Tom Rawson on the Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music

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Name: Tom Rawson on the Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music
Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
Tom Rawson, folksinger and storyteller from Orcas Island, Washington is the Northwest’s very own version of Pete Seeger. Armed with longneck banjo and other weapons of mass delight, Tom is a master of warmth and wit who loves to share his musical treasures with an 'I know something you don't know and you're gonna love it too' kind of smile’. From gospel to contemporary, profound to downright silly, Tom will have you singing, clapping, and laughing along all night. Tom has been singing and storytelling on stage for over three decades. He is a self proclaimed “song harvester” with the goal of spreading the songs of contemporary songwriters as well as keeping traditional songs alive. Tom has performed at many events in the Pacific Northwest, including Winter Folk Festival (Florence, Oregon), Tumbleweed Music Festival (Richland, Washington), Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle, Washington), Princeton (British Columbia) Traditional Music Festival, and Jericho Folk Club (Vancouver, British Columbia). In 2007 he performed at the Our Way Home Reunion peace conference in Castlegar, British Columbia, sharing the stage with Holly Near, Country Joe McDonald, and Rosalie Sorrels. Tom has performed with folk music regulars Bill Staines, Linda Allen, and Anne Weiss. He is the song-leader at The Fellowship of Reconciliation annual regional conference at Seabeck, Washington, as well as at many Quaker gatherings throughout North America. Join Tom for an evening of humorous stories, user-friendly songs, and acoustic folk philosophy that's guaranteed to leave you smiling. Tune up your vocal chords—you’ll need ‘em! Tom Rawson has a great talent for inspiring people to come together, and on this night, it was to sing along with nearly every song he played. With his disarming manner and generous heart, he fed us lyrics like he was cooking us supper. The result was a houseful of people united in song. I mean, since when do you go to a concert, and the focus is on the audience, not the ego of the performer?—S. Jaen Black, Orcas News and Review
The Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 16th 7pm
Contact Information:
$15 in advance/$20 at the door Youth 12 and under $10
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