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SOUTHERN LANE COUNTY

If you love relaxing and original music performed by talented musicians, you’ll love what Mike and Carleen offer.

THEY MAY BE SOMETIMES BLIND,

BUT THEY ALWAYS ROCK!

Mike & Carleen McCornack

The COFFEE

POT PEOPLE

Since 1971, Mike and Carleen McCornack have been providing the people of the Pacific Northwest with beautifully written music featuring soothing vocals and elegant acoustics. Their music has earned them numerous awards including two Florence Winter Folk Festival’s People’s Choice Awards, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and the Parents’ Guide Honors. Appealing to both adults and children, Mike and Carleen McCornack have released eight original albums throughout their musical career with themes such as love, humor, and the natural world around us. This summer, Mike and Carleen hope to release their ninth album featuring both new songs and some older favorites. Besides original music, Mike and Carleen McCornack also play special and meaningful cover songs. One of their favorite songs often played is “Darcy Farrow,” written by Steve Gillette and Tom Campbell. Another popular song with their fans is “A Proper Cup of Coffee,” and Mike and Carleen even received the title “The Coffee Pot People” for their version of the famous tongue-twister. On numerous occasions, Mike and Carleen McCornack have played with fellow musicians, Kevin McCornack and Dale Bradley. Kevin plays bassoon and English concertina with

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Mike and Carleen for many of their children shows. Dale, a superb cellist and bass player, often joins Mike and Carleen for performances as a trio. Dale will perform with The McCornacks at one of their favorite venues, Creswell Coffee Co., in April. Other past local venues include Eugene Wine Cellars, The Emerald Valley Opry, the University of Oregon and Eugene Emeralds sporting events, as well as out of the area venues, festivals, and house concert performances. Mike and Carleen McCornack have multiple shows scheduled in 2018, here is the list to mark your calendar.

FOR UPCOMING SHOWS & INFO. Visit: www.gardenvariety.com FOLLOW US ON: Facebook.com/MikeCarleenMcCornack MUSIC IS AVAILABLE ON: YouTube | iTunes | CD Baby | Spotify

‘ROCK ON AND ROCK OFTEN’ Sometimes Blind is a local alternative rock band born in early 2017 during a living room jam session. Dan Van Ordstrand, Garrett Johnson, Casey Martin, and Gary Reed had a habit of hanging out and playing music to pass the time. One night when Dan was feeling under the weather, Casey stepped in to provide vocals. Between Dan’s songs, Casey’s voice, and the instrumentals, the magic of the music took hold of them. "The musical stars aligned. It was one of those moments where we all really clicked musically and [it was] a really cool and exciting experience," Dan states. Blending several genres of music, Sometimes Blind mixes classic rock, folk, blues, and jazz, into harmonious melodies that please the ear and sway the hips. Their music pulls inspiration from many popular musicians, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. Sometimes Blind has earned recognition with their original music by finishing in the top 10 in KNRQ’s Next2Rock 2017 contest. Today, Sometimes Blind consists of Dan Van Ordstrand on rhythm guitar, Garrett Johnson on drums, Casey Martin on lead vocals, Katie Johnson on backup vocals and piano, Josh Laughlin on bass, and Matthew Goad on lead guitar. In December 2017, Gary Reed stepped down from the band and Matthew took over his spot on guitar. Sometimes Blind released their first seven songs in August 2017. With many shows coming up, fans in the area will have plenty of opportunities to see their favorite musicians for a quick rock fix. Sometimes Blind also plan to release their second extended play record made up of six original songs sometime this year. Whether you’re a diehard Sometimes Blind fan or are just now discovering their musical talents, keep an eye and an ear out for them in the coming months.

Visit Our Website At: SometimesBlindMusic.com Email Us! contact@SometimesBlindMusic.com

Emerald Valley Magazine 3 - Southern Lane County's Lifestyles Magazine  
Emerald Valley Magazine 3 - Southern Lane County's Lifestyles Magazine  
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