“Get Out While You Can II: A Cerimon House Event”
“Shelly Rudolph is a national star working in Portland as an in-demand vocalist. She is a skilled poet and songwriter. Her latest album, “The Way We Love”, has received rave reviews.
“Louis ‘King Louis’ Pain is an organist intensely respected by his peers, and a longtime colleague and fellow headliner with Mel Brown.”
a weekend-long music festival being held outdoors October 17-18 at Methven Family Vineyards Dundee Tasting Room, is a rare opportunity for some of our region’s greatest musicians to commune with their fans one last time before the weather turns.
“There is no better time to enjoy great jazz and blues, and no better place than next to the Dundee Tasting Room, where Methven’s award-winning wines are just waiting for guests to enjoy,” says Billie Eidson, board member of Cerimon House and co-producer of the event.
“We’re creating the great time for both the audience and the musicians,” says Paul K. Ward, also a Cerimon House board member. “COVID-safety is on the top of our minds too,. We have a great partner with the Methven Family, which offers clean facilities and socially distanced tables under the outdoor tent. We’re taking extra measures ourselves to keep bathrooms and surfaces well-tended to,” Mr. Ward continues.
Saturday kicks off with regional favorite, vocalist Shelly Rudolph, performing her popular act and some originals with her frequent partner in music, the legendary Tom Grant on piano. When the sun goes down, the venue welcomes versatile and highly-respected saxophonist Devin Phillips, who has been intensely popular since his arrival on the Portland scene from native New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Sunday, Ms. Rudolph, who serves as the weekend’s anchor personality and talent, joins Tim Gilson, bass, and George Mitchell, piano. Capping off the weekend is national treasure, drummer Mel Brown, with his longtime keyboard and organist, Louis Pain, with The Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group. Joining them are the gifted saxophonist Renato Caranto and guitarist Dan Balmer.
“Each of these artists by themselves draw crowds, and for good reason,” says Mr. Ward. “They’ll be having as good a time as the audience.”