|Currently Producing Celebrate Music! at the Mt. Angel Performing Arts Center in Mt. Angel, Oregon.
March 8, 2008, Hakanson Family Band
The Hakanson Family Band
, plays bluegrass and features three sibling who are among the best young fiddlers in the Northwest. All members of the Portland Metropolitan Youth Sympnony (in their own age categories), when they set aside classical music and take to high-energy fiddling, well . . . that's what Bluegrass is all about! Ellie, 18; Amy, 15; and young Henry at 10 will make you wonder what you were doing when you were that age . . . and it probably wasn't making world-class music! Personal, rambunctious (at least Henry is for sure), and fine musicians backed by great musicians of a different generation (yes, that's mom and dad). A great program for kids of all ages . . . particularly for aspiring fiddlers.
The Hakanson Family Band
March 29, 2008, Sky in the Road
Sky in the Road weave their trademark three-part harmonies into an expansive list of original songs and a growing repertoire of carefully selected cover tunes. They create original "folk" songs and have mastered a haunting Celtic sound with original music and award-winning songs. They have been perfecting their music for years . . . more than folk, more than Celtic, they are a unique blend of all your favorite sounds mixed with the nuances unique to the Pacific Northwest. They will melt your heart, and leave an indelible, creative print on your brain. Lively, personable, and engaging!
Sky in the Road
April 20, 2008, Garrett Doran CD Release Party
Garrett Doran and the premier release of his inaugural acoustic guitar CD, "Knoxville Nights," featuring his original compositions and arrangements. His compositions are engaging and defy any musical "box." He has taken the best of many genre to create his own sound full of emotion, high-energy, and a surprise or two. Garrett's music shows maturity and complexity that belie his age and his musicianship is nothing short of genius. Already known for his lightning-fast flatpicking, many of his pieces feature fine fingerpicking as well. Garrett has invited local musicians to share the stage with him in presenting some newer material and some traditional favorites. Dylan Barr, bass and Nathan Lauzon, keyboard as well as others.
Introducing "Knoxville Nights"
April 25, Bryan Bowers
FRIDAY 7:30 PM
Bryan Bowers, Mr. Autoharp himself, is back by popular demand! Bryan is a world-acknowledged master of the instrument and he has garnered fans through three generations of music lovers. Bryan's autoharps create music you didn't know an autoharp could play. With a down-on-the-farm acerbic wit, Bryan's fans can expect him to be same self-made-man he's always been . . . only older, wiser, and funnier. Making beautiful music with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor. That's what you love about Bryan!
May 3, 2008, Hanson Family Singers
Hanson Family Singers, Winners of the 2006 Western Music Association "Marilyn Tuttle, Best of the Best Harmony Award." Best known for their unique and beautiful blend of voices in four part harmony, the Hanson Family Singers bring a spirit of praise, joy and entertainment wherever they go. For more than fifteen years, the nine member family has performed in the Eugene area as well as many other places across the U.S. Offering wholesome song selections from gospel, barbershop, country yodeling and caroling in December. You haven't heard yodeling until you've heard it in harmony! Six members of the family will be performing in Mt. Angel.
Hanson Family Singers
May 7, 2008, The James King Band
Wednesday evening 7:00 PM
The James King Band offers up traditional bluegrass from soulful ballads to barn-burning foot-stompers, featuring awesome instrumentation and superb vocal harmoniers. The band has been mesmerizing bluegrass fans coast-to-coast for many years and their sound has solidified into a fine product so audiences always get what they came to hear. Purely wonderful!
The James King Band
P.O. Box 64
Scotts Mills, OR 97375
Ph: 503-873-9611 * Fx: 503-873-3561
Ken Doran Executive Producer; Stu Rasmussen Ent. Co-Producer
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