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“One More Time” – Easy Valley Eight’s Finale Show at Standing Stone

Join us as we commemorate the end of a musical era at Standing Stone! The Easy Valley Eight will perform their grand finale show for us on Saturday, February 4th, at 8:00pm. In tribute to their title of their first album, we’ll enjoy their show “One More Time.”

Since Standing Stone Brewing Company’s grand opening in 1997, the Easy Valley Eight have enthusiastically shared their swing jazz music with our customers every first Saturday of the month and every New Year’s Eve. Their big-band style has entertained fans with dancing feet and snapping fingers as long as our restaurant and brewery has been around. The eight-piece outfit has been the cornerstone of our music schedule for nearly fifteen years!

The lineup of the Easy Valley Eight has proudly included over two dozen of the Rogue Valley’s finest jazz musicians, and good friends of Standing Stone. We’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all these talented members, past and present:

(photo: Sydney Michael)

Original Members:
Richard Cottle – Trumpet, Sax and Vocals
Dave Wright – Sax and Vocals
Clem Novak – Bass
Leo Stan – Baritone Sax
Bob Sharp – Valve Trombone and Flugelhorn
Warren Moore – Tenor Sax and Vocals
Sidney Goldberg – Piano and Vocals
Gary “Chicken” Hirsch – Drums
Pam Lawson – Vocals and Special Spirit

(photo: Denise Baratta)

Former and Incumbent Members:
Lyle Ames – Guitar, Vocals and Drums
Bruce McKern – Bass
Sue & Shue – Bass and Piano
Garret Edmands – Drum and Slide Whistle
Phil Michaels – Baritone Sax
Daryl Fjeldheim – Alto, Tenor and Baritone Sax
Fritz Hunnicut – Alto Sax, Flute and Vocals
Larry Cavalier – Piano and Vocals
Michael Barth – Bass
Robin Lawson – Piano and Arranger
Craig Mather, M.D. – Drums
Randy Hugdahl – Trombone and Vocals
Dave Richardson – Arranger

(photo: Jim Lamberson)

We have lots of great memories of performances and members over the years, and could not be more pleased with the energy they have brought to Standing Stone time and time again. We wish them the best as they continue on, as the band’s final show at Standing Stone certainly does not mark the end of the group. As said by band members, “Easy Valley Eight continues to play, driven by the respect of the past and former members, camaraderie, swingin’ jazz and musical desire!”

You can visit their website to stay in touch with band happenings and learn about future gigs. You can also view past articles about the band and their history in the Mail Tribune and Daily Tidings.

As for Standing Stone’s musical future, stay tuned to our event calendar to learn about shows on the horizon. As always, we invite Tim Church and his acoustic guitar to play for our dinner guests every Saturday from 5:30-8:30pm. We will also return our Music on the Patio series this summer with lots of local duos and trios to whet your musical appetite.

Be sure to visit us on February 4th for the Easy Valley Eight’s farewell show at Standing Stone, and toast a glass to our longest standing house band. In the mean time, you can visit the music page of our website and enjoy some sample tunes from the Easy Valley Eight at home.

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