7:30 Rita Brown
Rita Brown, local folk singer and multi-instrumentalist, was named the 2010 Readers’ Choice “favorite female vocalist” by the Corvallis Gazette-Times and praised for her “warm, unforced vocal style” by Seattle’s Victory Review. She has released four cd’s, two as half of a folk duo with Bill Smyth and two as lead singer of the original rock band, The Flow. She has sung with the Neal Gladstone Band, with the Joe Cocker tribute band Mad Dogs and No Englishmen, and with cellist Anne Ridlington as Crooked Kate.
For the October 27th Best Cellar, Rita looks forward to sharing some of her favorite songs from a variety of great songwriters.
8:30 Dinna Fash
Dinna Fash is Scots Gaelic for don’t worry, and this trio uses cellos and fiddles to play a wide variety of traditional and modern Celtic tunes so you can leave your worries behind. Kevin Craven, recently arrived from Hawaii is a local violin teacher and also plays with the OSU Symphony. Maria Blair on fiddle and cello, most recently from Durango Colorado, is also a step dancer. She brings special rhythm and vitality to the music. Beth Brown has been playing Celtic cello on the Corvallis scene for over 10 years, previously with the bands Three Fingered Jack and Lark. The trio is heavily influenced by Alasdair Frasier and Natalie Haas and has attended their camps and workshops. Along with traditional Irish, Scottish, Québécois and Shetland tunes, they play some of the modern tunes composed by the new generation of Celtic influenced musicians.
The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodist Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org