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Listen to the music this week
Jenne Sluder sings at Café Luna
Appalachian native Jenne Sluder will play guitar and sing at a free show at Café Luna from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Sluder draws on a background of diverse musical explorations from fronting a punk band to teaching appreciation of blues and hip-hop in a rural public school. She has performed sacred songs at ceremonies and organized junkyard bands at youth camps, swapped songs with the Nandi tribe of Kenya and performed alongside Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary.
Luc & the Lovingtons have a show
Luc & The Lovingtons will have a free show at Red Bicycle Bistro at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. The Seattle band plays world, soul and pop music and has performed internationally and gone on national tour as the opening act for Jason Mraz. Four of the five band members grew up in a small mountain town in the Methow Valley of North Central Washington, and the fifth member is a hip-hop artist from Chile. Mraz calls the band “one of the most heart-centered bands out there today.” The show is for all ages until 11 p.m. and 21 and older after that.
Celebrate the Epiphany with song
Islanders are invited to participate in a service of lessons and carols to celebrate Epiphany — the visit of the three kings to the infant Jesus — at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at Vashon Lutheran Church (VLC). The VLC choir, under the direction of Marita Ericksen, will lead the service, accompanied by Dennis Williams on trumpet, Lauren Root and Annie Roberts on cello, Aldous Root on percussion and Dinah Helgeson on piano. Everyone is welcome to come and sing along with the carols. Following the worship service, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.
Salish Seas performs at Methodist church
Salish Sea Concerts and the Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present “Putting Louis XIV to Bed: The King’s Musicians,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Vashon Methodist Church. The concert will feature John Lenti on baroque guitar and theorbo (a long-necked lute), baroque bassoonist Anna Marsh, baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan and baroque violinist Courtney Kuroda. This exploration of several late 17th-century manuscripts from the Library of Congress and the Bibiotheque Nationale in Paris will include selections from “18 Trios to Put the King to Bed” by the king’s favorite composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. In addition to Lully, composers to be represented include the king’s guitar instructor Robert de Visee and Marin Marais. The program will feature the seldom-heard baroque bassoon, baroque guitar and theorbo, which were widely used at the court of Louis XIV, as well as the flute and violin of the period. The suggested donation, a free-will offering towards expenses, is $15 or $20. Youth 18 and younger will be admitted free of charge.