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Category: Gig Harbor


Gretchen Peters plays Morso on Feb. 10

Country Music Award winning singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters will play at Morso in Gig Harbor on Friday, Feb. 10 in an 8 p.m. show. It’s a stop on her Hello Cruel World tour.

Peters won the 1995 CMA Song of the Year for “Independence Day” sung by Martina McBride. She’s a two-time Grammy nominee.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Morso or by calling Morso at 253-530-3463. Peters is performing as part of the Americana Music Series produced by Michael ONeill and Morso.
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Singer/songwriter Ian Moore plays Morso on Thursday

Ian Moore (courtesy Ian Moore)

Seattle-based Singer/Songwriter Ian Moore will play Gig Harbor’s Morso wine bar on Thursday in an 8 p.m. show.

Moore cut his teeth in the 90’s roots rock scene of Austin, Texas as a guitar prodigy. He has opened for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and Paul Weller and played with Roky Erickson and Jason Mraz.

Moore will be performing an acoustic show as part of the Americana Music Series produced by Michael ONeill and Morso.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Morso or by calling 253-530-3463.
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Bands: Prepare to do battle

It’s going to be band versus band next month when the Boys & Girls Clubs hosts a local music competition.

Entries are now being accepted at the Cheney Family Boys & Girls Club in Gig Harbor for Battle of the Bands on January 28. The grand prize will be a three song demo CD recording session at Tacoma’s Pacific Studios.

The event is open to the public with doors at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
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Gig Harbor tree lighting set for Dec. 3

Gig Harbor’s annual lighting its holiday tree will take place on Saturday December 3 at 5 p.m.

The tree will be erected and decorated beginning November 21. The December 3 event begins with holiday music and refreshments at Skansie Brothers Park. Santa will arrive via the Gig Harbor Fire Department at 5:30 p.m.

After he flips the switch to light the tree Santa will visit with kids.

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Michael O’Neill to play at Morso in Gig Harbor Sept. 10

Gig Harbor-based singer/songwriter Michael ONeill will play at Morso Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. His performance will be a celebration of the first year anniversary of “The Americana Music Series.”

O’Neill has been touring for more than 20 years. In addition, O’Neill is supporting and producing touring artists through “The Americana Music Series.” Teaming with Morso, the series included performances by Kevin Montgomery, Steve Poltz, The Refugees, Vicci Martinez, Templeton Thompson, Tommy Tutone, Peter Case and Susan Gibson.

O’Neill also hosts Seattle’s only Americana, Roots, Red Dirt, Alt Country radio show, “Who’s Bad Now Radio,” on KGHP-FM, Tuesday nights 7

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Grant Peeples plays Morso August 6

Singer/songwriter Grant Peeples plays at Morso August 6 as part of his West Coast debut.

Peeples’ songs are a mix of satire and social commentary on the state of America as he sees it. His official bio sums it up nicely…

He violates the “ No Trespassing” signs, peeks over the backyard fences of the culture. Then he picks up his guitar and lets you know what he’s seen–unapologetically–like a poet would anchor the Six O’clock News.

Peeples lived for 11 years on an island off the coast of Nicaragua. When he returned to the U.S. in 2006,

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Peter Case plays Morso

Folk-Rocker Peter Case plays at Morso in Gig Harbor Friday.

The 8 p.m. acoustic show is part of the Americana Music Series produced by Michael ONeill and Morso. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Morso, 9014 Peacock Hill Ave., in Gig Harbor. Or call 253-530-3463.

From the announcement:

Case’s bands The Nerves and The Plimsouls helped define the LA punk and alternative rock scenes in the 70s and 80s, and his solo work helped usher in the Americana music phenomenon.

Peter just released “The Case Files” which contains a collection of demos, out-takes

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