Nov. 4th, 7PM (doors at 6:30)
Groovy Wallpaper is Skip vonKuske (Portland Cello Project, Vagabond Opera, Cellotronik) and Don Henson (Sneakin Out, The Adequates, The Druthers, Kathryn Claire). Skip is Portland’s foremost cellist and Don is known for his Rube Goldberg-like percussion set up and performance. To call them a cello and percussion duo would fall far short of the mark.
Oregon Arts Watch recently referred to cellist/multi-instrumentalist Skip vonKuske “one of Oregon’s finest and most adventurous musicians.”
A co-founder of the Portland Cello Project, the genre defying cello ensemble, Skip continues to perform and collaborate with other artists. His solo project is “cellotronik”, in which he incorporates a rich array of cello, guitar, mandolin, vocals, software instruments and live looping. The result is a unique blend of classical virtuosity, rock’n’roll heart, and folksy charm wrapped in a cloak of inspired originals, improvisations, and unexpected cover songs.
To call Don Henson a percussionist is to short-change his talents. In addition to a set of percussion instruments that has to be seen to be believed, Don also known for his proficiency on keyboards, glockenspiel, vibraphone, and synthesizer. Don has played various stages with Pink Martini, “The Tonight Show (With Jay Leno)” and also has opened for k.d. lang as well as played Carnegie Hall with his own band.
The Peninsula Arts Center (www.peninsulaartscenter.org) is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, WA.
Tickets are $15 and are available on Brown Paper Tickets, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Bill at (360) 901-0962.
Wine, beer, and other refreshments are available for purchase.