NOTE: The originally scheduled date of Thursday, August 3 has been cancelled due to anticipated temperatures of more than 100 degrees. The concert has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 24. Crooked Corner Band will play at 5 p.m., followed by Tracey Fordice at 6 p.m. We regret any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you there!
Crooked Corner Band consists of four lifelong musicians who perform original rock and classic selections spanning the last 40 years. Very much a vocal band, Crooked Corner displays flawless three- and four-part harmony and the kind of musical precision that only comes with this kind of performing experience.
All the band members have recorded multiple CD’s and toured extensively playing everything from small intimate venues to concert halls and outdoor festivals all over the U.S. and parts of Canada. Come see why they are getting noticed locally and you will become a Crooked Corner fan too!
Joining up-and-coming singer/songwriter Dave Conway and world traveling bassist/singer/songwriter Gary “Woody” Woods are two Oregon Music Hall of Famers and former members of the legendary Portland, Oregon band Wheatfield — Paul Douglas and Kenny Sawyer.
Dave Conway – Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dave’s passion can be heard and felt in his songs and live performances. His earliest recollection was hearing his brother singing harmonies to a new Beatles record and he just had to get involved with “all that magic”. Born and raised in New York, Dave would gather around the piano with his family and listen to jazz standards of the day. In later years, he relocated to Eugene, Oregon where he would blend his acoustic stylings with the classic rock and folk music scene of the west coast .
“Let the music flow from your heart, it will always shine brightest.” – Dave
Woody Woods – Bass and Vocals
Singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, recording engineer and owner of Pacific Northwest Records, Woody started playing drums onstage with his musical family at age eight. Woody later attended Crane School of Music in upstate New York and has since performed all over the US and Canada playing a wide range of music from folk to jazz and most things in between … rock, bluegrass, blues, country, you name it. Woody has worked with the Northwest band Full Circle and toured with the late roots-based guitarist/songwriter Tim Krekel. He is excited to be playing with this great group of musicians.
“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Woody
Paul Douglas – Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Violin and Vocals
Multi-instrumentalist Paul was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Seattle in 1973. In 1975 he relocated to Oregon to join the regionally iconic sensation “Wheatfield” and as a member of Wheatfield, was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2011. His many musical influences include Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, Dickey Betts and Steve Lukather on guitar, Leon Russell, Floyd Cramer and Ray Charles on piano, Stephane Grapelli, Vassar Clements and Byron Berline on fiddle and many more on a variety of stringed or keyed instruments.
“It’s a privilege to play with great musicians who understand that it’s all about the songs.” – Paul
Kenny Sawyer – Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Kenny’s been called the Russ Kunkel of Portland drummers — rock steady and tastefully understated but fully capable of kicking it with the best of them. Inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2011 as a member of the musically eclectic Portland, Oregon band Wheatfield, his vocal prowess and musical passion for everything from 60’s Beatles to 21st century retro-Americana now provide CCB with the steady and infectious groove that is guaranteed to get you up out of your seat, slap a smile on your face and put a wag in your walk.
“The space between the licks is often more important than the licks themselves.” – Kenny
More information: http://www.crookedcornerband.com.