Mary Flower & the BBQ Boys (In Person)

Saturday, October 24 2020 @ 7PM

Join us for this rescheduled show with Mary Flower, the internationally known and award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher, along with the funny, outrageously talented BBQ Boys.

With the safety of our patrons, staff and musicians in mind, we’re offering two types of tickets:
1) Table seating in the LCCC auditorium before a small audience of 25, seated in singles and couples at socially-distant tables. Masks will be required.
2) VIP Live Stream, broadcast from the LCCC auditorium to your laptop, phone, tablet or TV through our private YouTube channel. Purchase a ticket to the VIP Live feed, and we’ll send you the link prior to the show.

Mary Flower’s immense finger picking guitar and lap-slide prowess is soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each song’s story.

Mary Flower, a native of the Midwest, relocated from Denver to the vibrant Portland music scene in in 2004. She continues to please crowds and critics at folk festivals, teaching seminars and concert stages domestically and abroad that include Merlefest, Kerrville, King Biscuit, Prairie Home Companion and the Vancouver Folk Festival, among many.

A finalist in 2000 and 2002 at the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship, a nominee in 2008, 2012 and 2016 for a Blues Foundation Blues Music Award, and many times a Cascade Blues Assn. Muddy Award winner, Flower embodies a luscious and lusty mix of rootsy, acoustic-blues guitar and vocal styles that span a number of idioms – from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with stops in ragtime, swing, folk and hot jazz.

Flower’s 11 recordings, including her four for Memphis’ famed Yellow Dog Records — Bywater Dance, Instrumental Breakdown, Bridges and Misery Loves Company — show a deep command of and love for folk and blues string music. For Flower, it’s never about re-creation. Her dedication to the art form is a vital contribution to America’s music.

The BBQ Boys are a four-piece jazz, blues and jug band that has performed with many well-known artists such as Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman and Dan Hicks.

The BBQ Boys have played many concerts with Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, in San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, The Roots and Rhythm Festival in Providence,R.I., Club 47 in MA, The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland,OR and The National Jug Band Jubilee in Louisville, KY.

In 2013 they joined forces with Mary Flower as a jazz and blues infected jug band (sans jug) and have created new masterpieces of old standbys and originals, adding rich harmonies and searing solos.

The BBQ Boys are:
Stew Dodge on fiddle and vocals. He is the owner and CEO of Stew Dodge Sound Co.
Spud Siegel on mandolin, mandola and vocals. He is a ship’s captain on the Columbia River.
Doc Stein on dobro, guitar and vocals. He is an ER doc in his spare time.
Mark Vehrencamp on sousaphone. He is a railroad engineer for Union Pacific who also plays with the Vancouver Symphony.

Your ticket purchase supports these fantastic musicians, as well as the Cultural Center and an adventurous group of local audio and video professionals dedicated to live broadcasts of the highest quality (the LCCC Stream Team).