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January 2008 Schedule

No Cover! Open Jam every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 541-547-5459
Jan. 6
4 p.m


Get in the Yachats Groove with great food, great brew, and a great view

Catch a fire. With the sun setting over the beach, seals rolling in the river, and Gilbert lounging on the railing. Right here. Open Jam starting at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 541-547-5459.

Jan. 13
4 p.m


Get in the Yachats Groove with great food, great brew, and a great view

Catch a fire. With the sun setting over the beach, seals rolling in the river, and Gilbert lounging on the railing. Right here. Open Jam starting at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 541-547-5459.

Jan. 18,
9 p.m.


From the Beatles to the present, hard-working indie rocke

The Dimes are getting a lot of good press these days from its new CD, featured in both The Oregonian and Willamette Week. A new audience has discovered the band and its indie rock. Lead singer Johnny Clay cut his licks in the Austin, Texas, club scene but is happy he made the move to Portland. He's loaded with new songs from a treasure trove of old newspapers found during a remodel. He enjoys both the facts and the emotion of these old stories. We wonder what the people involved would think.


Jan. 19,
9 p.m.


Positive reggae, hip-hop, and Dub from young Eugene outfit

This is a fully urban trip, bringing the sounds of the city to the edge of the world. Some come to Yachats to get away from this kind of stuff, but there are those who wish there was a lot more of it. Make up your mind as you dance the night away.


Jan. 25,
9 p.m.

(formerly the Co-Stars)

Indie pop and rock from Eugene

Here comes one of those Eugene bands known for its high energy, tight harmony, ripping rock riffs and fast change lyrics. Led by drummer Micky Fuchs and lead vocalist Sassy Fuchs, this is power punk from start to finish. Every once in a while things calm down but that just allows Shawn Notdruft, he of a snazzy lead guitar, and bassman Joe Pettit, Jr., AKA The Wave Generator, to get in a string of rugged riffs.


Jan. 26,
9 p.m.

Landmark Debut --
"Blues Personality of the Year!"
-- Eugene Weekly Reader Poll


One of Eugene's best female vocalists bring soul to the Coast

Born and raised in Waco, Texas, Deb Cleveland  began to sing as a child in her Sunday School Southern Baptist gospel choir. Whenever Deb's mother cleaned house she would play the blues, exposing Deb to Bobby Blue Bland, Johnny Taylor, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, and many others. Deb moved to Phoenix, at age six. She listened to everything from the gospel of the Mighty Clouds of Joy and Shirley Caesar to the rock of The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. By 15, her mother thought Deb was incorrigible and sent her to live with relatives in Salem. Deb got pregnant, earned her GED, worked in a plywood mill, became a custodian and spent the next 10 years working various jobs and partying. In 1985, when in her 30s, she went to the University of Oregon for a degree in Human Services. She was encouraged to take a "fun" class and auditioned for the university gospel ensemble. To her surprise the instructor said she had potential. Until then Deb had never thought of herself as a singer. Within three years Deb was doing solos with the ensemble and joined a local band, Willie Dee and Shakabuku, and played congas and sang backup. Then one evening she sang lead for the first time and was amazed with the audience's response. Deb would occasionally sit in with The Vipers. Together they produced a CD featuring Deb that was released in early 2004. Included are songs by Ida Cox, Memphis Minnie, Big Maybelle, Mighty Joe Young, Albert Collins, and Muddy Waters, as well as an original tune by Deb that gives the CD its title: "Tickle My Toes."


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Looking Ahead!
Future Attractions

Feb. 4,
8 p.m.

Special National Attraction!

One of New Orleans' hottest performers, funk dug from deep in the French Quarter

If you've missed Mem when he's been in Yachats before, here's another chance to see one the best players in the country. For 15 years, Mem Shannon drove a cab in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In 1995 he turned the experiences into "A Cab Driver's Blues," a record that launched a career. Shannon has put out four more albums and solidified a place in the top strata of the New Orleans scene. The Washington Post called him "the blues field's finest social commentator." He had a hit record with "S.U.V." in 2002, earning Living Blues Magazine's Critics Poll Best Song of the Year. He has expanded the definition of the blues with performances at the King Biscuit Blues Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He's shared the Kennedy Center stage with Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and John Hiatt. He's performed with Robert Cray, Karl Denson, Taj Mahal, Toots & The Maytals, and RL Burnside. And for 14 years in a row he has performed at the invitation-only New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.


Feb. 5,
8 p.m.

Special National Attraction!

From deep in the Delta, the blues redefined

A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Thompson has kept in touch with the Delta through good times and bad. He had a fast start and was nominated in 1996 at the WC Handy Blues Music Awards for "Best New Blues Artist" and "Contemporary Blues Album" with a Fat Possum Record release. His career has taken several twists and turns since then and he finds himself 10 years later on the road, backing up a brand new CD on Electrofi Records that reestablished his soul blues guitar mastery and maturity as a songwriter and performer. When he was here last year, he knocked out the crowd with a combination if sizzling blues and charisma.


March 7,
9 p.m.

W.C. Handy Nominee for Best Artist
$5 cover


Red-hot jump blues from Portland, will scorch your socks

The Insomniacs are one of the hottest bands on the West Coast. They walked all over the 2007 Muddy awards in Portland with six nominations and the prize for "Best Contemporary Act" for 2007. Now comes word the band has been nominated for a Blues Music  WC Handy award in the Best New Artist category for it's 2007 release, "Left Coast Blues." The word is that this band ignites a place with a groove layered with taste, soul, and an authentic style melded with a traditional blend of jump, blues and roots rock & roll. The band is fronted by 25-year-old Vyasa Dodson, one of the hot young players that are starting to emerge out of the Portland scene. These young players are taking blues to a new level and the Northwest is one of those places where young musicians can get a toe hold and start to dig some roots. We love having the young cats at the Landmark. This is a don't miss band.


At last -- pics from the The Landmark's 2007 Halloween Party!