May 20th Acoustic Concert with Wendy Goodwin & Friends

Effesenden Musicians Perform for Acoustic Christmas

WHEN:  Sunday, May 20th, 2012  6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  West Chehalem Friends Church
16700 Northeast North Valley Road  Newberg, OR 97132

WHAT:  An Acoustic Evening with Wendy Goodwin & Friends
This concert is presented as a benefit for the West Chehalem Friends Church camp scholarship program.  The concert is free and family friendly.  Reception with refreshments will follow the concert.

Wendy Goodwin—Violin/Vocals
Aaron Pruitt—Piano/Vocals
Nate Macy—Guitar/Vocals
Jacob Jolliff—Mandolin
Nolan Staples—Bass
James “Jimmy” Watson—Percussion

I am looking forward to this concert!  While NOT a CD release, we WILL be performing all of the songs from my forthcoming CD along with covers by Peter Gabriel, super old hymns re-imagined by our guitarist Nate Macy—as part of his own upcoming CD release, and more.  The concert is free and totally family friendly—that is if your kids like upbeat, Celtic influenced music and lots of interesting instruments to look at followed by a reception with refreshments and plenty of room to run around.

I’m hoping that the gorgeous clover fields surrounding this country church will be in bloom.  If you’ve been out on North Valley Road in the late spring, you know what I’m talking about. . . but whether the bees and my calendar have it all lined up or not, I can promise a wonderful evening of music.  Please join us.  There’s even a CHANCE that my CD will be ready to go…but I can’t promise.

You can also help a really great cause while at this concert by making a donation to support the church’s camp scholarship fund.  I know that for me, attending camps like Tilikum Day Camp and Twin Rocks built lasting wonderful memories—For any of you out there around the same time as me, I have to say that my daughter’s favorite bedtime songs are now the Skunk Song and the Shark Song (with hand motions of course!)  The concert is free so you can come even if you don’t have the funds to send people to camp.  See you there!

Jimmy Mak’s with Tasha Miller

I am really looking forward to Thursday, December 15th!  Tasha Miller, my beautiful and mega-talented vocalist friend will be presenting a holiday concert called Human Kindness at Jimmy Mak’s together with the ensemble she dubs “the Educated Band.” 

Included in the Educated Band are iconic jazz powerhouse Dan Balmer  (guitar), Andrew Oliver (piano), Kevin Deitz (bass), Todd Strait (drums), and me, Wendy Goodwin on the violin.

Jimmy Mac'sChristmasConcert2011Tasha’s concerts are always memorable, moving, and a load of fun to experience.  It’s like being transported to an Old Hollywood movie where the word classy just doesn’t even do the experience justice. When Tasha performs, she goes for it!  You must see it and hear it to fully understand.

I’ll be opening the concert at 6:45 with a short set from my Acoustic Christmas series (for full details on Acoustic Christmas click here.) 




Consider Human Kindness as a very engaging alternative to the typical Holiday concert fare.  You will not be disappointed.

WHEN:  Thursday, December 15th, 2011
6:45-10:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Jimmy Mak’s
221 NW 10th  Portland OR 97209

COVER:  $25 for the full evening.  Dinner Reservations:  503-295-6542

Corporate Event Music

The same attention to detail, personalized professional service, and variety of musical choices that have made Effesenden Music a must have for Pacific Northwest weddings proves valuable in the business community for events such as: 

• Background ambiance for Business Dinners & Socials
• Music for holiday parties and open house events
• Lobby music for conference registrants
• Special music for fundraising events
• Headliner music for benefit concerts for charitable organizations

To listen to samples of Effesenden Music’s diverse, violin centered Classical, Jazz and Acoustic music, click here.  


“I appreciate your professionalism, dedication and art.  It truly added to the ambiance of our event.  I have been doing these events for 30+ years now, I believe beyond a doubt this event was one my best, and Effesenden Music contributed to that wonderful and meaningful success.
–Ed Bonnot   LTD Projects/WRCS Manager, Intel


“We absolutely loved you guys, it was exactly what we wanted for our event.”
Dana Devoe, Senior Event Manager, Fidelity Meetings & Client Events

Recent Clients Include:
Adventist Medical Center
Portland Art Museum
Vibe of Portland
Bravo! Wedding and Events
Faith in Action
Compassion First
Transitions Global
LVNA Hospice
Troon Winery
Oak Knoll Winery
Duck Pond Winery
Pioneer Place Shopping Center
OSU Board of Trustees
Building Champions
Lawrence Gallery
YPO Southern California

For pricing and availability, please contact Effesenden Music.

Acoustic Christmas Concert in the Pearl

Free • Family Friendly • Festive

Subject: Free Holiday Concert in the Pearl
Portland, Oregon. Tuesday, December 21st, 2010  7:30 p.m.

Attention Pearl District Families: looking for a holiday activity that is easy on the wallet and appealing to children, parents and grandparents alike?   The 7th annual Acoustic Christmas concert series with Wendy Goodwin & Friends will be holding a free holiday concert at the newly opened Cloud Seven Café on Jamison Square Park in the Pearl.

Violinist, vocalist and composer Wendy Goodwin will present this concert together with her 8-piece band including fiddle, cello, mandolin, world percussion, guitar, keys and vocals. Wendy’s friends represent some of Oregon’s top acoustic players many of whom are returning from national touring engagements just in time to create this magical evening of song. Not sure what “Acoustic Christmas” might mean? Think Trail Band meets Pink Martini… and did we mention this is free?

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 21st 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your little ones and bring your music loving friends! Cloud Seven Café located at 901 NW 10th will offer a great selection of espresso drinks, desserts and local wines in an atmosphere that somehow manages to be chic and homey all at the same time.

“A soothing antidote to the holiday hubbub,”
… news anchor Nancy Francis.

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