December 6 Tony Furtado
Before you get totally immersed in holiday busyness, treat yourself to a concert by one of the hottest banjo playing, slide guitarist, songwriters we have ever produced. Returning to the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 4th St., for a third time, Tony Furtado performs at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 6. Furtado been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar and his own creative interpretation- hybrid of Americana and indie rock is captivating. Onstage, Furtado owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts. Luke Price on fiddle and Sam Howard on upright bass appear with Furtado. Watch videos and buy tickets at www.stclairevents.com. An accomplished sculptor as well, Furtado’s works will be featured during Ashland’s Friday Art Walk at the Illahe Gallery, 4th and B Streets, 5-8 p.m. Furtado will be at the gallery 5-7 p.m.
Give the Gift of Music
Concert tickets make great gifts. Order tickets on-line at www.stclairevents.com and I will make sure I send the tickets in time for Christmas giving. If you want them mailed to someone other than yourself, put his or her name in the shipping area and add note to me if you want a card enclosed with the tickets.
St. Clair Productions has 9 shows at the Unitarian Fellowship January – May:
Saturday, January 11 – Jennifer Berezan, Buddhist influenced singer/songwriter
Saturday, February 1 – Legends of the Celtic Harp with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynn & Aryeh Frankfurter
Friday, February 7 – Bill Evans, History of the Banjo
Saturday, February 15 – Holly Near & Peace Becomes You Band, singer/songwriter
Thursday, March 6 – John Gorka, singer/songwriter
Friday, March 28 – R. Carlos Nakai, Native American flute and Will Clipman, percussion
Saturday, April 12 – David Roth, inspirational singer/songwriter
Saturday, April 26 – Swami Beyondananda, comedian
Friday, May 9 – An Evening of Bluegrass with Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum and Robin and Linda Williams
Oregon Cultural Trust
The Oregon Cultural Trust is a way you can support St. Clair Productions and receive a tax credit as well. First, make a donation to St. Clair Productions (or any other Oregon arts, heritage and humanities non profits, can donate to more than one). Then make a matching gift to the Cultural Trust. You can then claim your entire contribution to the Cultural Trust as a tax credit, reducing your Oregon tax bill. The tax credit is generous: up to $500 for individual, $1,000 for couples filing jointly, and $2,500 for corporations. You also can deduct your contribution to St. Clair Productions.
You can find details on the Oregon Cultural Trust on-line at http://www.culturaltrust.org. There is a list of 1300 qualifying non-profits. We are listed as North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance: St. Clair Productions. St. Clair Productions is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit under the Folk Alliance group exemption (GEN 8047) with our own EIN 93-1309156. This arrangement allows you to donate directly to St. Clair Productions.