The Whiteside Theatre and Corvallis Folklore Society
CONCERT | Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
Sunday, August 4
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Reserved: $20 (Available online)
General Admission: $16 (Available at Grass Roots Bookstore and Corvallis Brewing Supply)
Tickets available at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event.
$2 off with CFS or Whiteside membership
Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, each well-known and loved for their decades of music making, come together to give a concert of contemporary and traditional songs and
tunes. Cindy is a superb singer, guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Grey isone of America’s finest players of the Irish flute and tin whistle, as well as an accomplished singer and concertina, fiddle, piano and harmonium player. As composers each contributes to the unique tapestry of contemporary folk and world music in America today. Together they weave their music with vibrant colors and subtle textures.
Scott Alarik of The Boston Globe calls Cindy "...one of folk music's most respected songwriters... provocative, heartwise, and original ...a brilliant guitarist... " while Grey's
playing has been called "positively spellbinding" (The New Mexico Daily, Albuquerque, NM) and "exceptionally exceptional" (The Spectator, Raleigh-Durham, NC).
The duo’s repertoire includes Cindy’s sparkling original songs, distinctive settings of traditional Irish music, Scandinavian fiddle duets, old-time fiddle and guitar tunes from southern Indiana, and new music that Cindy and Grey are inventing together. There is plenty of variety and breadth of musical territory here, all deeply rooted in folk traditions, and interwoven with the renaissance and baroque counterpoint in which both Cindy and Grey were immersed while growing up. Included are vocal duets, guitar, Irish flute, Irish alto flute, tin whistle, concertina, harmonium, and duet fiddling, along with plenty of stories that put the music into a personal context. Their newest album, Welcome Day, was released in 2015, and joins Cross the Water and a CD single, "Back When We Were All Machines."
For more on Cindy and Grey please visit www.kalletlarsen.com where you may listen to their music for free and view videos of their performances.
The Whiteside Theatre presents:
CONCERT | John McEuen and the String Wizards - Will the Circle be Unbroken
Thursday, October 3
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Advanced Purchase: $30
At the Door: $40
$2 off with Whiteside membership
When John initiated the "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" album with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band it brought together the icons of Bluegrass, Country, and West coast country rock: Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, Roy Acuff, Junior Huskey, Oswald Kirby, Vassar Clements, and Maybelle Carter. Six hot August Nashville recording days produced this benchmark album, relevant to this day (Still in Amazon's top 30).
McEuen has now assembled a unique cast for a special night to share the music and memories of the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken record and his incredible career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
The cast includes:
Les Thompson bass, vocals, bouzouki an original NGDB founding member
John Cable guitar/vocals/mandolin also toured Russia as NGDB member.
Matt Cartsonis vocals/mandola/guitar 25- year music partner with John
All join host John McEuen with his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin as they share, in front of a movie screen, hits and stories behind the music leading up to that magic time
when three generations came together.
His multi-media show with archival photographs, film, (including 8mm footage from 1967), Circle session photos, narrative (and early) NGDB music takes us on his 50+ year journey - interwoven with Dirt Band favorites and hot bluegrass.
A unique part of the show covers the 1977 Russia trip, and what happened behind the Iron Curtain to the first American band to tour there – 28 sold out shows.
The evening features classic NGDB favorites and music from McEuen’s new highly praised record - Made in Brooklyn - on Chesky Records. (Stereophile Magazine’s Record of the Month; also honored with Best America album by the Independent Music Awards, March 2018). The audience sees the entire span of John McEuen’s years in music, and is taken back through some of the best years of their lives.
Some of the show’s music includes: Mr. Bojangles, Some of Shelly’s Blues, Dance Little Jean, Keep on the Sunny Side, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, House at Pooh Corner, Earl’s Breakdown, Wreck on the Hiway, Cannonball Rag, Dismal Swamp, Way Downtown, I Saw the Light, Acoustic Traveller, Fingerbuster, Long Hard Road and the Grand Ole Opry song
John’s first book (released May 2018) The Life I’ve Picked, has over 60 5-star reviews on Amazon.
John was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. Check out www.johnmceuen.com