Archive for October, 2010
Who: Reluctant Hero: Watch them here. Then go see this impressive, young Southern California rock band for free at 6 p.m. at Zola’s Pizzeria at the Port of Brookings Harbor.
Sound: Tight act with melodic hard rock and catchy lyrics.
“Reluctant Hero has had several lineup changes over the 4 years they’ve been on the music scene, but now they’re up and running in full force. Originally based in Humboldt County, but relocated to Ventura, Calif, Reluctant Hero has toured the West Coast several times, landed spots on Warped Tour, and played with several national acts. Whether you like hard in your face rock, or melodic catchy choruses, Reluctant Hero is sure to find a spot in your heart.” — Reverbnation
Joan Baez was my first hero, and Pete Seeger and all those people. So I guess I wanted to get a message across. I guess that was always at the back of my mind,” Boyd said in a recent interview with the San Jose Mercury Daily News.
Earlier in her career, Boyd won the prestigious USA West Coast Songwriter’s Association’s annual contest. She ran off to England for adventure, and stayed. Benny Wain has been playing fiddle in festivals, pubs and concert halls since the age of 12, sharing stages with the Oyster Band, Shane McGowan, the Dubliners and Davey Arthur.The duo’s debut CD has hit the charts in Europe and is getting great reviews across the United Kingdom. Last year they won the notable Trowbridge Village Pump Festival Unsigned Artist Competition.
~~~The mission of Stagelights Musical Arts Community is to provide music education, enjoyment and enrichment to people of all ages in the community, regardless of their ability to pay.
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Portland-based songwriters HaléLupé and Matt Meighan performed a stunning mixed bag of acoustic music for an enthusiastic crowd at Centre Stage Thursday, Oct. 7.
The concert was a fundraiser for Stagelights Musical Arts Community. Listen to HaléLupé and Matt’s music by clicking the links in the concert announcement below.