Usually I don't post much on Monday ... but today's music demands a comment or six ...
First I want to alert you to a beautiful day of music at the coast in September - the DME Big Easy Express - check it out, as this will be a great opportunity to both hear some wonderful music (featuring Reggie Houston) and experience an historic train on the scenic Oregon coast. There is limited seating ... and if you order your tickets today you can still get the special early booking discount of $98 (includes music, train ride, lunch and other goodies). This will be a really unique experience you won't want to miss!
Is it possible to have too many great live music choices on a Monday? Here goes ...
Saw a dynamite house concert on Saturday with Rosie Flores ... but if you missed it (most of you reading this), you have another chance tonight at Duff's Garage. Rosie is touring in support of her latest CD, Girl of the Century. The added treat is that Lisa & Her Kin open and the fabulous Chris Miller will be join Rosie on guitar .... 9:30 pm, $ ?? (probably $10)
There's the Join Together For The Gulf benefit at Mississippi Studios tonight to raise money for a group of 20 Oregonians who are headed to the Gulf to gauge the effects on people and environment of the oil spill and help shine a light on what folks there need to do to survive and what the environment needs to recover. Good story about the project here. Reggie Houston, the Midnight Serenaders, Jim Brumberg and Stephen Ashbrook will all be performing ... 7 pm, $10
Out at the Rock Creek Tavern they'll be slippin' and slidin' with Bob Shoemaker and Paris Slim playing dueling National guitars ....8 pm, no cover
The Alberta Rose Theater and guitarist Scott Law host the 3rd Annual Post-Strummit Pick with special guests Darol Anger, Tao Seeger, members of Crooked Still, Republic of Strings, and more. Crazy amazin' pickin' ... 8 pm, $15
Mary Gauthier does a free set and signing at Music Millennium at 6 pm tonight ... she'll be at Mississippi Studios for a show tomorrow.
Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra will be at the Aladdin tonight ... 8 pm, $35
BTW, Neil Young is doing a sold out show at the Schnitz tonight ... 8 pm (you can always show up and see about picking up a ticket out front)
Oh ... and remember we've got a free concert in Sellwood Riverfront Park tonight - this week it's Sanyu, a gospel/R&B band! More choices!