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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Alex de Grassi, acoustic 7:30 p.m. today; Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.; $22; pacwen.org 663-2787
San Francisco Bay-area guitarist de Grassi showcases his fingerstyle plucking at the PAC. He has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Belfast International Festival, Telluride and Carnegie Hall. His 1998 album, “The Water Garden,” was nominated for a Grammy and Indie Award.
Multicultural Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free, donations accepted; wvmcc.org 888-6240
Celebrate various cultures at WVMCC’s annual festival. The event provides live performances, children’s crafts activities and information booths. Participating groups include exchange students from Afghanistan, Projekt Bayern, taiko drummers and the Misawa Sister City Association, Sons of Italy, Sons of Norway, a Russian and Ukranian group, the Retasket family, Society for Creative Anachronism and the Native Daughters of Washington Territorial Pioneers. Sons of Italy offers a spaghetti meal for $6.
Eddyville, country-rock 7 p.m. Saturday; Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave.; free; caffemela.com 888-0374
Mela owner Darren Reynolds welcomes his longtime band to the stage. Lead vocalist-guitarist Dave Young, guitarist Bruce Zielsdorf and bassist Jason Nichols join drummer Reynolds in performing a night of country-rock. The group is working on a follow-up to its debut album “Welcome to Eddyville.”
Broken Blossoms, folk 12:30 p.m. Tuesday; Van Tassell Center, Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St.; free 682-6420
The Boston group headed by guitarist-vocalist Andy Cambria plays original music and fresh arrangements at WVC’s student lounge. With a blend of traditional bluegrass and modern folk-pop, the group released its debut, self-titled EP in August. Other band members include mandolinist David Goldenberg, fiddler Kimber Ludiker, bassist Simon Chrisman and banjoist Charlie Rose.
The Alan Munde Gazette and Adam Granger, bluegrass 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14; Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive; $3 548-1230, 548-8663
The Cashmere Community Coffeehouse plays host to two nationally known bluegrass greats. Banjoist Munde leads his quintet with traditional and original material. Granger is founding member of the Powdermilk Biscuit Band — Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion house band for several years. He shows off his 25 years of experience flatpicking and fiddling.
Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band with Bink Picard, western 7 p.m. Nov. 13; Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 N. Cedar St.; $5 adults, free to WVC students with current ID 682-6420
Omak guitarist, cowboy poet and storyteller Picard joins Methow Valley’s western music trio for a show at the Performing Arts Center. Horse Crazy recently released a new album, “Daughters of the West,” and has been nominated by the Western Music Association for Western Swing Group of the Year. Band members include guitarist Emele Clothier, bassist Lauralee Northcott and vocalist Jennifer Epps.
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