John Doan In Concert
John Doan, Northwest musician and recording artist for Hearts O' Space Records, will appear in concert Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in Hudson Hall at Willamette University. Featured will be music from both his latest national CD release "Wayfarer - Ancient Paths to Sacred Places - A Celtic Pilgrimage" and his former release "Eire - Isle of the Saints" which was voted the number one Celtic Album of the Year 1998 by the NAV Music Awards.
Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Seating is limited. For tickets and more information contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255. Tickets for Willamette students, faculty, and staff are free.
Master harp guitarist, storyteller and historian, Doan offers soulful and provocative musical sketches from sacred sites of the British Isles. The version of the harp guitar that Doan plays is a rare, 20-string instrument created at the end of the last century in Europe and America. It supplements the standard guitar's six fretted strings with six unfretted sub-bass strings, but its most distinctive sound is the crystalline harp tones of eight treble strings.Doan has performed with a diverse range of artists from Burl Ives to Larry Carlton and his virtuoso playing and arranging has attracted praise from no less a guitar luminary than Chet Atkins. He has starred in two popular television specials produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting: "A Christmas to Remember With John Doan" (seen on PBS) andhis Emmy nominated "A Victorian Christmas With John Doan." His music has also been featured in numerous television presentations including Walt Disney.Doan is an associate professor of music at Willamette.