Jim Malcolm coming to Oregon in Feb

Jim Malcolm is coming to this area again. He was part of Old Blind Dogs but has been traveling solo for the past couple years. He came to Olympia several times over the years I was there. Well, he’s going to be in Olympia on Feb 6th and in Seattle on Feb 7th (So, if you’re there, go to see him then), but now I’m on the list for the Portland area.

Susie mentioned that the shows in this area sell out pretty often:

“It’s my understanding that the Tualatin concert is already sold out (or almost sold out) and the same in McMinnville, but there are still seats at the Forest Grove concert. That event has always sold out too, so it would be best to make a move if you’d like to attend. And of course I hope you will! I think this year will be particularly good fun. Below is the msg I sent to our Portland list.”

Anyhow, here’s the message about the tour:

“Jim is coming to Oregon next month and will be playing concerts in Forest Grove OR on Thursday Feb 5th; in Tualatin OR on Sunday Feb 8th and in McMinnville OR on Monday Feb 9th. We really hope you can come to one of these concerts because this year’s tour will be like no other – and lots of fun.

2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, and in celebration Jim will be dressing up as the poet himself for the second set of his concert, to pay tribute in song (and in humour, of course) to Scotland’s most outstanding cultural figure. It will be highly entertaining and may never be repeated.

The first half of the evening will feature some of Jim’s best-loved songs and a handful of beautiful new songs from his latest CD, The First Cold Day, which will be on sale for the first time on this tour.

The concert and reservation details are in the full listings below.

Please come if you can – you don’t want to miss seeing Jim in his wig!

Warm wishes from Scotland.

Yours in music,

Susie Malcolm”

Here’s the full tour:

  • January 2009
    • 22 THU San Diego CA Holy Trinity Concert Series, 2083 Sunset Cliffs
      Boulevard, San Diego, 7.30pm. Tickets $18. Info/reservations: or tel:
      858-689-2266
    • 23 FRI Santa Monica CA House concert, 8pm. Suggested donation $18. For directions/reservations email irishfleury@earthlink.net or Tel: 310-458-4655
    • 24 SA Atascadero CA Burns Dinner. Tickets/Info: 805-239-8733
    • 25 SU San Luis Obispo CA This is the very 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and Jim will be CELEBRATING! Please come too. Steynberg
      Gallery, 1531 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA. Tickets from the gallery
      or call: 805/546-2857 www.cambriahoot.com
    • 28 WE Felton CA Don Quixote’s, 6275 Hwy 9 in Downtown Felton. Ticket
      hotline: 831-603-2294. Info: 408/847-6982
    • 29 TH Berkeley CA Freight & Salvage, 1111 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94702. 8pm. Tickets $18.50 advance; $19.50 on door. half price under 18s, $1 off for seniors and Freight members. Reservations/info: 510-548-1761
    • 30 FR Chico CA. Grilla Bites, 196 Cohasset Road, Chico. 7.30pm. Tickets $10. Reservations/info: 530-873-0932
    • 31 SA Lakeport CA Soper Reese Theater, Lakeport. 8pm. Tickets $20 advance $25 on door. Reservations/Info: 707/262-0525
  • February
    • 1 SU Auburn CA Hosted by Auburn House Concerts, 530-885-4292. Tickets $20. www.auburnhouseconcerts.org
    • 3 TU Davis CA House concert at home of Bill Wagman. Info/reservations: 530/753-3472 or email wjwagman@dcn.org
    • 5 TH Forest Grove OR BJ’s Coffee Co., 2834 Pacific Ave.,Forest Grove, Ballad Towne Shopping Center. Door at 7, concert at 7:30.$17. Information and
      reservations 503-357-2947 or lynx3@verizon.net
    • 6 FR Olympia WA Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia WA
      98501. 8pm. Reservations/Info: 360-705-2819
    • 7 SA Seattle WA Seattle Folklore Society, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle WA 98103. 7.30pm. Concert hotline: 206/528-8523. www.seafolklore.org
    • 8 SU Tualatin OR Wee Céilí Room in Tualatin (Nr Portland). 7pm. Tickets $20. Info/reservations: 503.691.2078. http://www.SandAIrishEntertainment.com
    • 9 MO McMinnville ORHouse concert. Info/reservations 503/434-1198 or ellie@elliegunn.com
    • 10 TUE Corvallis OR Community Room of the Majestic Theater, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Tickets at Grass Roots Bookstore, $15 advance, $17 on
      door. ($2 discount for CFS or senior). Contact: Dick Thies 753-8307
    • 11 WE Eugene OR Small, friendly house concert. Reservations/Info:
      541-515-2506
    • 14 SA Pistol River OR Pistol River Concert Association present Jim Malcolm at the Pistol River Friendship Hall. 8pm. Tickets $15 from
      www.pistolriver.com or Tel: 541-247-2848