Join us on March 7th (10am to 6pm) or 8th (10am to 4pm) for this benefit for Buckman Arts Focus Elementary. Here’s the line up for performances:
Saturday, March 7th (see performer’s bios below poster)
- 10:00 am to 11:00 am — Waxwings
- 11:20 am to 12:20 pm — Paul Lesinski
- 12:40 to 1:40 pm — Fink & Friends
- 2:00 to 3:00 pm — 2/3rds Left
- 3:20 to 4:20 pm — Flip Frisch
- 4:40 to 5:40 pm — Nicole Campbell Band
Sunday, March 8th
- 11:00 am — Buckman Dance
- 1:00 pm — Buckman Chorus
- 2:30 pm — Buckman Marimba
Biographies of Performers on Saturday
With a bag full of original songs reflecting Americana/roots traditions as well as some well-ripened chestnuts from eras gone by, the music of the Waxwings [Eric Schopmeyer, vocals/guitar; Ady Leverette, vocals/ukulele; Kurt Weist, vocals/guitar; Matt Marchyok, fiddle/drums/vocals; Mark Schopmeyer, banjo/vocals; Tony Jamesbarry, bass] conjures themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of soul-searching redemption. This multi-vocalist acoustic sextet will set your toes tapping and put your mind in gear. Tradition abounds with this melodious crew of songsmiths, but a new spin is always lurking in their moonshine-laced repertoire.
Paul Lesinski is co-founder of the Northwest’s premiere Pink Floyd tribute band The Floydian Slips, now in its 17th year, consistently selling out Eugene and Portland venues. While touring with his band The Strangers, Paul logged more than 900 shows in five years across 17 states in the west coast, rockies, midwest and Canada. His latest CD, called Hearts & Reason was just released in January. He has been jamming with his bandmates Mike Budd and David Kendall for more than 10 years. Go to Paul Lesinski Music on Facebook or www.paullesinski.com for more information.
Fink & Friends
2015 marks the 20th year that friend Tony Guzman has held down the floor with his bass guitar and Dave Fink. He is a founding member of Jerry Rig and now also plays in 2 other bands, Rainbow Electric and Rocket 3. Friend Mike Lambe has been adding his multiple talents with Dave Fink for about 4 years. Mike is accomplished on percussion, drum kit and also the trombone. You can see him around town in other bands, The Slope, Jerry Rig, Ninja Hippie and Cousin It. Dave Fink grew up with classic rock as the backdrop of his youth, playing guitar since he was 9. After settling in Portland, he’s played guitar with Rosebud, the Midnight Snack, Jerry Rig and Ninja Hippie. He’s still writing recording producing and performing whenever the stars are in alignment.
2/3rds Left” is a honky tonk trio which plays classic country, rock & original songs. Begun in Fall of 2011, the current members have been jamming together for about a year. Alan King is known for his Acting on stage & screen and has rocked the stand up bass for 40 years; while Emily “Sweet” Sweedler comes from a classic & klezmer violin background in NY, having fallen for the fiddle sound “right off” when introduced to it in Portland. Duane Hanson is also an Actor & drummer, who sang at weddings before recently picking up the guitar to play classics & his originals. Regina Piurcello was his music teacher as a kid. His daughter Desi is a Buckman second grader.
Flip Frisch is a singer-songwriter and summer camp song leader, who has sung with people of all ages in Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland, Herzl Camp, and Camp Kalsman. She currently spends her time parenting a Buckman kindergartner, and making art and music wherever she can. Her 2004 album The Spring of my Content is available on itunes, but if you ask her nicely she’ll probably give you a copy.
Nicole Campbell Band
Nicole Campbell’s daughter is in 3rd grade at Buckman Elementary and she couldn’t be happier to donate her talents to the Art Show and Sell in support! Campbell’s powerful voice, captivating in its sincerity, and steeped in emotion, sends the listener deep into the source of the moment. From the opening strains of her songs it’s evident that Nicole Campbell is unafraid to wear her heart on her sleeve. Campbell transcends the one-dimensional singer-songwriter label, weaving her rich melodies with candid lyricism, spellbinding intimacy and stark honesty. Nicole has 4 full length CD’s to her credit and has worked with such local musical talents as Keith Schreiner (Dahlia, Stephanie Schneiderman), Tony Lash (Heatmiser, Dandy Warhols, Eric Matthews) and engineer Jeff Saltzman (Sunset Valley, King Black Acid, Dolorean). Campbell has channeled her influences wisely to create a beautiful blend of emotionally unsparing rock as well as introspective folk songs. She has opened for such nationals as Joan Osborne, Beth Orton, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet and more. Her performances are powerful and her presence is undeniable.