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Great Scott! Peninsula Arts Center welcomes prolific singer-songwriter

Cal Scott returns to Long Beach on June 9

Published on June 5, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on June 6, 2018 1:40PM

Cal Scott


Cal Scott

LONG BEACH, Wash. — Award-winning singer-songwriter Cal Scott returns to the Peninsula Arts Center 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9.

Scott, of Portland, was awarded First Place in the Great American Song Contest in the Singer/Songwriter category for the song “Paid Too Much for the Diamond” from his last album, “Carved Wood Box.”

He is the musical director of The Trail Band and also records and tours with Irish fiddler Kevin Burke. Their CD “Across the Black River” was hailed as one of the top 12 world music CDs of 2007 by the New York Times.

Scott also composes music for film and TV and has scored more than 50 documentaries and specials for PBS, including three “Frontlines” and Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Oregon Experience.” A master of many styles, his specialty is scoring to picture: creating the right music to tell the story.

In addition to his dramatic orchestrations, he has developed a feel for folk music of many cultures, helping a film establish a sense of place and time.

Tickets are $15 and available on Brown Paper Tickets, or by emailing events@peninsulaartscenter.org or calling Bill Svendsen at 360-901-0962.

Open mic

The Arts Center holds an open mic the Friday night before each concert. Sign-ups start around 6:30 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. Singers, instrumentalists, poets, spoken-word artists, stand-up comedians and dramatists are all welcome. Or just come to listen and be amazed by the breadth of talent in our area.

Wine, beer and other refreshments are available for purchase.

Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization.

The Peninsula Arts Center is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, Wash.


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