This month, the Chuckanut Radio Hour will celebrate its 13th Anniversary with special guests! We're pleased to welcome to the stage leaders of some our Village Books-sponsored book groups and some local librarians. They'll talk about the books they loved discussing in 2019 and those they can't wait to read in 2020. Bring your notebooks with you for plenty of recommended reading for the year to come! Who doesn't love a good book talk with a smattering of live music, poetry, comedy, and really bad puns? We hope you'll join us.
Featuring musical duo, Free Harmony!
Chuck Dingee and Sharon Mayson’s beautiful vocals are what make Free Harmony unique and a treat to listen to. They formed the duo in 2017 and have been busy entertaining people in the Northwest ever since. A founding member of Bellingham’s popular classic rock band The Walrus, Chuck has been singing and playing in the area for over 40 years. He has an eclectic repertoire of hundreds of songs from Gershwin to Beatles to Pink Floyd.
Having sung all her life, Sharon has an incredibly smooth voice and performs in local Northwest bands High Spirits and Pacific Twang.
Together they play an entertaining mix of songs ranging from the 60s to present, by artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Indigo Girls, The Police, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. In March 2019, Free Harmony was opening act for the band America at the Tulalip and Legends Casinos in Washington state.
This is always a popular show so get your tickets now! Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and EventBrite.com.
The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour includes guest authors, musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, and episodes of "As the Ham Turns" serial radio comedy performed by the Chuckanut Radio Players, Les Campbell, Tonja Meyers, Lisa Colburn, Dee Robinson, and Robert Muzzy. Not to mention groaner jokes by hosts Paul Hanson, Kelly Evert, and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Cheryl Strayed, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and EventBrite.com. The Radio Hour airs every Sunday at 10am on KMRE 102.3FM. Co-sponsored by the Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education, 12th Street Shoes, and Westside Pizza.