Kicking off Scott Martin's northwest mini-tour, we are headed to a wonderful, large B&B on the south end of Flathead Lake, in Polson MT, to play outdoors for the fine folks gathered there. Big Sky country. I haven't been to Montana in quite awhile. I will of course be backing Scott on bass and vocals, and playing a few songs of my own. Dates to follow in Seattle and Portland. We are really looking forward to this. More details TBA.
A house concert return engagement at the beautiful home in West Seattle known locally among friends as "Chateau Relaxo." Looking forward to again joining my good friend, Austin songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Scott Martin, for his house concert overlooking Puget Sound with a westerly view. Sublime. We'll hope for another gorgeous sunset as in 2019. $25 donation at the door.
I'm returning this year to the Virtual Tumbleweed Music Festival. The festival is normally held each year in Richland, Washington, at a lovely park on the banks of the Columbia River, but changed last year to a virtual presentation due to Covid. It continues in this format for 2021 with online performances and workshops. Streaming starts on September 2 and continues through the weekend. "Stage" assignments TBA. There is no online fee or cover charge.
Just one year ago, Radio Stranger (aka Portland songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran) held a fabulous street concert for many enthusiastic neighbors. Together with the support band (Jean-Pierre Garau on keys, Jeffrey Koch on electric guitar, and yours truly on da bass), it was a welcome boogie time after such a crazy summer. And Kelly was saying farewell, bound for the Midwest. Her life path has changed, however, and she is back with us in Portland, so we are using this September occasion for another blow-out fun time in West Linn, an anniversary concert of sorts. And we have our longtime drummer friend Don Shultz with us this time! Come out and see us! Watch for the Facebook event on the Radio Stranger page.
Winterfolk 2022, the annual benefit concert, hosted in Portland by Tom May, founder and creator of the long-running folk radio show "River City Folk." I have been invited as one of the guest artists. Details to be announced. Artist lineup includes Tracy Grammer, Kristen Grainger and True North, Kate Power and Steve Einhorn, Tom May, Mary Flower and others. https://www.facebook.com/Winterfolk/