FOLK ARTIST LAUREN SHEEHAN
OFFERS SHOW AND WORKSHOP AT LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER
LINCOLN CITY, OR. Nationally acclaimed Americana musician Lauren Sheehan will perform in concert 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5 and present a workshop at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 6 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Sheehan has recently appeared on National Public Radio, has four CDs that charted in the top 20 on folk radio, received a 2012 Portland Music Award for outstanding achievement in folk, has been included in the Library of Congress as part of the MusicBox project and recently performed as guitarist for the CD, “The Light Still Burns,” companion to the history book Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson’s “Banner” Guitars of WWII.
Sheehan’s significance as an artist, performer, and teacher is built on a foundation of experience beginning with her playing guitar at 10, discovering traditional, social and dance music in her early 20s, and jumping into living acoustic blues at Centrum’s Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival in her 30s. She picked up mandolin and banjo along the way.
Bring your voices, musical spirits, and instruments to the workshop and join in classic songs like “In the Sweet Bye and Bye,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” “Precious Lord,” and many more. Most songs are only three chords, and instructions will be provided for instruments and voice. From traditional gospel music to bluegrass, hymns and country blues, Sheehan offers a treasure of American roots music that lends itself to fun and soulful community music making. Sheehan has presented at workshops at festivals and music schools across the country.
Tickets for the concert are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Admission to the workshop is by donation with a suggested scale of $5 to $10.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, classes, and visitor information inside the former DeLake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.