Portland, Oregon is a great place for musicians. There is a creative culture here that seems to sprout bands like the ubiquitous blackberry vines that crop up in every yard in town. And we’re just far enough left of Utah to attract a lot of really talented LDS musicians.
At the very top of that heap is the amazing acoustic, folk-rock band, Canoe. Recently Matt Hoiland, the creative force behind Canoe, and lead guitarist Cameron Steineckert, were kind enough to answer a few questions about the band, their music, their faith and aliens. Continue Reading →
When I first heard about the 5th Friday Open Mic from Mark Simnitt (singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Fossil Fools), I was amazed. I would love to see these happen elsewhere in the Church. If any of you would like to see something like this in your own stake, read on. Any successes should immediately be reported back to us. Rock on! - Syphax
My mid-life crisis took me by surprise when it hit seven years ago. I was happily married and serving in a bishopric, so the last thing I expected was to wake up one day and feel like there was something missing from my life. I got a personal trainer and ran a marathon which helped a little. I leased a Jaguar, which really didn’t help at all. Then I started guitar lessons and miraculously, the hole in my life started to fill in. Music, it seemed, was the answer. Continue Reading →