INSPIRED BY CAROLE KING AND NEKO CASE,
NAOMI HOOLEY BRINGS PIANO POP TO LINCOLN CITY
Info from Nikki Price, LCCC Executive Director
LINCOLN CITY – The First Saturday Concert Series continues June 2 with a performance by pop pianist Naomi Hooley, who will play the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Doors to the center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City, will open at 6:30 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m.
Hooley’s sound was marinated in the 1970s and cooked to piano pop perfection – she calls it “vintage piano pop.” With the vocal clarity of Neko Case, Hooley’s vocals will command your attention almost as much as her driving piano that mirrors the audacity of a young Elton John or a velvet-flocked, furious Carole King.
“..”True grit paired up with piano pop storytelling sets this singer-songwriter from Alaska apart from the crowd.,” said one of her fans, Inessa from KINK FM.
She is also inspired by Adele, Stevie Nicks and Judy Collins. Her debut album, released in 2011, is called “It Was a Great October.” In Lincoln City, Hooley will be performing with Rob Stroup. “Her sound is earthy and approachable, and her backstory is the stuff of serendipitous musical legend. My theory is, no matter where you listen to Naomi’s music, you will be reminded of home,” said critic Katie Presley.
Tickets to the Saturday, June 2, concert are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. To purchase, drop by the LCCC or call 541-994-9994.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, art classes and visitor information inside the historic Delake School building at 540 NE Hwy. 101. June’s event calendar will include “The Art of the Kite” in conjunction with the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, Persian music on June 9 and the Siletz Bay Music Festival in residence June 11-18.