Upcoming Music & Events
Please welcome our new Music Director Emily Moe! Please note, our event booking email address has changed: email@example.com
Timbre Junction has been together for about twelve years now and we’ve been working hard to develop our own unique sound. For us this has meant becoming familiar with each member’s own style both personal and musical, on stage and off. The group consists of four members: Mike Regouski on banjo and dobro, Stan Chew on guitar, mando and vocals, Amy Ferman on fiddle and vocals, and Karen Radford on upright bass and vocals. Although the instrumentation is bluegrass, we like to mix it up with a variety of bluegrass, old time, classic country, and folk. Mike’s banjo gives the group it’s definitive bluegrass sound. He is a self-taught Scrugg’s style banjo player and he really has a passion to play. His love of the music comes out in his aggressive style of playing. Mike has been playing the banjo for over thirty years and his driving banjo defines the tone and style of much of the music we play. The dobro has been a more recent addition to the group, allowing for additional variety in sound and style. Mike also enjoys working up many of the instrumental arrangements for the group. Amy has been playing the fiddle for about two and one half years, but she is no stranger to the music scene. Amy has been playing music for nearly thirty years and in addition to fiddle, she plays banjo, guitar and bass. She has played in various bluegrass and country bands over the years and enjoys working in her home music studio. Amy’s lead vocals and harmony singing are a great addition to the group.Stan is the newest member of the group and is a great addition both instrumentally and vocally. Originally from Maryland but living in many locations both nationally and internationally, Stan has developed a broad musical background. Stan’s relaxed and fun approach to making music reflects Timbre Junction’s style and his contributions range from bluegrass to folk, blues and western swing. Karen played the bass in elementary through senior high school and thought she’d never play again after graduation. What a surprise when her uncle called her about an opportunity to play in a band about fifteen years ago and she accepted! Even though Karen’s bass holds the beat of the music, it is the singing that she really enjoys. The variety of music the group plays allows her to try on many different vocal styles from country crooning to driving bluegrass to the cowboy yodel. What is really great about Timbre Junction is our enthusiasm for making music. When we get together to play, you can really feel the energy in each song. We thoroughly enjoy the music we make together and we hope you will too.
10/21 Music Resource Center Open Stage for Students 6 pm
10/22 Wordsmith Wednesdays 7 pm Book Club/Writing Group
On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, any interested adults can join us from 7-9pm for Wordsmith Wednesday: a new, combination book club / writing group at Amazing Grace!
Each month or so we will pick a new fiction or non-fiction book. The first half of each meeting will consist of discussion based on the chosen book. The last half of each session will be dedicated to writing… each meeting we will choose a writing prompt out of the hat and the mission (should you choose to accept it) will be to create a poem, short story, essay, song, cartoon (whatever suits you) on the topic. The next time we gather, willing individuals will share their work in a safe, non-judgmental setting.
If you can’t make every meeting, no worries! We will post updates like reading assignments, writing prompts, and discussion questions on this Facebook page to keep you in the loop! https://www.facebook.com/WordsmithWednesdays
But what if you are only passionate about reading OR writing? No worries! Since the evening is divided into two parts (7pm-8pm is the book discussion and 8pm-9pm is the writing portion), you can choose to attend only half of each meeting if you wish. However participants are obviously encouraged to stay the entire meeting!
This is the perfect group for those who say they would like to read/write more but haven’t yet made it happen!
BONUS: 1/2 bottles of wine on Wednesdays!
10/25 Plowboys 7 pm – Jazz/Blues/Gospel $5
11/ 2 Randy Anderson – 7 pm – Acoustic Blues
11/07 Maddy Siiter CD Release Show – 7 pm $5
11/08 Jess Klein – Folk/Americana/Singer-
11/14 Jaspar Lepak 7 pm $5
Jaspar Lepak (pronounced Jasper LEE-pack) is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. “Singing with the kind of Americana, lullaby ghost of a voice that listeners search for in roots music” (Twin Cities A.V. Club), Lepak is best known for her bell-like voice and introspective storytelling. A child of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Lepak started writing songs just after college while living in Minneapolis. Between 2004 and 2009, she recorded five albums, and in the fall of 2009, she left Minneapolis with her husband Kale for Durban, South Africa where they lived for two years. Her music found an enthusiastic audience, and in 2011, she recorded her sixth CD, Forgiving Wind, which Rolling Stone South Africa hailed as an album full of “beauty and original charm.” Lepak became a Seattle resident in 2012 and was honored to perform in 2013’s Northwest Folklife Festival. She tours frequently between her former homes and her new home in the Pacific Northwest.
Check out Spring 2015’s River Talks the third Wednesday of every month at 6 pm:
Feb 18: River Corridor Project, Mar 18: Economic Benefits of AOC Cleanup, Apr 15: Spirit Lake Superfund Project, May 20: St. Louis River Research, June 17: Pollution in/poetry about the river