Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Local Roots Live

Johnny Franco

Matthew Nelson Price

The Banana Creatures

8 p.m.

$10 in advance, $10 day of show

21 and over

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All attendees must either: 1) be at least two weeks past receiving full COVID vaccination and show a vaccination card along with photo ID, or 2) show proof of negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours preceding the show, along with photo ID. Test must be medically administered. At-home tests not accepted. All ticketholders must wear face masks at all times except when eating or drinking.

Local Roots Live

Monthly musical showcase

Local Roots Live

Local Roots Music NW produces a syndicated FM radio show, a television concert series, live music events and festivals showcasing music from around the Pacific Northwest.

Originally a Sunday night radio program on KMUZ-FM in Salem, Local Roots was founded in 2013 by local musician and entrepreneur Robert Richter. The show features original recordings from local musicians, as well as over 400 concerts recorded live at the monthly Local Roots Live Series (2014-2019).

Now syndicated on three FM stations in the NW and co-hosted by fellow musician Ronnie Carrier, more than 1,000 musicians have had their music played on the Local Roots radio show. In addition to Sunday evenings on KMUZ, the show airs twice a week on KCIW 100.7 FM in Brookings, OR and Mon-Fri, 8am - 10am on KMWV 98.3 FM in Salem, OR.

Local Roots has added many programs since its inception to benefit local musicians, including recording monthly live concerts for radio broadcast and a weekly television show featuring local musicians airing on public access television in both Portland and Salem.

Other programs include local musicians hosting monthly events, seminars on booking and other important issues for musicians, annual festivals, compilations and songwriting contests. Local Roots also produces a free weekly newsletter with information on NW musicians and upcoming events.

More information can be found at


Johnny Franco

Powerful singer-songwriter

Johnny Franco

 "I worked as an actor for most of my life, which got me an electric guitar and a way into the music business in Brazil. I had wrote 50 songs by the time I was 16. I wrote songs for advertisements, short films, soccer teams and highschool crushes. I sang them to friends at their apartments or home-studios, then I sang them on TV with my band. Now I sing them in the streets to make a living. I had to fall in love to understand what's real. Then I had to leave my country and follow her to Portland."



Matthew Nelson Price

Freewheelin' folk

Matthew Nelson Price

Named Oregon's Best Singer/Songwriter 2008 at the Bite of Oregon festival, Matthew Price calls his music "freewheeling folk." His life has been a magical, musical journey and the songs he writes are simply a natural overflow of the passion with which he lives. His music is as genuine as his father's campfire songs; telling captivating stories like Doc Watson and Marty Robbins. Matthew has a soul and passion reminiscent of Ben Harper. Matthew's music is a part of him and as you listen, you will get to know him. In fact, as you listen, you will probably even get to know yourself a little better.


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