Join us for great music, amazing food, local craft beers and ciders and NW wines @ Say Ciao! Check out our new calendar, below for three months of great upcoming music!
Thursday Nov 8, 6-8 pm
Doug and Judy Smith
Acoustic Guitarist Doug Smith is a Grammy Award Winner and the 2006 winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.
His playing has been heard on the big screen in the popular 2007 film August Rush and his original compositions are heard everywhere from NPR to TCM to Martha Stewart to Good morning America. His playing combines folk, classical and jazz elements and has been called “a cross between Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.”
Popular originals such as Renewal and Order of Magnitude, clever arrangements such as his medley of Ave Maria/Can’t Help Falling in Love, dazzling pieces like the tour-de-force Stars and Stripes Forever, and his dynamic stage presence have dazzled audiences around the USA and the world, including Japan, Taiwan and China.
Doug picked up a Grammy Award in 2005, along with 11 other great guitarists, for his contribution to the Henry Mancini tribute CD Pink Guitar, which won in the category of Best Pop Instrumental CD. By himself, he has a dozen CDs to his credit.
He has shared the stage with such guitar luminaries as Laurence Juber, Tommy Emmanuel, and Andy McKee, and he recently finished up another tour of Japan.
He is often joined by his wife, fluitist/vocalist Judy Koch Smith.
Friday Nov. 9, 6-8 pm
Laura May is an up and coming independent singer-songwriter reining from the pacific northwest. Since her start, Laura has toured the United States both as an opener as well as a headlining musician. She regularly performs critically acclaimed original music at festivals and listening rooms.
Her sound is described as indie folk roots grown in southern rock. Honest story telling resonates with fans through intimate engaging performances.
Her third self-released album Borrowed House is set to drop in the summer of 2018