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La Vie En RoseWeekender Concerts - January 31 & February 21, Lincoln City

The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers high-caliber music this winter with some unique performers for the Weekender Concert Series. First up on January 31 is an enchanting concert entitled “La Vie En Rose.” Listeners can enjoy the ambiance of a French café with a performance filled with French chansons created by legends Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. This program was originally offered at The Shedd Institute in Eugene, and will be brought to the beach by vocalists Siri Vik and Nathalie Fortin and an on-stage quintet with accordion and violin. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.

Steve BlanchardOn February 21, the concert series features the bluegrass sounds of Slipshod. Slipshod members Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin) met a number of years ago and eventually became picking partners. Snook and Blanchard offer listeners a broad and diverse range of music, including originals, familiar melodies, and dynamic instrumentals. They have played clubs and festivals all over the Northwest and enjoy entertaining audiences with both their humor and musical skills. In Lincoln City, they’ll be playing classics and favorites like “Black Mountain Rag,” “Did She Mention My Name” and “Fast Train to Georgia.” Other favorites include “Hobo Song,” “Whiskey Before Breakfast,” “Last Thing on My Mind,” and “Old Gray Mare.” Tickets are $14 in advance or $16 at the door. Both concerts take place starting at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. (541-994-9994; www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org)

Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoSouth Coast Music- February 14, Pistol River

The intimate Pistol River Friendship Hall is the perfect place to enjoy world-class music, with a stellar line-up of acoustic musicians performing for the Pistol River Concert Association music series.

A special Valentine’s Day concert February 14 features Mark Graham with Lauren Sheehan. Graham is known for his mastery of the harmonica and his offbeat songwriting that contains serious undertones of hilarity. Lauren Sheehan, a popular Oregon Coast performer, offers her own versions of roots Americana, with exceptional vocals and banjo picking.
On March 7, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado bring a “high energy, high mountain bluegrass explosion” to the South Coast. Fiery, lightning-fast banjo picking typify Scroggins’ style—a trait that has earned him fans worldwide. The band also features Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins playing the mandolin and powerful bluegrass vocals led by Greg Blake and Annie Savage. (541-247-2848; www.pistolriver.com)


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