Chasing the “Fast Train to Georgia” riding on the “Old Gray Mare” anticipating “Whiskey Before Breakfast.”
GUITAR, BANJO & DOBRO WITH SLIPSHOD
JANUARY 18 AT THE CULTURAL CENTER
LINCOLN CITY – On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Lincoln City Cultural Center will proudly present an evening of bluegrass, Americana and blues from a dynamic duo called Slipshod. The show will begin at 7 pm at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 inside the historic Delake School building.
Slipshod is Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin). They met a number of years ago as part of the Northwest bluegrass community and became fast friends – and picking partners. They have similar musical styles, yet they draw on many different influences: Gordon Lightfoot, Norman Blake, Simon and Garfunkel, and Tim O’Brien, to name a few.
They formed the duo Slipshod in 2012, and enjoy entertaining audiences with both their humor and musical skills. Snook and Blanchard offer listeners a broad and diverse range of music, including originals, familiar melodies, and dynamic instrumentals. Their harmonies and vocal interpretations add to their precise instrumental talents.
Snook has entertained with a variety of ensembles, including the Snook Family Band, Free Range and SugarPine. Blanchard headlines with the Open Range, and has played with groups like the Jolliff Bluegrass Gospel Band, Prairie Flyer, Jim Faddis & One More Ride, and SugarPine. Both are headquartered in the Willamette Valley, and play clubs and festivals all over the Northwest.
At the duo’s Jan. 18 debut at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, they’ll be playing classics and favorites, with names like “Black Mountain Rag,” “Did She Mention My Name” and “Fast Train to Georgia.” You can keep it real with Matt and Steve, with the “Hobo Song” and “Whiskey Before Breakfast,” along with “Last Thing on My Mind” and “Old Gray Mare.” Doors open at 6:30 pm, with beer, wine, sodas and snacks to be sold throughout the two-hour show.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door, and admission is free for all children ages 12 and younger. To purchase over the phone with your Visa or MasterCard, call 541-994-9994. Leave a message, and a volunteer will call back to confirm. Or drop by the center.