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Wenatchee, WA Live Music
Wenatchee, WA Live Concert
EVERETT — Heart by Heart isn’t really a cover band. It’s a spin off from Heart, one of the Northwest’s most famous stadium rock bands. Bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Mike Derosier were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 along with other members of Heart. And now they lead this spin-off, which has fast become one of Snohomish County’s favorite bands.
Heart by Heart plays Saturday evening at the Historic Everett Theatre and on Jan. 31 at “A Taste of the Taste” at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.
The rest of the band includes well-known Hendrix-style guitarist Randy Hansen, keyboards and guitar player Lizzy Daymont and lead vocalist Somar Macek, who by the way is Fossen’s fiancé. Keyboardist Bob Rivers had to retire from the group in November following some medical issues.
Fossen, 66, often talks about how his band honors the legacy of Heart. What matters most, however, is that he still loves the music from the 1970s and ’80s. “I appreciate the nostalgic experience shared by our fans and the history we bring to the stage when we play,” he said. “Heart did something that translated to a lot of people, and we still play the same way we did then.” Fossen and Derosier have known Hansen for decades. They met Macek in 2008, and she and Fossen formed a duet that played for dinner parties. “Word was getting out that some of us were performing together. We got a call asking Mike, Randy, Somar and me to open for Dwight Yoakam in Anchorage back in 2009,” Fossen said. “We rehearsed and relearned a bunch of Heart material. Well, Yoakam canceled, but, hey, we had a band. It was fun, so we kept rehearsing.”
After a benefit concert at the Everett Station transit center, the word about the band kept spreading. A gig at the Canoes Cabaret at the Tulalip Resort Casino led to the group’s meeting with Daymont. “Lizzy opened for us and then stayed to sing with us. We enjoyed it and then found out she was interested in joining the band,” Fossen said. “Good thing, because my vocals were not what they needed to be. The first time Lizzy and Somar sang together, I thought I was going to cry. Oh, that was cool.” Rivers also joined the band about the same time. “We miss Bob, but you can’t mess around with health.”
Heart by Heart has perfected the hit Heart singles that remain standards of rock radio including “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Heartless” and “Barracuda.” For a time, original Heart guitarist Roger Fisher, who lives in Monroe and still performs, sat in with the band, too. “But Rog had other things he wanted to do, and we started to get on a regular schedule,” Fossen said. Fisher and Fossen are longtime friends. They, along with Fisher’s brother Mike, were the founding members of the band (while they were students at Inglemoor High School) that eventually became Heart, including Derosier, Ann and Nancy Wilson and Howard Leese.
“During the past five years, Heart by Heart has gained new fans, played on the East Coast and we have gigs booked in California,” Fossen said. “It just keeps going and we are riding the wave.”
The band is looking forward to playing at the old Everett theater, which is managed by one of Fossen’s former Kenmore Junior High School mates*, Curt Shriner. “It’s a neat venue with a lot of history. I love history,” said Fossen, who is a member of the Monte Cristo Preservation Association. “I grew up in Lake Forest Park, but I spent a lot of time in Snohomish County and I still do. It’s a great community for us right now.”
By Gale Fiege
Too Slim and the Taildraggers performing New Album ‘Anthology’ at RLS Productions’ Concerts in the Gardens 7/28/2016
Link to purchase the New CD Anthology from Too Slim and the Taildragger
Photo credits: Carla Ciuffo Photography
Review of Anthology by Too Slim and the Taildraggers
Tim “Too Slim” Langford & the Taildraggers came out of Spokane, Washington like a man with the hellhounds nipping at his heels in 1986. Twenty-eight years and 18 albums later the band is still not only going strong but are hot on the heels of their newest release, a two-disc anthology containing 34 tunes, including three new tunes produced by Tom Hambridge. All tunes with the exception of three were written by Langford and of those three, two were co-written by Langford & Hambridge and one was co-written by Hambridge and Jim Suhler. Tim Langford is a spectacular guitarist, songwriter and vocalist whose music has a timeless quality that will hold up over time, selling equally well twenty years down the road as it does on its release date. Backing him on this project are Tom Hambridge on drums and background vocals, Bob Britt on guitar, Tommy McDonald on bass, Jon Coleman on piano and organs. Then, there are the special guests, Curtis Salgado on vocals (track 1 on disc 2), Jimmy Hall on vocals (track 7 on disc 2) and Lauren Evans on vocals (track 14 on disc 2). Langford loses no time getting to the point. The first disc opens with a hypnotic swamp-rocker titled “Wishing Well” and does not slow matters down until the double disc extravaganza finishes with the hauntingly beautiful instrumental, “Princeville Serenade.” This band crosses musical lines like they don’t exist and, the way this cat plays, they don’t exist. From hard-driving blues tunes that can propel you down the road like that last cup of coffee was jet fuel to slow and melodic tunes that can lull the baby to sleep with ease they ease their way through the spectrum like it was a walk in the park. The tunes on this compilation span the past fifteen years. The variety of styles represented appeals to a wide variety of listeners with widely varied musical preferences and they glide through the changes with ease, taking the listening audience on a virtual rollercoaster ride. While it is a greatest hits collection, this compilation is so well put together that the listener is taken on a seamless ride that manages to hold their attention from start to finish with no bumps in the road so to speak. This is a great piece of work and one of a very few greatest hits compilations I would recommend so highly. There’s not a weak spot on the entire disc and that is rare for a normal single disc, let alone a double disc with better than thirty tunes represented. This one is a winner. – Bill Wilson –
Roger and Michael Fisher’s the long anticipated ALL TOLD Album is complete! CD Release Party February 14th
The Making of All Told, Part One (Taking The Torch & One Vision)
The story of the making of the first of four albums from ONE VISION, the Fisher Brother’s epic project. The One Vision Project is comprised of four volumes. Each acts as a gateway to hundreds of songs, videos, photographs, artwork and written material. The first album, All Told, is an overture to the entire vision, designed to tell a story of the human experience we all share, passing through the stages of life.
There are three different good places to eat on the property, but only the Tavern on the Square takes reservations http://www.mcmenamins.com/
Make your reservation ASAP due to high volume on Valentine’s Day.
Remember, the event begins at 6pm!
This music captures you from the first chords. The piano of Scott Cossu is very tuneful and, at the same time, powerful. All arrangements were recorded with perfectionism and elegance. Compositions of the album “Safe in Your Arms” are penetrated with a great optimism and they lift your spirit.
Incredible freshness is felt in the music of Scott Cossu. Refined guitar of Van Manakas along with gentle Alto flute of Ann Lindquist and masterfully played Bass, Concert flutes and a little harmonica of John Croarkin create a unique ambience of friendliness and openness to this world.
The music of the album “Safe in Your Arms” reminds me of the golden days of legendary Windham Hill Records and this is not by accident. Scott Cossu is a renowned artist, he was in the forefront of the New Age music movement when it began just over thirty years ago. He was one of the first Windham Hill artists to join founder Will Ackerman and Alex de Grassi on their new label and had success from the start.
Now Scott returns with terrific collection of new compositions, along with new versions of cherished tunes that he had recorded during the nineteen years the artist was on the Windham Hill Record label. I would like to note that meditativeness is inherent in the music of Scott Cossu. It takes you to a place where all sounds die away and only silence is present. It brings a big joy into your heart. You will return with healed soul, clear mind and you will be sure that this world can bring you only the better.
Listen to this unique album and fill your soul with love and light. Just feel as this Universe wants to enlighten you…
Cherry Creek Radio Broadcasting has stepped up for our third annual 2016 RLS Productions’ Concerts in the Gardens for a 3rd straight year!
Cherry Creek Radio Broadcasting agreed to sign up as the Exclusive Radio Sponsor in our 1st and 2nd years and this year again but with even more aggressive tourism marketing support. This participation will ensure that our radio ADs will succeed in our tourism marketing far outside 50 mile radius of the Wenatchee Valley.
These Coverage Maps represent our tourism marketing reach for our planned radio campaign promoting the Wenatchee Valley, its bedroom communities and Ohme Gardens.
Video and Production/Live Recording Sponsorships with one sponsor needed to finalize the Video Production.
Joint sponsorships between D. A. Davidson, TruTone Audio and GoLakeChelan.com in the one area of sponsorship where we needed support. One more cash sponsor still needed. With this sponsorship there is a SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ADDED VALUE, RECOGNITION AND VISIBILITY to our current and potential Sponsors and Individual Supporters above and beyond the current guarantees! (Call if you’re interested in helping Sponsor, or be a Supporter or Volunteer 509-669-6872) Thank you in advance!
GoLakeChelan.com to sponsor HiDef filming of all 5 concerts of RLS Productions’ Concerts in the Gardens series.
New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016 GoLakeChelan.com stepped up to sponsor all the filming of each of the five concerts of RLS Productions’ Concerts in the Gardens series held at Ohme Gardens.
With this sponsorship there is a SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ADDED VALUE, RECOGNITION AND VISIBILITY to our Sponsors and Individual Supporters above and beyond the current guarantees! (Call if you’re interested in helping Sponsor, or be a Supporter or Volunteer 509-669-6872) Thank you in advance!
This filming sponsorship insures that all five concerts will be filmed in Full HD 1920×1080 cameras as well as use of a Full HD multi-camera Drone. These videos in connection with TruTone Audio’s audio production recording sponsorship will be leveraged to assist with the continued promotion through social and possible television media to further the success of our 3 objectives for our Concerts in the Gardens series. The 2016 year will be our 3rd Annual presentation for the Valley. We wish to again express our thanks to all of you who came to visit and stay in our Wenatchee Valley and our local businesses and patrons for their support as well! We wish to again thank all our volunteers, supporters, sponsors and crew for a truly EPIC 2015 RLS Productions’ Concerts in the Gardens!
RLS Productions’ Concerts in the Gardens!
1. Increase mid-week tourism for our beautiful Wenatchee Valley and Ohme Gardens
2. Continue to develop our RLS Productions’ Concerts in the Gardens mini natural amphitheater bringing in more National and International artists which assist with the first tourism objective.
3. The endowment of a $35K scholarship AND annual scholarships awarded through the WVC Foundation for students at Wenatchee Valley College.
If you would like to help us with sponsorship at any level for the 2016 series, now is the time to contact us. Thank you, robert@RLStalent.com or 509-669-6872