Archive for May, 2010
Seabreeze from Brookings-Harbor High School performed a concert Tuesday, May 26. Here is a video of Seabreeze performing Moonglow (courtesy of Arwyn Rice, Curry Coastal Pilot).
Live footage of Ravinwolf peforming May 2o, 2010, at Centre Stage in Brookings, Oregon. -SG
Here’s a few songs and photos from Ravenwolf’s concert Thursday (May 20) at Centre Stage in Brookings (courtesy of Perry Devine). Ravenwolf will return to Curry County twice this summer. Don’t miss them! Stay tuned to Coastal Grooves for more information. – SG
The husband/wife guitar duo Rävenwolf, scheduled to play in Brookings at Centre Stage Thursday (April 20), arrived in Curry County early to play a set Sunday at the Gold Beach Wine and Art Festival. After listening to the first half of their set, and to their CD “Buttons and Freedom,” I’m eagerly awaiting their Brookings gig.
Seattle-based acoustic musicians Jamey and Heather Bilyeu work magic with just two guitars and dual vocals to defy musical boundaries, switching from gritty blues to rock to country. Their overall style reminded me of ’60s and ’70s artists Jefferson Airplane, Heart, CSNY and Bonnie Raitt. And, while they’re more than happy to cover these artists’ songs, their originals are just as strong.
Guitarist Jamey Bilyeu called once described his music as “funky, folksy, eclectic, organic bluesy rock and roll.” Yep, that about covers it.
Jamey’s gravelly voice is a perfect match to his firey fretwork on blues-based songs. Heather is no slouch in the guitar department but her vocals soar – part Ann Wilson (Heart), part Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane). Their harmonies are stellar.
At one point during their Sunday gig, the band performed a bluesy cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason,” and it rocked.
Rävinwolf will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Centre Stage, 703 Chetco Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance.
Have a listen to some of their music below, taken from their album “Buttons and Freedom.” More music and video concert footage can be found at www.ravinwolf.com.
Raquy Danziger and Liron Peled (Raquy and the Cavemen) delighted an enthusiastic crowd of 30 people at the Harbor Performing Arts Center Wednesday night. The talent duo performed Middle Eastern music with western influences using dumbeks, percussion, guitar and a violin-like stringed instrument called an Iranian Kamacnch. Here are some photos of the concert.
For more information at www.raqueyandtheCavemen.com.
Rhythm and blues singer/guitarist Milann Reynolds will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Centre Stage in the Central Building in Brookings.
Here are two of Reynold’s songs:
The event is a dinner show featuring a Mexican fiesta. The menu will include the meal, a beverage and dessert. Tickets for the dinner and show are $15. Those who would like to enjoy the music only can pay $5. Tickets are available at Earl E. Books or The Backstage Café in the Central Building, 703 Chetco Ave., Brookings. For information or reservations, call 541-251-3952 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Reynolds was drawn to rhythm and blues and jazz from an early age when he began playing saxophone at 9. At 12, he began playing guitar and at 15 began his vocal training.
He had the privilege of training with various vocal instructors, including Oscar Hammerstein, Jester Harrison and many more; Harrison, being a major influence in vocal style. At 16, he won the Northwestern Jazz Festival Competition for sax improvisation.
While living in Santa Cruz, Calif., he worked as a studio musician for Hun Sounds in San Rafael, Calif. He provided musical and vocal back-up for numerous well-known artists.
He lives in Northern California with his artist wife and performs locally.
Raquy and the Cavemen will be performing at the Harbor Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 5. Tickets are $5. The center is located in the Brookings Harbor shopping center. Proceeds from snack bar sales will benefit the theater.
Raquy and the Cavemen hail from New York and performs “Progressive Middle Eastern Music” with emphasis on drumming. Listen to or download two music samples below:
For additional photos, news, videos and music samples of Raquy go to www.raquyandthecavemen.com.
The Gold Beach-based father/daughter duo Chris Vorster and Willow Owings will be performing several times this month. The group, called Homemade Jam, plays classic and new folk rock tunes, along with many original compositions. (Listen to or download mp3 samples below.)
Homemade Jam will play at the following venues:
Friday, May 7: Cafe Kitanishi (Gold Beach) from 6 p.m. until closing.
Saturday, May 8: Centre Stage, 703 Chetco Avenue, during the Brookings Art Walk, 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 15: opening act for the 23rd annual Americas Art, Wine and Music Festival, Gold Beach, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brookings’ American Musical Festival has announced the lineup for this summer’s free Sunday concerts at Azalea Park.
June 13: Golden Bough – Celtic music.
June 20: Keith Greeninger and City Folk – contemporary folk.
July 11: Craig Allen Blues Band – Red Hot Blues.
July 25: Tsunami Swing Band – Jazz/Swing.
Aug. 1 Stagelights Community Music Showcase – featuring local bands playing rock, pop, folk and country.
Aug. 15: Deadwood Revival – old time jamgrass.
Aug. 29: Sans Prophet – classic rock and blues.
Sept. 12: Sweet Town Little – country rock.