Left Edge Percussion
May
4
7:12 PM19:12

Left Edge Percussion

Terry Longshore, Artistic Director of Left Edge Percussion, will lead the SOU percussion ensemble performing Michael Gordon's "Timber". 

Michael Gordon's Timber is an evening-length tour de force. Scored for six graduated, amplified, wooden Simantras (2x4s). The work brings the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this work, Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic waves of textures — often each players' hands are in separate rhythmic 'worlds', each traversing a different dynamic contour from loud to soft to loud.
The performance will begin at 7:12:41 pm and the final note will sound at 8:14:13 pm, coinciding exactly with sunset.

 

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Joanne Rand
Apr
5
7:00 AM07:00

Joanne Rand

   La Baguette Music Café presents an evening with visionary songsmith and vocalist Joanne Rand on Thursday, April 5, 2018. La Baguette is located at 340 A St, Ashland, OR 97520. Music is at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. For more info contact: Booking@JoanneRandMusic.com or call the venue at (541) 482-0855.

            Joanne Rand has toured nationally for 30+ years playing original “Psychedelic-Folk-Revival” music, and has just released her 16th indie CD of original songs. Rand’s vocal styling is all her own: “magical and luxuriant, like the best brandy in the world" (-No Depression). Santa Rosa Press Democrat has called her songs “Nothing short of brilliant.” Joanne Rand’s voice raises your hair. Elegance and fierceness in the same deep breath,” writes poet Gary Snyder. Rand’s 2015 & 2016 CDs both made the folk DJ most-played-list nationwide and are receiving worldwide airplay.  Both CDs are recorded with this current band.

            Born and bred in the Deep South, Rand has performed in Manhattan, L.A., Toronto, Atlanta, Seattle, Hawaii, Alaska & the Amazon. A North Bay readers’ poll once voted her “Best Acoustic Band.” Based in rural Northern California, with a BFA in music composition, she has performed alongside such greats as Bonnie Raitt, Micky Hart, John Hartford, John Trudell, and Dougie McLean. Rand’s songs reflect a wide array of styles (folk, rock, jazz, Celtic, psychedelic, gospel), weaving tales of: War, peace, loyalty, betrayal, hope and humor. "One of the year’s freshest, most distinctive offerings."-Roots Music Report. 

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Awesome Jazz Quarte
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Awesome Jazz Quarte

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This Awesome Jazz Quartet is led by Mark Hamersley on accoustic bass. He is regularly joined by Thor Polson on piano, with guests, Chick Hirch on drums and Adam Harris on saxophone. Ed Dunsavage on guitar will play into the second set.

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

5J Barrow

5j Barrow is about to change folk rock with their impeccable sound. (Jake’s Take)

The Journey Vol. 1 showcases why this band is destined to break out of the east coast and play a role in shaping the next generation of folk rockers. (Jake’s Take)

The Journey Vol. 1 definitely leaves you hanging but in the best way possible.  With high hopes for the second half of this journey, the EP will take you on an emotional rollercoaster, exploring the highs and lows of love with beautiful lyricism, timeless songwriting and vivid storytelling. (Prelude Press)

The raw intent and deeply buried emotion surges to the surface.  Murman and Hite are on to something truly special. (B-sides & Badlands)

If you haven’t caught it by now, the only comparable band I haven’t mentioned yet is the Avett Brothers.  That Americana mishmash might be one of the best ways to understand what 5J Barrow are doing.  They’re not “just folk” at all.  But in saying they are a folk band, we better understand the breadth of singing for the people that defines their art.  The final track “Lullaby” may make you think of a baby in a cradle, but this is a mature lulling to sleep.  The sonic structure is complicated and even a bit dark.  The vocal is spoken as much as sung, encouraging existential reflections befitting a university philosophy class more than the often down-home reflections of typical folk music. (Ear to the Ground Music)

 

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Paper Wings
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Paper Wings

Acoustic folk duo, Wilhelmina Frankzerda and Emily Mann, captivates their listeners with a sound that is delicate, powerful, and refreshingly intimate. Their stunning vocal harmonies soar over a rotating cast of banjo, guitar, and fiddles. These two blossoming songwriters have a unique way of weaving traditional music in to their thoughtfully crafted songs leaving you feeling nostalgic and exhilarated. Their self-titled debut album was released in February 2017. Paper Wings is a genuine intertwining of two souls you won't soon forget.Website

 Originally from Oregon, Wilhelmina Frankzerda is an extraordinary young talent widely recognized for her impressive fiddle playing and profound songwriting. At just 19, she has won the National Twin Fiddle Championship, performed on the Grand Ol’ Opry, and been twice selected to participate in the Savannah Music Seminar. She released her first album of all original songs featuring chamber-grass trio, the Bee Eaters in 2015.   Emily Mann is a California native with her heart in the old Appalachian mountains. She studied with old-time legends such as Paul Brown, Alice Gerrard, Bruce Molsky, and John Herrmann and has established herself as one of the most gifted and capable up and coming musicians in the traditional music scene. She has performed with Darol Anger, Aoife O'Donovan, Sean Watkins, Laurie Lewis, and more.

Originally from Oregon, Wilhelmina Frankzerda is an extraordinary young talent widely recognized for her impressive fiddle playing and profound songwriting. At just 19, she has won the National Twin Fiddle Championship, performed on the Grand Ol’ Opry, and been twice selected to participate in the Savannah Music Seminar. She released her first album of all original songs featuring chamber-grass trio, the Bee Eaters in 2015. 

Emily Mann is a California native with her heart in the old Appalachian mountains. She studied with old-time legends such as Paul Brown, Alice Gerrard, Bruce Molsky, and John Herrmann and has established herself as one of the most gifted and capable up and coming musicians in the traditional music scene. She has performed with Darol Anger, Aoife O'Donovan, Sean Watkins, Laurie Lewis, and more.

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Kory Quin
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Kory Quin

 Kory Quinn, koryquinn.com is a revelation! The Portland Mercury says Quinn is ‘The best the West Coast has to offer.’ Over the last 8 years, he and his band have played 1600+ self-booked dates throughout the US and abroad, including three tours in the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, and Canada.

His new single, ‘Dead Man’s Son,’ attracted attention from No Depression, the authority in Americana music, calling his songwriting ‘masterful.’ 

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