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Brian Cutean with The Gossamer Strings at Tsunami Books 10/19
October 19 • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm• $8
Tsunami Books presents the soulful musical spirit of Brian Cutean performing with special guests The Gossamer Strings, Friday, October 19, at 8 pm. All ages are welcome.
A songwriter-performer and teller of wild tales filled with wordplay, wonder and colorful guitar chops, the Oregon songpoet and wordsmith has been spending the last couple of years in Chicago where he originally hails in eldercare and his performances have been rare. His offbeat songwriting and moving observations on the socialography of the human condition are hilarious, articulate, spacious and imaginative.
Known for his musical wordplay and storytelling mythologies, Cutean’s metafables are mixed into his guitar melodies so much he’s been called “the Tom Robbins of folk music” and has a song placed in the permanent archives at The Smithsonian via his inolvement with Fast Folk Records n the 1980s.
With odd unforgettable songs and a one of a kind performance energy, he’s released nine albums of original songs, the most recent, 2016’s The Sound of Photosynthesis, a heartful of ideas through many hands of sound and rhythm. Cutean ostensibly lives on the outside edge of Eugene and has performed at the Oregon Country Fair for the last 30 years.
The album’s ten new tunes include a musical setting of EE Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town” energetically recorded with Eugene’s Mood Area 52. The animated cover art is by Eugene’s Ila Rose and the nine other QTN originals were recorded in Portland, Eugene, and Austin and mixed in Eugene at Gung Ho Studio. Stream to the songs at brianQTN.bandcamp.com. [Album downloads available by request.]
The old time/new song duo The Gossamer Strings will appear as well. Multi instrumentalists Kyle McGonegle and Liat Lis unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing and thoughtful originals. See gossamerstrings.com.