2016 Acoustic Folk! Music Series
Concerts occur each month from February through June. Concerts take place in the History Center's John Williams Classroom. The Classroom creates an intimate setting that produces a sound warm enough to wrap up in. Seating for concerts are limited and is general admission. Complimentary refreshments are provided.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $2 for children, with a discount for members. Tickets are available to purchase through the online gift shop, by phone or in person. The cost of tickets help fund programs such as the Acoustic Folk! & Lecture Series, exhibits, and field trip programs.
2016 Acoustic Folk! Music Series Schedule:
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. :
Winter Blues Concert with Lauren Sheehan
On Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcomes an American great! Sheehan is a multi-talented blues and folk musician. She plays guitar, mandolin, and banjo while singing. She is a charismatic ‘songster’, an interpreter of songs learned from some of America’s greatest folk and blues artists. She slides through old lyrics like clear water through a smooth creak bed. According to Reed Magazine (2/08), “Lauren [Sheehan] has the authenticity, the sound and the knowledge of the folk/blues genre that other acts can only aspire to."
Sheehan gives memorable performances of old boozy Memphis blues, to old time banjo tunes, to old country songs and electric modern folk. She studied classical guitar as a child and became infected by the spirit of the fiddle. She wrote her thesis at Reed College on American Folk music before spending a number of years playing in small ensembles. She brings a passion and knowledge to each performance that adds a feeling of authenticity.
"The first thing that strikes me is the beauty and clarity of Lauren's voice. It's like discovering some new instrument that combines qualities of fiddle and clarinet, fresh but with deep roots, accompanied by some pretty impressive guitar work. Lauren's music is rich with ingredients that nourish the human spirit." - Phil Wiggins, of Cephas and Wiggins
Her 2011 release 'Rose City Ramble' reached the "Top 10" on the folk radio charts. In 2015, Sheehan released two new albums “Lauren Sheehan: Songster Roots of Americana” and another album that she did with her daughter called “Tillamook Burn”, which reached number six on folk radio. She has performed all over the United States, and appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show 'River City Folk'. 'Rose City Ramble' is Sheehan's third full-length release. She is also a regular at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this versatile performer in a warm and unique setting. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12 for adults and $2 for children. Complimentary snacks and wine will be available.
Tickets for this concert can be purchased over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop.
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.:
Jazz with John Stowell
World renowned jazz guitarist, John Stowell returns to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Museum's annual acoustic series. Stowell began his career in the early 1970's with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. He is an internationally renowned performer and has been welcomed to Australia and all over Europe. He was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Stowell continues to tour, record, and teach internationally. He has been an Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentinia, the United States, and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer at Oregon Public Broadcasting's PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines including Down Beat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Souncheck (Germany), and Guitar Club (Italy).
Stowell's, Through the Looking Glass with David Friesen was designated one of the "Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade" by the Los Angeles Examiner, and he was chosen as a "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" by Downbeat's International Critic's Poll in 1978 and 1979. He has appeared on BET'S Jazz Discovery and Guitar Series television shows.
"More guitarists would play like John Stowell if they knew how." - Herb Ellis
Stowell is one of the Museum's most popular performers. The event space creates an intimate setting that produces a sound warm enough to wrap up in. Steating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop. Tickets are $12 for adults and $2.00 for children. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.
Don't miss John Stowell on Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets now!
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.:
Daniel Bennet Group Concert
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is excited to announce the Oregon debut of the Daniel Bennet Group on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Museum offers a uniquely intimate setting to see the group, so get your tickets well in advance. Manhattan based saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The Daniel Bennett Group performs modern Jazz fused with elements of American Folk and experimental classical music.
The Daniel Bennett Group was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in New York City Hot House Magazine. Yahoo Voices calls Bennett's music, "refreshingly capricious and trippy." Daniel Bennett is currently touring with renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Matthew Feick on drums. The Village Voice raves, "saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that's buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich's pastoral repitition." The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." Time Out New York describes the music as "hypnotic."
The band has released six critically-acclaimed albums: A Nation of Bears, The Legend of Bear Thompson, Peace and Stability Among Bears, Live at the Theatre, Clockhead Goes to Camp, and The Mystery at Clown Castle. Daniel Bennett is very active in the New York City musical theater scene. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of Frankenstein and Brave Smiles at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett recently played Woodwinks in Blank! The Musical, the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The New York Times called the show, "Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!" Daniel Bennett's theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Indianapolis Public Radio, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Village Voice. Visit www.danielbennettgroup.com to learn more about this amazing group.
Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.
Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.:
Paul Dueber Concert
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is excited to welcome local musician, Paul Dueber on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m. Paul Dueber has been performing locally for decades. He bought his current guitar at Portland Music when got out of the Marines in 1968. Paul sings songs in the tradition of Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, and Paul Simon. Dueber has played for the Stormy Weather Arts Festival event, at the Coaster Theatre for the Songwriters’ Hootenanny, among other venues.
Beyond music at concerts, pubs, galleries, and restaurants in town, Dueber has been instrumental in encouraging entertainers in public spaces like Sandpiper Square, where he and his wife, Margo have long owned businesses.
“Dueber is a fine musician. He plays full, gentle chords on a warm, curvy Guild 12-string guitar that looks like an old friend. His contagious enthusiasm for honest music continues to spread.” – Jon Broderick, Coast Weekend
That a guy who thinks he sounds best alone in a dark room should take so passionately to public performance is the result of his long and happy career in local theater.
The event space creates an intimate setting that produces a sound warm enough to wrap up in. Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.:
Na Rosai Irish Concert
Join us on Friday, June 17th for the season finale of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's acoustic series. Toe-tapping, shoe-stomping, all around good time with Na Rosai.
Na Rosai will be making their coastal debut, so come welcome them. The group, made up of four blokes, is based out of Portland, Oregon. In 2010, Erik Killops returned to his hometown of Portland, Oregon after receiving his bachelors degree in Irish Music & Dance at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Shortly after he met recent New Jersey transplant, and bouzouki player, Richie Rosencrans and California native, and uilleann piper, Preston Howard at sessions around Portland. All three were eager to start a project and discovered common interests in regards to traditional music. After a few house gatherings, a weekly performance began at local watering hole the East Burn. In the fall of 2012 flute player Conor O'Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the band.
In the Fall of 2014 Na Rósaí released their debut album featuring an eclectic mix of traditional Irish music, old time Appalachian tunes, and a set of Breton and French tunes.
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum offers a uniquely intimate setting that is perfect for such a rich sounding group. Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available through the online gift shop, by phone (503-436-9301), or in person. Tickets are $12.00 adults and $2.00 children, complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644).