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Music Showcase

Artists that are playing at Old Zen

Showcasing......

Old Zen is pleased to announce these artists playing "on stage" weekly!

9/03/23
3-5pm

Angelic Noise - Angelic is her real name, and her songs and voice live up to the name! Songs include topics of sex, love, lies, family, travel, and meditation. 2022 Angelic noise performed 44 shows in 20 cities.

 

Accompanied by Trevor Ryan Scott on guitar, whose background includes producing with #1 R&B songwriter Jonathan Sanders, and drummer for legendary reggae pioneer Devon Evans (Bob Marley, Miles Davis). Angelic and Trevor bring a unique acoustic singer songwriter experience with vibe, feel, groove, a soul filled experience. 

8/27/23
3-5pm

Orion Velador- 

8/20/23
3-5pm

Lynn Knight - 

8/13/23
3-5pm

Mathieu Raney - became a full-time musician and singer/songwriter at the age of 18! Getting my start in Silverton, Oregon, I first started learning guitar and writing songs at 14 years old. Over the next few years of high school, I started performing at breweries and festivals from time to time, but didn't seriously consider a career in music for a couple more years. Around the age of 17 is when I became obsessed with music and specifically the process of songwriting. The way a simple combination of words and music can deeply affect people was so intriguing and exciting to me. I began recording, continued writing, and kept improving my vocal and guitar skills until realizing there's nothing else I want to dedicate my time to. I'm very grateful for the opportunities and skills that have come my way to make this dream job possible. 

8/06/23
3-5pm

Charlene and her Champagne Bruts - ". Charlene’s voice has been described as a beckoning invitation.  Rich and sultry, this is a voice that is not naïve in ways of love, but certainly not jaded.  There is an earnestness and a welcoming quality to Charlene’s approach, bringing a longing for sweetness of companionship.  Marty’s approach to the upright bass allows for a focus on the heart and core of each song, with rich warm tones that complement the vocals.."

7/30/23
3-5pm

John Crain - "...entered the Portland Blues scene playing lead guitar with local Blues vocalist J.C. Rico in a band which included some of Portland’s finest blues players, Claire Luce on Keys, Dave Kohl on bass, Paul Jones on drums, he also gigged with the late great Paulette Davis, before hooking up with the Kita Montgomery Band for a 4 year Stint. Next he formed Mumbo Gumbo with the fabulous soul singer Ural Thomas where the focus was 2nd line, Zydeco and New Orleans Blues. John also hired on to do a cross country tour with Etoufee who had lost their lead guitarist, John Foal to Dr. John. Other bands of note, Jaywalkers, Arousing Spirit, Public Eye, Pound for Pound."

7/23/23
3-5pm

Katalysst - a progressive folk rock group that smoothly fuses both simplicity and complexity through thoughtful chord progressions and dynamic bass lines. Combining cheeky lyrics with classical vocal finesse, their music interweaves memorable melodies with compelling motifs. Fueled and inspired by the tumultuous times, Katalysst provides listeners with an unflinching and at times lighthearted interpretation of modern life.

7/16/23
3-5pm

Orvil Ivie - Guitarist Orvil Ivie Contemporary Smooth Nu Jazz & Blues Guitarist

7/09/23
3-5pm

JT Meier -

"Known as the man of a thousand voices and many like to refer to him as the human jukebox. He has been writing songs for over 50 years - with more than 60 recorded to date. JT has been the partner and lead in many bands including - The Live Five, Wired Meierz, JT and The Tourists, and Green Energy. His bands have had the privilege of opening for musical greats like The Rolling Stones and Sonny and Cher. JT loves to perform, but his first love is for writing songs that resonate with his audience."

7/02/23
3-5pm

Angelic Noise -

Angelic is her real name, and her songs and voice live up to the name! Songs include topics of sex, love, lies, family, travel, and meditation. 2022 Angelic noise performed 44 shows in 20 cities.

 

Accompanied by Trevor Ryan Scott on guitar, whose background includes producing with #1 R&B songwriter Jonathan Sanders, and drummer for legendary reggae pioneer Devon Evans (Bob Marley, Miles Davis). Angelic and Trevor bring a unique acoustic singer songwriter experience with vibe, feel, groove, a soul filled experience. 

6/25/23
3-5pm

Rich Swanger -

6/18/23
3-5pm

Mitch Lies -

Mitch Lies is a national-award-winning writer by day and an accomplished musician by night.

Over his career, he has opened for the likes of John Fahey and Riders in the Sky, and his songwriting has earned him multiple radio spots and a runner-up finish in the 2006 National Show Me the Music Songwriting Contest.

Mitch will be performing popular classics from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett and others.

6/11/23
3-5pm

Robert Meade -

"...brand of Beatle Covers, upbeat Rhythm 'n' Blues Originals & Americana Rock is bound to lift the spirit!."

6/4/23
3-5pm

Dylan Santiago -

"...known for his unique playing style, powerful vocals, and expressive lyrics. His sound can be described as a cross between Jason Mraz/Jack Johnson/John Mayor."

5/28/23
3-5pm

Irish Mike -

Faith and Begorra! We welcome Irish Mike back to Old Zen! Classic and new music!

5/21/23
3-5pm

JT Meier -

"Known as the man of a thousand voices and many like to refer to him as the human jukebox. He has been writing songs for over 50 years - with more than 60 recorded to date. JT has been the partner and lead in many bands including - The Live Five, Wired Meierz, JT and The Tourists, and Green Energy. His bands have had the privilege of opening for musical greats like The Rolling Stones and Sonny and Cher. JT loves to perform, but his first love is for writing songs that resonate with his audience."

5/14/23
3-5pm

Mitch Lies -

Mitch Lies is a national-award-winning writer by day and an accomplished musician by night.

Over his career, he has opened for the likes of John Fahey and Riders in the Sky, and his songwriting has earned him multiple radio spots and a runner-up finish in the 2006 National Show Me the Music Songwriting Contest.

Mitch will be performing popular classics from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett and others.

5/7/23
3-5pm

Roundhouse Duo -

The Roundhouse Duo represents half of the Roundhouse Band which is an Oregon live music favorite, performing bluegrass, classics, and originals from a variety of genres using bluegrass instrumentation; bass, guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Duet, trio and quartet harmonies are integral to the Roundhouse sound, packed with unique instrumentation.

Founded by mandolinist Ron Leavitt featuring Elizabeth Eck as lead vocalist, Donn Whitten banjo/harmonica, Phil McCoy fiddle, and Aron Bradley bass, Roundhouse band repertoire includes folk, blues, southern and classic rock, a cappella, gospel, country, blazing instrumentals and original compositions.

From pumpkin patches, wineries, art festivals, and breweries across Oregon and beyond, Roundhouse continues to wow audiences with beloved instrumental-driven, rich harmonic sound that west coast music fans enjoy time and time again!

4/30/23
3-5pm

Angelic Noise -

Angelic is her real name, and her songs and voice live up to the name! Songs include topics of sex, love, lies, family, travel, and meditation. 2022 Angelic noise performed 44 shows in 20 cities.

 

Accompanied by Trevor Ryan Scott on guitar, whose background includes producing with #1 R&B songwriter Jonathan Sanders, and drummer for legendary reggae pioneer Devon Evans (Bob Marley, Miles Davis). Angelic and Trevor bring a unique acoustic singer songwriter experience with vibe, feel, groove, a soul filled experience. 

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