Vashon Events is pleased to announce a new partnership with Vashon Center for the Arts to showcase local bands at the Katherine L. White Theater. The concerts were made possible in part by a generous gift from John L. Scott – Vashon, the sponsor of the Local Music Series. Most all these shows will be on First Fridays with a few exceptions.
We are thrilled that our local bands will now have increased access to use of the Katherine L. White Theater through this series that will feature local bands and musicians only. Typically, either a band will perform, or three solo musicians will perform in the round.
For the performance on Friday, August 3rd, we bring you a very special concert in the round with three Vashon legends: Ron Hook, John Browne & Bob Krinsky!
The man, the myth. Mysterious, captivating…. ever so talented, Ron Hook will lay down his funky grooves and make you forget about your troubles. Front man for over thirty years for the legendary Island band, Subconscious Population, Ron has earned the respect of many people – not only with his amazing ability to play many different instruments so well or his song-writing expertise…but for his love of life, his artistic world and the wisdom that he instills upon us all. His spiritual guidance has been the light for many, both young and old….and his music, well…. ask anyone who’s lived here for a while and they will tell you how it’s affected their lives in some way.
Seattle native and Vashon resident for many years, John Browne has played guitar since his teens and picked up the harmonica in the mid-1960’s. Progressing from college sophomore to folk-music groupie-worshiper of Tom Rush, Fred Neil, Buffy St. Marie & Bob Gibson in early-60s Miami, John’s musical career has been what he jokingly refers to one long, downward spiral to this present time……but we all know differently. In the guise of one fifth of the Ph Phactor Jugband in the ‘Frisco of ‘66, John was present (if stupefied) as an opening act for several notable performers- many of them not with us any more – including Frank Zappa, Lenny Bruce, Dan Hicks, The Dead, The Doors, The Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blue Cheer, The Byrds, The Airplane, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Country Joe & the Fish, Art Linkletter, The Congress of Wonders, and others.
Born in New York City in 1950, then growing up in White Meadow Lake, New Jersey, Bob Krinsky has a lifetime passion for songwriting under his belt. He has performed his songs in coffeehouses, clubs and festival stages from the Big Apple, New Jersey and the Catskills Mountains, to west coast venues such as the Oregon Country Fair, Seattle Folk Life Festival, Seattle Freemont Fair, Okanogan Family Fair, Vashon Island Earthfair, and other roots places. An eclectic blend of styles, Bob’s music brings together friends of all ages and backgrounds.
Friday, August 3rd
A very special Concert in the Round
Ron Hook, John Browne & Bob Krinsky
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Vashon Center for the Arts
First Friday Local Music Series
Sponsored by John L. Scott Vashon