5 picks for live entertainment
Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s new album "Into The Sun" shines with his artful, contemporary songwriting and musicianship that’s made him popular with such artists as Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and others. Ford will perform his mix of blues, pop, jazz and funk at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, at The Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. He'll be joined by bassist Brian Allen and drummer Wes Little. Acoustic duo Rob Gunderson and Brad Irvin will open the show. Tickets cost $25, $35 or $45 and can be purchased at the box office, online at roguetheatre.com or by calling 541-471-1316. The show is open to ages 21 and older.
Bil Leonhart & Jay Leonhart
Brothers Bil and Jay Leonhart will perform acoustic jazz on seven-string guitar and stand-up bass, respectively, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. The Leonharts have played music together for decades since growing up in Baltimore. Each pursuing his own career — Bill as a soloist and Jay as a sideman — the brothers make an annual appearance in Ashland. Admission costs $20. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Jeremy Siskind & The Housewarming Project
The trio — pianist Jeremy Siskind, woodwind player Lucas Pino and vocalist Nancy Harms — will play an eclectic blend of jazz and chamber music with some torch singing thrown in at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Old Siskiyou Barn in Ashland. The group is touring behind its new album, "The Housewarming," released in May on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. Reservations cost $25, $10 for students. Reservations and directions are available online at siskiyoumusicproject.com, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 541-488-3869.
David Nelson Band with Moonalice
Singer and songwriter David Nelson and his band — John Molo, Barry Sless, Pete Sears and Mookie Siegel — will perform psychedelic roots-rock Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-11, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N., Ashland. Nelson is best known as a longtime member of New Riders of the Purple Sage. San Francisco Bay Area band Moonalice will open the shows. Music starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 or $25 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.
A new acoustic string project from upright bassist Sam Grisman and mandolinist Dominick Leslie of The Deadly Gentlemen and fiddler Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nat Smith of the Sarah Jarosz Trio will be presented Tuesday, June 9, in the Headwaters Room at The Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Hear them live at 2 p.m. on Jefferson Public Radio's Open Air. Local trio Rainy and the Rattlesnakes will open the show at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance and can be purchased by calling 541-552-1665. Tickets will cost $20 at the door, $10 for ages 17 and younger.