Our concerts in February couldn’t be more different. Both shows take place at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 4th St., Ashland, 8 p.m. Get more information, watch videos of the musicians and buy tickets at www.stclairevents.com. Tickets also available at 541-535-3562 or the Music Coop.
Saturday, February 7, Josh Feinberg on sitar and Ravi Albright on tables perform traditional Indian ragas. In 2005, Feinberg initiated his training with Ust. Ali Akbar Khan and currently trains with Khan’s sons. He regularly tours the US, Canada, India, and Europe and has appeared at Harvard University, ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata, Boston Center for the Arts, the New England Conservatory of Music, the Gandhi Memorial Center, the Utsav Festival, the 2007 Fulbright Conference in Araungabad, India, to name a few.
Feinberg teaches sitar in Portland through his music school Saath Sangat and at Lewis and Clark College and Reed College. He is the author of The Sitar Method for the Hal Leonard Corporation.
Ravi Albright is one of only a few disciples of Pandit Anindo Chatterjee of Kolkata, India. In 2006, he was initiated into the Farukhabad Gharana, one of India’s traditional schools of tabla playing. He is the Executive Director of The Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla, offering ongoing classes, workshops and musical events in the Seattle area.
Friday, February 27, Ronny Cox performs “Songs, Stories & Out & Out Lies.” Cox will be joined by Radoslav Lorkovic on keyboard and vocals and T. Bruce Bowers on Fiddle.
With a career that spans over a hundred and twenty-five films and television shows, Ronny Cox is often ironically identified with the villains he has played in movies like Total Recall and Robocop and in the hit TV series Stargate. His first film… his first time acting in front of a camera was as the guitarist in the famous “dueling banjos” scene in Deliverance. His recent movies include The Age of Dinosaurs, released in 2013 and The Reach, released in September, 2014.
Cox has been writing songs and telling stories for over four decades. Only in the last 10 years has the world seen him evolve from being an “actor who sings” into knowing him as a “singer who happens to have a pretty fair career acting.” He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve romances, and real-life anthems.