Ellen Whyte & The Plus Size Band will perform at The Trails End Saloon on Saturday, October 15 to celebrate five different anniversaries. First, on a personal level the performance will recognize Ellen’s birthday, the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with her husband John Mullins, and John’s retirement after working forty-two years with Human Services Advocacy. Professionally, October will also note Ellen’s twenty-year songwriting collaboration with Garry Mezeire and John as well as the twentieth anniversary of their first release, Different Point Of Blue.
There’re not too many stages that can fit The Plus Sized Band, but the Trails End has long been home to Ellen Whyte over the years, so what better place would be fitting to hold this event. The Plus Sized Band will feature guitarist Garry Meziere, bassist Gene Houck, keyboard whiz Jean-Pierre Garau, sax players Bryan Dickerson and Pete Petersen, trumpeter Greg Garrett, trombonist John Moak, and drummer Mike Braun. Also, Muddy Award Hall of Fame saxophonist Renato Caranto will be performing with the band, taking a break in his current touring with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.
It will all start at 8:30 pm. The Trails End Saloon is located at 1320 Main Street in downtown Oregon City. Reservations are strongly recommended and will be limited, call the venue at 503-656-3031 to set up yours. Admission for this extraordinary evening will be $15.00. This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event, so show your current membership card at the door for a $1.00 discount on admission.