Carl Erickson and friends offering concert next week

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Carl Erickson plays at the Snoring Sasquatch on Oct. 22.

Carl Erickson plays at the Snoring Sasquatch on Oct. 22.

Carl Erickson will return to the Snoring Sasquatch Oct. 26, this time playing with Donny Clark, Ted Bryant, Mike Mitchell and Rick Potyok.

Erickson will play his tenor saxophone and fat body Epiphone guitar, and sing. The audience can expect some new songs, such as I’m Busted by Ray Charles — with a few word changes to fit Erickson’s lifestyle — and a reggae version of Merle Haggard’s Silver Wings, along with other blues tunes, like T-Bone Walker’s T-Bone Shuffle.

Bryant is well known in the Creston Valley as a bass player, and Mitchell — who played harmonica on the recording of Erickson’s Anybody Going My Way — is equally well known for his suitcase drumming. Clark has enjoyed a long career as one of Canada’s leading trumpet and flugelhorn players, and has been a player, arranger and composer on the West Coast since the early 1960s. Potyok began playing guitar at age eight, and currently operates House of Rock studios, teaching young musicians to play in a rock band.

Tickets are $12 in advance at Black Bear Books, Kingfisher Used Books and Buffalo Trails Coffee House, and $15 at the door, which opens at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7.

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