums at the ripe old age of 11, influenced by ‘The Beatles’ cartoons. His 5th grade band teacher politely informed him that ‘guitar’ wasn’t an option for the class, so he settled on the drums and has never looked back. Dave has recorded and performed with a host of regional, national and world-class musicians, dividing his time between studio sessions and touring. Dave continues to provide recorded drum tracks from his small, but potent home recording studio, and has gained a reputation as an in-demand session player for musicians/bands of every genre. He also offers drum lessons to students at every skill level and musical style.

For more information or clarification please contact garys@nehalemtel.net

 

BAR-K-BUCKAROOS

August 19, 2017 | 7pm 
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda | Manzanita

$10

The Bar-K Buckaroos play traditional western swing dance music in the style of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.

The band is made up of north coast musicians, featuring Brad Griswold on rhythm guitar, Dave Quinton on bass, Richard Thomasian on lead guitar, Tom Peake on drums and John Orr on pedal steel.

Collectively these musicians have played in such notable north coast bands as The Floating Glass Balls, The Bond Street Blues Band, The Swingcats, Acoustica, and Ma’Barley. Together they bring their love of Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Blues and Reggae’ to create a great evening of western swing and 1920’s to 1940’s era swing music.

 

Summer Sunday Concerts Start on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017

 

Sedona Fire Band in 2016

This summer we’re pleased to bring back our free summer concerts in the Hoffman Gardens on Sundays from Father’s Day through Labor Day Weekend.  The concerts run from 1 to 3 pm.

We still have a few open Sundays.  Musicians who would like to perform should contact Michael Maginnis mmaginnis007@gmail.com.

June 18 Sedona Fire
June 25 Noah Dooley
July 2 Joe Wrabek
July 9 Nehalem Valley All-Stars
July 16 The Ferrets
July 23 No Garden Concert due to Manzanita Music Festival
July 30 Stay Tuned
(Yes, that’s the band’s name)
August 6 Sherrie Wolf
1 to 2 pm
August 13 Tsunami Drummers
August 20 David Weigan
August 27 Rhythm Method
September 3 Russ Watson

Soulful Americana Duo Silver Lake 66 to Perform

Come listen to the soulful Americana duo Silver Lake 66
in the intimate setting of Hoffman Center in beautiful Manzanita.

 
June 24, 2017 | 7pm 
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda
Manzanita, OR
$10
         
Silver Lake 66 is the soulful, Americana duo of Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo, based in Portland, OR. Their duet stylings combine tight harmonies, strong duets, and sharp guitar work steeped in classic country, rock, and blues. The duo released their debut album in August 2016Let Go or Be Draggedto critical acclaim. It features a collection of songs drawn from personal experiences of travel, love, loss and adversity. A group of local veteran musicians from the Portland Americana community round out the vocally driven, warm tremolo laden sound. The CD has been well received, hitting #19 on the Roots Music Report (a national Americana radio airplay chart) and the song “San Francisco Angel” reached #18 on the singles version of the same chart.
Originally from the Midwest, the couple began playing and writing music together during their time in Minneapolis. After several years of recording, touring and playing locally, they packed up the van, guitars, and their trusty dog Bernie, and headed to Southern California. While living in LA for nearly a decade, their band The Ruby Trees performed locally in Los Angeles clubs, including appearances at Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance and the World Famous Palomino Club. 
The next chapter for the duo was a move to Portland, Oregon. The genesis of their music in the Pacific northwest was fueled by jam sessions and performances at an under the radar, honky-tonk on the edge of town called “The Barn.” Silver Lake 66 performs regularly in Portland, and throughout the Pacific Northwest, both as duo and with their trusty rhythm section; sometimes rounding out their sound with pedal steel and Hammond organ.
More information about Silver Lake 66 here
 

Brazilian Violin Trio in the intimate setting of Hoffman Center for the Arts

Hoffman Center for the Arts
Saturday, May 27, 2017 |7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $20.00

Brazilian Violin Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill are both multi-genre American violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger.

Ted Falcon has released seven CDs, performed with many Brazilian legends including Hermeto Pascoal, Hamilton de Holanda and Dominguinhos and regularly with his various musical projects including 3 Violinos, 3 Continentes, Gypsy Jazz Club and the duo Ted and Pablo, a partnership with harmonica player Pablo Fagundes. Their CD, Ted & Pablo, Transcontinental Music Express, was pre-nominated for best instrumental record of the year in Brazil. Ted has written and published several books about Brazilian choro, forró, and frevo and is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Whittier College and a music teacher at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

Multi-genre fiddler/violinist Andrew Finn Magill has toured four continents playing traditional Irish, bluegrass, jazz and choro and has performed with everyone from his own choro conjunto to Mike Marshall. He is a two-time All- Ireland fiddle finalist, Fulbright-MtvU fellow, and bandleader, leading O Finno and co-leading Violino no Choro. In 2014 he moved to Rio and began studying choro with Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes. In less than two years he had formed O Finno which has been featured in Rio performance series Viva o Talento, on MEC 98.1FM and twice in the prestigious Casa do Choro. His 2016 double-release Roots & Branches debuted at #47 on the folk DJ charts and he is regularly featured on NPR.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, 7-string guitarist Nando Duarte, has become one of the leaders of Brazil’s popular music re-awakening with Dino 7 cordas as his mentor and Luiz Otávio Braga and Hélio Delmiro among his professors. His career as a seven-string guitarist led him to play, arrange, and produce some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elza Soares, Gal Costa, João Bosco, Zeca Pagodinho, Marisa Monte, and Ney Matogrosso. His musical “Sambra” (2015) with Diogo Nogueira was the first Musical ever to be presented on stage at Rio de Janeiro’s New Year’s Eve party on Copacabana beach with over 2 million people and is now competing for a Cannes Golden Lion. He was also the musical director for the “One Year to Go” Olympic show, the only pre-show for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.

To learn more about the music and the artists visit Finn McGill’s web site here

 

 

Indalo Wind – An Evening of Acoustic World Music

INDALO WIND

In the intimate setting of
Hoffman Center for the Arts
Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets $10

 

Indalo Wind is a Portland based acoustic ensemble led by father and son, Eric and Jacob Walter. Specializing in eclectic instrumental music, Indalo Wind offers up a unique blend of folk, blues, classical, and jazz, with melodic seasonings from around the world. With a repertoire that includes traditional songs from Italy, Ireland, and the Americas – as well as gypsy swing, Renaissance dance, flamenco, Japanese pop, and a host of unique originals – Indalo Wind plays music that is dramatically diverse, poetic, energetic, and thoughtfully entertaining.

For a third consecutive year, Indalo Wind will present a concert of acoustic world music at the lovely Hoffman Center for the Arts in the beautiful seaside town of Manzanita, Oregon. For this engagement, Indalo Wind founding members, Eric and Jacob Walter, will be joined by accordionist, Steve Cleveland.

BIOGRAPHIES

ERIC WALTER is a poet, performer, and musician whose interests span diverse artistic worlds. He received a BA in Theater from Reed College in 1983 and worked for many years as an actor, director, and producer in Oregon, North Carolina and Colorado. He began writing poetry in 1992 and has since authored six books. He has played in numerous bands and performance ensembles, and created soundtracks for theater, dance, video, and spoken word projects.

JACOB WALTER is a senior pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Tigard Senior High School in Tigard, Oregon. He is a prize-winning guitarist and composer, and a dedicated volunteer at his school and in his community. He is employed part-time as an intern at Youth Music Project in West Linn, Oregon. Jacob released his debut solo album, Surfing in the Rain, in 2015

STEVE CLEVELAND is a musician, poet, and playwright currently living in Portland. He plays piano and accordion with various groups, including The Sportin’ Lifers, Johnnie Ward and the Sharkskin Revue, and The Hot Club Time Machine. He is also church musician at Mt. Carmel Lutheran. His book of poetry, The Gold That Falls onto the Table, is available from StringTown Press.

The Lasses and Kathryn Claire

April 9th, 2017 | 7pm | $12
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, OR
Portland Oregon based musician, Kathryn Claire, met Margot Merah and Sophie Janna (Amsterdam based folk-duo, The Lasses) at a singing session in Amsterdam in 2013. Sharing a love for harmony singing and story-telling through music, they soon realized that together they could deliver both heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs with equal measures of joy and musicality. After playing several concerts together in The Netherlands and Germany in 2014, Kathryn offered to help bring The Lasses to the Pacific Northwest for their first US tour in the Spring of 2015.  It was a huge success and the three realized they had begun not only a strong musical collaboration, but also a network of touring between the US and Europe.  The following fall The Lasses booked a tour of concerts in churches and folk venues across The Netherlands.  
By 2016, the Pacific Northwest tour and the European tour had established fans not only for the co-bill of The Lasses and Kathryn Claire but for the music they created as a trio.  After being asked frequently when they were going to make an album together, they decided to finish their European tour in 2016 with a sold out live album recording at De Parel van Zuilen” in Utrecht.  The result is a deeply personal and heartfelt album featuring original and traditional songs.  The album highlights each woman’s unique style of songwriting and singing while weaving in the trio’s highly acclaimed three part harmonies and engaging performances on guitar, fiddle and bohdran.  They are thrilled to be releasing this new album during their Pacific Northwest tour this spring.  Expect an evening of stories, songs and harmonies straight from the heart. 
 
Come see them and hear them in the intimate living room setting of Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Concert: Swing Cats on March 4th

Swing Cats
at the Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Saturday, March 4th, 7:00
$10 admission
The Swing Cats are a four piece jazz group from Astoria.
They play a variety of music from the swing era, jazz standards, bossa nova, blues, and even a rock and roll song or two.
With two hot guitarists and a tight rhythm section this small combo can really swing.
Come listen or dance in the intimate setting of the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
No big drive, no big lines, no big price – enjoy great music in your local house concert setting.

Mid-Winter Blues Concert on Friday, January 20, 2017

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a concert featuring the blues played by a variety of local musicians. The concert is Friday, January 20th at 7 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door.

Do you want to ward off those mid-winter blues? Come hear local musicians playing the blues in an intimate setting at Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

This concert will feature North Tillamook County bands Sedona Fire, the Ferrets, and The Gospel Trio with Joe Wrabek. Individual performers Fred Lackaff, George Van Meter, Mark Balmer, Bob LaTorre, Scott Warren, and others will round out the bill.

Some of these performers will also serve as “utility musicians” ready to sit in and jam with bands and individuals. The idea is to encourage musical cross-fertilization and synergistic energy among local musicians; assuring the audience an entertaining evening full of spirit and spontaneity.

Doors open at 6:30. The Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue. All proceeds will benefit the Hoffman in its mission to bring arts, culture, and education to North Tillamook County.

If you have questions please contact:

Gary Seelig
garys@nehalemtel.net
cell: 360-620-2685
hm: 503-368-7633