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Jan
28
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

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 mjweiss@cmug.com

Feb
3
Thu
Songwriters in the Round @ Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall)
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Songwriters in the Round

Open to all community members.

Feb
17
Thu
Songwriters in the Round @ Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall)
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Songwriters in the Round

Open to all community members.

Feb
18
Fri
Robin and Linda Williams @ Whiteside Theatre
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Robin and Linda Williams

Robin & Linda WilliamsFor more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.” Today some might call it “Americana,” but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.As live performers, they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, “The Williamses are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness.” The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmy Lou Harris, Tom T.Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O’Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene. One of their most requested songs, “Don’t Let Me Come a Stranger,” has been recorded by the well-known Irish singer, Mary Black.

Save $2 with promo code CFS

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Feb
25
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

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 mjweiss@cmug.com

Mar
1
Tue
Songwriters in the Round @ Community Hall 303 (formerly Benton Hall)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Songwriters in the Round

Open to all community members.

Mar
8
Tue
RESCHEDULED – The Wailin’ Jennys @ Whiteside Theatre
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 8, 2022

The Wailin’ Jennys

Wailin JennysOne of today’s most respected folk groups, The Wailin’ Jennys are touring for their most recent release, Fifteen. This long-awaited follow-up to Bright Morning Stars finds the trio bringing their passion and stellar musicianship to a carefully curated collection of some of their favorite songs, including tracks by Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. For members Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, Fifteen celebrates a 15-year musical partnership that has created three award-winning, Billboard-charting studio albums and one magical live recording and brought them a loyal worldwide fanbase. Steeped in the artistry and elegance that has defined their career, Fifteen presents The Wailin’ Jennys at their very best. Produced by The Wailin’ Jennys and engineered by Joby Baker, the album also features additional musicians Richard Moody (Ruth’s brother), Sam Howard, Adrian Dolan and Adam Dobres. Highlights include their moving interpretation of Emmylou Harris’s “Boulder to Birmingham,” their update of Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” (from a women’s point of view) and songs by Jane Siberry, Warren Zevon and Patty Griffin. There’s also a gorgeous full-band acoustic version of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.” They also do an achingly beautiful a cappella version of Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” that resonates as a call to hope in these troubled political times.

NPR wrote of their last Newport Folk Fest appearance, “The Wailin’ Jennys are more than just impeccable bluegrass harmonizers; they’re also terrific bandleaders who give their traditional roots music a sense of real reverence.” It’s this respect for their craft, as well as the Wailin’ Jennys heartfelt, impeccable vocal performances, that has cemented the trio’s reputation in folk and roots music circles.

Mar
25
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

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 mjweiss@cmug.com

Apr
10
Sun
Golden Bough @ Whiteside Theatre
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Golden Bough

Golden BoughRooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern day minstrels has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over.Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments; Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistleand bodhran, they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released over 30 recordings. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.

Save $2 with promo code CFS

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Apr
29
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

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 mjweiss@cmug.com

May
7
Sat
Buffalo Romeo Album Release @ Troubadour Music Center
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Buffalo Romeo album coverBuffalo Romeo Album Release

Oregon-born wunderkind musician Keenan Dorn teams with his award-winning singing-songwriting great uncle Lea Jones in this eight-year-running Americana duo.

WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM pushes the boundaries of Americana music, featuring expanded studio versions of Buffalo Romeo’s crowd-pleasing original, folk, country, and rock tunes.

“I can’t recommend this album more highly. The production is flawless, with some of the tastiest solo guitar work you will hear in any studio environment. The lyrics here would feel perfectly at home on writers like John Prine, Lyle Lovett, or John Hiatt.”
-Patric J. Miller, Emmy Award winning producer/composer

“For eight years, this multigenerational Eugene duo has shaped an ever-expanding canvas, freeing, at last, their full-length bow, Where The Buffalo Roam. Tip your hats, gents: masterful craftsmanship, meaty sounds, clear skies forever.”
-Cory Frye, Mid Valley Noise

“With whip-smart lyrics & fingers flying over the frets, these two virtuosi are sure to thrill concert audiences…”
-The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR

May
26
Thu
Curtis Salgado – American Strings @ Student Experience Center Plaza
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Curtis Salgado and Alan HagerCurtis Salgado
with Alan Hager

Oregon State University presents Curtis Salgado on the next installment of the College of Liberal Arts’ American Strings series.

Get to know better the Pacific Northwest’s own blues legend, Curtis Salgado, and guitarist Alan Hagar, in an evening of conversation and live performance.

“Curtis Salgado’s range and power as a vocalist are a tour-de-force…hard-nosed blues, beautifully nuanced R&B, phat and funky.” –Billboard

Salgado is famous, not only for his powerhouse live shows and multiple albums, but also for his passionate and insightful original songs. He is a three-time Blues Music Award nominee for Song of the Year, winning in 2018 for “Walk A Mile In My Blues” from The Beautiful Lowdown album. In total, Salgado has won nine Blues Music Awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.

Now, after more than 40 years of recording, Rock Historian/Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli will sit down with Salgado and Hagar and talk about their careers, Salgado’s music, their creative process. The interview will be followed by a live performance. The event is part of the College of Liberal Arts American Strings series.

Each segment of American Strings is comprised of a conversation and live, intimate performance by successful artists from a variety of genres, making for a one of a kind opportunity to appreciate and know better the great American music tradition.

Livestream option is also available at beav.es/wCf

Seating on the plaza is free and on a first come basis. The SEC Plaza is located between the Memorial Union and the Student Experience Center on Jefferson Street. Parking in permit restricted lots is unrestricted after 5 p.m.

Jun
7
Tue
True Life Trio @ Troubadour Music Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

True Life TrioTrue Life Trio

On tour from the SF Bay Area, True Life Trio is excited to be back in Corvallis. TLT’s music takes listeners on a borderless journey through the villages of Ukraine, the mountains of Bulgaria and Louisiana’s Cajun country, showcasing the beauty, power and diversity of vocally driven folk music from Eastern Europe and North America. True Life Trio honors these traditions while adding their own unique spin via innovative arrangements and folk-inspired compositions, dazzling audiences with fiery and supple vocals. The trio’s collaboration was forged in the acclaimed Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble.

Jun
10
Fri
Jordan Tice w/Tatiana Hargreaves & Allison Degroot @ Whiteside Theatre
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jordan Tice w/Tatiana Hargreaves & Allison Degroot

Jordan, Tatiana, AllisonJordan Tice is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who combines witty, well-crafted songs with deft fingerstyle and flatpick guitar playing. His performances have been compared to those of legends like Leo Kottke, John Hartford, and David Bromberg for their mix of virtuosity and playfulness and his songs have been compared to those of writers, Bob Dylan and John Prine for their humor, introspection and philosophical nature.
His 5th record, Motivational Speakeasy, released last September, features only Jordan, his voice and his guitar. It was produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and has been garnering rave reviews from outlets such as NPR Music, PopMatters, American Songwriter, and No Depression. From the classic Mississippi John Hurt style melodic blues of “Matter of Time” and “Goin on Down”, to the dissonant Tom Waits-like shuffle of “Creation’s Done” to the philosophical early Dylanesque chatter of “Walkin'” and “Where I’m At”, Tice spins his influences into a variety of highly personal, well-crafted songs. In addition, the album contains 3 instrumental tracks where Tice showcases his narrative guitar-playing and composing with performances that range from British Isles inspired whistlefulness (“Stratford Waltz”) to quirky ragtime (“Bachelorette Party”, “Ghost Story”).
Folk fans might recognize Jordan Tice as a member of the instrumental bluegrass supergroup, Hawktail as well as his sideman work with many other artists in the folk/bluegrass genre such as Dave Rawlings, Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange), Yola, Tony Trischka, and comedian Steve Martin.

Traditional music is not static; it shifts with the times, uncovering new meanings in old words, new ways of talking about the communal pathways that led us to where we are today. For master musicians Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, traditional banjo and fiddle music is a way to interpret our uncertain times, to draw artistic inspiration and power from the sources of meaning in their lives. History, family, literature, live performance, and environmental instability all manifest in the sounds, feelings, and sensations that permeate their music. Their 2022 sophomore album, Hurricane Clarice is a direct infusion of centuries of matrilineal folk wisdom, a fiery breath of apocalyptic energy.

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves are both leaders in the young generation of roots musicians, de Groot being known for intricate clawhammer banjo work with Bruce Molsky, and Hargreaves bringing powerhouse fiddling to the stage with Laurie Lewis and David Rawlings in addition to teaching bluegrass fiddle at UNC-Chapel Hill. Their first self-titled album released in 2019 garnered attention from CBC Q, Paste Magazine and Rolling Stone Country, earning the duo the Independent Music Awards “Best Bluegrass Album” and a nomination from IBMA for “Best Liner Notes of the Year.” The duo has been booked at festivals and venues such as Newport Folk Festival, Savannah Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC, and Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves create a sound that is adventurous, masterful, and original, as they expand on the eccentricities of old songs, while never losing sight of what makes them endure.

Hurricane Clarice video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QzPI7Q5h04

I Would Not Live Always video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f1M2owWaPI

Save $2 with promo code CFS

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Jun
24
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Best Cellar

Now that things are opening up we have scheduled Best Cellars for this year.  We will add details of performers as they are confirmed.

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 mjweiss@cmug.com