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It’s Finished! Going to Print! BUG TOAST’s “Picture This: A Blackfish Oratorio” CD

The studio recording of our Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC)-funded “Picture This: A Blackfish Oratorio” is back from the printer, available at Blackfish Gallery ( and soon to be available for digital distribution. Additional funding was provided by the Loren Wyss Foundation, Burdock/Burn Art Resource, Inc., and a private benefactor. We are grateful for […]

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Bug Toast to perform “Picture This: A Blackfish Oratorio”

BLACKFISH GALLERY:  For immediate Release  PICTURE THIS: A Blackfish Oratorio in honor of the 40th Anniversary Funded by a generous grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Blackfish Gallery: 420 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 | 503-224-2634 |  | Two Free Public Performances:  Ticket Reservations are Advised Saturday, April 13, […]

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Bug Toast has received a coveted 2018 Regional Arts & Culture Council (Oregon) grant to compose a progressive folk oratorio (libretto by playwright Merridawn Duckler) in honor of Portland, Oregon’s pioneering Blackfish Gallery, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019.  Performances will be in the acoustically ideal Blackfish Gallery in April 2019!

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News, a free download of “Going Home,” and some current events

FREE DOWNLOAD of our Music: Christopher:  I composed “Going Home” in response to my father’s journal about returning to his boyhood farm (land his family had worked for 17 generations) for the first time, 50 years after having escaped from it at the end of World War II. I made the nighttime field recording […]

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FREE DOWNLOAD of  “The Upper Bunk,” off our CD Migration! This tune features bouzouki, two bouzouki-guitars, vibes, and a beautiful lap steel guitar solo by Alan Ames.  

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