SATURDAY – Night on the Town
I had to sneak out of my tent to render today’s Night on the Town. I was entered into a slave auction at the SeaDog Nights & Gypsy Carnival and I have to keep it quiet or my 300 lbs pirate master will awaken! Shhh…. Thankfully, my ‘slave’ time expires at 7pm tonight….just in time for some estrogen affirming girl music tonight.
Since the whole town will be at Sam Bond’s tonight celebrating their 16th anniversary, which, technically was on Monday when a brand new brew was introduced; Sam Bond’s Special Bitter, I’ll stop by there first. This is a must try for any die-hard regular so I better get their early to avoid the long lines. Another drink special to not miss out on are the $2 Jameson’s and $2 featured micros over at Luckey’s where Growler, Nine Dice and The Last International are performing some distilled rock-n-roll.
However, tonight is girl night… so while I break in a new driver by starting tonight with some Special Bitter and a scenic drive to Loloma Lodge (McKenzie Bridge, OR) to hear Jessie Marquez, a talented Cuban jazz singer perform with Clay Giberson, Mark Schneider, Charlie Doggett and Rafael Trujillo under the mountain sky. Thankfully there will be free Cuban appetizers with a complimentary Deschutes beer or wine with the $25 admission. It will be very cool to be up there and see the stars and listen to some great jazz beside the McKenzie River. The lodge has been there since 1928 and will have lodging available either at the lodge or at their campsites. Have to mark on my calendar to come back up here Wednesday, August 3rd to hear blues man Lloyd Jones.
Over at the Oak Street Speakeasy, is Grrrlz Rock. Tonight performing will be Bajuana Tea, an electric rock duo featuring Matrisha Armitage on drums and The Eager Beavers, an all female bluegrass act with Grrrlz Rock founder, Cindy Ingram on washboard and vocals.
Grrrlz Rock began last November with female artists marrying the concepts of music and art. David Frank was instrumental in launching the project recording shows and performances for over a month last summer. With six recordings mixed now and the art digitally filmed all that remains is to finish mixing, mastering design, print and distribution. The CD is set to be released this November at the WOW Hall.
Well, I hear some grumbling going on over at the tent… time to go pretend I’m asleep again with my 1800’s French Flintlock black powder pistol in hand of course!
Will see you out there… I’ll be the one in the costume!