The Curry Coastal Pilot

Tickets are now on sale for the Portland-based rock band Robert Wynia and The Sound, which will play with Brookings' Slow Children and two other local bands at the Redwood Theater, 621 Chetco Ave., on Thursday, May 10.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for those 18 and younger. Tickets are on sale now at the theater box office.

The name Robert Wynia may be familiar to fans of Floater, a nationally recognized rock band with numerous top-selling albums, two Grammy Award nominations and multiple sold-out performances at the West Coast's larger venues.

Wynia is touring Oregon and California in May to support his solo album, "Iron By Water." The band "create an atmosphere of open plains, shadowed woods and remote towns, and fills those landscapes with hook-laden melodies of obsession, love and hope for redemption," according to the band's website.

It's hard to label the band's style. Songs on the band's website at www. include elements of alt-country, blues and rock, blended with a dash of the dramatic, ala Pink Floyd or The Doors (at times Wynia's voice sounds eerily similar to Jim Morrison or Roger Waters).

Wynia has been voted "Favorite Male Performer" three different years in Eugene, and received "Best Male Vocalist" at the 2011 Portland Music Awards.

Brookings is the band's fifth's stop in an 11-show tour that starts May 6 and ends May 16.


The Brookings show will open with Moonspoon, a local acoustic-jam trio featuring the singer/songwriter Luke Mathison, guitarist Jake Brattain and percussionist Kevin Hutman (of Slow Children).

Brookings' rock group Slow Children andndash; Caleb Moffit, Bryan Bacci and Kevin Hutman andndash; will play an acoustic set of their melodic reggae-rock originals.

Slow Children has performed alongside Floater for many years in such venues as Portland's Crystal Ballroom, The Rogue Theater in Medford and the House of Blues, but this is the first time musicians have played on the same stage in Curry County.

"We invited Rob and his band to play Brookings hoping that the success of Floater will bring out fans from within and around the community," said Hutman.

Following Slow Children, Rastafarian-style acoustic singer/songwriter Even Dunn will take the stage performing under the name Sequoyah Oregon.

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