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Ellermeyer to Play at Chester Words and Music
by Roxanne Valladao, Plumas Arts on October 24th, 2010

It's getting to be time to settle down and spend some evenings listening to the locals play music and tell you their poems.

After the traditional summer break Plumas Arts brings another evening of Words & Music to Chester on Thursday evening, Oct 28th at the Coffee Station in Olde Towne, beginning at 7PM. Admission is $3. Featured performer for the evening will be Jeff Ellermeyer.

Jeff Ellermeyer has been a player in the local music scene for many years. After a bit of stepping back he has returned again to grace his friends and neighbors with his impressive vocal talent and diverse song selection.


Jeff Ellermeyer, pictured here with his son James, will be the featured artist at the October 28th Words & Music in Chester.
Ellermeyer's background in music came to him as part of a family dynamic. "My father played sax in a Ozzie Nelson's Big Band. Although he dropped the instrument during my childhood there was alot of music played on the phonograph in our house."

"I became familiar with the jazz standard sound of the 30's and 40's. My older brother introduced us to rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Early in the 50's we listened to Chuck Berry, Fats Domino. Little Richard, Jimmie Reed, Ray Charles and Elvis. I really owe my love of music to my brother. Ours was the only house on the block spinning the current soulful sounds repeatedly."

"I had a pretty good voice from copying these singers. It was not until later in life that I picked up a guitar....mostly to accompany myself singing the familiar songs spinning around in my head."

For his Chester performance on the 28th he plans on singing an eclectic mix of a few of his favorite tunes.

Calling all local talent: Open Stage will follow the featured artist set. All aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or performers are invited to sign up at the door for Open Stage.

Words and Music is an acoustic music and spoken word program which has been sponsored and facilitated by Plumas Arts since 1989.


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