Suzy Bogguss visits The Belfry
Suzy Bogguss has a resume that would make most musicians jealous.
Thirteen full-length studio albums over the past 30 years, one certified platinum and three more certified gold. Eight singles that reached the Top 5 on the country charts. One Grammy award and a slew of other statues from other organizations.
But sometimes, you’ve just got to pay tribute to one of the legends, and Bogguss has earned that right. And so, her new album, “Lucky,” is a collection of Merle Haggard songs, delivered via sparse but gorgeous modern-Nashville arrangements and the immaculate voice of Bogguss, long considered one of country’s finest vocalists.
On “Lucky,” Bogguss covers Haggard classics like “Today I Started Loving You Again,” “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and “Silver Wings.” Presumably, she’ll play some of those tonight at The Belfry in Sisters, perhaps alongside some of her own hits: “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Letting Go,” “Just Like the Weather” and “Hey Cinderella.”
Volcanic hosts Chicks With Picks
It’s Chicks With Picks time again!
For the fourth year in a row, a gang of female-fronted local bands are getting together to play a show and raise money for the Saving Grace women’s shelter in Bend. In its first three years, CWP has donated more than $4,000 to Saving Grace, according to Stacie Johnson of the band Broken Down Guitars, which has played all four of the events.
This year’s lineup includes not only BDG, but Lamp (fronted by Stephanie Slade) and Tone Red (Crystal Pizzola), as well as a collaborative performance by all the women, including Lili Worona of BDG and special guests Hannah Jacobs and Shireen Amini. Word on the street is they’re planning on doing Lorde’s “Royals.” Swoon!
Also planned: A raffle and silent auction featuring art created by women at Saving Grace.
Seriously, folks, this is a cool event that celebrates art made by local women while also helping local women in need. Go. Support.
Chicks With Picks, with Lamp, Tone Red, Broken Down Guitars and more; 8 p.m. Saturday; $8; Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; www.volcanictheatrepub.com .
Trio Voronezh comes to Redmond
One of the casualties of the mega-snowstorm in early February was a concert by Trio Voronezh, three Russian musicians who play an astonishingly varied selection of works on Russian folk instruments.
Now, that concert has been rescheduled for this Sunday at Ridgeview High School in Redmond. The 2 p.m. show is sold out, but tickets are still available for the 6:30 p.m. show.
Note: The group putting on the concert, the Redmond Community Concert Association, sells only season subscriptions, not tickets to individual shows. Buying a $60 subscription on Sunday would get you into not only Trio Voronezh, but also shows in March and April.
Back to the band at hand: Trio Voronezh came together in 1993 and were discovered in 1995 while playing in a German subway station.
Since then, the group has released several albums and toured the world, playing high-energy versions of familiar favorites by composers ranging from Bach and Vivaldi to George Gershwin to Astor Piazzolla, as well as Russian folk songs, gypsy dance music and other styles. Visit www.triovoronezh.com to see and hear their impressive act.
Trio Voronezh; 2 (SOLD OUT) and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, doors open 45 minutes before show; $60 for season ticket, $25 for students younger than 18, available at the contact info below; Ridgeview High School, 4555 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; www .redmondcca.org or 541-350-7222.
— Ben Salmon