DEPOE BAY — Michael Dane, the impresario of pop at Gracie’s Sea Hag Restaurant & Lounge, is now at the helm of a newly-acquired Yamaha G2 acoustic grand piano.
The hard-to-find G2, known for its bright, studio-quality sound, has added a new dimension to Dane’s one-man show as he enters his fifteenth year at Gracie’s. The piano joins three Korg keyboards and Dane’s irreplaceable Dollar acoustic guitar, handcrafted 14 years ago by master guitar maker Tom Dollar of Newport.
“The G2 is the gem of all gems,” said Dane as he took to the stage Friday night. “It’s fabulous — it makes a guy want to come to work.”
Michael Dane appears Thursdays through Sundays, 6-10 p.m. in the fireside lounge. The live one-man show, called “the soul of the coast” by Willamette Week, features unique renditions of contemporary songs, tunes from his native Hawaii and audience requests.
Gracie’s Sea Hag, open seven days a week at 7 a.m., is located at 58 Hwy. 101 in downtown Depoe Bay. For more information, call 541-765-2734 or go to www.theseahag.com.