Grants Pass Museum of Art
2018 Schedule of Music Events
Danika and Jeb - Vocal/guitar
August 24th, 2018 7pm
Danika - Don’t let the optimistic take on life in Danika’s music fool you into thinking she’s never endured hardship. She has... and plenty of it. She just chose to focus the message of her music on overcoming challenges and getting through life’s hardest moments in one piece, and being better for it. Danika believes music has the ability to heal. But that’s not all. A well written song and performance can lead you to sing along, to laugh, or to bop your head and groove with the beat. That’s what you can expect from a Danika Holmes show... not just songs, but an experience to remember.
Jeb - Jeb Hart is the creator of Six Month Guitar. He started playing music at age 9, starting with saxophone and then later adding guitar, bass, and drums. Throughout the years he has learned many more. In his college days he spent many hours in the studio writing and recording songs.
Jeb also filled in with hundreds of bands including blues, rock, metal, country, and even a 2 1/2 year stint with a big band. He has taught for 16 years, and has decided to perform full time with Danika Holmes. Jeb stated, "It's taken a long time to find a band that was worth pulling away from teaching for. I'm excited to see where we go in the next few years."
Rupert Wates - Vocal/guitar Solo
August 31st, 2018 7pm
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. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher, and wrote the album 'Blue Afternoons' (Mainstem, 2002) specially for her voice. 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.
His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released seven solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. In addition, Wates' songs have been covered by other artists in the UK, Canada and the US. No less than two full length tribute CDs to his material have been recorded: 'Crazy Puzzle' (2015) by Nashville-based performer Roxie Rogers, and 'Wide Open Heart' (release date TBA) by Los Angeles vocalist Susan Kohler. Both CDs comprise exclusively songs taken from Rupert Wates' back catalog.
Tina and Her Pony
September 13th, 2018 7pm
Tina & Her Pony met in Asheville, N.C. in 2009. Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals) spent two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, New Mexico, making music and friends, and becoming one of the iconic artist colony’s most beloved performing acts.
Collins and Jordan are classically trained musicians who first toured together as part of Over Under Yonder, a five piece band that played songs from Collins’ debut album Journey Onward.