Remarkable things happen when you give a musician a stage and a microphone. No matter where they come from the desire to share their music is evident. Ivan, who is an IT Assistant Administrator at the U of O, is always first on the list. He started coming to the open mic several months ago. […]
Here we go again. After so many fantastic shows and phenomenal artists playing their terrific music, the venue is closing. I had to show you some of the people that made the almost 2 years of music so fine. Every Thursday we had the “Acoustic Underground Open Mic”. It amazed me the quality of players […]
Music is not a number one priority. No one is interested enough in the smaller scale performer. If you are big in the industry everyone wants to know you, but the less famous players do not get the support needed.
As Andrew is playing his guitar, one layer is recorded, then another, then percussion, until the room is filled with a thick background and then the solo and vocals go on top of that. It is called looping and he is proficient in the style. Fairly new as a singer/songwriter he has found an expressive […]
ON THE ROAD Every time Xochitl (So-chee) is introduced she has to pronounce her name and explain the spelling really is correct. Xochitl is an old Aztec name meaning flower. When you see her on stage and listen to her clear alto voice singing her poetry, you can see the flower blossom. Born and raised […]
For two and a half years Christian, Nick, Shaun and Cody have made up “Sojourner”. Now in their twenties they have come up with a style all their own. Described by the band as indie/alternative/rock the thoughtful lyrics appeal to a large audience. Growing up in Springfield, Christian loves playing to a hometown crowd. The […]
Jeffrey Martin is a singer/songwriter whose songs capture moments in time that strike the emotional chords within all of us, causing a lump in the throat, and eyes to tear; the unadulterated raw emotional intimacy that each of us, as human beings experience, but to whom few can articulate, let alone capture in a song.