One word of warning before we go any further. When dropping in on a Sneakin' Out concert, it's best to be prepared for anything. Sneakin' Out might start out playing a signature version of a classic Rolling Stone's tune, but just wait and Beethoven or Pink Floyd will pop up.
Formed in Portland, Oregon, the trio, David Gerow, master of the mandolin, Don Henson the percussion wizard and Mike "Cheddar" Schmitt on bass, have been concocting a musical elixir that is as intoxicating as it is surprising.
Sneakin' Out opened for kd lang in 2003 with Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini fame. All three are professional musicians who have played the west coast for decades.
Their last CD, "Nothing Sacred" delivers with an air-pumping fist and a tongue planted firmly in cheek. It is a twelve-track sonic strut down the corridor of classic rock where no other instruments dared to tread. The flames fly from Gerow's mandolin as his fingers blur during the solo of "Highway Star." Henson's djembe filling the sky like a helicopter in "Another Brick In The Wall Part II." Schmitt's bass speaking volumes in "We Will Rock You." A Corona typewriter drives the chorus of "Drive My Car."
The BobWhite Theatre (View)
6423 SE Foster
Portland, OR 97206
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|