The Curry Coastal Pilot

The national-touring band Troubaduo will perform its eclectic mix of acoustic rock, folk, blues, soul and more during a Brookings concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

The concert, presented by Stagelights Musical Arts Community, will be at The Event Center, 800 Chetco Ave., Brookings.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and all proceeds benefit Stagelights and its music outreach and education projects. Tickets are available at Earl E. Books, 511 Fern Ave., and Chetco Music Co., 615 Chetco Ave.

After a decade of performing in bands and solo, musicians Jill Marie and Bryson VanCleve formed the soul-singing duo Troubaduo after meeting in Los Angeles in 2008.

The husband-and-wife team is currently on a national tour, performing 150-plus shows this year.

The band's website states, "Troubaduo writes mostly artistic Americana and folk with elements of blues, sunshine pop, rock, psychedelic, gospel, soul and jazz, placing an emphasis on lyrics."

The duo has recorded with world-renown musicians linked to artists such as Tom Petty, Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash, Sara McLachlan and Sammy Hagar. Their list of musical influences include Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, the Allman Brothers, Stevie Wonder, and Blues Traveler.

Troubaduo supports non-profits including, a reputable non-profit that raises money and awareness for children in Northern Iraq "whose bodies have been highly affected by chemical warfare and need new hearts," according to its website.

Troubaduo's accomplishments include being named featured vocalist of the month in the February 2009 issue of Songwriter Universe Magazine; and writing the Campaign song for the 2007 Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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