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Brownsmead Flats concert benefits Performing Arts Center

Band will play ‘crabgrass’ Jan. 7

Published on January 3, 2018 4:44PM

Last changed on January 3, 2018 4:54PM

The Brownsmead Flats

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The Brownsmead Flats


ASTORIA — For foot-tapping music and a rollicking good time, don’t miss an upcoming family friendly concert by the Brownsmead Flats at Clatsop Community College’s Performing Arts Center (at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 16th Street).

The concert, a benefit for the Arts Center, takes place 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. Admission is by donation (a suggested $10, or $5 for seniors).

The Flats play acoustic music in the “Crabgrass” style. Their repertoire is a lot like folk and bluegrass but with a maritime flavor. There’s also an emphasis on those “high lonesome” vocal harmonies that can be thrilling.

Dan Sutherland will be featured on the hammered dulcimer, mandolin and fiddle. Ray Raihala strums the banjo, guitar and mandolin. Larry Moore will pick the mandolin, while John Fenton plays the bass and mandolin. And Ned Heavenrich will coax notes of pure pleasure from his instruments, the harmonica and guitar.

The band’s joy is infectious, treating audiences to song and humor that lift the spirit.

The Flats’ concerts are a must-see for fans of all ages. And attendees can enjoy the show all the more knowing they’re also helping to keep the Performing Arts Center open for the community. This concert is supported by the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

For more information, visit supportthepac.org.



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