A home for interesting, less-than-commercial music in Arcata

The Quick Overview

Wed., 20 March doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Clara Baker & Kendl Winter
Folk Vocal Duo from Portland

Saturday., 30 March doors - 6pm.
KEF
Balkan Dance at Bayside Community Hall

Tuesday, 16 April doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Gregg Belisle-Chi
Cutting Edge Jazz Guitar from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Wednesday, 24 April doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Rob Noyes & Greg Kelley
Improvising guitar & trumpet

Monday, 13 May doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Fiachra O'Regan
Quebec meets Ireland


Saturday, 1 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Anthony Coleman
Piano Jazz Master from Boston

Monday, 17 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Ben Rosenblum
New Jazz from New York City

Wednesday, 19 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Lipbone Redding
Street Songs and Stories from Everywhere


Thursday, 28 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Folias Duo
Eclectic Flute/Guitar duet

Thursday, 12 Sept. doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Rupert Wates
Singing-Songwriting from Nashville

Thursday, 25 September doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Mare Wakefield & Nomad
Singing/Songwriting news from Nashville

Wednesday, 20 March doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Clara Baker & Kendl Winter
Folk Vocal Duo from Portland

With Portland native Clara Baker we get another look at what became of one of those kids
bouncing off the walls at fiddle festivals and barn dances. The grow up with that sound in
their head and there's little chance they'll not keep music close as their lives develop.
In the case of Clara it was harmonizing vocals with her mom and learning fiddle from
her dad. Clara was one of those kids entering fiddle contests and jamming at bluegrass
festivals with her brother and letting the songs of Emmylou Harris, Joni and the Dixie Chicks
permeate her consciousness. At the age of 18 she succumbed, bought a guitar, began
putting her thoughts and impressions to music and putting herself out to the world of musical poetry.
She joined forces with her colleagues in Five Letter Word and when they're not busy Clara Baker
collaborates with other Portland based musical poets . . . . such as Kendl Winter.

Kendl Winter grew up surrounded by the bluegrass music of her native Arkansas and her
music educator mother had enough instruments laying around the house that Kendl quickly
developed a profiency on dulcimer, fiddles and banjos. The power of youthful rebellion
kicked in and it was the punk scene of Little Rock that captivated her attention for the next few years.
And, another few years later, it was punk music that brought her to Olympia, Wash. and she quickly
established herself as a valued part of that local music scene. Her past eventually came
calling in the form of a sudden obsession with the banjo and the two of them have been
inseperable ever since. Her approach to the banjo has caused some observers to note
a definate, and welcome, punk influence. When not out on her own with friends like Clara,
K endl Winter can be found holding up her half of the banjo duo, The Lowest Pair.

http://www.clarabakermusic.com/

https://www.kendlwinter.com/

Saturday, 30 March doors - 6pm.
Balkan Dance w/
KEF

Balkan Brass from Eugene

Kef brings the sound of the Macedonian Romani brass bands to the Pacific Northwest. Playing a variety of Balkan dance music on trumpets, baritone horns, tuba and drums, the ensemble takes its sound from the wedding bands of the '70s and '80s. With occasional excursions into the accordion infused repertoire of Aegean Greece and repertoire from the early days of recorded music in Bulgaria, the power of brass and the intricacy Balkan melodies and rhythms brings joy and energy to any gathering. After all, that's what Kef means: the spirit of a party.
Or:
Kef is Eugene’s own Balkan brass band. From the funky rhythms of Bulgarian dance music, to soulful Romani-style (“Gypsy�) improvisations, Kef does just what its name suggests by playing music that brings out the spirit of celebration.

Tuesday, 16 April doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Gregg Belisle-Chi
Jazz Guitar from New York City

Wednesday, 24 April doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Rob Noyes & Greg Kelley
Improvising Gujitar and Trumpet

 

Monday, 13 May doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Fiachra O'Regan
Quebec meets Ireland

Saturday, 1 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Anthony Coleman
Piano Jazz Master from Boston

Monday, 17 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Ben Rosenblum
New Jazz from NewYork City

https://www.benrosenblummusic.com/

Wed, 19 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Lipbone Redding
Street Songs and stories

 

www.lipbone.com

Thursday, 28 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Folias Duo
Eclectic Flute/Guitar Duo

 

 

https://www.foliasmusic.com/

Thursday, 12 September doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Rupert Wates
Singing/Songwriting from Australia

 

Thursday, 25 September doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Mare Wakefield & Nomad
Singing/Songwriting News from Nashville
*** Radim Zenkl GoFundMe ***
Some may not yet know that our pal, House Concert performer and world reknowned
mandolinist Radim Zenkl lost his house including many valuable instruments and
invaluable family and touring mementos in the fires in Paradise in November.
Support is being collected thru the following GoFundMe link -
https://www.gofundme.com/y8v5qt-radim-zenkl

 

***** Special Request *****
Many of our visiting performers are in need of a place to stay when they come to play.
Any House Concerteers with the wherewithall to take home a musician can count on,
not only free admission, but the scintillating company of a disciplined and conscientious
student of their chosen musical tradition. Let me know if this is a possibility.

A YEAR IN HOUSE CONCERTS 2015

Imagining what a House Concert featuring one tune from each of our performers over the entire year might sound like, I've lined up one example of what each of our performers have provided us over the past year. To be sure, there have been a couple of evenings that missed being recorded and I hope your favorite was not among them. I also hope you can do without titles as announcements are not always intelligible on the recordings. Click on each of these links to access the audio files.

01) Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford
02) Dan Newton
03) The Lost Trio
04) Hanz Araki/Colleen Raney/Stuart Mason
05) Goitse
06) Snowapple
07) Johnny Connoly & Leonard Barry
08) Cassie & Maggie McDonald
09) Frankie & Sean Gavin
10) Syrinx Effect
11) Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna
12) Luke Brechtelsbauer
13) Dan Walsh
14) David Power
15) Pascal Gemme & Yann Falquet
16) Johnny Connolly/Winifred Horan/Cary Novotny
17) Anita McDonald
18) John Schott ACTUAL Trio
19) Ned Evett

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These evenings are supported by the
soup, fresh bread, beer, wine, coffee, tea & general conviviality
for which doors will open an hour before the music starts.

Suggested Donation - $25 - 10 sliding scale
(thank you, Dan Compton)
Contact via:
crib1251@gmail.com
or
(707) 499-8516 for more information