Cafe WOW with Gossamer Strings, Caitlin Jemma, Meadow Rue

January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

            On Tuesday, January 9, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes the return of Cafe WOW at the WOW Hall, featuring all acoustic music in a basement coffee house format.  Headlining the event are Eugene’s own Gossamer Strings with special guests Caitlin Jemma Meadow Rue.

The Gossamer Strings is an old-time folk music duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis.  They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing that exposes the emotion hidden in the verse.  Their tight instrumentation brings each song to another level, as the pair breathes together, not just in their harmonies, but also through their instruments.  They invite listeners into their world with warm conversation like old friends.

With a sound that is tempered by country and delivered with soul, Caitlin Jemma brings a wholesome and enlivened energy to storytelling folk.  Her songs are love notes that offer hope, uplift, and encourage you to be your baddest self and pursue magic.  Jemma’s sweet and salty twang has earned comparisons to a young Iris Dement, with echoes of Valerie June and Bobbie Gentry. Playing on average 150 shows annually, Caitlin has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Eilen Jewell, Willie Watson, Peter Rowan, John Craigie, Rainbow Girls, The Brothers Comatose, Shook Twins, The Way Down Wanderers, and many more.

Meadow Rue is a string band out of Oregon's Willamette Valley featuring rich harmonies and original song writing from Greg Oldson and Sarah Mazze.  Steve Korin brings it on bass. Heather Brey rounds out the lovely sounds with mournful and joyful fiddle.

Café WOW is open for all ages from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  Donation requested.



Donation requested