Granary hosts CD release for Green Mountain Bluegrass
Green Mountain Bluegrass Band has been playing traditional bluegrass in Eugene and the surrounding area since 2007, including concerts each Sunday at the Granary for two of those years.
The band is releasing a new live recording of performances at the Granary. The CD event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at where else, the Granary Pizza Company, 259 E. Fifth Ave. There is no cover charge for this all-ages performance.
The instrumentation is five-string banjo, mandolin, double bass, fiddle and rhythm guitar, and four of the five members sing around one microphone. Band member Chuck Holloway produced the album, and Don Ross Productions did the engineering and mixing.
A few songs on the project are "Handsome Molly," "Love Me Darlin' Just Tonight," "If That's the Way You Feel" and "Send Me Your Address From Heaven."
Wordless Solstice event brings silence to Tsunami Books
The sixth annual Wordless Solstice celebration with music by Brian Cutean is at 6:30 p.m. today at Tsunami Books.
The event traditionally has been held on the longest night of the year. It is wordless with the intention of creating fellowship and introspection.
"The houselights are dimmed, candles are lit and the audience brings their centering breath and 'lyrics' of their own silent song, to set intention for the dark season, while a stream of wordless guitar surges forth with no interruption between musical pieces," a news release says.
A donation of $5 is suggested, but no one will be turned away for lack of money. This year's event is a food drive, and attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations.
Tsunami is at 2585 Willamette St.
Hanson Family Singers put on Christmas concert
The Hanson Family Singers will present a free Christmas Concert and Singalong at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Center, 1062 Charnelton St.
The "evening of fun-filled and inspirational music that captures the powerful message of this beautiful season" will feature special guest tenor Michael Radliff, a news release says.
Donations will be accepted to help feed orphans this Christmas season.
Celtic musicians celebrate Solstice at St. Mary's Episcopal
Portland musicians Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire return to Eugene on Saturday to present their Celtic concert: A Winter Solstice Celebration. They also have an album of the same name that they recently released in the United Kingdom.
"The longest night of the year is made bright with the light of music, storytelling and wonder," a news release says. "Ancient carols and winter songs of the Celts are given new life with stunning harmony and brisk musicianship."
Guest musicians are Annalee Driscoll on harp, Chris Hayes on guitar and bouzouki, Ara Lee on vocals and Scott Pettitt on drums.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 166 E. 13th Ave.
Tickets are $12, $10 for students, seniors and church members.