The Olalla Community Club Concerts had a very successful 2017-2018 season and are looking forward to an even more exciting 2018-2019 season. This is a must see venue…you will be in love with what we are doing!
Starting us off September 8th will be Tina and Her Pony. This duo comes to us from Asheville, North Carolina and draw comparisons to Indigo Girls with their Appalachian indie style music.
October 13 is Ronny Cox. Many of you may remember Ronnie as the guitar playing actor from the movie “Deliverance” in the famous dueling banjo scene. Ronnie is taking time to perform for us with his stories and original music as he prepares for his upcoming role in the series Nashville. Ronnie has been a leading actor in many movies and you will recognize him instantly.
November 17th Our Fall Concert will be featuring The Steelhead Bluegrass Band. This band plays a great mix of traditional and contemporary music. Don’t be afraid to get up and dance…or clog. They will be performing November 7pm,
January 19th brings us Kyle Carey. Kyle is one of those singers with angelic vocals. Truly one of the best vocalizations I have ever heard. Described as Gaelic Americana, her fusion of Celtic and Appalachian music is mesmerizing and haunting. I’ve been waiting for three years to feature her as she makes one of her rare West Coast appearances, so get it on your calendars!
Canceled…February 9th is a repeat performance at special request for Vancouver’s Dan Weber. Dan will be accompanied by Michael Henchman. Dan hails from the Northwest and recently received a well-deserved standing ovation after his performance at the Sister’s Folk Festival in Oregon. Dan Weber Pic
March 9th. As one of the original artists of the world acclaimed Windham Hill Records Scott Cossu toured extensively with Michael Hedges and fellow pianist George Winston. Labeled “jazz luminary of the future”, by Billboard Magazine. Much of Scott’s work exhibits departures from the New Age field and includes a melodic blend of jazz, classical and ethnic influences.
A student of many indigenous North and South American and European musical styles, Cossu’s work is a marvelous blend of old and new, foreign and familiar. Alternately lush and punchy, his selections cover an expansive array of moods, colors, and tonal and rhythmic variances…
From the mystical memories of Windham Hill music, Cossu’s nearly ethereal piano borders on the edge of classical and meditational. With the blending of Cello from the bow of Holly Reed, principal celloist with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra, the audience is transformed to a place not often glimpsed except through the guidance of seasoned professional musicians.
April 13th features a legend of Rock & Roll. John Batdorf emerged on the scene and rocketed to the top as part of the LV Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Batdorf and Rodney. As a songwriter, performer and composer John has worked with more music icons than I can list on this page. His song Wham Bam has recently been included as part of the soundtrack to Guardians of The Galaxy II movie. John has also written music for many hit shows such as Touched By An Angel,and Promised Land. Batdorf is now a member of our Northwest Family living in Bend, Oregon. This evening John will be sharing his stories and music right here in Olalla. https://youtu.be/tb3o1g_-UT4
May 11th brings us Dan O’Sullivan from Redondo Beach in California. Dan is one of the favored musicians on Concerts in Your Home tour which has brought us many of our favored artists over the years. When I first heard Dan I thought “Man, I’ve got to get him up here to Olalla.” Well, it’s finally happened. Dan has an amazing voice and his guitar work is phenomenal. This promises to be a very special evening.
We finish our concert season with the duo Silver Lake 66 that takes you back to the roots of Country Music. This is old Nashville stuff reminiscent of George Jones and Patsy Cline. Music for a warm night and cold whisky. Their CD release Let it Go or Be Dragged is music you must take home with you after the concert to listen to daily for…well, forever.