The Homer Davenport Community Festival and The Wooden Nickel are Proud to present the Fifth annual Homer Kick Off Party! Thursday, August 4. We will be kicking off this huge community party at 7pm, featuring Beth Willis Rock Band!
Consisting of Beth Willis (vocals and guitar) and Todd Chatalas (lead guitar) the Beth Willis Rock Duo pairs catchy musical hooks with concise, intelligent lyrics, which merge together to form a style both distinct and familiar - some critics have dubbed the genre "Instant Classic Rock."
In their four years together, the duo has filled an impressive resume, including shows at the legendary Viper Room (L.A.), the House of Blues (Las Vegas), the Troubadour (London), ClubMed (Cancun), and Club Rehab (N.Y.C.), as well as opening for national acts like Pablo Cruise (River Rhythms Festival) and playing dozens of regional venues.
According to the Oregonian, “Willis’ full, expressive voice brings her sharp songwriting to life...” This, combined with Chatalas’ uncanny ability to create a wide range of rich sound (with one acoustic guitar) often surprises crowds expecting a standard acoustic duo. For those needing even more of a rock punch, the two perform with a full rhythm section as the Beth Willis Rock Band. Along with their hummable originals, the duo come equipped with Willis’ “human jukebox” cover repertoire. Fearless and full of humor, the two flinch at nothing a crowd may request - from Weezer to Etta James and back again.
With their amazing array of covers and originals, it’s no wonder Oregon Music News said the duo was “...worth a long listen, especially in person.”
The gates open at 6:00 pm with beer, wine and food! And this year, admission is FREE!