Best Bets: 5 picks for the week
Green Mountain Guild
Portland pop ensemble Green Mountain Guild will perform music from its new album, “Train,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Stream and download the digital album at greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com/album/train. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
British actor John Rainer will present a dramatic exploration of T.S. Eliot’s early poems at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26, and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 20 and 27, at the Oak Street Dance Studio, 1287 Oak St., Ashland. Set in a small theater in the basement of The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton, England, Rainer brings Eliot’s characters to life for a funny, full-of-pathos, touching and magical experience. Ranier was born in Staffordshire and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He now lives in Ashland. Tickets are $20, $10 for students, and can be purchased at prufrocksworld.brownpapertickets.com.
From 1965 to early 1970, Nesmith was a member of TV pop-rock band The Monkees. Nesmith and his First National Band Redux will play songs from the three albums he made with his post-Monkees First National Band between 1970 and ’73 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. With its roots in country and western, Nesmith’s band throws a few rock arrangements into the mix. Tickets are $35 to $205 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com, by calling 541-471-1316, or at the door.
The Infamous Stringdusters: Since its formation in 2005, the Grammy-winning bluegrass band — Travis Book on bass, Andy Falco on guitar, Jeremy Garrett on fiddle, Andy Hall on Dobro and Chris Pandolfi on banjo — have relentlessly explored the musical possibilities of a bluegrass ensemble, breaking boundaries in the process. The band’s 2017 release, “Laws Of Gravity,” represents a return to form. The Dusters perform Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com. Tickets will be $30 the day off the show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Siskiyou Music Project presents a performance by the New York-based Bohemian Trio at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Artistic Piano Gallery, 1390 Biddle Road, No. 107, Medford. Yosvany Terry, Orlando Alonso and Ybes Dharamraj join piano, cello and saxophone to perform Terry’s original compositions, driven by Afro-Cuban rhythms, classical melodies and a touch of improvisation. The trio released its debut album, “Okónkolo,” early last year on Innova Records. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.