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Caldera Songwriters Benefit for Egan Warming Center with Cross Current

Cross Current was honored to once again be part of the 5th annual Caldera Songwriters Benefit for Egan Warming Center held at Tsunami Books on December 9th.  The Egan Warming Center is a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activists communities and local government who have come together since 2008 to ensure that homeless people have shelter during extreme cold weather. The Warming Center mission is simple: to ensure that homeless people in Lane County have a place to sleep indoors when temperatures drop to 30 degrees or below between November 15th and March 31st.  The evening was a great success with both monetary and clothing donations all going to this great cause.  Here are two songs that Cross Current performed that evening:

Rosana’s song Our Magnolia

Ken’s song Evergreen

Cross Current is will also be playing at the Thomas Egan Memorial ceremony on December 19th, 2016 at 1st and Blair in Eugene, where he died.

Back to the Wheel

Here are a couple of videos from last year by our wonderful friend Rita Kiley, “Back to the Wheel” from the We Shall Overcome concert and “Seven Devils Road” at the Seven Devils Brewery in Coos Bay. Enjoy!

Back to the Wheel at We Shall Overcome:


Seven Devils Road at Seven Devils Brewery, Coos Bay OR



Cross Current News January 2016

Friends— Happy New Year. 2015 was such an amazing year for Cross Current and it would never have happened without you. Your presence at our shows and your encouragement mean everything to us. Thanks so much to you all!

Highlights of last year included finishing what we are now calling “the first CD” and the wonderful release party so many of you shared with us. Rosana Costello joined the band, another highlight of the year, adding her rich sound to our music. We were honored to be part of many benefits, including the We Shall Overcome concert with the Low Tide Drifters. We owe special thanks to mentors and friends who have supported and helped us so much: to Brent Alan who coached and engineered us through the CD, and to the amazing musicians who added their talents to it. Also to Pete LaVelle, Dan Plaster, and KLCC radio, and Rockin’ Rome Hamel from KRVM for having us on air and sharing our tunes with their listeners; and to Beth Wood and Keith Greeninger for their ongoing mentorship and inspiration. Nathan and Kate and all the Drifters have also been our great friends and comrades on this musical journey. They all have our gratitude.

Now 2016 is beginning and a lot is already happening. Cara Brasted is joining us on fiddle as often as she can. We’ve got new songs and our new microphone Louise, and new gigs coming up. We hope you’ll join us at one of these next few shows. We’re looking forward to singing with you as much as we can this year.

Here’s the schedule for January:

Jan 9, Saturday, 5-7 Oakshire Public House 207 Madison St.
Jan 21, Thursday, 5-7 Sam Bonds Brewery 540 E. 8th
Jan 23, Saturday, 2:30 – 3:30, Lane County Fairgrounds, Good Earth Home Show


Cross Current

Our mailing address is:
Cross Current
5285 Nectar Way
Eugene, OR 97405

November/December News

Cross Current November News

We want to start by thanking all of you for your friendship and your interest in Cross Current’s music. We do it for you!

We’re going to be busy the next few weeks, with gigs in new venues and familiar ones, and a radio appearance on Rockin’ Rome Hamel’s show on KRVM. Check out the schedule below. We’d love to see you at some of these events.

In other exciting news, our CD is now available on YouTube. You can listen to all the tracks from our first album “Going to Lift My Voice” online. Just search YouTube for Cross Current Going to Lift My Voice. And we love it when you share our music with your Facebook friends!

Cross Current Nov/Dec Schedule

Nov 12, Thur 7-9 pm: BeerGarden (777 W.6th Eugene)
Great food and beer! This is a new venue for us and it looks like a sweet space. We’d love to see you there.

Nov 16, Mon 6 pm: Rock ‘n Rome radio show KRVM, 91.9 FM Eugene
Tune in for conversation and songs with Cross Current.

Nov 19, Thur 5-7 pm: Sam Bonds Brewing (Foundry Building, 540 E.8th Eugene)
Third Thursday w/ Cross Current. Always a good time in a historic building.

Nov 28, Sat 7-9 pm: Seven Devils Brewery (247 S.2nd St, Coos Bay, OR)
Our first out of town gig! And what a perfect place to play Steve’s “Seven Devils Road”. Come join us on the coast for a great evening.

Dec 5, Sat 5-7 pm: Oakshire Public House (207 Madison, Eugene)
We’re back at one of our favorite places to launch your Saturday night.

Thanks again for sharing our love of music and our belief in a better world. Peace.

Cross Current upcoming shows

We now have a standing date at Sam Bonds Brewing at the Foundry at 540 E 8th Ave, Eugene.  We’ll be there October 15th from 5 to 7 PM.  Great drink and food, kid friendly, and we’ll provide the music.

On October 17th from 5 to 7 PM we will be playing at the Oakshire Public House at 207 Madison St from 5 to 7 PM.  What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!