DATE: August 26, 2017
TICKETS: $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling 503-436-1242, online or at the box office.
The Coaster Theatre Playhouse presents an evening of music and merriment on Saturday, August 26, 2017 with a Cannon Beach Hootenanny. The evening will showcase local musicians Adams & Costello, Floating Glass Balls, Maggie & The Katz and Thistle & Rose, blending unique sounds of Folk, Blues and a little bit of Rock & Roll.
About Adams & Costello: West Coaster Julie Adams meets Native New Englander Michael Costello in this synergistic guitar and vocal duo. Currently based in Oregon, they have been performing and recording together for five years. Together they bring a unique blend of visceral song writing and performing. Meeting at a Lucinda Williams concert in Boston, Massachusetts was an interesting start to this musical couple’s journey. Combining Costello’s love of roots music along with Adams’ strong draw to driving rhythms, this pair creates a unique sound which comes alive during their fast attack studio sessions and live performances. Adams and Costello’s latest video “Invincible” celebrates the journey and struggle to care for Julie’s Dad in the last years of his life, while capturing the rugged beauty of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Their latest album, “You Better Believe It” is a stripped down, bare bones, intimate experience done with two acoustic guitars, live, with one to two take sessions. Before crossing paths, Adams and Costello each spent years of their lives in music, learning to play various instruments, songwriting, singing, and performing. As a duo, their passion for making music together is palpable in their songwriting, and their meshing of sounds is a musical force. More info at www.adamsandcostello.com
About Floating Glass Balls: While the walls that contained Bill’s Tavern were absorbing much of the village’s history decade after decade, voices raised and lowered, shouts and laughter, memorable jam sessions. Reincarnated late in the last century, the shiny, new brewpub required a band to remember the smell of wet wool drying by a hot wood stove. Hence cometh the Floating Glass Balls. Most of the songs come from the northern hemisphere, many from the stretch between Poor Valley and El Paso. Originals come from guitarist Joel Marshall and fiddler Gary Keiski, both there from the beginning. Joined by Dave Quinton on upright bass and Brad Griswold on Banjo, four strong singers take turns leading tunes and adding rich harmonies, pretty much every Thursday night at Bill’s. More info at www.foxglovetonic.com/floatingglassballs/press.shtml
About Maggie & The Katz: Maggie & the Katz formed 5 years ago creating a New Orleans spiced gumbo of eclectic, bluesy, soulful, r&b tunes with a Lagniappe of originals. You can catch Maggie & the Katz every Friday night and some Saturdays @Sweet Basil’s Cafe in C.B. 6-9:00 p.m.…..Every Wednesday night and some Sundays @Public Coast Brewing Co. in C.B. 6:00-8:00 p.m. and follow their musical antics on Facebook on the Maggie and the Katz web page. Maggie is currently considering changing the bands name to Maggie Herding Katz. Songwriter, vocalist and guitar player extraordinaire Richard Thomasian moved to Warrenton, OR a decade ago. Generously bringing 40t years experience and prowess as a musician, Thomasian has helped raised the musical standards of the upper left edge considerably. Along w/the Maggie & the Katz gigs, he is currently fronting Swing Cats Astoria every 2nd Saturday Artwalk at the cafe/wine bar Winekraft. He also performs w/The Bar K Buckaroos at various venues along the coast and the T&T duo w/Ted Brainard every Tues. night 6-8 @Public Coast Brewing Co.. Called the hardest working guitar player on the coast, Thomasian performs with various other bands in N. Oregon and Washington. Bass player Dave Quinton grew up in South San Francisco and Alabama. He began to perform professionally playing guitar, electric bass and singing when he moved to Seaside from Maui in 1978 to play with the ‘Rhythm Rockets’. Since then he has performed with many NW groups including 25 years with the Muddy Bottom Boys bluegrass band. Currently he plays stand up bass and sings weekly with the Floating Glass Balls and other groups. Follow Maggie & The Katz on Facebook at @MaggieandtheKatz
About Thistle & Rose: A little bit of the Drifters and Peter, Paul & Mary, toss in a hint of Dylan and Joan Baez, a pinch of Lightfoot and Judy Collins, maybe a dab of Garcia and then spice it up with some hot-lick Bobcat blues and some insightful original songs that are honest and thought provoking and you’ve got an idea of the acoustic group called Thistle & Rose. Music as cool now as it was then! Sharing songs they grew up with in a casual and relaxed interactive setting gets the toe tapping and folks singing along and that’s what the music is all about. Two guitars and four voices in harmony solidly ground the band and support the participation of the audience as they play some of the songs from back in the day and invite you to join along. Thistle & Rose is not really a concert as much as it is a community gathering and a blend of all voices in the room.