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5-20-2017

“Be About Love” - A Benefit Concert for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

WHAT: “Be About Love” A Benefit Concert for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (www.irco.org)

WHERE: Blackfish Gallery (www.blackfish.com) 420 NW Ninth Ave. Portland, OR 97209 503.224.2634

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 8:00 p.m. COST: $10 at the door (sliding scale available)

FEATURING: Bug Toast (www.bugtoastmusic.com) Bug Toast defies categorization, playing genre-bending, world-influenced, progressive folk on bouzouki, accordion, guitar, bass, violin, and percussion, with textured instrumentation, vocal harmonies and interesting time signatures. Blended from two musical families, the combination of brothers, father/ daughter plus husband makes for familial yet unfamiliar music. The group creates the arrangements together, creating richly textured, interwoven pieces with careful attention to counterpoint, voicing, harmonies, and rhythms.

3 Hand Stephen (www.3handstephen.com) 3 Hand Stephen (aka Stephen Cohen) is a performing and recording artist who uses voice, acoustic guitar, cigar box guitars, and a one of a kind miniature guitar in his one of a kind performances. He has an extensive catalog of critically acclaimed recordings. He has performed his original, poetic, acoustic music at concert venues and festivals across the United States and in Spain.

Nicole Campbell (www.nicolecampbell.com) “Her muscular, graceful voice seemed to be coming from some place deep inside her soul, and arrived as an emotional plea or catharsis. Sparse arrangements and instrumentation put the thrust of delivery squarely on Campbell and she never missed a note.” The Oregonian