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Deac Guidi, an Astoria resident and bass-
Guidi sings in
CANNON BEACH — Music Lasts A Lifetime,
a Cannon Beach voice and piano studio,
will feature bass-baritone Deac Guidi in
recital 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the
Cannon Beach Community Church (132 E.
Guidi has prepared sets of vocal pieces
by Aaron Copland, Roger Quilter, Maurice
Ravel, Francis Poulenc, George Lynn and
Kathleen Freiberger, all of which present a
delightful array of subjects and emotions.
The Ravel and Poulenc pieces are, of
course, in French, but the remainder is in
English. Translations are provided for the
French pieces so audience members under-
stand what is being sung.
“The music and the texts are earthy,
imaginative, clever, puzzling and beautiful,
and are as fun to hear as they are to sing!”
Susan Buehler, instructor of Music Lasts
a Lifetime, said. “Listening to this music
sung well is an uplifting way to spend an
hour on a Sunday afternoon.”
The Community Church recently
purchased a stunning Steinway grand piano
so audience members will enjoy not only
Guidi’s outstanding voice but the instru-
ment as well.
Guidi teaches at Clatsop Community
College and has studied voice with Buehler
for five years. Some of his operatic roles
include Leporello in “Don Giovanni”;
Harasta in “The Cunning Little Vixen”;
Papageno in “The Magic Flute”; Count
Rodolfo in “La Sonnambula” for Tacoma
Opera; Benoit in “La Bohème”; Haly in
“L’italiana in Algeri”; and The Man with
the Cornet Case in “Postcard from Mo-
rocco” for Portland Opera. As part of the
Astoria Music Festival, he sang the role of
Bartolo in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.”
Tickets for the recital are $10 and may
be purchased at the door or in advance by
calling 503-436-0378. Students 16 and
under admitted free.
LONG BEACH, WASH. — Hollis Peach, a
performer of roots and Americana, plays the
Peninsula Arts Center 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Drawing from diverse influences — such
as Pete Seeger, Jim Henson and Townes Van
Zandt — Hollis Peach weaves evocative,
mischievous, deeply personal stories in the
American vernacular of song and story.
This unassuming yet highly original
duo is currently touring on a debut release,
“Sometimes We Feel the Same.” Founding
members of the roots-y folk orchestra Patchy
Sanders, songwriter and guitarist Dan Sher-
rill, along with his singing partner, Jacqui
Aubert, create a fine musical pairing.
Though deceptively simple, their har-
monies and musical arrangements are lush,
intricate, often hypnotic. Kenneth Patten-
gale, of the Grammy-nominated The Milk
Carton Kids, describes Sherrill as “a monster
guitar player.” Hollis Peach’s music is a
powerhouse of subtle gestures and graceful
JESSIE MCCALL PHOTO
The Peninsula Arts Center is located at
504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, Washing-
Admission is $15 at the door or online
through Brown Paper Tickets, or call Bill
Svendsen at 360-901-0962.
Wine, beer and other refreshments are
available for purchase.
Concerts benefit the Long Beach Penin-
sula Acoustic Music Foundation, a 501(c)3
nonprofit charitable organization.
The Arts Center holds an open mic the
Friday night before each concert. Sign-ups
start around 6:30 p.m.; the music begins at
Singers, instrumentalists, poets, spo-
ken-word artists, stand-up comedians and
dramatists are all welcome. Or just come to
listen — and be amazed by the breadth of
talent in the region.
Go West with folksinger
COURTESY SEASIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Adam Miller, a folksinger, storyteller and auto-
SEASIDE — Friends of the Seaside Library
will welcome folksinger, storyteller and
autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 25. The concert will take
place in the Community Room.
In the program “Going to the West,”
Miller will tell the story of westward mi-
gration, the Oregon Trail, pioneers, Native
Americans and the opening of the American
West. Miller will chronicle our country’s
westward expansion through song and the
spoken word, and the audience is encour-
aged to sing along to American classics.
Miller is among the world’s premier
autoharpists. An accomplished folklorist,
historian, musicologist and song collec-
tor, he has amassed a repertoire of more
than 5,000 songs. Miller accompanies his
baritone voice with lively acoustic guitar
and autoharp melodies. His time-honored
traditional folk songs and ballads will
have everyone singing along, interweav-
ing stories that evoke a bygone time when
entertainment was homemade.
Traveling 70,000 miles each year, this
21st-century troubadour has performed
from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle.
Using the experiences of the road, Miller
points out connections between events in
history and the songs that survived them.
And, like radio’s Paul Harvey, he manages
to give you “the rest of the story” about
some of our nation’s richest musical trea-
Miller has performed at the Walnut
Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Tumbleweed
Music Festival and the Kentucky Music
Weekend. When he is not on the road, Mill-
er calls Drain, Oregon, home.
The Seaside Public Library is located at
1131 Broadway St. For more information,
call 503-738-6742 or visit seasidelibrary.org.