Participate in local arts & culture LIVE from your living room
The LCCC is presenting a regular dose of live entertainment created by a member of the LCCC Family—musicians, artists, poets, volunteers, exercise instructors, club leaders and everyone in between.
Since the series began on March 26, the CQ Studio series has presented concerts by fiddler Kevin Burke, and the brew-making duo Matt & Amy White, as well as a foray into augmented reality poetry by Ger Killean and a live concert from Ecuador featuring Oregon Coast favorites Familia Chayag. Upcoming sessions will feature piano and vocals by Halie Loren (May 2), jazz by Ben Rosenblum and studio tours of some of the coast’s most interesting artists.
The full schedule can be found in the Live section of the FB Page.
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Happy Birthday, Yaki!
A Musical Tapas Celebration
The 2020 Siletz Bay Music Festival was to have been a season of anniversaries and celebrations. Sigh. But we’ve found an occasion we can celebrate together: Yaki’s 75th Birthday. On Saturday, May 30, Siletz Bay Music Festival and Lincoln City Cultural Center are presenting A Virtual Musical Tapas Birthday Celebration to honor the festival’s fearless and beloved artistic director. YOU are invited to the party!
The SBMF’s annual Tapas concert, normally presented at Eden Hall, is like a living room cabaret. Sitting at small tables, attendees see world-class musicians perform unusual or quirky selections on a cozy set with a rug, a sofa and some picture frames. For this virtual Tapas event, musicians from throughout the 10-year history of the festival will be dropping by the Zoom living room to share a song, a laugh, some wine and a toast. After these weeks in isolation, they are no doubt looking forward to a live audience.
Of course, these delicious programs are made possible through the generosity of arts lovers like you. Make a donation to celebrate Yaki’s birthday, and you’ll be supporting both the Siletz Bay Music Festival and the Lincoln City Cultural Center. You can give through the Facebook buttons that appear, or head to the festival’s website, www.siletzybaymusic.org
Shirts, hats, patches, stickers, boards, murals, shops, vintage extendo-vans — the world is just a canvas to Bryan Nichols. His ZuhG Life Surf Shop in the Nelscott district has been closed for a while, but he’s been keeping his quarantine creative. Today, he’ll tour the shop and play an acoustic set for us.
Wild Hog in the Woods
Do you find yourself, in our time of national angst, pining for some live dobro, washboard, musical saw or Kazumpet? We have the balm to soothe your soul. It’s Wild Hog in the Woods, the band of four from the south Willamette Valley, playing the CQ Studio this Memorial Day Weekend. Join Hershel (banjo, guitar, musical saw, vocals), John D. (mandolin, guitar, Kazumpet, harmonica, tenor guitar, washboard, decor, vocals, songwriting), Sid (guitar, vocals, tenor guitar, mandolin, songwriting) and John S. (standup bass, guitar, sitdown Dobro, vocals) for an afternoon of sleaze jazz and string band fun. This is Creative Quarantine Studio production, and any donations received are split with the artists! This was recorded via a Facebook live performance on Sunday, May 24.
Piano & Accordion
Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). An internationally-touring bandleader, Rosenblum has performed with his trio throughout the United States, including extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest, South and West Coast, as well as in Canada, Europe and Japan (and twice for us in Lincoln City). Rosenblum was born and raised in New York City, and is a graduate of the joint program between Columbia University and Juilliard School of Music. This was recorded via a Facebook live performance from New York City on May 18, 2020.
Movin’ and Groovin’
Raised in the northeast corner of Oregon in the sparsely populated town of Wallowa, Brady Goss has been honing his craft since the age of four when he would reach high above his head to put his tiny fingers on the keys of his dad’s piano. He absorbed his father’s passion for piano music, especially that of rock n’ roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis. As he grew he began to truly study, learn and play the music of such greats as The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams. Today, Brady’s energetic and engaging shows rock their way through festivals, state and county fairs, casinos, wineries, concerts in the park, as well as nightclubs, across the West. To date he has released four albums, and has an all-original album in the works. Brady has played the LCCC three times, and is a local favorite. We asked him what he had planned for today’s CQ Studio concert, and he said, “The usuaI. I pretty much fly without a set list and play whatever I am feeling in the moment. I love to play old rock n’ roll cover songs with a driving boogie woogie piano style, but I also love to play power ballads and old country, too. I’ll slip in some original songs as well.” This concert was recorded on FB Live on May 16, 2020.
Demonstration and Studio Tour
This afternoon, you’re invited into Lynne Wintermute’s working art studio, in Neskowin. She’ll discuss some of her recent work, and demonstrate how she’s been creating abstracted landscapes in oil and cold wax medium. Lynne teaches a variety of workshops throughout Oregon, including Beachstone Gallery (at the Artists Studio Association in Lincoln City) and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. She has a fine arts degree from Linfield College, and has done graduate work at the Pacific Northwest College of Arts. Lynne’s studio is on the LCCC’s Art on the Edge Studio Tour, which has been rescheduled. This video was recorded via FB Live on May 15, 2020.
Support the Creative Quarantine Project
Each day’s contributions will be split evenly between the nonprofit Lincoln City Cultural Center and the featured artist (or the artist’s chosen charity). There will be occasional promotions and giveaways, to spice up your social isolation.