Brownsmead Flats concert benefits Arts Center

The Brownsmead Flats

ASTORIA — For foot-tapping music and a rollicking good time, don’t miss an upcoming family friendly concert by the Brownsmead Flats at Clatsop Community College’s Performing Arts Center (on the corner of Franklin and 16th streets).

The concert, a benefit for the Arts Center, takes place 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. Admission is by donation, a suggested $10, or $5 for seniors.

The Flats play acoustic music in the “Crabgrass” style. Their repertoire is a lot like folk and bluegrass but has a maritime flavor that distinguishes it. There’s also an emphasis on those “high lonesome” vocal harmonies that can be thrilling.

Dan Sutherland will be featured on the hammered dulcimer, mandolin and fiddle. Ray Raihala strums the banjo, guitar and mandolin. Larry Moore will pick the mandolin, while John Fenton plays the bass and mandolin. Ned Heavenrich will coax notes of pure pleasure from his instruments, the harmonica and guitar.

The band’s joy is infectious, treating audiences to song and humor that lift the spirits.

The Flats’ concerts are a must-see for fans of all ages. And attendees can enjoy the show all the more knowing they’re also helping to keep the Performing Arts Center open for the community. This concert is supported by the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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