Monday, October 22, 2012

Heads-up! One more to consider for this coming Thursday

From concert producer Matt Miner ... I highly recommend this one for Thursday night ....

Greg Trooper in Concert

With special guests Jon Koonce and Dan Weber
Thursday, October 25, 8:30PM,
Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St. 

Tickets: $15 advance through or $20 at the door.

"Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice - an instrument I have coveted for 15 years." - Steve Earle
Greg Trooper is a New Jersey native who has created a "catalogue of superbly crafted albums."  His music is touched by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang. Billboard magazine calls him "an artist of considerable insight and passion."  Today Trooper is considered a "songwriter's songwriter" by industry insiders. Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Maura O'Connell, Vince Gill, Robert Earl Keen, Lucy Kaplansky and numerous other artists in the U.S., Canada and Europe have recorded his songs. Having toured extensively for the last twenty-five years, Trooper has established a reputation as an exuberant performer whose wit and vigor have charmed audiences across the country and Europe. or
One of the great American songwriters" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio
Two strong local singer-songwriters, Jon Koonce and Dan Weber, will open for Trooper.  Koonce is an Oregon Music Hall of Fame member for his early work with Johnny and the Distractions.  Since the 70s Jon has built parallel careers fronting rock bands and singing his own songs solo on acoustic stages across the country.  His gritty blue-collar approach to rock carries over in his solo work with strong unabashed statements about right, wrong, truth and justice, supported by clean, clear energetic guitar work.
Dan Weber is the classic mid-life overnight sensation.  At the tender age of 43 he's been picking up songwriting awards and filling his calendar with appearances in clubs all across the country.  During his latest recording session, legendary banjo and slide player Tony Furtado asked Dan how long he'd been working on this project. Dan said "I answered '43 years, 10 months, 6 days and 2 hours'. I was probably only off by an hour or two."
Tickets are $15 in advance from or $20 at the door. Seating is limited.  Best bet is early purchase of advance tickets.
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