Cross Current

CD Release Show Directions

We are very excited to be having our CD release on May 22nd at the Avalon Lodge and we hope you can join us! It’s a $5 and up sliding scale and a portion of the funds from this will go to the Food For Lane County Dining Room. The Low Tide Drifters will start at 7 and Cross Current and friends will start around 8.

If you aren’t familar with the Avalon Lodge, below is how to get there. The directions are from Hilyard Street and 30th Avenue:

  1. South on Hilyard to West Amazon Drive
  2. Left on West Amazon to the end (about 2 miles)
  3. Left on Martin Street
  4. At the mid-point of Martin by the Amazon Trail signs Park on Martin Street
  5. Walk into the gravel Canyon Drive
  6. Enter through the mosaic gates on the right, over the bridge and the Avalon Lodge will be on the left

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Cross Current at Oakshire

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We’re playing down at Oakshire Public House today from 5 to 7 PM.   Kun Fusion is the food cart.  YUM!  If you get the grilled cheese, some of the money goes to Food For Lane County.  Beer, food and music… afternoon perfection.

Hope to see you there!


CD RELEASE SHOW May 22nd at the Avalon Lodge, Eugene

Save the Date! 

CD RELEASE SHOW May 22nd at the Avalon Lodge, Eugene

Going To Lift My Voice is the first album by Cross Current, an Americana duo uniting singer/songwriters Ken Zimmerman and Steve Gibson. The album features 14 original songs with themes ranging from love, friendship, and the natural world to social issues such as homelessness, ecology, and the struggles of working folks. Cross Current is rooted in the folk tradition of making songs that matter, while incorporating musical elements from blues, gospel, and rock to tell contemporary stories of struggle and hope. Cross Current came together out of the belief that music can make a difference in our lives and in our world. Going to Lift My Voice is an attempt to express that belief in song.

The songs:
1. Going to Lift My Voice (Zimmerman)
A new hymn to the redeeming power of music.

2. Seven Devils Road (Gibson)
A true story about a chromite surface mine on the Oregon Coast

3. No Place Like Oregon (Zimmerman)
In the summer time!

4. Broken Circle (Gibson)
How we treat others is a reflection of our society.

5. Fine Fine Fine (Zimmerman)
Finding hope when everything is going wrong

6. Poverty State (Gibson)
The homeless are part of us.

7. Gone To The Mill (Zimmerman)
An elegy for victims of industry

8. Carbon Footprint Blues (Gibson)
A new kind of green

9. I Love The Rain (Zimmerman)
That’s why we live here.

10. Devil’s Highway (Gibson)
A story of crossing into the US from Mexico. Based on the book by Luis Alberto Urrea

11. Sweet Adeline (Zimmerman)
Love found, lost, and found again

12. Sweet You (Gibson)
True love… with swing!

13. Another Song For Woody Guthrie (Zimmerman)
“because some things are worth repeating…”

14. Cast Your Bread (Gibson)
Together we can make a better world