Recap of the JCGS Music Meeting September 4, 2018

We experienced another wonderful evening of music and camaraderie at Paschal Winery on Tuesday, September 4. There were about 40 people in attendance.


Karma and Rob Rhodes – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Rob Rhodes – Sundial Dreams by Kevin Kern

Duo Mandolini (Laurel and Milton Bloombaum) – Dark is the Night (Russian), O Sole Mio (Italian)

Bill Graham – Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma

~ intermission ~

John Swinnerton – The Road Home (original)

Joe Thompson – Vals Venezolano, Vals Apasionato (both original)

Grant Ruiz – Alegrías (traditional flamenco)

Brian Parris – Heart that You Own by Dwight Yokum, Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

Steve Bismarck – Corcovado by A.C. Jobim

Mark Hamersly – Manha de Carnival by Luis Bonfa + Luz Negra by Nelson Cavalinho, Corcovado + I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face by Lerner and Loewe


Someone left their black metallic music stand at the meeting. Please write to to arrange its safe return.

Marcy Greene, wife of Joe Thompson, currently has an art exhibit at the Paschal Winery tasting room.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman will play guitar duets at Gallerie Karon this Friday, Sept. 7 from 5-8pm and at Belle Fiore Winery this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6-8pm.

Duo Mandolini will play at the Talent Historical Society this Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm.

Mark Hamersly will play with Thor and Chicken Hirsch at La Baguette in Ashland this Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Paschal Winery’s wine club pick up for members is this weekend – Friday from 6-9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-6pm, with various musical acts. Check out


Norm Fletcher reported that Trey Hensley, a very impressive bluegrass guitarist and Grammy nominee, will perform at the Sisters Folk Festival this Friday and Saturday. Tickets at

Pedro Cortes, flamenco guitarist and Grant’s first flamenco teacher will be performing with dancer Savannah Fuentes and singer José Moreno in Grants Pass on Thursday, September 20, at the Grants Pass High School PAC Lecture Hall, 8pm. Tickets at Those who missed them in Ashland on June 30 may want to make the trip!

Yuri Liberzon, an extraordinary guitarist who played for us in March 2017, will be our featured guest next month. You can check out some of his videos at His website is He’s amazing, so bring a friend!

Respectfully submitted,

Grant Ruiz

JCGS president

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