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Eight Oregon songwriters celebrate Women's History Month

By BOB HOWARD //  "She’s Speaking-LIVE: A Celebration of Women Songwriters." will be in Salem on March 15 and in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theater on April 20.

Eight of Oregon's celebrated performing artists joined forces with a great band and are on the road in March and April to bring to seven cities in Oregon and Washington their dynamic and joyful concert, "She’s Speaking-LIVE: A Celebration of Women Songwriters." They will be in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theater on April 20.

"The superpower of She's Speaking-Live is the combined talent, energy and diversity of our artists' backgrounds and musical influences," said Kristen Grainger, co-founder of the She's Speaking project. "Blues, jazz, R&B, Americana, rock, folk, gospel - there is definitely something wonderful for everyone."

The lineup includes Arietta Ward, Bre Gregg, LaRhonda Steele, Beth Wood, Liz Chibucos, Naomi LaViolette, Kristen Grainger, and Lisa Mann. Backed by percussionist Ward Griffiths, electric guitarist Dan Gildea and guitarist Dan Wetzel, the eleven participating musicians pause their own touring and recording schedules to come together for these concerts during Women’s History Month.

They have already filled the houses in Eugene, Longview and Hillsboro, Corvalis and Bend.

Coming Shows:

Fri., March 15, 8 pm, Historic Grand Theatre, Salem
Sat., April 20, 8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland

Tickets and info for all concerts here.

The She's Speaking project was co-founded during the global pandemic in 2020 by songwriters Bre Gregg, Beth Wood and Kristen Grainger to find ways to elevate women songwriters in the male-dominated music industry so women's voices, stories, and artistry could be heard by everyone. More about the She's Speaking project here.

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