April 22: Andre Feriante & Stella Rossi

Andre Feriante & Stella Rossi – An Evening of Spanish Music & Dance.  Upstage and Studio Bob invite you to an unforgettable concert of great music and astounding entertainment.  Feriante &  Rossi present an evening of virtuoso guitar, Latin Fusion, and neo-Flamenco on a sensual journey into the beauty and intrigue of Spanish music and dance.  Tickets are $20, available instantly online at the ‘Buy Ticket’ link below, or at Harbor Art Gallery on Railroad St. in Port Angeles. They perform Saturday eve, 7:30pm, April 22, in Port Angeles at Studio Bob. More information and Benaroya Hall youtube video below!

Award winning Segovia-trained guitarist/composer, Andre has brought his sensual and contemporary sound to traditional genres for thirty years. He performs worldwide. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speaks to people from all walks of life. His forays in Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Americana are legendary.

Stella Rossi was born in Paraguay. Her dynamic performance has joined many Northwest artists. She brings her authentic presentation of Spanish and South American dancing and percussion to groups such as CocoLoco. Stella also leads the flamenco-rock fusion band Deseo Carmin. From traditional to cutting edge contemporary, Stella brings her talents tailored to Andre’s, and the two present a stunning and exciting show that will move you with its passion, poetry, and sensuality.

Andre has garnered rave reviews applying his innovative guitar mastery to many instruments. He’s well known for stunning virtuosity, passion, and ability to connect with his audience on a deep emotional level. He’s released 13 solo recordings. He hopes the passionate and sometimes meditative qualities in his songs will inspire listeners  to see our similarities as humans, creating more peace and ease in our world.

“Muy bien, wonderful tone-” says Andres Segovia!  Showtime is 7:30. Doors open 6:30. Sound Engineering is provided by Tom Brown of HIYU. Studio Bob is an intimate and acclaimed venue located on 118 1/2 Front Street, across from the Gateway Transit station and one block from Blackball’s Victoria ferry terminal.

April 1st: Nick Schnebelen

Upstage presents the Nick Schnebelen Band, winner of the Albert King Award for Best Guitar, on Saturday, April 1st, for two shows at the Disco Bay Detour – an intimate small seat club between Port Townsend and Sequim on Highway 101 in Discovery Bay, WA. It’s easily accessible from Victoria, Port Angeles, and Kitsap County too. Come enjoy Nick’s over-the-top Blues! Seating is limited, so make your reservations soon!

Nick’s family band, Trampled Under Foot, won the International Blues Competition in 2008. Nick also won the Blues Foundation Albert King award for Best Guitar. Shortly thereafter they recorded two great blues releases with Tony Braunagel (Taj Mahal, Robert Cray) producing. “Badlands” debuted #1 on Billboard and won 2014 Best Contemporary Blues Album at the Blues Music Awards. Today, Nick is again working with Tony Braunagel for Nick’s album to be released this year. More information and two videos below!

Click here for directions and to purchase tickets.  If you require assistance, email upstage@olympus.net or call 360.385.2216

World-class award winning Bluesman Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as a killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. As founding member of Trampled Under Foot (TUF) and with the Nick Schnebelen Band, Nick has traveled the world playing festivals such as Notodden, Montreal, and as fan favorites on the annual Legendary Blues Cruise.

Nick has blues in his blood. His parents played music full time in the Kansas City blues scene. Their house became a jam space for his parents Lisa Swedlund and Robert Schnebelen’s popular blues band, Little Eva & The Works. Today Nick tours world-wide with his own band, bringing his raw blues energy guitar and vocals, backed by a hot rockin’ blues band. He still performs re-union shows with Trampled Under Foot.

April 1st is an opportunity to hear a performance master in an almost house concert atmosphere.  Disco Bay Detour is a 30 person venue with two separate shows, at 5pm (for those who prefer daylight driving) and 7:30pm. Nick starts his show solo, playing guitar and dobro. You’ll hear a bluesman with traditional chops followed by his full rockin’ electric trio.

Today Nick continues that tradition as he travels world-wide with his own band. Look for even greater success for Nick in the coming months and his 2017 album release. Below, the first  video demonstrates his band’s electric blues skills.  The second video provides his solo show-opening acoustic talent.  You’ll get both at one show!