Date(s) - September 14, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bre Gregg and Redbird
Friday Sept 13
KALA enthusiastically welcomes Portland soul/blues songstress BRE GREGG and REDBIRD, Friday Sept 13th, at 8pm. Tickets in advance $15, available online at libertyastoria.org.
Lead vocalist Bre Gregg combines a classically trained voice, and degree in music with her love for bluesy, soulful tunes as she teams up with guitarist Dan Gildea. The two impeccable artists masterfully pass the lead on stage backed by groove masters Jeff Langston on bass and Charlie Doggett on drums. Bre and Redbird have recorded two albums—deeply influenced by soul, you’ll hear elements of roots, blues, rock and even a dash of jazz.
It’s all there. Bre’s rich, plaintive vocals take a silky cruise through the tunes, from Koko Taylor’s “VooDoo Woman” to Tom Waits “Temptation.” If you love smoky/intimate, polish and sophistication, paired down to raw musical energy, Redbird delivers on record and on stage.
This past year, Bre Gregg and longtime Portland blues/folk recording musician Ann Weiss organized the highly successful “Something To Talk About: A Tribute to Bonnie Raitt.” A 9-piece ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists performed together in the tribute that played to rave reviews in Portland, a special show on the WA Peninsula and put out a live recording available online at bregregg.com. When she’s not performing on the many Northwest stages she calls musical home, Bre Gregg runs her own vocal and musician teaching studio.
“Bre Gregg is a powerful lead vocalist with a gift for phrasing and a deep feeling she is communicating right from the soul.”
– Robert Richter, Host of Local Roots KMUZ FM
Friday, September 13. 8pm. (doors open 7:30pm). Tickets $15. Available online in advance at libertyastoria.org. Will call pick-up at venue, time of show. FULL BAR. Cabaret Seating. KALA is located at 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria. 503.338.4878.