Music in the Stacks: Inspirational Beets

Calendar Date:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30pm

The Inspirational Beets will perform at the library on Wednesday, October 17, 6:30pm. The band includes a longstanding ambassador of the local gypsy jazz scene, a guitar guru with an extensive background in country-western swing, a versatile bassist who has performed with both established and emerging bands throughout the city of Portland, a dynamic percussionist whose diverse experience spans over two decades as a rhythmic engineer across multiple genres, and a veteran of the 76th United States Army Band based out of Wiesbaden, Germany. The band performs songs that echoed through the streets and shadows of America in the 1920s and 30s, during one of the most pivotal moments in the nation's history: Prohibition and The Great Depression. Influenced by musicians the likes of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bessie Smith, and Fats Waller, Inspirational Beets hope to bring a welcomed sound for all generations to enjoy within the vibrant Pacific Northwest scene.