EUGENE LIVE! - ROCK'N BLUES: Soul Deception, Astro Gala, Vanna Oh! and the Any's, The Muddy Souls

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$8 Advance, $10 Day of Show

On Thursday, January 24, the Community Center for the Performing Arts in Association with Ninkasi and EventStar Productions proudly hosts EUGENE LIVE! – A RockN' Blues Showcase featuring Soul Deception, Astro Gala, Vanna Oh! and the Any's, and The Muddy Souls.



Describing their music as, “Seduction for the Soul,” Eugene’s Soul Deception finds their roots in strong blues and rock to create a rich blues sound with a sharp rock edge.

Soul Deception's full rhythms are supported by the warm soulful voice of Samantha Cairnes.  Bringing energy to every performance, Soul Deception appeals to a wide audience -- changing rhythms from blues to rock and soul -- providing the listener with a mix of flavors that doesn't disappoint. 

Making the music come to life, Soul Deception is John Heller (lead/rhythm guitar), Samantha Cairnes (lead vocals), Jason Lusk (bass) and Fred Mahoney (drums/percussion).

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Astro Gala is a five-piece band based out of Eugene that blends elements of indie, soul, surf and rock into a whole new type of sound.

Exciting and energetic rhythms paired with powerful soaring vocals will jump start your money maker into overdrive as you get lost in the melodic leads and rock-solid bass lines.

Band members are Ansley Martinez on vocals, Matt Zhun on lead guitar, Ramzi Habib on rhythm guitar, Andrew Dudley on bass, and Mike Loughlin on drums.




After touring the Pacific Northwest for the past year as the front-woman of the blues-rock band Donna Donna, Lindsay Johnston takes on her first solo performances in over three years with a more mellow approach.  Donning the moniker "Vanna Oh!" Johnston blends folk, jazz and blues to create a set of original tunes and surprising covers.  Expect soaring vocals, bluesy guitar riffs, guest instrumentalists, and an open invitation to sing along. 



An acoustic American roots music group based out of Eugene, The Muddy Souls are Jacob Camara (guitar) Austen Slone (mandolin), Julianna Meares (double bass) and Pete Romanelli (guitar).

       The Muddy Souls were born in the desert and raised in a lion's den.  They took their time traveling a long and winding road to their current home in Eugene.  Along the way they picked up some songs by Django Reinhardt, David Grisman, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Radiohead as well as writing some of the best originals west of the Mississippi.  Their concerts are an acoustic blend of folk, bluegrass, country and chaos that’s sure to get you stompin' your feet and grinnin' your teeth.


Each night the audience will vote for their favorite band.  Those artists will come back for a showcase event where the performing artist with the most audience votes wins a recording package at Ninkasi Recording Studio and a slot on a select 2019 EventStar Productions festival.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and show time is 8:30.