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Summer Concert Series - John Nilsen and SWIMFISH Live

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Skamania's Summer Concert Series presents John Nilsen and SWIMFISH.  Join us on Sunday, June 18th for a live music performance by John Nilsen and SWIMFISH.  

Time:  2 pm until 4 pm
Location:  Meadow Patio  
Cost:  Free

John Nilsen was born in Seattle, Washington in 1956. The Nilsen family moved to Portland, Oregon in 1960. Nilsen began studying classical piano from his mother at age six. Continuing his musical education, he began playing guitar at age fourteen. John moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1974 to attend Southern Oregon College (Southern Oregon University). Nilsen graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and was honored by the institution in 1995 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Nilsen founded the Magic Wing recording label in 1987. 

Local Ocean, the new release from John Nilsen & SWIMFISH was released Jan., 2017.  Eleven Nilsen originals were captured in live basic tracks and flushed out with vocals.  Co-produced by Bob Stark and John Nilsen, Local Ocean offers the fundamental folk/rock element of SWIMFISH while pushing deeper into rock and breaking new ground.  Local Ocean is highlighted with top notch songwriting, arranging and world class performances by John Nilsen, Don Woodward, Mike Snyder, Dave Captein & Bob Logue.

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