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Sugar Pine
Moon Mountain String Band

Wild Hog in the Woods plays kickin’ stringband music to tap-a-toe-to. They provide an eclectic blend of new and used sizzlers from a bygone era and beyond, filled with wit, wisdom and whimsy. No one leaves a Hog show without a chuckle, a grin, and a bit of new pep in their step.


The combined 150 years of musical entertainment experience pent up in this band comes alive with every performance. Their camaraderie and the fun they have is palpable and contagious.  The fine song-writing skills of Sid Beam and John Donoghue are brought to life in a unique, classic, and yet sophisticated Hog style by this masterful band of vintage musicians:


  • John Donoghue brings unique yammer, original songs and instruments,
    domestic décor and more to the band along with a vanload of paraphernalia including a mandolin, guitar, banjo-uke, harmonicas, kick drum. higher than a kite high-hat, washboard, and the world’s only Pandemonium.

  • Sid Beam (of Gumbo, Magpie and Vanilla Syncopators fame) brings his outlandish song-writing and virtuosic guitar playing abilities to kick the band into some new orbit with every performance.

  • Our Bass Hog, John Simonds, brings his decades of steady-drivin’ dog-house bass playing and his very-velvet vocals to keep the band grounded in its groove.

  • Hershel Olmsted, our Boss Hog and former member of the Luckiamute String Band will be with us in spirit but unfortunately is off in the Louisiana swamps for this performance playing musical saw with countless Cajun bands.  

In addition, John D. will bring his Moving Panorama Crankies and some marionettes to add old-school theatrical flair to the evening.  This timeless story-telling artform is sure to delight and compel all those with beating hearts and active imaginations.  Seeing (and hearing) is believing.

Matthew Nelson Price is a gifted and engaging singer-songwriter from Silverton, Oregon.  Alongside parenting his 4 sons, Matt has recorded several albums and singles, and plays concerts on a regular basis in the Salem and Portland areas.  Matt’s songs are always insightful, often whimsical, and full of his warm, laid-back human spirit.
M.E Dunlap is a story songwriter from the Great Pacific Northwest. M.E.’s love of stories started by listening to her grandmother talk about her life. She found those stories fascinating and hung on every word. M.E. started studying songwriting in 2015. M.E. went to workshops (with luminaries such as Mary Gauthier and Eliza Gilkyson), dissected lyrics from songs she loved, and started writing her own songs in the hope that these songs convey the stories of everyday life with simplicity and depth.

Contemporary songwriter Karl Smiley will present his “home grown and free-range” songs and stories of human interest. Karl performed solo and with accompaniment by Eugene favorites, the NeverEver Band.


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The NeverEver Band performs either as a full-acoustic ensemble, or, with electric augmentation. Strong solo voices, double violin lines, unique guitar accompaniment, and tight vocal harmonies by the Twins add color and excitement to the mix, creating a refreshingly different listening experience. The NeverEver Band is a showcase for the beautiful voices and charming original songs of the Twins. Their songs delight listeners, featuring a spectrum of fun, uplifting melodies and heart-warming personal experience.

Holiday Concert and Sing-A-Long
Rob Roberts
with Jan and John Stephenson


                                                                    Rob Roberts was born and raised in Eugene. He   

                                                                    began playing the piano at the age of 13, and in

                                                                    1969 joined a local blues band that served as the 

                                                                    back up band for Country Joe and the Fish,

                                                                    Charlie Musselwhite. and the Fugs, among others.

                                                                    After many years playing locally and elsewhere, 

                                                                    Rob was the house pianist at Our Daily Bread in

                                                                    Veneta for 14 years. Rob combines jazz and blues with a heavenly sound he developed while playing with his harpist wife. Also performing for the Christmas sing-along portion of the concert are local musicians, John and Jan Stephens.



Women Songwriters in the Round November 19th.

Singer/songwriter Kristin Bond is a transplant to Eugene

from the deserts of Arizona. After moving to Oregon, she

dusted off her piano and guitar and began to devote more

time to music and songwriting. A poet and storyteller first,

Kristin strives to write songs that both contemplate and

celebrate our journeys through life.

                     Katie Sontag writes songs that are honest and vulnerable.   

                     Her vocals, lyrics, and melodic lines capture audiences and 

                     take them on an intimate journey. Her unique performance

                     style combines singer/songwriter with song leader making for

                     an engaging and interactive performance. At Katie's show 

                     you will laugh, cry, make new friends, and feel better than

                  when you came. Her music has been described as "a big hug."

Kelly O'Neill is a Portuguese/Irish singer songwriter,

now based in Eugene, OR. With EPs like "Aqui" (2019)

and "Meio Meio half half."

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ART, Inc. Announced our

Indoor Concert Series!

Kicked off Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 7PM


The Differant and Cooper Morris

The Differant covers music from the 50s and 60s, including Elvis tributes, comprised of 7 talented youth performers, age 10-17: Courtney - 10, vocals, Shaylynn - 13, drums, Quinn - 17, Guitar, Aidan - 18, bass and vocals, Cody - 17, saxophone, Katelynn - 17, vocals & bass, Dakota - 17, leader of the band, vocals, and every instrument in the band. These performers love being on stage and work hard to ensure you are dancing in your seats and smiling all the while!

Cooper Morris is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Eugene, OR. Cooper has been singing all his life and playing guitar since 2016. He plays pop and light rhythm & blues.

Tickets $5 at the door

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