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Monday, January 18, 2010

John Wambeke's Cabin Fever Concert 2010

John Wambeke's Cabin Fever Concert 2010

An evening of homegrown, Hermiston music and humor. John Wambeke and Pat Ward entertained the crowd with guitar and a tweaked-up one-man band contraption. In between shticks were commercial skits advertising major sponsors of the concert, and great performances by local musicians:

  • State champion fiddlers Eric Jepsen and Alex Carlson
  • Hermiston High School band
  • Jessica and Amanda St. Hilaire
  • Retired bronc rider Harry Noble
  • Frazer Wambeke Jazz Trio
  • Harpist Rebecca Jepsen
  • Thelma and Eunice (played by John and Pat)

If you've not yet attended this annual vaudeville/variety show, you really need to put it on your calendar for next year.

The show has just the right blend of down-home informality and polished professionalism. A great set constructed on the stage shows a snow-covered log cabin and outhouse, complete with bear traps and furs hanging on the wall. The troupe has fun using the outhouse as a grand entry point for different players on stage.

The Hermiston Convention Center seems the ideal venue for the show, and the sound system and stage management make the whole evening go smoothly and enjoyably.

I can't wait for next year's show!

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