It wasn’t too long ago that Ward Stroud helmed a jam at the Trails End Saloon every Sunday night. But not too long ago his career focus turned more towards his work in hair design and as an artist. That doesn’t mean that he won’t show up at a venue every now and then and throw down some feisty guitar licks, a little Native American flute, and maybe even a bit of the didjerido, too. Well, Ward will be coming out for a special occasion back at the Trails End for a night of music to help raise needed funds to defray medical expenses he has occurred during a recent health issue — and he’ll be bringing along some old friends to help out.
It’ll all take place on Friday, February 19 at 8:00 pm. Joining Ward will be his jam band mates Vince Adame, Gregg Earl, and Lynn Axtel. It won’t stop there as the night will feature cameo appearances by friends like Ellen Whyte, Garry Meziere, Rae Gordon, and there’s even a rumor going around that The Bar Pilots just may show up as well. And there may be other surprise luminaries dropping by, too.
Aside from the music and dancing, there will also be a raffle, including a Ward Stoud original painting, along with other super prizes. There’s going to be a lot of fun going on as we’re helping out a “big, big heart!” Playing the blues …. And maybe some didjeridos!
The Trails End Saloon is located at 1320 Main Street in Oregon City. Suggested donation is $10.00.
Ward Stroud would like to say “Thanks to everyone at the Trails End and his extended family that is the musical community in the Northwest. A big shout out to the talent showing up and doing what they do. And mostly to the good souls that come out to listen. Without you our ol’ lives would be very small indeed.”