Live Music at the Museum

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART
229 SW G STREEET  -  DOWNTOWN GRANTS PASS
A schedule of concerts for 2024 will be on the website soon.
Concerts for 2024 are sponsored by Welch Investment Group
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Sunday, March 10, 2pm - 4pm (doors open at 1:30)

Countercurrent: Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay, a powerhouse acoustic duo based in Olympia, WA featuring fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, and foot percussion. Contra dance & folk music that will rock your socks.

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Counter CurrentRough & Tumble with Scott Tyler and Mallory Graham
Thursday, April 18, 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30)

The Rough & Tumble are a dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana band consisting of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler. Only This Far, their latest full length record is out May 12, 2023. "The bottom line is these are just quality songs, well written, well played, well sung and arranged, and a pleasure from start to end."- AmericanaUK

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Counter CurrentClaude Bourbon from England
Thursday, May 9, 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30)

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.

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Counter CurrentRupert Wates from New York
Thursday, July 25, 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30)

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited.  In London he worked with some of the best performers in the city.  Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado.  Since coming to the US, he has won more than 50 songwriting and performing awards (www.rupertwatesmusic.com/awards).

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Counter CurrentTed Ganger from Germany
Thursday, August 22, 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30)

Songwriter.Artist.Storyteller.
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Ted Ganger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied piano and conducting at the Juilliard School in New York before going to Germany on a Fulbright Grant. He worked as a conductor and coach in the opera houses of Frankfurt, Mannheim and Darmstadt, among others, conducting over 40 operas, operettas, and musicals. As a piano soloist, chamber musician and Lied partner, he has performed in the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, Southeast Asia and East Africa.

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Counter CurrentDana Cooper from Texas
Thursday, September 26, 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30)

Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world.

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Counter CurrentPatrick Sampson Music from New York
Thursday, October 17, 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30)

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Patrick Sampson is familiar with the meaning of polar opposites. That’s because Patrick is barely in his 20s, but he’s been channeling the maturity of an older, seasoned songwriter ever since he wrote his first song at the age of 15. The depth of his lyrics and storytelling abilities could’ve been created by songwriters at least twice his age.

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Counter CurrentChris Baron Music from Portland, Oregon
Thursday, November 14, 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30)

Hi, I’m Chris.
I’m going to play some music for you that you’ve probably never heard before.

I compose songs on the acoustic guitar, banjo or uke, or imagine them out of the air around me. Sometimes they are solo performance pieces, which is how I tour; those expand with the funky folk ensemble Two Secrets.

My listeners will connect with the simple heart of the three-chord song. Yet we are the kind of fans who purposefully seek out an ever-expanding world of song arrangement that dangles genre fusion, vulnerable dynamics, inventive chords, and whimsical song sections.

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