The Conway Muse » Events "Where Magic Happens" Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:50:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fri 8/18 – Lizzie Weber (Local singer/songwriter) – 7:30pm – (Hat) 09 Aug 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: August 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Lizzie Webber – Originally a singer/songwriter from St. Louis, MO, Lizzie Weber released her debut full-length album in January 2014. Lizzie’s roots in St. Louis have a lot to do with a woman so grounded. “I feel as though growing up in St. Louis allowed me to develop strong values and a strong sense of self, a kind of self-awareness that sort of catapulted me into writing very personal and emotionally charged music.”

Lizzie Weber!Lizzie is, indeed steeped in music, like her hometown. Her debut was well received by the public. Huffington Post dubbed her single “Falling Like Fools” ‘your new favorite song about heartbreak,’ while the music video for the track has been an official selection at seven international film festivals around the world and won awards at two of them. Most recently, it was selected out of 2,000 submissions to screen at the Reel Teal Film Festival, where it won “Best Music Video of 2016.” No Depression called her debut “a confessional record, but one that is very well-handled, never straying into the over-dramatic, but instead honing in on a sound which is personal, powerful, and, at times, perfect.”

Following the success of her debut, Lizzie appeared on the cover of the Riverfront Times in January of 2015, and was interviewed for Arts America on PBS. She has performed with such acclaimed songwriters as Academy Award-winner Marketa Irglova (the Swell Season/Once), John Gorka, Crystal Bowersox,  and Tiny Ruins.
In fall of 2015, Lizzie produced a rendition of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” released on iTunes November 30. On April 26th of this year, she released a single called “Love Again”  produced by Grammy-award winner Sheldon Gomberg. She is currently preparing to record her sophomore album.

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Sat 8/19 – The BURYING GROUND – Vancouver BC based roots, country blues and ragtime) – 7:30pm – $10 10 Aug 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: August 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
burring ground)The BURYING GROUND is an upbeat Blues String Band, steeped in influences from 1920’s Ragtime, Country, Mississippi Blues and New Orleans Jazz.
The band formed as a duo with Devora Laye on vocals, washboard and saw and Woody Forster on resophonic guitar and vocals.They typically perform as a 3-5 piece with Joseph Lubinsky-Mast on upright bass and Josh Doherty on harmonica (+ guests on instruments such as fiddle and trumpet).
The Burying Ground breathes new life into old tunes and crafts originals in keeping with old-time style, infused with the vitality and social commentary of contemporary concerns, songs rich with the honest stories of real people’s lives.
The band has been delivering their debut album Big City Blues (2015) to enthusiastic audiences throughout Canada and released an EP Country Blues & Rags in January 2017. Their self-titled full length album of all original songs is due out in June 2017.
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Wed 8/23 – Tall Tall Trees (one-man psychedelic folk rock orchestra) – 7:30pm – $10 14 Aug 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: August 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Tall Tall TreesTall Tall Trees is the musical pseudonym of the one-man psychedelic folk rock orchestra otherwise known as Mike Savino. And to say that he is an innovator would be an understatement.

The banjo-wielding bard has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with the instrument. On stage and in studio, Savino breaks down the banjo into its most basic iteration, reminding audiences that the banjo is – at root – a drum. Coupled with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns, and heaps of spontaneous creativity, Tall Tall Trees has been enthralling audiences at clubs, theaters, and festivals worldwide with his mystifying solo shows, as well as playing alongside his fellow innovator Kishi Bashi.

His live show is something not to be missed

To Listen:

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Thu 8/24 – Veronica May ( multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter) – 7:30pm – $5 15 Aug 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Veronica MayVERONICA MAY – is a blend of music and madness. Plugging in and digging in on her electric guitar or dragging her fingers across sandpaper on the body of her acoustic guitar. She builds layers of acoustic elements not often heard from the instrument. She’s a multi-instrumentalist and she also has Bipolar 1, two facts that combine to produce a unique musician whose life work of destigmatizing mental illness is set to music.
The Album || AWAKENED
Veronica May and her music have two sides. One is quiet and inward; the ther is big. Very big. With Jeff Berkley on guitar, Jeff Johnson on bass, and Josh Hermsmeier on drums, they create a wall of sound that’s as varied as it is unique. This diversity is represented on her album “Awakened.” On one end, Alabama Shakes, Queen, and KD Lang come to mind. On the other guitar and voice like James Taylor or Jason Mraz’s acoustic sets. Mraz is featured on “There is Hope,” the thematic core song of the album.
The Mission || ADVOCATE
Veronica May seeks to spread hope, joy, vulnerability, and support through her music. She uses music as a vehicle to reach people struggling in silence with mental health diagnoses; to give a voice to people who feel too vulnerable to tell their story. Her music and mental health advocacy go hand in hand. She’s also on a mission to rock your world musically.



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Fri 8/25 – Lloyd Jones and Polly O’Keary “Blues and Brews at the Muse” – *STARLIGHT STAGE* – 7pm – ($15/$18 at the door) 16 Aug 2017 02:00:00 Elfa
When: August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

lloyd jones2Lloyd Jones  – is a master of the soulful understatement, the raw growl, and the groove. From his roots in muddy Oregon soil, he’s forged a 30-plus-year career as an impassioned singer and fierce guitar slinger, a clever and soulful songwriter, a bandleader, record producer, and an almost strident torchbearer for all that’s true and good about America’s music. Jones is his own true artist who works diligently at pushing American roots music forward.

What he does, he says, is “combine New Orleans rhythms, the simplicity of Memphis music, and the rawness of the blues, all for the 21st century. This music is not about louder and faster. It’s about time, meter, groove. I thought Muddy and Walter and those guys were pushing the envelope in their era. They were using effects, they were inventing their own sound. They were modern. I want to look at it in a contemporary way.” The gist is all the same — Lloyd Jones is the total package.

Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (he’s been a regular on six winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, his backporch picking, his serious-as-anthrax funk, soul, roadhouse two-beats, and old-school rhythm and blues (back before the R&B tag was somehow appropriated for other musical purposes, apparently when we weren’t looking). Yet he may be the most invisible, best-kept roots/blues/Americana secret on the contemporary scene.



polly oPolly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method is an award-winning and nationally-touring Seattle blues trio featuring five-time Washington Blues Society Best Female Blues Vocalist Polly O’Keary on bass and vocals, international touring drummer Tommy Cook on drums, and Central California blues veteran David Miller on guitar. The nationally-touring band plays all-original blues infused with diverse styles including zydeco, soul, gospel, and funk. The trio’s most recent album, Compass, won international acclaim and awards for Best Blues Album of the Year, and they are known for their rowdy and funny live shows. Their new album Black Crow Callin’ is set for release May 12th.

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Sat 8/26 – Bard Room – closed for private event 16 Aug 2017 22:00:00 Elfa
When: August 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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Sat 8/26 – Swil Kanim – (Storyteller/violinist) – 7:30pm – (Hat) 17 Aug 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: August 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Swil Kanim is a world class virtuoso violinist who advocates self-expression to create stronger community.He intertwines his music with storytelling, poetry, and audience interaction. His original compositions are mesmerizing and inspiring to all ages alike. While quickly becoming the most popular Native American Violinist, Swil Kanim is also a key-note speaker and notable actor; he starred as “Mouse” in Sherman Alexie’s highly acclaimed movie The Business of FancyDancing. In the Parlor – no cover (we pass the hat)

Swil Kanim, US Army Veteran, classically trained violinist, native storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Nation.

Because of his unique ability to inspire audiences to express themselves honorably, Swil Kanim is a sought-after keynote speaker for conferences, workshops, school assemblies, and rehabilitation centers.

He travels extensively throughout the United States, enchanting audiences with his original composition music and native storytelling. His workshops, The Elements of Honor, are attended by people from all walks of life.

Swil Kanim considers himself and his music to be the product of a well supported public school music program. Music and the performance of music helped him to process the traumas associated with his early placement into the foster care system.

Swil Kanim’s compositions incorporate classical influences as well as musical interpretations of his journey from depression and despair to spiritual and emotional freedom. The music and stories that emerge from his experiences have been transforming people’s lives for decades.

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Sun 8/27 – Theater Arts Guild Anniversary Picnic (Everyone welcome!) – 3-6pm 17 Aug 2017 22:00:00 Elfa
When: August 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

free-picnic-clipart-yioazMriETAG’s Silver Anniversary Celebration

Tickets to the TAG Silver Celebration show at The Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, August 31st are on sale now!

Everyone is invited to “the biggest cast party ever,” on Sunday, August 27th, at The Conway Muse. Bring family and friends of TAG and enjoy a day of picnic, impromptu performances, and fun!

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Thu – Sat 8/31-9/3 – Muse is Closed this weekend 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 Elfa
When: August 31, 2017 @ 12:00 am – September 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am
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Thu 9/7 – Cheryl Hodge ( jazz & blues singer/pianist) – 7:30pm – $7 29 Aug 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: September 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

CHERYL HODGE,6CHERYL HODGE, – Nominated for Best Jazz 2016; winner for Best Jazz 2013 (Hollywood Music & Media Awards),

Always active on the music scene, touring jazz & blues artist Cheryl Hodge continues to delight audiences with her infectious, inventive songs; tinged with R&B influences; with an irreverent, fun edge (reminiscent of artists like Etta James and Ernestine Anderson).

Cheryl’s latest CD, “LIVING OFF THE GRID – Adventures on an Imperiled Planet” is her first “concept album”, and was already #10 in the U.S. Indie charts at Reverbnation a week after the album was released (Aug. 27th, 2016). She is a recent nominee in the 2016 Hollywood Music In Media Awards for her song “Senegal” from LIVING OFF THE GRID. Submitted for the 2016 Grammys, this one has a “cast of stars”, featuring Cheryl & renowned vocalist, Dee Daniels, in their R&B duet on “One Step At A Time”. Also along for the ride on the album are luminaries: bassist Stu Hamm (formerly with Steve Vai & Joe Satriani), percussionist Pat Mastelotto (presently with King Crimson), jazz guitar god John Stowell, keyboardist Jim Cox (presently on tour with James Taylor), David Longoria on trumpet, Josh Cook on sax, and on and on. A killer jazz/crossover Indie album, this one is probably Hodge’s finest, yet. Co-produced with Brian Cunningham, on Records.

Her previous album, “ONE DAY WHEN I WASN’T LOOKING” (a Jazz Vocal Album) was released 2014 on Records, and culminated in a string of jazz hits – making it all the way to #1 in the world for two months straight for her song, Cara Mia. Her song “Tree People” garnered BEST JAZZ SONG, 2013 at the HMMAs (Hollywood Music In Media Awards).

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Fri 9/8 – CC Adams Band (Blues and Rock) – 7:30pm – $10 – (Parlor) 30 Aug 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: September 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

c-c-adamsCC Adams Band – The CC Adams Band featuring Mary Ellen Lykins performs with passion and Mary Ellen is the icing on the cake. There’s no mistaking the voice…. Mary Ellen Lykins is a powerhouse best typified as the power of Etta James with a bit of Janis Joplin grit thrown in. The band’s roots are in the Blues with a funky bit of R&B and a dash of tasty rock mixed in for flavor. Thwarting the conventional, the band thrives on unique arrangements.
The CC Adams Band were Semi finalists in the NW International Blues Competition 2014.

Janice Cleven Gage, Music Director Washington Blues Society:
“The C C Adams Band makes it impossible to stay in your seat…unless you’re mesmerized by the incredible vocals of Mary Ellen Lykins. One of my favorite bands!”

Craig “Coyote” Adams – Guitar & Vocals
Mary Ellen Lykins – Lead Vocals
Mark Edick – Drums & Vocals
Kevin Summers – Sax & Vocals
Neil Sorensen – Bass & Vocals
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Sat 9/9 – Trish Hatley, Reuel Lubog on Piano and John Anderson on Sax (Jazz at it’s best) – 6:30pm – $10 31 Aug 2017 01:30:00 Elfa
When: September 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Trish2-sliderTrish & Hans with Reuel Lubog on piano – bring back the old standards with an enthusiasm that echoes the bygone eras of New York in the ’50s and the wide-open, anything goes glamour of Las Vegas! Join them as they bring their novel approach to the classics, from Cole Porter and the Gershwins to Lennon and McCartney. With the story-line lyrics of Hans, the sultry tones of Trish and John Anderson blowing his sax…they are swinging and the party’s getting hotter!

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Thu 9/14 – Impressions (Stephen Pilolla’s Jazz Trio) – 7:30pm – $6 05 Sep 2017 02:30:00 Elfa
When: September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

 Impressions – Currently we are a jazz trio, involving my electric keyboard, a standup bass, drums, and if you desire it, our bassist sings! We mostly play my original compositions, with a few jazzy standards sprinkled in. As I’m sure you can guess, the evening would be driven by our improvisation.


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