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Friday 28 February 2014

Fun In February

Feb 28th 7:00pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum


As a part of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum Acoustic Series Gayle Ritt & Mike Soto will make their debut at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Mike Soto who plays the bass, vocals, and guitar has been performing around the Pacific NW over the past two decades and has been the driving force behind SLA and WildSeed, two busy working bands. He has been the host of numerous open mic and open jam sessions and continues to build and promote the musical community on the Westside. He has been one of McMenamins bands for the past 15 years in addition to performing in numerous other venues.

A native of Flagstaff, Arizona, Ritt has been singing and performing most of her life. From the days as a singing waitress to playing for sold out audiences at the house of Blues -- her "considerable ability to create subtle, song specific arrangements," (Illinois Entertainer) and constant performing have made her a household name in Chicago. Ritt relocated to Portland after years of touring and recording music throughout the U.S. She has performed in the top venues throughout the country and has found her new home in Oregon. The Chicago Sun-Times says, "Ritt's gutsy voice is an impressive instrument," and her 4 albums speak for themselves as her ability to sing and perform different styles of music shine.

During the past 20 years of singing, songwriting and recording, Gayle Ritt continues to reach listeners with her music and live performances throughout the US and abroad. The impact has resulted in millions hearing her voice, news features and national commercials on TV and Radio and her five independent releases have crossed many genres - fueled - she will remind you - by a powerful collection of contributing friends. Her live performances are as varied as her styles - from live acoustic at the House of Blues to small club rock shows, hotel residencies and elegant corporate events.

"The promise of an ongoing love affair with her music will begin the moment you hear the first note." Ritt sings a unique and traditional version of the National Anthem that has garnered her a standing invitation by the Chicago Cubs (8 years running). She has also performed at Dodgers Stadium, The Staples Center, US Cellular Field and the Thomas & Mack Center for the Dodgers, Lakers, White Sox and Gladiators. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Tickets are $10.00 adults and $2.00 children, complimentary refreshments will be provided.  All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.  

Don’t miss your opportunity to see these two talented performers in a unique and intimate space.

Fun in February

At the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

Corner of Sunset & Spruce

cbhistory.org/ 503.436.9301

$10 Adults/ $2 Children

Refreshments Available

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