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Sat, May 04


Earth & Elevate Movement Studio

Lunar Prairie Sitar/Guitar Duo

Lunar Prairie mixes Americana fingerstyle guitar with the enchanting sounds of the sitar. With 24 strings between them, J.J. Gregg and David Van Auken guide listeners on a magical, musical journey.

Lunar Prairie Sitar/Guitar Duo
Lunar Prairie Sitar/Guitar Duo

Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 4:00 PM

Earth & Elevate Movement Studio, 106 NE Davis St, McMinnville, OR 97128, USA

About the event

Salem-based J.J. Gregg performs lyrical and highly emotive improvisations on sitar, while David Van Auken, a Portland-based fingerstyle guitarist, makes contemporary compositions that extract from early acoustic country-blues traditions. Their collaborative songwriting is gentle, playful, raucous, contemplative, placid, visionary, unpredictable, and captivating. From lullabies to blues, ragas to tunes, J.J. and David craft an immersive musical experience not to be missed.

About the musicians-

A dynamic yet meditative sitar player, J.J. Gregg performs improvised and pre-composed music.  With over a decade of hands-on training in India from guru Ustad Usman Khan of Pune, J.J. immerses western experimental and jazz music into the traditional world of the sitar.  He has performed on the sitar in India, Japan, Thailand, and throughout the U.S. 

David Van Auken is an Oregon-based guitarist and filmmaker who's studied early-American acoustic music for over a decade. His original compositions grasp at old traditions, conjuring the familiar while evoking landscapes for the future. David has performed in venues throughout the Portland, Oregon area and beyond.   His music has been featured on radio programs around the globe, including  NPR WBUR Boston, WVKR New York, KEXP Seattle, and more! 


  • Lunar Prairie Sitar/Guitar Duo

    From $15.00 to $25.00
    • $25.00
      +$0.63 service fee
    • $15.00
      +$0.38 service fee



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