Not So Slim Pickings


Traditional cowboy performer Sourdough Slim performs tonight (8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5) at Bernie’s Guitar (3086 Bechelli Lane, 223-2040) in Redding. Sourdough’s show always promises a lot of laughs and he’s a yodeler deluxe (he won the 2001 Will Rogers Award for Yodeler of the Year).

He performs with instrumentalist Bob Armstrong in the Oaksongs Society sponsored show. Tickets are $18.

The society’s next show features bluegrass guitar wizard Jim Hurst on Feb. 20, then Banjo Bill Evans and former Redding resident Megan Lynch (what a fiddler!) on March 12.


The Shasta College International Film Series kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight in Room 802 on the southeast side of campus. Tonight’s film is "The Band’s Visit" a 2007 film from Israel.

The popular series is FREE and discussions are held for those interested following the films.

Here’s the remainder of the series:

• 2/19 Absurdistan (Russian/Germany, 2008)
• 3/5 The Counterfeiters (Germany, 2007)
• 3/19 Twilight Samurai (Japan, 2002)
• 4/9 Kinamand (Denmark, 2005)
• 4/23 Silent Waters (Pakistan, 2003)
• 5/7 Ladrón Que Roba a Ladrón (U.S., 2007)
• 5/21 Viva Cuba (Cuba, 2005)

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  1. Avatar Pete Angwin says:

    FYI, the upcoming Oaksong Music Society show on March 12 with Bill Evans and Megan Lynch will also include an opening set by local state champion fiddlers from the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association. Megan first developed her talents with this group!