Tsunami Books

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  Ruth Moody’s music has made its way into the world from Winnipeg, whether it’s her solo CDs, her key part in the band the Wailin’ Jennys, or touring and recording with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Her most recent CD is These Wilder Things, and she’s touring with her quartet, the Ruth Moody Band. They’ll appear at Tsunami Books tonight, Thursday, June 9th, with Jeffrey Martin opening the show at 7:30 p.m. They also perform on Friday and Saturday in the Dalles and Portland, and in Bend on Sunday, June 12th as part of the House Concerts in the Glen at Newport Hills.

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  Songwriter Ben Bochner splits his time between Eugene and Austin, Texas. He’s been a finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, has been working on recordings with David Jacobs-Strain, and was infamously known as the Rogue Reader after being a controversial part of Ken Kesey’s group novel-writing project at the University of Oregon. 

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  Anna Tivel and Beth Wood came by to perform live in the KLCC studios. They’ll perform live at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Saturday, May 7th beginning at 7:30 p.m. It’s a dual CD release event, celebrating Anna Tivel’s new CD Heroes Waking Up and Beth Wood’s new one, Spring Tide.

  An interview with Richard Leebrick, whose new project Live on Wings of Love: A Journey to PeggySioux  is what he calls “a children’s story for adults”-- a story of addiction recovery and love. It includes a book, artwork and an audio CD. Richard Leebrick will host a release event at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Saturday, February 20th.

  An interview with Garvar Brummett, author and artist of The Scent of Jasmine Cools the Rage. It’s a memoir with stories and illustrations that chronicle his abuse, addiction, homelessness, and prison time.  He has recovered to become a drug and addiction counselor for Sponsors, Inc. He will read at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Thursday evening, January 21st at 7 p.m. 

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  Larry Pattis has brought a uniquely eclectic sound to solo fingerstyle guitar, integrating elements ranging from classical to folk, Celtic to jazz and country. He was named one of the Top 10 Best Acoustic Music Artists of the Decade by the International Acoustic Music Awards, was a founder of American Guitar Masters tours, and has released three CDs along the way. He’ll begin 2016 by performing at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Saturday, January 2nd, and he’s stopped by the KLCC studios for songs and stories. 

  Dr. Charlotte Peterson is a child psychologist whose new book is The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids. It integrates her findings from forty years of traveling the world exploring parenting strategies in indigenous cultures, particularly finding lessons in the Tibetan, Bhutanese and Balinese. She’ll be giving a talk at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Sunday, November 22nd, and speaks with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

Photo by Johanna Prechtel

Martin Prechtel is the author of The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise, which brings his Indigenous perspectives to a path for the embrace of grief, and a way to transform it to a healthy praise for life. He speaks with Eric Alan, before a book release event at Tsunami Books on Tuesday, June 30th.

Photo by Eric Alan

Banning Eyre is a multi-faceted creative artist, including his roles as author, guitarist, and senior editor and producer of the syndicated public radio program AfroPop Worldwide. His latest book is Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe—focused on an African cultural icon who is now in exile, and a resident of Eugene.

Carl Falsgraf had a distinguished career as an educator, but at age 55, he left it behind. He bought a used Toyota pick-up truck, packed his guitar and a few other belongings, and spent two months on the road looking inward and outward. His book Highway Blues tells the tale of that journey, and he speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan in advance of a book release event on June 28th at Tsunami Books in Eugene.