Events fill the stages of local venues
September 8, 2009 · 11:33 AM
This weekend will boast a wide range of live music on the Island, with events running the gamut from Bosnian blues to an appearance by a well-known name on the national club and festival circuit.
There will also be a free screening of a film at Café Luna on Thursday.
Take your pick of shows, or hop from venue to venue to sample all the sights and sounds.
Bosnian Blues returns
A quartet of accomplished Bosnian musicians will play the complex tunes of eastern Europe at a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Vashon High School.
The concert is a reunion for the musicians, who appeared together on Vashon last September and who played music in Sarajevo together when they were younger. All four musicians fled the war-torn country during the 1990s.
The quartet is composed of Nedim H. Hamzic on guitar, bass and oud; Srdjan Gino Yevdjevich on vocals and percussion; Mario Butkovic on guitar and saz; and Amir Beso on guitar.
The quartet plays sevdah, which is also known as Bosnian blues. Sevdah is the traditional music genre of urban town centers of old Bosnia and Herzegovina, where people of many cultures interacted and mixed to create a vibrant city life.
“Sevdah is often described as the very soul and ambience of Bosnia itself,” said Martin Koenig, curator of the event.
Koenig is excited to bring the group back to Vashon.
“The repertoire is in their guts, in their being,” he said.
Kat Eggelston and Moe Dixon play Bike
Kat Eggelston, a much-loved Island player, will join forces with nationally known singer/songwriter Moe Dixon at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Red Bike.
Dixon is a familiar name on the festival and club circuit throughout the United States. Specializing in finger-style and ragtime guitar, his performances often attract standing room-only crowds.
Eggleston is known for playing original songs as well as traditional music of Great Britain and America, and she has received rave reviews for her strong musicianship on guitar and hammered dulcimer.
The concert will have a $7 cover charge.
Didgeridoo and a harmonica too
Ruins of Ooah, a new trio from Oregon comprised of Tyler Spencer on didgeridoo, Justus Williams on harmonica and Adam Bushey on drums, will play a free show at the Red Bike at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.
Organizer Pete Welch said the band’s music has big sound and is danceable.
Drink in two shows at Café Luna
A Café Luna favorite, Scott McDougall, will sing and play a free show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Café Luna.
McDougall bills himself as an old-time storyteller, folk singer and songwriter.
McDougall claims influences including Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.
His music can be heard at www.mcdougallmusic.com.
There will be also be a wine tasting with Vashon Winery owner Ron Irvine from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.
The tasting costs $8.
Mike Fekete, a guitarist and composer, will take the café’s stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, for another free show.
“Victory Review” critic Tom Peterson described Fekete’s music as having “a deep, full sound that sounds like much more than a single guitar without sounding busy or overreaching.”
Lunavision screens 9/11 movie on 9/10
There will be a free screening of “9/11: The Myth and the Reality” at Café Luna at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.
The film is composed of two speeches by philosopher and theologian Dr. David Ray Griffin.
The evening of film is curated by Peter Ray.