Great Music…Great Cause!

SIERRA CLUB HOSTS OCTOBER CONCERT SERIES!

This October, the Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter kicks off a series of concerts to help support the Sierra Club’s work in Oregon.  We hope you’ll join us!
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October 1 –  Larry Murante with an introductory performance by Alexa Wiley
7pm- 9pm  at the Sierra Club Office (1821 SE Ankeny, Portland)
Suggested Sliding Scale Donation: $5-$15
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Note recent updates for October 9 event:
October 9 – Grant Remington (veterans for peace), Richard Columbo, Betty Moss Trio, Ed Edmo, and Alan Kanning
8pm – 10pm at Artichoke Music’s Backstage Theatre (3130 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd, Portland)
Suggested Sliding Scale Donation: $5-$20

ABOUT THE ARTISTS….

Larry Murante
It’s no surprise that Seattle-based Larry Murante has a reputation as one of the finest contemporary singer songwriters to emerge from the Northwest in recent years. His beautifully woven stories about every day folks, set to song, combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics and a joyful, energetic folk/rock style. Jackson Brown, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum and Michael McDonald are all reflected in his music. Larry is known for his soaring, mellifluous, tenor, a strong rhythmic guitar style and an engaging stage presence.  According to the Victory Review, “…a beautiful, smoky, full-bodied voice…[Larry’s] known everywhere he goes for his vocal command and soulful, expressive delivery. Great songs, great arrangements and great performances – highly recommended.” Read more about Larry Murante at http://www.larrymurante.com/reviews.html.

Alexa Wiley
Portland-based singer songwriter and Sierra Club volunteer Alexa Wiley signed with Red Newt Records, a division of Frederick Productions in the spring of 2007. Alexa’s first album on the Red Newt label, “eating that way,” a fourteen track CD, is a powerful, multilayered yet almost understated set of Alexa’s gorgeous, impressionistic songs about love and heart and dirt and sunshine, metaphors of the wild and the human heart, grief and the joy behind it. Alexa can be heard on Portland stations like KPSU, KBOO radio, KMUN (Coast Community Radio), KLCC and on web based radio stations such as whole wheat radio and Skye PDX. Read more about Alexa at http://www.myspace.com/awileyp

Ed Edmo
Ed Edmo is an acclaimed poet, performer, traditional storyteller and lecturer on Northwest tribal culture, consultant to the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, and recipient of a national Endowment for the Arts grant. Ed conducts writing workshops and performs his one man theater pieces throughout the United States.  Read more about Ed Edmo at: http://ededmo.tripod.com/id6.html
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Betty Moss Trio
The Betty Moss Trio plays a delightful mix of jazz and show tune standards, new standards by contemporary artists such as Elvi Costello and Tom Waits, as well as award winning original songs. Read more at: http://www.myspace.com/bettymosstrio/
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Alan Kanning
Jeff Rosenberg, Willamette Week, calls PDX songwriter Alan Kanning “fearsomely talented.” Kanning describes his own work as “short stories with an acoustic guitar soundtrack.” Kanning was born in Shelby, Montana into either a farm family that played music, or a family of musicians that farmed. He states that he is still unsure which to this day.  Read more at: http://www.myspace.com/alankanningmusic
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Grant Remington
Grant Remington is a long time folk musician and lead singer for Portland Band “Loose Change.” Grant is also a member of Veterans for Peace and the President of the board of Directors for Portland’s first ever “Peace Memorial Park Foundation.”

2 Responses to Great Music…Great Cause!

  1. DavidKunz says:

    Way to go Wes! I’m looking forward to this great concert series….

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