8pm No Cover
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane St. -Astoria
Two female solo singer/songwriters will perform at the Fort George Brewery and Public House on Sunday, October 11th. Carrie Clark is an Oregon native brought up on Willie Nelson, Crystal Gayle, and Johnny Cash, Carrie immersed herself in music at an early age, teaching herself piano and guitar. Describing her song writing tendencies, Carrie says "I'm a generally happy person, but song writing seems to bring out the dark side of my emotions. You have to have both, so in order to stay happy, the darker side of me is given to the songs I write." Carrie's liberal use of diverse musical sounds from country twang to vaudeville swing is unsurprising coming from a singer whose wide-ranging background includes membership in a Belle-and-Sebastian-esque pop duo, a reggae band, and a big-band jazz ensemble.
Opening the evening will be Camille Bloom. Known for her incredibly dynamic voice and edgy acoustic rock, Camille has played the most premiere venues on the East and West Coasts - ranging from New York City's Bitter End, Boston's Club Passim, Seattle's Triple Door, Tractor, and Crocodile, Los Angeles' The Mint and over 150 other rooms spanning the nation. She has had the chance to share the stage with such acts as Smashmouth, SUGARCULT, Brandi Carlile, Sarah Bettens, and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and many more. Though modest about her achievements, in the last five years, she has been featured in Performing Songwriter Magazine, created the soundtrack for an HBO sponsored documentary "Not Straight Forward", was picked to be on a compilation CD with Michelle Malone and Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), completed over 25 national / international tours and has been added to several major and college radio stations throughout the nation: including Seattle's 103.7 The Mountain and KEXP. The show starts at 8pm and there is no cover.
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane St.-Astoria
“Jon’s songs are thoughtful and melodic. His voice is amazing and is the draw to his music that will keep you listening.”
--Lisa Wood, KUFO 101.1
Jon Davidson is a solo artist as well as the frontman for the Silversafe. The singles "Beautifully Bittersweet" and " ," from his latest album, Perfect Cliche, have garnered airplay on 200 FM stations in 45 states, and will be included in several upcoming films and MTV shows. His single, "What Can I Say?" has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 film, "Twisted Redemption." He has toured in 5 countries and played with artists such as , , , and Hurt.
Davidson is currently working on a new album at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, BC. The songs are being produced by Jeff Johnson (Jet Black Stare, Adelitas Way), engineered by Chris Holmes (Korn, The Veer Union, Katy Perry), and mixed by Randy Staub (Metallica, U2, Nickelback, Our Lady Peace).
Jon has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and on E! Television, FOX, and ABC. His music is published by Dummy Boy Publishing, LLC. Jon's song "What Can I Say" has been chosen for inclusion in the upcoming feature film Twisted Redemption. He was the runner-up for the Best Male Artist Of The Year award at the 2009 Portland Music Awards.
Davidson is committed to using his music to make a tangible difference. He frequently performs benefit shows and other events for such organizations as the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes.
Press Release September 6, 2009
Many of the best beers the region has to offer will be flowing at an Oktoberfest-type celebration in downtown Astoria this month—the 8th annual Pacific Northwest Brewcup.
“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to try beers that are not normally available in our area,” said organizer Chris Nemlowill of the Fort George Brewery + Public House.
Nemlowill adds, it’s a great weekend to come to Astoria, as the tourism season has mellowed, but the fall colors are coming out and the weather is still nice.
The Fort George will be releasing its fresh-hopped Co-Hoperative Ale, made with locally grown hops. This will be one of more than 36 beers from northwest craft breweries available for festival-goers to taste.
Root beers and ginger ales will also be available, making this a family-friendly event. There will also be food and live music all three days.
After last year’s success, organizers from the Baked Alaska Restaurant have joined up with the Fort George Brewery + Public House again. Together, they hope to make this a brewer-friendly event, with a focus on promoting handcrafted artisan brews.
Proceeds from the festival will go to the Clatsop County Food Bank.
September 25th, 26th, and 27th
Noon-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-4p.m. Sunday
Astoria Public Square: Duane Street, between 11th and 12th streets
$6 entrance fee includes a sampling glass and taste tokens are $1 each
For more information log onto www.fortgeorgebrewery.com or call (503) 325-PINT and ask for Jack or Chris.
* American Legion Hall - Cannon Beach
* Astor St. Opry Co.
* Astoria Coffeehouse Cafe
* Baked Alaska
* Bridgewater Bistro
* Cannery Cafe
* Goose Hollow @ the Cove
* Pizza Schmizza
* Rogue Pub
* Sam's Seaside Cafe
* San Dune Tavern
* Ship Inn
* Silver Salmon
* T. Paul's Supper Club
* The Lumberyard
* The Shipyard
* Triangle Tavern
* Voodoo Lounge
Seaside Convention Center
415 First Ave.
Seaside, OR 97138
Chefs competing in the 2009 Iron Chef Goes Coastal event include John Newman of Newman’s 988, Lynn “Red” Pelletier of Bridgewater Bistro, Alex Kurrus of Astoria Golf and Country Club and William Leroux of Wayfarer Restaurant. The timed culinary competition will be decided by a panel of judges, while guests will have the opportunity to name a “People’s Choice” winner. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $40 for reserved seating. Iron Chef Goes Coastal is one of three major fundraising events hosted throughout the year by United Way of Clatsop County.