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    The Reser Presents
    The Reser Presents


    Date May 20, 2023 11:00am Pricing $10 – $15

    This performance was rescheduled from February 25, 2023. 

    All current tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

    If you need assistance, please contact the box office during our open hours: Noon – 6 pm Wednesday-Saturday.

    Phone: (971) 501-7722


    Portland, Oregon’s acclaimed family music artists Aaron Nigel Smith and Red Yarn released their first collaborative album, Smith & Yarn, this past spring. The album mixes their signature styles of reggae, funk, folk, country and roots rock into a unique blend of sounds and cultural traditions. Their lyrics celebrate unity, activism and friendship with a warm and inviting ease.   

    Aaron Nigel Smith is a GRAMMY® nominated producer, teaching artist, and nonprofit leader. He starred in the PBS kids show Between the Lions, runs an international music education program called 1 World Chorus, and co-produced All One Tribe, an album of 25 Black family music artists that is currently up for a GRAMMY®. Red Yarn, aka Andy Furgeson, is an award-winning Texas-born family folk-rocker and puppeteer with seven albums, several video series, and extensive national touring under his belt. With his busy performance schedule, he has built devoted followings in Portland and beyond.  

    Smith & Yarn features guest vocals by country powerhouse Rissi Palmer, family reggae star Father Goose, activist-rapper SaulPaul, Karen Kalafatas of Karen K and the Jitterbugs, and Portland kindie rockers Kelli Welli, Mo Phillips. Instrumentalists include Jake Blount, Ben Hunter, and Brian Farrow (all leaders in the Black string band revival), family music pioneers Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer (banjo and mandolin), reggae stalwarts Jubba White (drums) and Dale Haslam (bass), kindie super-producer Dean Jones (keys, trombone, percussion), and Portland country luminary Paul Brainard (pedal steel and dobro). The album will be distributed by Tuff Gong International, the label formed by reggae music legend Bob Marley. 

    Smith & Yarn are all about families. Let’s move our hearts together while we’re moving to the sound of this inspiring and joyful show! This show is fun for audiences of all ages.

    Sponsored by Harold Goldstein and Shane and Sasha Sultanov.

    Runtime: 60 min no intermission.

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