NERVES SHAKEN, BRAIN RATTLED: BRADY GOSS PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS IDOL JERRY LEE LEWIS (AND OTHERS) NOV. 5
LINCOLN CITY – He’s a small town kid with big city talent, and the ability to win a crowd no matter what size or location. He’s Brady Goss, he’s from Wallowa, Ore., and he’ll be performing at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The LCCC is pleased to welcome Brady back to the LCCC, where he’ll be playing on the AA Mason Hamlin mainstage. Goss will play a two-set solo show, starting at 7 pm in the auditorium, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. Advance tickets for the Nov. 5 show are $20, on sale now at www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org. Current LCCC Members receive a $2 discount (to learn more, call the office at 541-994-9994).
Described from an early age as a piano phenom, Goss is recognized as an electrifying entertainer. He is a devotee of blues, 50s rock n’ roll and classic country who started playing piano as a toddler, after watching his father play and read music. His first song was “Sea Cruise,” for which he learned the melody with his right hand one day, and a left hand accompaniment the next – when he was just 4 years old.
He took piano lessons starting in second grade, but never really liked them and “churned through teachers like butter.” Once he had the melody memorized, he would “fancy it up” and play it his own way. He recorded several instrumental CDs before he started singing, at the age of 16. His most recent recording is “Brady Goss: I’m With the Band.”
Goss cites Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer as his major influences, but has an improvisational style all his own. He’s taken it all over the west, with a steady schedule of lounge, fair, festival and concert gigs. Among his performing credentials is the Bite of Oregon, held annually in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and the Oregon State Fair.
“Brady is one of the rare gems in the world of music. He’s soulful, charming, energetic, high-spirited, captivating and commands his performances like a seasoned pro,” said Grammy nominee Ellen Whyte.
He’s also performed for Roland Janes, a studio guitarist who recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis and is now the engineer at the Phillips Recording Service (sister to Sun Studios).
“Brady has the same great gift of musical and vocal talent, plus the fire and determination that only the best possess. His hands are a blur of speed and accuracy. As you can see, I really believe in this twenty year old kid who has honed his skills since the age of six. Jerry Lee was 21 when I accompanied him on his first record. I think Brady can record a hit and his charisma, good looks and natural ability can carry over into the world of acting. All he needs is proper coaching and direction and in my humble time tested opinion, the skies the limit. This kind of talent if very rare and only comes on the scene once or twice in a lifetime. For me, this is the second of two,” Janes said.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is a non-profit center for community and creativity, inside the historic Delake School building, at the corner of NE Sixth St. and Hwy. 101. The center, which is also home to the official Lincoln City Visitor Information Center, is open from 10 am to 4 pm every day except Tuesday. For details, head to www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.