Sunday, December 6, 2015

STEEL WOOL offers "Acoustic Rock Reborn"

Based in Eugene, Oregon,
STEEL WOOL is a harmony loving, acoustic rock band spinning on the edges of funk, rock, folk and traditional Zimbabwean mbira music. Their music is "family friendly, upbeat and happily serious."

The repertoire spans from rich harmony on "My Country Fair," to world beat rhythm on “Rainbow,” to tender love songs like “All the Love in the World” (the title of their awesome CD), to protest songs like “I Can't Tell You (9/11),” a Steel Wool show will get you off your feet and into your heart!

The band features Tim Mueller (River Jenny), Randy Hamme (the Raventones), Nel Applegate (Mudzidzi Mbira) and TR Kelley (Babes with Axes).

For more info about Steel Wool, contact Tim Mueller at 541-521-7208 or

Purchase their CD "All the Love in the World" here.

Find Steel Wool on Facebook here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cascadia Composers presents “Perceptions of Sound” on Jan 30, 2016

On Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Cascadia Composers proudly presents “Perceptions of Sound,” a Cascadia and Friends production. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 (general admission), $10 (seniors and working artists) and $5 (students). The event will take place at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. Eugene, Oregon 97401. 

CASCADIA COMPOSERS is a non‐profit membership chapter of NACUSA (National Association of Composers USA) based in Portland Oregon and dedicated to the promotion and support of regional composers. Cascadia has produced concerts, workshops, and presentations promoting new classical music by Northwest composers for eight years.

This third Eugene Cascadia Composers concert entitled “Perceptions of Sound” will challenge the ears with a variety of works that take advantage of the unique acoustic properties of the First Christian Church’s parabolic dome.  Many pieces will be “in the dark” for the listener to immerse themselves in sound, sometimes from various corners of the space. Dance, video, electro acoustic and other multimedia collaborative works will be on the program. 

The program will showcase pianist Alexander Schwarzkof, soprano Nancy Wood and percussionist Todd Bills among many Eugene musicians.  Composers represented include Eugene’s Paul Safar and Portland ‘s Daniel Brugh, Jeff Winslow and Lisa March. Jennifer Wright will electrify us with amplified harpsichord and John Beredzen will usher in the concert with his one of a kind instrument “the Robohorn.” 

Get ready for this new genre bending multi media experience set in the unique space of First Christian Church in Eugene.

For more information, contact Paul Safar at Tel. 541-868-5725 or e-mail