Scott Fisher with special guest Skip vonKuske’s Cellotronik

and special appearance by Laura Ivancie

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • 21 and over

About Scott Fisher with special guest Skip vonKuske’s Cellotronik


LA-based artist/producer Scott Fisher returns home to celebrate the holidays with friends and collaborators who have helped and inspired him along his musical path. The multi-faceted Fisher has much to celebrate - his recent modern pop albums continue to see extensive TV and film placement - including "Baby Blue Eyes" on the soundtrack of the upcoming Dumb and Dumber Too (starring Jim Carey, Jeff Daniels and Jennifer Lawrence). He also launched a boutique label, Mondial Music Group, with his partner Jesus Chuy Flores (who won his third Latin Grammy this November). Their first full length release is currently charting on Triple A radio and features many of his Al's Den guests.

Known for his piano-based performance, Fisher will make his official debut on guitar during his solo set. After the featured set from his nightly guest artist, Scott will close the night on Fender Rhodes accompanied by The Convergence - a cadre of musical collaborators from past projects. Fisher remarks: "It will be fun playing live again in the McMenamin's, bringing all these artists and friends together AND being back home in Portland for the holidays."

 7 PM / Scott Fisher solo

Scott Fisher on his solo set

Opening the show solo is a rare opportunity to try out some new songs as well as showcase those that have been featured in film and TV over the last few years. I will also debut my guitar playing before a live audience!! Being left handed and having always identified as a piano player, it wasn't until recently that I started learning the guitar - first as a tool in production and more recently as a writer. Eight months ago, I bought a left handed guitar and fell in love with it.  It has been a very intuitive experience...and a sort of return to innocence musically.

8 PM / Skip vonKuske's Cellotronik

Scott Fisher on Skip:

Skip is a frequent studio collaborator. If I'm in Portland and I need to track strings - he's the first guy I'm going to call. He played cello on my song "Atmosphere" that was later licensed to ABC's "Gossip Girl." Skip created the song's orchestral vibe and is featured in the break down. Skip's high degree of musicality and outstanding talent makes him an artist not just a cello player.

9 PM / Scott Fisher & The Convergence

with song from guest Laura Ivancie

Scott Fisher on The Convergence:

The Convergence brings together certain featured touring companions that have been part of my live performance over the years - from playing at the Olympics in Salt Lake City to my recent McMenamin's residency for the release of Sunnyslope Ave. This is a convergence of musical friends who share the art of listening and embrace an authentic vintage aesthetic. We'll lean on my groove oriented songs so we can improvise a little and interact musically.  We'll also showcase my songs that have been featured in film and TV and riff on instrumentals. We may invite some special guests to sit in and join the fun.

Laura Ivancie - singer

Scott Fisher on Laura

Laura has a beautiful voice and is a compelling live performer. I am excited that The Convergence gets to play a song with her.

Jeff Anthony - drums

Scott Fisher on Jeff:

Honestly, Jeff is a top tier musician and performer, having played with artists like Sheryl Crow and Chuck Prophet. Jeff has an evolved philosophy of music that is feel and groove based: always in service of the song and never about ego. Jeff understands that space and silence in a song are just as potent as the notes.

Bob Dunham - guitar

Scott Fisher on Bob:

An old soul, Bob spends all his time perfecting his vintage guitar tone and is a true lover of old school, organic sounds. Bob has been my guitar and musical collaborator since the beginning of my performing years. He puts the music before ego; always making the project the most important thing.

Mont Chris Hubbard - keys

Scott Fisher on Chris

Chris is a consummate keyboard pro. Technically proficient, with perfect pitch, Chris is a versatile player - he can play piano or synth and adds spot on harmony vocals.  I can step out from behind the piano - leaving the keyboards in good hands!

Paul Brainard - guitar

Scott Fisher on Paul

Many people think of Paul as a pedal steel player and don't know what a tremendous guitar player he has become. For 70's rock guitar stuff - he's the man! I've used him on nearly every song on Ben Fuller's album (currently charting at Triple A radio). Paul's the real deal: He's got Mojo you can't deny.

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