Gary Benson – Solo performer in the style of; Beatles, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Carolyn Arends and other folk singers. The music I grew up with and the current songs I love.
Jim Page singer-songwriter: After seeing him perform at the High Sierra Music Festival in the summer of ‘97, Rob Bleetstein of Gavin wrote: “Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word ‘free-flow.’ Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder.” http://www.nodepression.com/profile/JimPage
Five Buck Band; ” An eclectic blend of pop and rock from the 60’s & 70’s with a few contemporary additions for good measure”.
An open mic for musicians (including singers) of all genres of music.
Grover; Seattle based acoustic, folk, blues, funk, jam-band with Jordan Tan on mandolin, Chris Porter on guitar, and Serafima Healy on bass. A product of the grassroots music movement of Southern Oregon, Medford artist Arran Fagan has spent the greater part of his life pursuing music, working his way into the northwest folk scene by playing countless coffee shops and house shows for college classmates and eventually opening for northwest favorites like HorseFeathers, Kris Orlowski, and Jeffrey Martin. In 2015, Arran recruited fellow University of Portland students Jack Pfeffer and Jonathan Wiley, and the three worked to perfect a sparse, melodic sound influenced by their individual backgrounds. Fueled by introspective lyrics and nostalgic melodies provided by the intimate combination of viola, bass, and acoustic guitar, his music explores themes of loss, growth, and the passage of time with fresh eyes. https://arranfagan.bandcamp.com
Voices Raised: Some Things Gotta Be Said. “Community matters. Political life in America is undergoing change. And now, some things gotta be said. Please join a roster of Seattle singer-songwriters on Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 pm for an evening of songs about our life and times. There will be activism songs about the state of our country. And there will be songs celebrating our nation’s diversity. This is going to be a political night with heartfelt expressions of both concern and community. All are welcome. None are excluded. But I would expect a certain progressive sensibility to the evening of music. Don’t agonize. Organize. In the spirit of Sixties hootenannies, let’s raise our voices in song. Come join your neighbors for live local music that lives in the truth.”
Portland based folk singers and songwriters Lucas Biespiel and Benny Gilbert blend the sounds of old with the stories of today. Their heartfelt vocals, honest lyrics, and passionate stage presence make for an intimate tour of folk music traditions. www.mrbennygilbert.bandcamp.com
WordsWest Literary Series from 7 pm – 9 pm. Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. wordswestliterary.weebly.com
Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice; guitarist and song stylist in the traditions of blues, folk, jazz, country, old-time, bluegrass, r&b, and rock.