Community Day/Songwriters Circle: Rich Waggoner, Piers Munro, Jack McMahon
Monday, January 7th - 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, January 7th will be the next Community Day and will include the Songwriters’ Circle at 7:00 PM.
Rich Waggoner is a Portland born and raised singer, songwriter and guitar strummer. He mixes humor, social and political commentary with three chords and a smile. He has two 2012 self produced CDs under the nickname "Waggs"; Open Mic and Family Tree.
Piers Munro has played guitar, harmonica and bass for many years throughout Nevada and California and with Portland groups since the 1970s including The Weeds, Redeye, Hawkeye, etc., as well as a whole lot of solo gigs. Piers owned the Freedom Guitar shop in the ‘70s and ‘80s and also worked for many years at the 12th Fret Custom Repair shop. Piers is currently playing in the Munro Nichols duo, with 2 CDs available at Music Millennium. He also plays with Rich Waggoner in the acoustic group Night Folk.
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.