Hank Shreve Band

BJ’s : Where, When, What’s Happening!

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Hello, BJ here with this weekend’s When, Where, What’s Happening.

Lets start right off with saying hello to this weekend’s local musician : Mark Nash.

Hello Mark.

 

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Mark Nash | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

How old were you when you starting playing music and what was it you first played?

I was 12 years old when i first started playing the tuba and my first teacher was band teachers for horns. Other then that I was self taught. I’ve been involved in music in one form or another since then, so… 36 years now.

What band are you in and what do you play in it?

I play Bass and sing with local party band Code Red.

What made you choose the bass?

I’m lazy and only want one note at a time so the bass fits my personality.

What other Instruments do/can you play?

I was a professional tuba player in the marines. Besides bass and tuba, I can also play piano, French horn, bass trombone, euphonium, bass drum and bass cowbell.

What other bands have you been a part of?

Code Red is my second band. Before that, it was a band (mostly) garage band called Saint Krampus. We had one gig… and broke up.

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Mark Nash playing with Code Red | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Who were your biggest influences?

All over the place. Rock, blues, classical, jazz, swing, symphonic, etc. Since I’m currently in a rock band. I’ll talk about those. There are so many great artists out there… Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Dream Theater, Rage Against The Machine, Rush, Kiss, Motley Crue, Stevie Ray Vaughan… way to many to list, but definately more in the hard rock/metal arena.

What do you think about the local musicians?

Of the musicians I am aware of, I know that there is a ton of talent out there and I feel very fortunate to be mixed into the thick of it. There are so many local musicians that we don’t ever hear or see, for one reason or another. I’d love to be able to spend the time to check them all out. Doing so helps me become better doing what I do.

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Mark Nash | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

If you could sit in with any other local band who would it be?

Definately Satin Love Orchestra playing bass or trombone.

What do you love most about what you do?

Easy! All the people. Fans, dancers, other musicans.

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Mark Nash at The Mohawk | photo by Billir-Jo Miller

Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself or your music?

I’m a nerd through and through. I get involved in the technical aspect of sound and light way more then my own instrument. I love hearing what other bands are doing… love going to catch other band’s shows and support the music scene beyond my own band when I can.

The music scene is thriving in the region and I’m so happy and feel very fortunate to be a part of it!

Thank you Mark Nash!

Unfortunately due to a scheduling mishap Mark Nash and Code Red won’t be playing this weekend but will be back in our 3 W schedule next weekend.

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Code Red band | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Now onto this weekend’s When, Where, What’s happening.

Bugsy’s 559 Ivy St. Junction City : Sat. Country Rock with Most Wanted.

The Cooler : Sat. Classic Rock by Heavy Chevy.

Cozmic: Sat. Soul with Monophonics.

Mac’s Restaurant & Night Club: Both Fri. & Sat. its Blues with Hank Shreve Band.

The Riverstop Restaurant and Sports Bar 39297 McKenzie HWY :  Country music with Haywire.

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Piksix | photo by Bille-Jo Miller

The Mohawk 1501 Mohawk Blvd : Friday come on out for some Rockin Rollin with Piksix and help them in celebrating their drummers birthday(happy birthday Brandon Pinnell!) Meet the Fireball girls,get your $4 Fireball shots and swag! Piksix will be donating their tips to Relay for Life. If you didn’t get enough of Piksix on Friday night then you just got lucky because they will be back on Saturday!

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Fireball Girls | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

The Mill Casino’s Warehouse 101: Frown Squad.

Saturday night at the Mcdonald Theatre its Grateful Dead tribute Dark Star Orchestra. Ticket price $30 at door, $25 advanced.

 

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Spring Flower | photo by Billie-JO Miller

April fools day just passed and I was reminded about the time that my oldest daughter then about 13, now a mother of 7 herself decided to try the old sugar in the salt shaker April fools trick on me.  It worked of course better then she would have thought. The salt shaker was untouched until about a week later when I used it on a cup~o~noodle, by then she had totally forgotten about April fools day and when I took that first sugary bite and looked at her and said wow my noodles taste so sweet, she all of a sudden remembered why and started to laugh, then realized she had just shook the same salt shaker onto her own noodles ha ha ha April Fools!

Have a wonderful weekend and as always please don’t drink and drive.

Happy Easter!

See ya next time, BJ

 

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Sasquatch Brew Fest 2014

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Back for its twelfth year in a row, the Sasquatch Brew Fest is hitting Eugene the first Saturday of June.  Enjoy craft beer (many of which are brewed specifically for this event), food booths, a silent auction, raffles, a home brew contest and an impressive line-up of live music.  Happening in a neighborhood full of artistic expression and a multitude of great breweries and inventive restaurants (the new Fermentation District), attendees can look forward to this event being held in the great outdoors, as it once was in the festival’s early days.

Local breweries such as Ninkasi and Falling Sky will be in attendance, along with Carlton Oregon’s Fire Mountain Brewery, Sunriver Brewing, Nectar Creek Honeywine of Corvallis, and many more.  Musical guests include Tatiamo, Douglas County Daughters, Hank Shreve Band and well-known Eugene-based headliner, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies!

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The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will be headlining the music venue at this year’s Sasquatch Brew Fest

Be sure to get in on the Sasquatch Brew Fest Beer Dinner.  It will be held Friday, June 6, at 7 pm at the Falling Sky Delicatessen and will feature food from Falling Sky chefs paired with beer from festival participants.  Click here for reservations.

This event was created in dedication to the memory of Glen Hay Falconer, a leading and popular brewer of now closed Wild Duck Brewery.  Proceeds of the Sasquatch Beer Fest will benefit the Northwest Legends Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to produce this annual event and to further the beer and brewing culture here in the Pacific Northwest by awarding brewing scholarships to worthy candidates each year.

A worthy event which works to bring beer to the masses, while supporting brewers.  This is one event I cannot wait to attend!

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The 2014 Sasquatch Brew Fest will be moving outdoors this year

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Where: 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene Oregon – Ninkasi Brewery distribution parking lot

Time: starts at 12 pm, last call at 10:30 pm.

Cost: $10 dollars per person includes entry fee, a commemorative glass, two taste tickets and live music all day long.  Additional taste tickets can be purchased for $1 dollar each on festival grounds.  21 and over.