Acoustic troubadours play winery to benefit the WOW.Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard
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Well, get ready for a whole 'nother kind of SHAG, because the inaugural Secret House Acoustic Gathering kicks off here at noon Saturday at the Secret House Vineyards.
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The show opens with the Sugar Beets at noon, a band whose music is so highly energized, it's been likened to a dancing hurricane. With two female vocalists, acoustic guitar, keyboards, fiddle, mandolin mandolin (măn'dəlĭn`, măn`dəlĭn'), musical instrument of the lute family, with a half-pear-shaped body, a fretted neck, and a variable number of strings, plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. , upright bass and drums, the band has a "creative vibe that transcends musical styles or formulas," according to according to
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"You can't quite label it," the newspaper said. "It's a groove that seems to get people dancing."
Jamie LaVal's fiddle playing at 6 p.m. will get you dancing, too. His trio plays traditional Celtic music Celtic music is a term utilized by artists, record companies, music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Northern Europe. , and LaVal was the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion in 2002. And if you don't think he's good enough for you, remember that this is the guy who played for Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth, or Elizabeth, may refer to: Living people
"Jamie LaVal is a really wild Celtic fiddle player," says Mike Meyer, the show's producer.
Meyer, who recently moved from Eugene to Portland, has wanted to bring an acoustic festival centered around Brown's music to the Eugene area for years, and was finally able to pull it off, he says.
"It's a good way to showcase him and have a celebration," Meyer says. "Greg Brown has a connection to rustic, natural places that I think will really resonate at that site."
And Meyer hopes it will become a yearly event.
Others on the Saturday schedule: folk guitarist and minstrel Brian Cutean at 1:30 p.m., Canadian country music artist Ginny Mitchell at 2 p.m., longtime Eugene folk singer Peter Wilde at 2:50 p.m., Eugene folk duo the Raventones at 3:30 p.m., the Cuban sounds of Jessie Marquez and. Azuquito at 4:20 p.m. and folk singer-songwriter Andrew Calhoun at 5:15 p.m.
Mark Baker can be reached at 338-2374 or at mbaker@ guardnet.com.
With: The Sugar Beets, Brian Cutean, Ginny Mitchell, Peter Wilde, the Raventones, Azuquita, Andrew Calhoun, Jamie LaVal and Greg Brown
When: Music starts at noon on Saturday
Where: Secret House Vineyards, 88324 Vineyard Lane, Veneta,
How much? $19 in advance through TicketsWest outlets, $21 at the gate
Greg Brown will headline the inaugural Secret House Acoustic Gathering on Saturday west of Veneta.