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November 2006 Schedule

No Cover! Open Jam every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 541-547-5459
Nov. 3,
9 p.m.


Texas swing and a taste of the blues via Austin, Texas

Jim Kasner is a recent returnee to the coast from Austin, Texas, where he learned Texas swing and the dry blues. This band is probably the most improved outfit in the area, sharpening its sound and set list. Again we find Steve Wheeler on bass, but it's Kasner on the vocals and guitar who sets the pace. The swing tunes carry that echo of the 40s that give the dancers a little more room to sway and there are those at the Landmark who can make the moves just as they would have to Bob Wills or Spade Cooley.


Nov. 4,
9 p.m.


Rock and blues from the four corners of Lincoln County

Solid work is the rule with this bunch. Anchored by Steve Wheeler on bass, Blue Nation brings home the old style Chicago blues, throws in some slippery modern blues then walks around the rock spectrum. Dancing is part of the evening and the Landmark's 10 foot x 10 foot square of authentic linoleum gets plenty of action from any band where Wheeler strums the bass. He¹ll be joined by Mark Mugnai, vocals and guitar; Rob Connell, vocals and guitar, and Linn Wheeler on drums.

Nov. 10,
9 p.m.



Featuring booze flavored chew toys...

Featuring booze-flavored chew toys and a variety of stringed instruments, this Portland outfit goes for the energy of the old-time music. Bluegrass, stage banter and fast stepping are also on the docket. Fresh from high acclaim at the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festival.


Nov. 11,
9 p.m.


From SRV to Hendrix - those rippin' blues from the south

J.R. is the consummate blues guitar player who can recreate the sound of the tradition as well as anyone. Stevie Ray rewrote the Texas blues of the 40s and 50s into the high-flying guitar styles that last today. J.R. was there when Stevie Ray invented this stuff and J.R. brings it right into the Yachats living room for your listening pleasure.


Nov. 17,
9 p.m.

Landmark Debut!

Blues in the Portland style by a group of veterans

Here are four veterans based in Portland who evoke the names of Bloomfield and Butterfield. Featuring Eric Hatcher on vocals, guitar and slide guitar and Larry Oxley on harp and vocals, the band was a hit at last summer's Waterfront Blues Festival and has played the leading Northwest blues venues. Drummer Cody Christopherson has kept time in country, metal and blues circles and is joined in the rhythm section by newcomer Rick Mazzotta, recently off the plane from Connecticut.


Nov. 18,
9 p.m.

PAPAW'S BLUE JELLY BAND Rockin' blues from Corvallis veterans

This is a band that has been playing together for over a decade and it shows in the tightness of the covers and the quality of the originals. Jonathan Carroll is a New Yorker guitarist playing counter to David Bryant, who hails from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Somehow the mesh is no mess and out comes everything from Hendrix's "Little Wing" to Buddy Guy's "Heavy Love."


Nov. 24,
9 p.m.
Landmark Debut!

Country soul meets guitar swamp from new Eugene band

Billed as a mix of Tom Waits and Richard Thompson and evoking the two Elvises (Costello and Presley), here is Americana with a twist. The credentials of the members of the band are impressive: singer Rich Llamas has an L.A. session past and played in the Afro-Cuban band Son Melao. Dave Hicks, guitar and vocal, has been playing Portland/Eugene for 20 years, in Burnt Toast and Jam, and the Crawdads of Pure Love. The drummer, Andrew Teem, has played gospel, backed belly dancers and can juggle his sticks. And from the plains of Kansas, the country side of the band wells up in B.W. Krehbiel, the singer, guitar player and songwriter.

Nov. 25,
9 p.m.


Rock and blues from a band with roots on the Oregon coast and New York

T. Ray and the Legs, er, Shades got a great shot in the arm this year with the addition of Matt Zekala, a guitar player from New York who learned his licks in the heady 1990s eastern jam atmosphere sparked by Blues Traveler. He provides a great counter-point to former South County resident T. Ray, the singer and shaker on the stage. And there is also Scott Johnston on the sax, recently transplanted from San Francisco. And pulling it all together is drummer Matt Murray, who grew up in Waldport.


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Future Attractions

Friday & Saturday,
Dec. 1 & 2
9 p.m.


High Rocky Mt. groove

A touring jam band from Colorado whose improvisational sound has landed several rave reviews and a lot of gigs in a lot of places. This four-piece is originally from Lubbock, Texas, and is now based a little higher, quite a bit higher in fact, up there in 9600-foot Breckenridge, Colo.


Dec. 22,
9 p.m.

$5 cover

Country-western star from Arkansas performs originals from her 20-year career

An Arkansas native with deep Oregon Coast connections, Amy Clawson has been performing since age 12, when she won the Northeast Arkansas District Talent Contest. She won a second time at age 13 and joined Kenny Rogers and Dottie West at concerts around the state. She began recording at 14 and has been going strong ever since. In 1993 fans voted her Female Newcomer Vocalist of the Yeara t the All-American Music Awards ceremony in Branson, Missouri. In 2000, she recorded an all original album, produced by David Frizzell. who also wrote many of the songs. She sang the national anthem to open the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. From mid-2001 to the present Amy has been touring the west coast performing in Nevada casinos, fairs, concerts, and corporate parties. In her career, Amy has opened shows for many artists such as Toby Keith, Chely Wright, Neil McCoy, Collin Raye, Sawyer Brown, Mel Tillis, David Lynn Jones, Charlie Daniels, Lee Greenwood, Clint Black, Lee Ann Womack, Billy Dean, Suzy Boguss, John Berry, Montgomery Gentry, and many more.


Jan. 11,
8 p.m.

Mardi Gras at the Landmark!

Legendary harp player brings in the sounds of New Orleans

Delivering an eclectic blend of superb talent, this hard working band plays more than 250 dates a year, this year showcasing its newest release, "Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll." George Heard, AKA Harmonica Red, is a legendary live performer and international recording artist, who has appeared on hundreds of recordings, working with some of the true heavyweights of the music business, including such diverse artists as Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Little Feat, War, Kenny Neal and the Neal Family, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Al Hirt, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Los Lobos, Dr. John, Bruce Daigrepont, Big Al & the Heavyweights and many more. His band includes world-class performer Piero Mariani (the drummer on the last five Little Feat CDs). On bass guitar is California born Johnny Reed alum "Wild" Bill Cherry and rounding out "The New Heard" is West Virginia native, guitarist and vocalist, Donnie Pick. He promises to bring along beads from the gutters or Bourbon Street and other Mardi Gras treats. So get ready Yachats, there's never been a Mardi Gras like this.



Check out these pics from The Landmark's Halloween 2006 Party!