Eugene LIVE! – RockN’ Blues: Soul Deception, Astro Gala, Vanna Oh!, The Muddy Souls
January 24 • 8:00 pm• $8 – $10
On Thursday, January 24, the Community Center for the Performing Arts in association with Ninkasi Recording Studio and EventStar Productions proudly host Eugene LIVE!: A Night of RockN’ Blues at the WOW Hall featuring Soul Deception, Astro Gala, Vanna Oh! and The Muddy Souls.
Describing their music as, “Seduction for the Soul,” Eugene’s Soul Deception finds their roots in strong blues and rock music. Supporting the warm soulful voice of Samantha Cairnes are John Heller (lead/rhythm guitar), Jason Lusk (bass) and Fred Mahoney (drums/percussion).
Astro Gala is a five-piece band based out of Eugene that blends elements of indie, soul, surf and rock into a whole new type of sound. Band members are Ansley Martinez on vocals, Matt Zhun on lead guitar, Ramzi Habib on rhythm guitar, Andrew Dudley on bass, and Mike Loughlin on drums.
After touring as the front-woman of the blues-rock band Donna Donna, Lindsay Johnston takes on her first solo performances in over three years with a more mellow approach. Donning the moniker Vanna Oh!, Johnston blends folk, jazz and blues to create a set of original tunes and surprising covers.
An acoustic American roots music group based out of Eugene, The Muddy Souls are Jacob Camara (guitar) Austen Slone (mandolin), Julianna Meares (double bass) and Pete Romanelli (guitar). They play originals and songs by Django Reinhardt, David Grisman, Willie Nelson and Radiohead.
Each night of the Eugene LIVE! series the audience will vote for their favorite act. Those artists will come back for an opportunity to win a recording package at Ninkasi Recording Studio and a slot on a select 2019 EventStar Productions festival. To be considered for future events please email email@example.com.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.