CoffeeHouse evenings beckon music fans to George
Live music is going to brighten the dark winter evenings at George Community Hall until April. The kick-off event was on Oct. 13, with 11 musicians of the Giant George Jam Band displaying their talents.
Debby Kooy, a guitarist herself as well as George Community Hall board secretary, said the CoffeeHouse sessions started back in January 2004.
“Initially I was a little worried about finding performers for the entire season, but I soon discovered there is plenty of talent close to home,” Kooy said before the Oct. 13 performance. “I have had as many as 30 bands from all over the Pacific Northwest ask to play here.”
The music is easy on the ears and good for the soul: Americana, Roots, Folk, Cowboy and Bluegrass tunes, depending on who is playing.
The CoffeeHouse sessions take place once a month at Community Hall, starting at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30. There is a break halfway through to enjoy refreshments and conversation. A suggested donation is $8 to $12 per person.
The upcoming performers are:
Nov. 10, Roosevelt Road
Dec. 1, Nick Dumis and Chris Luquette
Dec. 8, the Marlin Handbell Ringers
Jan. 26, Memory Lane
Feb. 9, TBA
March 16, TBA
April 6, TBA
George Community Hall also organizes Open Jam sessions on the First Friday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anyone who wishes to play or listen is welcome. There is a potluck at 6 p.m.
The public is also welcome to donate to that George Community Hall, which needs to re-place the deteriorated roof of the building. See www.georgecommunityhall.com for more information.
By Jaana Hatton, For the Post-Register