Singer-songwriters Dayan Kai and Keith Greeninger will perform their mix of storytelling acoustic music at 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 13) at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24194 Carpenterville Rd.
The duo is touring to support their debut CD “Make It Rain.”
The concert is part of the Pistol River Concert Association series. Tickets are $15 ($5 for students) and are available at the door or at Words and Pictures in Brookings, The Book Dock in Harbor, and Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online at www.pistolriver.com or by calling 541-247-2848.
Dayan Kai: Whether he is playing the piano, string or wind instruments or percussion, Kai is an instrumental virtuoso with an outstanding voice to match, according to promotional material.
He was born without sight, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing a career in music. Formally trained since the age of 2, Kai has established himself as a singer-songwriter, arranger and producer of music. He often accompanies notable artists from around the world in many different music styles.
His diverse studies have included training with renowned world music composer Lou Harrison, Latin percussionist Michael Strunk, jazz trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown, and mandolin master David Grisman.
Keith Greeninger: Greeninger is a seasoned troubadour, political activist and award-winning songwriter who has performed to enthusiastic crowds in Curry County several times.
Greeninger “weaves compelling tales with a raw, emotional power through a soulful and authentic musical landscape,” according to promotional material.
His music has been described as ranging from “deep, laid back grooves of a heart wrenching ballad, to the righteous intensity of a hard-driving anthem.”
The musicians’ CD “Make It Rain” is a live studio recording produced with renowned Grammy-nominated engineer and producer Cookie Marenco. The disc captures the natural dynamics, spontaneity and passion of the duo’s performances. It features fan favorites only heard in concert, and includes some of the musicians’ favorite cover songs.