|Currently Producing Celebrate Music! at the Mt. Angel Performing Arts Center in Mt. Angel, Oregon.
December 5, 2009, Bill Jolliff
Banjoman Bill Jolliff, grew up with the Carter Family in one ear and the gospel songs of the rural churches in the other—almost literally: his Granny Tilly sang the old country ballads and novelty songs, while his Grandmother Helen taught piano right from the hymn book. Bill started picking the banjo in the confusion such a cacophony causes, and, truth to tell, it’s been downhill ever since. But what a joyous ride! He began his professional career in his teens doing live radio on the WMNI Country Cavalcade, took time off to complete a doctoral degree, then returned to gospel bluegrass. When he’s not picking the banjo, guitar, or autoharp, Bill serves as professor of English at George Fox University. “If,” as his Granny Tilly used to put it, “you’re afraid to smile ‘cause your face might crack,” Bill’s performances should be avoided at all costs. But if you’re looking for a wholesome but happy night on the town, you might just want to come on over and pull up a chair. We are pleased to announce that Louanne Fluegal will be playing bass with Bill for this very special performance. Louanne's personality and brilliant smile are the perfect backdrop and the perfect musical fit for Bill's performances. View and print a flier here: Bill Jolliff Flier - A Media-ready flier is available Here
December 20, 2009, Joni Harms
Joni Harms, is the original "Let's put the Western back in the Country" girl, an international country sensation, and a local, home-grown Oregon gal whose family homesteaded a ranch in Canby in the 1870s and where Joni and her family still live and raise horses . . . and Christmas trees! Joni is a song-writer/singer/guitarplayer and world-class performer. She lives her faith and will help you gain perspective on what life really is all about for the holidays: sharing a love of the Lord with family and friends in her quiet, gentle way that's still full of spunk and energy . Come join us, Joni will have some sing-along-carols you will definitely want to be a part of! For this very special Christmas performance, you may also purchase tickets at Double H Western Wear in Salem and at the Garden Iron Works at the Woodburn Company Stores! View and print a flier here: Joni Harms Flier - A Media-ready flier is available Here
January 22, 2010, The James King Band
The James King Band is one of the best traditional bluegrass bands in the US today! From soulful ballads to rip-roaring, foot-stomping barn-burners, James has it all! James switches up his band to include great bluegrass traditionalists and the best of the new generation of bluegrass musicians out of the Virginia area. He makes sure you'll hear those tight bluegrass harmonies, including a great high tenor, and hard-driving bluegrass with unbelievable enthusiasm and energy. James's programs prompt plenty of toe-tappin' and heaps of clappin'. Great music is good for what ails ya and The James King Band is about as good as it gets! For bluegrass fans, this is a must-see program! View and print a flier here: James King Flier - A Media-ready flier is available Here
February 13, 2010, A Sweetheart Sock Hop with Billy & the Rockets
Sweetheart Sock Hop! with Billy & the Rockets! Yep, it's a 50s revival extravaganza! We're going to roll up the rug so there's plenty of room to dance, or just sit back and enjoy the music you grew up with. Grab your sweetie and hit the dance floor or just reminisce. Featuring rock-a-billy, do-wop, and all the music you love. A trip down memory lane; get the poodle skirt out of the moth balls or find a bowling shirt and some saddle oxfords. We're going to kick up our heels! View and print a flier here: Sock Hop Flier - A Media-ready flier is available Here
Billy & the Rockets!
P.O. Box 64
Scotts Mills, OR 97375
Ph: 503-873-9611 * Fx: 503-873-3561
Ken Doran Executive Producer; Stu Rasmussen Ent. Co-Producer
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