Benefit Concert a Treat
Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Benefit concert for Pacific Textile Arts with Father/Daughter duo Mike and Leah Wollenberg, Jazz & Celtic music on guitar and violin on July 18

The Mendocino Stories and Music Series is taking advantage of a quiet night at the Music Festival tent to invite Father/Daughter duo Mike and Leah Wollenberg to play jazz and celtic music with guitar and violin. They played for us earlier this year and were a big hit. Here’s another opportunity to enjoy their musical comraderie. This performance will begin at 7:30PM at the Mendocino Hotel and is a benefit for Pacific Textile Arts.

Pacific Textile Arts is an organization devoted to the support of all the textile arts. They have an exhibition room, at artist studios, teach young people and children to weave, knit and spin and to understand the role these activities have played since the beginning of human history. A very large library of textile related books, the second largest in the state, is maintained and may be found at this website: pacifictextilearts.org

A mainstay in the Bay Area music scene since the early eighties, guitarist Mike Wollenberg has performed and recorded with many Bay area luminaries. He is best known for his solo guitar playing, in which he plays several musical parts simultaneously, giving the impression of there being more than just one instrument. This ability also makes him the perfect compliment to a soloist in a duo format.

Leah and Mike have been playing music together for thirteen years, which is amazing considering Leah just turned nineteen. They play with an empathy and familiarity unique to family musical teams, continuing the conversation in music that has been ongoing since before Leah was born.

All Ages Welcome. Bistro menu and drinks are available as soon as the doors open at 6:30PM. Suggested donations $10 – $20. For more info call Pattie at 937-1732

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