Live Music

Friday, 27 November 2009

My writing retreat can't be all work and no play...

A contact suggested that I stop by Nana's Irish Pub in Newport for live music this weekend.  The restaurant is indeed run by a family who immigrated to the US from Ireland in 1990.  They first started the pub in Viginia and then in 2008 moved to Oregon's coast.

Henry Cooper & Leonard Maxson are set to play the blues at Nana's.  Here's the review for the group on the pub's website:

Without question, Henry has long been regarded as one of the Northwest’s premier guitar players. Whether it is working in a band like The Terraplanes or the Duffy Bishop Band, backing Screamin’ Jay Hawkins or leading his own outfit, Henry has always entertained us. You can hear influences of Albert Collins, Muddy Waters or Elmore James, but listening to Henry you know that you’re hearing somebody unique. Someone who has established his own sound. A sound that captivates with its bluesy grooves and slides.

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