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Area club celebrating iconic Dead bassist, 80

Quick, who’s the eldest member of the Grateful Dead, living or deceased? If you said bass player Phil Lesh, you win a complimentary dancing bear sticker. But you probably didn’t know that “Lesh Philling” was getting ready to turn 80 years...

 

Original lyrics, unique sound drive eclectic band

COTTAGE GROVE - Sometimes, as any good cook will tell you, tossing a bunch of diversified ingredients together in the same pot is the way to make the best stew. That's sort of the musical recipe being...

 

'Spiders' spin memorable show with original music, easy groove

COTTAGE GROVE - Urban legend has it that people can swallow up to 10 spiders annually in their sleep. The musical group Ten Spiders is happy to announce that you can put those surgical masks away; it'...

 

MUSIC LISTINGS

THURSDAY, FEB. 27 • Umphrey's McGee (jam band) McDonald Theater, 6 p.m. • Lyle Lovett (singer-songwriter) Shedd Institute, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, FEB. 28 • Tatiamo (Americana, folk, country) Saginaw...

 

Trio brings eclectic mix of country, rock

COTTAGE GROVE - You could say that the Canyoneers are the ultimate family band, even though their subject matter – like "Death in the Country," a tragic song about Hank Williams Sr. dying at the...

 

NOTEBOOK: Cowsills planning for New Orleans Jazz Fest

You almost need a scorecard to keep up with the musical Cowsill family. The Cowsills – with three of the original seven siblings – are playing at Jazz Fest in New Orleans this April. They're best...

 

Jobe Woosley & Co. keep rolling

COTTAGE GROVE - In so many different ways, the Jobe Woosley & Co. band is a good mix. First and foremost, they blend well together. Their music flows through each other, creating the kind of...

 

NOTEBOOK

So, who’s up for a festival? If you’re a local musician, or a musician-in-training, the 18th annual Florence Winter Music Festival might be worth the 90-minute trip just for the free workshops being offered. Of course, seeing Livingston Taylor...

 

Music Listings

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 Whole Milk (Surf jazz duo), PublicHouse, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 24 Jack McCain Band (Indie, alt-rock, blues), Mohawk Tavern, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Richie G & MA Beat (Americana,...

 

Young musicians playing it smart

CRESWELL – While playing at the Blue Valley Bistro on Saturday night, Katie Culp of The Glass Straws was proud to admit that she had just landed her first "real" job. "I'm working three hours a...

 

Upcoming Music

THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Sweet N' Juicy (Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz) Axe & Fiddle, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 27 The Huckleberrys (Country, bluegrass) Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m., no cover TUESDAY, DEC. 31 Austin...

 

Band's most striking feature:Musicianship

COTTAGE GROVE – It turns out that Zepparella has a whole lotta love for The Axe & Fiddle. "We used to love coming to the Eugene area because The Axe & Fiddle was one of our favorite stops,"...

 

Music Listings - Dec. 19, 2019

FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Killer B’s (Classic country, old-time rock-n-roll) Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m., no cover THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Sweet N’ Juicy (Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz) Axe & Fiddle, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 27 The Huckleberrys (Country, bluegrass) Saginaw...

 

Deeper than dance

COTTAGE GROVE – South African artist Tumelo Michael Moloi dazzled a small crowd last week at the Cottage Grove Armory with his dance moves, even prompting the crowd to learn the steps. From Katlehon...

 

Just living it up - Farrow and the Peach Leaves

COTTAGE GROVE -- Farrow and the Peach Leaves are doing exactly what every wannabe rock star wants to do. They're living out their dream. Sure, they haven't hit it big, and odds are they never will, bu...

 

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS

FRIDAY, DEC. 13 Ben Johnson & Company (Blues, rock, soul, country) Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m., no cover Downside Up (Southern rock, funk, disco) Mohawk Tavern, 9 p.m. Joshua Scott Jones (Singer-songwriter) Twisted River Saloon, 10 p.m. SATURDAY, DEC....

 

Cohn finds 'balance' and advocacy in new album, tour

COTTAGE GROVE – Listen to the song "Yellow Rose" by Jill Cohn and you'll get to hear an excellent sampling of her dynamic work. Listen to that song's backstory – Cohn met a down-on-their-luck...

 

Cohn enjoying 'new life' on latest tour

COTTAGE GROVE – Jill Cohn couldn't be happier about the way her new CD came out. "Balanced on the Rail," which was released less than a year ago, was produced by Malcolm Burn, whose long list of...

 

Scene & Heard - Building Chops

CRESWELL – Times were tough for Hannah Cooper when she first moved to Oregon. It was shortly after the financial collapse of 2008 and she needed a job. But nobody was hiring. "I was crashing with...

 

Revel in showmanship - Hannah Cooper at BVB Friday

CRESWELL – Hannah Cooper was in her early 20s and taking a break from her music career when she decided to take a cross-country trip. On her bicycle. "I had always wanted to do something like that," said Cooper, who will play at the Blue Valley...

 

Jazz bands prep for competition

CRESWELL – Jazz Band 1 had an opportunity to perform and receive feedback from clinicians when they represented Creswell High School at the annual District Jazz Festival, held Nov. 8 at Willamette...

 

Music Listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 • Jesse Boden Band (Roots-rock, blues, Americana) The Brewstation, 7:30 p.m., no cover • Hannah Cooper Blue Valley Bistro, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 16 • Anna Fine, Olivia Rose, Aida, The Chorduroys, Plushie, Do Mi Stauber, Hannah...

 

Fru Skagerrak

Most of us rarely take the time to sample the tasty cornucopia of sounds and rhythms from around the world. We’re really missing out, too. Haven’t you stumbled upon some kind of international music — maybe a Celtic festival or an African music...

 

Nashville's loss is Lane County's gain

COTTAGE GROVE – There’s no denying that Brian James is one passionate dude. It’s etched across his face during every song he performs, and it shines through with his brand of music, which is mostly old-style blues and soul with a new twist....

 

Cullen Vance: A man of many art forms

Multitasking when it comes to art can be difficult, but to some, it seems to come with ease. Enter Cullen Vance, 28, a creative mastermind who's done just about any art form you can think of – from...

 

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