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December 2006 Schedule

No Cover! Open Jam every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 541-547-5459
Friday & Saturday.
Dec. 1 & 2,
9:30 p.m.

Landmark debut!

Mountain high from Colorado jam band known for its improvisational sound

This four-piece band is originally from Lubbock, Texas, and is now based a little higher, quite a bit higher in fact, up there in 9,600-foot Breckenridge, Colo. The two- night stand in Yachats is part of a two-month western tour, playing Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. The band has been together for six years, playing full-time for two years, developing a complex soundscape of funk, rock, and Latin rhythms that owes its roots to The Grateful Dead, Phish and Pink Floyd.


Dec. 8,
9 p.m.


Coastal roots music via New York and Austin, with a special tribute to John Lennon

Ken Petersen learned to play guitar in New York City in the late '60s. His teacher was John Lennon. And that makes Dec. 8 a special night for Ken -- the 26th anniversary of the Lennon assassination. Ken will do some tribute stuff but the real tribute to Lennon is the living, breathing music spawned in the heady days of the Beatles. Ken knew Lennon well and he brings his spirit with him whenever he plays. He will be joined by Gary Brooker, whose influences ride from the Delta into Texas and back home via the Southwest. Vallorie Hodges is on vocals and bass.


Dec. 9,
9 p.m.


Classic rock covers and a few originals from red hot Eugene guitar band

Roger McConnell and his band Two Leg Lucy is growing with every gig. His covers are sharper and his spooky, evocative guitar originals are starting to move into a leading role. Roger has toiled in other bands for years and is now experiencing a breakout run that comes from getting out on your own. GayeLee is also feeling the rush and the last appearance at the Landmark drew the kind of cheers that make for a special night. Do not miss this band -- they are on their way up.

Dec. 15,
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. Backed by the Blue Nation rhythm section and Jules Kasner on vocals, Jim has hit a nice stride. The swing tunes carry that echo of the 40s and 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.


Dec. 16,
9:30 p.m.


Break out your smiles and your dancing shoes - rock, blues, grass

When the Shindig comes to town we get happy around the Landmark. People break out the T-shirt they got the last time the guys were here or play the CD they bought a couple of years ago. The band is cooking a little more than usual these days, with lots of gigs and lots of exposure at lots of events. And with a new CD "High Five." Pick up a copy and have the guys used their speedo pens. Get Happy!


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.


Dec. 23,
9 p.m.


John Michael Young can play them all -- and does: funk, blues and rock

Some performers of the electric guitar stay outside the instrument; others, like the leader of Hookah Stew, go inside. John Michael Young formed this band 10 years ago and gave it a crash course of Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Aquarium Release and the Five Fingers of Funk. Some Stevie Wonder and a lot of Hendrix has rounded the sound in the past few years. Just ask him and he'll probably be able to play it.


Dec. 29,
9 p.m.


Eugene reggae band - feel the love!

The drifting rythmns of the reggae sound are hard to find in the land of the big trees, but they are there... or in this case, here. I-chele has put together a sensuous unit of sound and built it arefully over the years, never losing the spark. Songmate Julie provides the icing and a large and talented percussion section weaves that tropical balance. With Roger McConnell on guitar.


Dec. 30,
9 p.m.
Landmark debut!

Blues and rock from a background in folk, very smooth

Elizabeth Cable was born and raised in Eugene and has honed her craft with several stints in California, especially in the Santa Cruz area. Reviewers talk of her impressive vocal gifts and a background in folk and finger-picking guitar that go a long way in a blues environment. She has opened for acts such as John Hiatt, Warren Zevon and John Martyn and has fronted bands such as The Vicious Doilies, Redwood Drive and Porcelain Chaos. She has also sat in on vocals with Leftover Salmon and Tribal Therapy and plays live every Monday at Joggers in Eugene.


Dec. 31,
9 p.m.

Groovy blues and rock for New Year's Eve with one of the Northwest's top bluesmasters

As well as raising money for food banks, the homeless and other causes close to the heart, Jerry Zybach continues to be one of the best players around. For New Year's Eve he has his original StageHogs back in tack, giving him plenty of latitude. Jerry has a satin voice and a delicate guitar and he knows just what to play. With Mack Singleton and Mike Brewer providing the bluest rhythm section around. Raise a glass to 2007!


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Looking Ahead!
Future Attractions

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 2006 Halloween Party!