Date and Time
Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 7:00pm
Record stores were the community centers for many cities and towns around the country, especially in the late ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. They were a place where community in the love of music brought people together. Friendships were made and partners in life were found as people shared their interest and love of music. On Community Day, there will be free refreshments, special one-day deals, live music, and a variety of unique events throughout the year. Monday, May 7th will be the next Community Day and will include the Songwriters’ Circle at 7:00 PM.
Ben Davis is best known as the lead singer of The Odds. Ben helped form Portland’s first all-synthesizer band, Fashion Ambulance. He played harmonica and sang in the English–blues–inspired Rain Makers, fronted original rock band Stunning Ray Guns and played keyboards in the Dead Beetles. Now with just his keyboard and his mouth he returns, offering up a collection of new tunes.
Kory Quinn is a writer of personal experience and a singer of cross-country adventure, frequently woven into a prayer rug of justice and unrepentant (gasp) Eugene V. Debs-style Socialism. With a hobo twang sharp as a 9-ball break, Kory Quinn effectively transposes the eternal troubadours like Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Bob Dylan into Two-Thousand-‘n’-twelve. Based on a cross-country railroad tour Kory took, Waitin’ for a Train relates his experiences, from the heart-breaking death scene of “Only a Hobo” to the bittersweet talking blues piece, “Waitin’ for a Train”.
Jack McMahon is a performing songwriter as well host and organizer of the Music Millennium Songwriters’ Showcase. McMahon has been a working musician for all of his adult life and over the years has fronted some of Portland's more notable bands (Tracks, The Chameleons, Jack McMahon & Friends). From his early days in New Jersey and New York to his residency in the Rose City, Jack's penchant for catchy hooks and emotionally charged lyrics have made him a favorite of long time fans and neophytes alike. He has released three CDs to date; Better Late (1982), Toe The Line (2000) and The Man That Love Forgot (2007). He performs regularly with his four-piece band (Jack McMahon Band) and does solo acoustic shows as well.