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The Portland Playlist welcomes Stumptown Soul; music with a purpose

The Portland Playlist filled the studio Wednesday night when 9 of the 19 member band, Stumptown Soul, came to the studio to give a preview of their upcoming benefit concert and toy drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.  The 3rd annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular is a holiday music extravaganza featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s biggest names in jazz, blues, and soul. What began over a shared love of holiday music and a desire to spread joy to children in the hospital has grown since its inception at Mississippi Pizza to the Star Theater. It will be held Saturday, December 10th at Star Theater. Tickets can be found here.

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The band, comprised of Dan Berkery, Jennifer Smieja, Michael Quinby, Aundria Lauren, Mark Bowden, Steve Kerin, Lefty Head, Tim Shaughnessy, and Jim Wolfe performed six songs that will also be performed at the event. These holiday songs offer elements of jazz, rock, blues, and some sounds straight out of Louisiana that will entice you to dance and sing along. You can watch the Facebook Live videos at: https://www.facebook.com/mary.teri.7/videos/753243651489932/,
https://www.facebook.com/mary.teri.7/videos/753225154825115/,
https://www.facebook.com/mary.teri.7/videos/753220838158880/,
https://www.facebook.com/854356554586367/videos/1306079729414045/,
https://www.facebook.com/854356554586367/videos/1306075972747754/.

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

The Stumptown Soul Band, photo by Teri Briggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remaining members of the band include Ural Thomas, LaRhonda Steele, Karen Lovely, Lewi Longmire, Kris Deelane, Katy Oberg, Joe McCarthy, Peter Dammann, Pete Moss, and Jim Quinby. Each artist brings a different take to the song(s) they will perform offering a mix of genres guaranteed to please everyone.

If you’re looking for a fun holiday show this season with the added bonus of knowing it will benefit children, don your holiday attire, bring an unwrapped toy, and settle in at the Star for a night of gaiety.

Teri Briggs
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Teri Briggs

Teri Briggs can usually be found pedaling around town, behind the lens of her camera, or at one of the many local music venues in town. She also has a fondness for volunteering for good causes, promoting her favorite bands on her music page, and dressing up in a tutu.
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