‘Legendary’ Baby Gramps at White Salmon Guitar for May 17 performance

On Saturday, May 17, the White Salmon Guitar house concert series continues with Seattle-based folk-blues icon Baby Gramps. Doors open at 6:30, show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at White Salmon Guitar. A guitar workshop is scheduled for 3 p.m. and pre-registration ($35) is required.

“Baby Gramps is a high-energy, humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, and blues songs from the ‘20s and ‘30s, folk songs, and many originals with wordplay, humor and throat singing.

He appeals to a wide range of audiences from folk to jamband to punk to old timey traditional and to kids of all ages. Venues he performs at vary from intimate coffeehouses and pubs, to large concert halls, theaters, and festivals across the States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.”

According to an article in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the last 100 years.

In 2006 “The Rogues Gallery” CD, a collection of sea chanteys and pirate ballads, produced by Johnny Depp and Hal Wilner in connection with “The Pirates of the Caribbean” film, landed Baby Gramps on the David Letterman Show.

White Salmon Guitar Co., 230 E. Jewett, White Salmon, Wash.; 509-254-1834

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