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About The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 2018)
JANUARY 25, 2018 // 7
Music in the new ‘makerspace’
ASTORIA — Join Astoria Makers
for an evening of original music and
social gathering at our new space in the
renovated Van Dusen Building (372
10th St.) Friday, Jan. 26. Doors open
at 5 p.m. for a reception hour with the
artists; music starts at 6 p.m. The show
is suitable for all ages.
The event will be held on the
second floor, which will house artist
studios and The Commons, a commu-
nal space for events and gatherings.
The ticket price includes light hors
and a chance to mingle with the artists
before the show. Musical guests Hollis
Peach, from Ashland, and Lucy Barna,
from Astoria, will share the stage with
their original tunes and storytelling.
While the makerspace is not yet open
to the public, this will be the first event
hosted in the new space and all are
invited to enjoy this special evening of
music and socializing.
Hollis Peach weaves evocative,
mischievous and deeply personal
stories in the American vernacular of
ed pipe or-
gan at Grace
Organist plays the pipes
at Grace Episcopal
COURTESY ASTORIA MAKERS
song and story. This unassuming yet
highly original duo is touring on their
debut release, “Sometimes We Feel the
For Lucy Barna, an artist by nature,
music was self-taught and songs began
as stories of her journey, often written
inside a van, tent or roadside motel
room. This story continues through her
seasoned songs, creating a palpable
experience of the human heart. “It’s a
Rose” is her latest collection of origi-
JILL STOKESBERRY PHOTO
Tickets are available at eventbrite.
To learn more, visit astoriamakers.
com, Instagram @astoriamakers, or
‘like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/
Salem — will give a concert
in celebration of the reno-
vation of the pipe organ at
Grace Episcopal Church.
The special qualities of
the 1905 Kimball organ
have inspired Utterback’s
choice of pieces, especial-
ly highlighting the newly
installed trompette stop.
Admission is free, with
donations gratefully accept-
ed for the Grace organ fund.
Jazz at the PAC for the PAC
Laura Gibson sings of
building an ‘Empire,’
rebuilding a life
SEAVIEW, WASH. — The Sou’wester Lodge
will host a special benefit show with musi-
cian Laura Gibson and Ivy Ross Ricci 8 to
10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.
“Empire Builder,” Gibson’s fourth LP, is
named for the Amtrak route she took while
moving from Portland to New York City in
the summer of 2014, after deciding to enter
graduate school and move away from a sup-
portive community, a close-knit family and
her longtime boyfriend.
Gibson found even more of a challenge
than she’d envisioned. Immediately upon
arrival, she broke her foot and barely left her
fifth floor apartment for the first two months.
Then, on March 26, 2015, her East Vil-
lage building burned to the ground in a hor-
rific gas explosion that killed two people and
left many homeless. Gibson escaped from
her apartment unharmed, but lost everything:
all identification, eyeglasses, musical instru-
ments, years of notebooks and every word
she had written in response to her move.
She spent the next few months rebuilding
her life, bouncing between friends’ couch-
ASTORIA — Organist Dr.
Ray Utterback will perform
at Grace Episcopal Church
(1545 Franklin Ave.) in
Astoria 2 p.m. Saturday,
Utterback — formerly
the chapel organist at the
Cathedral of St. Philip in At-
lanta, Georgia, and organist
of Jason Lee United Meth-
odist Church and of Holy
Cross Lutheran Church in
Partners for the PAC present:
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es and guest rooms, finishing her second
semester and rewriting the lyrics she’d lost.
A financial recovery was made possible with
help and support from hundreds of friends,
fans and strangers. It’s no surprise that “Em-
pire Builder” stands as her most personal
record to date.
Ross Ricci, the music curator at the
historic lodge, is a teacher, musician and
activist who incorporates philosophy, poetry,
humor, storytelling and a radical understand-
ing of human potential into songs and social
DAVID DRURY - G UitAr
ROB DAVIS - s Axophone
DAVE CAPTIEN - B Ass
CHARLIE DOGGETT - p ercUssion
The quartet of world class musicians takes their audience on a musical tour that personifies
modern, mainstream and contemporary jazz, with a few unexpected amenities.
A ccompAnied children Under 12: Free
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CCC Performing Arts Center
588 16th Street
d onAtions welcomed !
A ll proceeds And donAtions will BeneFit the pAc.
Funding for this project has been provided by the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust