20 Voices: A Community Benefit Concert for Ethos
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR, 97202
Doors 2:00 PM / Show 3:00 PM
This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
ABOUT 20 VOICES:
The 20 Voices concert features vocal students who rehearse and perform with well-known musicians. It’s a dream-come-true opportunity for these singers and a great way for musicians to mentor and give back to the community. All proceeds benefit Ethos’ music programs for underserved youth.
Featuring students from the Darcy Dillon Voice Studio, Ethos Music Center and the local musicians below!
Lisa Miller - Emcee
Music has always been a part of Lisa Miller’s life. Growing up in a musical family, there were always instruments to play, records to listen to, and songs to be sung. Lisa has formed, managed, written for, and performed with her bands for over 25 years. She is a successful recording artist who has toured all over the country. Her music has been used in film, and her songs have been sung and recorded by many professionals in the music world.
Lisa has recently begun writing for Broadsheet 360, an online magazine based in Vancouver Washington, and also participates in a very entertaining story-telling event Anecdotal Evidence. Lisa’s current band, Lisa & Her Kin, can be seen playing around the Northwest currently. When Lisa isn’t on stage, she works as a Human resources Specialist for Powell’s Books.
Lisa understands the thrill of having an amazing band back you up and the need to have your voice heard. She is honored and delighted to participate in 20 VOICES 2013!
Kevin Selfe is a man who has dedicated his life to the blues. For more than a decade, he has been sharing that love and dedication with audiences from coast to coast, building a loyal following wherever his energetic mix of traditional and contemporary blues is heard.
Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes have become a Northwest favorite, having been inducted into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame in late 2012 . They’ve won prestigious Muddy Awards from the CBA for Traditional Blues Act of The Year (2012, 2011, 2010), Contemporary Blues Act of The Year (2009), Performance of the Year (2012), Electric Guitar (2012), and Drums (2012, 2011). They are the only act in the 24 year history of the awards to win for both Traditional and Contemporary Blues Act of the Year demonstrating their musical diversity and depth.
The Whistlin' Rufus musicians bring a lot of experience to the stage and have roots in Classical, Irish, Folk, Bluegrass, Rock and Roll and Jazz music. When you stir it all together combining their exciting knack for arrangements, their three and four part vocal harmonies, original ballads and toe tapping fiddle tunes, well, you end up with Whistlin' Rufus. The band has been together since 2003, celebrating their 10th anniversary this year.
As a member of Portland's Dan Reed Network, Blake Sakamoto has recorded and sold millions of albums, seen the world touring with the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, and Metallica. Locally he plays with Hit Machine, Nu Wave Machine and is the soundtrack producer for several of the biggest fireworks displays in the area. Additionally Blake has worked with many local artists including Aaron Meyer, Portland Taiko, Bart Hafeman and many others. His most satisfying work is done mentoring young performers and to help them realize part of their dream.
For more information, visit: www.20voices.org
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