Community Day/Songwriters Circle with Scott Gallegos, Ray Beran and Jack McMahon
Monday, December 3rd - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE 7:00 PM and FREE REFRESHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY!
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, December 3rd will be the next Community Day and will include the Songwriters’ Circle at 7:00 PM.
Scott Gallegos' ability to mix welcoming melodies and creative storytelling have captivated audiences since he hit the local Portland scene in 2005. His songs manage to find a way to speak to the core of the lost, the romantic, and the heartbroken all at the same time, while allowing all to find a point of empathy. His latest release is Somehow Divine.
Ray Beran has been performing around the Pacific Northwest since 1997. Now an accomplished songwriter, Beran's music is an infectious blend of acoustic guitar and vocal, drawing on a wide range of influence from many genres. His first CD, Memory Years, was released to high praise, and had a short run on national radio.
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.