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Summer Brown Bags

Presented by the Josephy Library for Western History & Culture



Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Noon – Music Bag – You’d expect most musicians from Northern Idaho to be immovably rooted in folk, country, and Americana stylings, but Nevada Sowle doesn’t let that landlocked positioning define his sound.  Constantly seeking to find new tones both acoustic & electronic, unique yet familiar, Sowle’s catalogue fits most snuggly into the category of Pop – but don’t let that word deter you if you’re a stickler for quality lyrical content and well-thought-out composition.

His forthcoming debut LP, The Great American, spans a collage of genres, including Rock & roll, soul, Jazz, and country.  Having spent the past few years recording and touring the west coast with acts like Bart Budwig, Joseph Hein, An American Forrest, and Mise, Sowle has found time in between green rooms and sound booths to develop an LP that will help define the sound and style of the Inland Northwest: The Great American.

Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Noon – A conversation about housing issues in Wallowa County that began with a Josephy Center Brown Bag lunch a month ago continues. Actually, conversations about availability and affordability of housing in Wallowa County have been going on for some time among builders, renters, realtors, employers,and others who deal with local housing on a daily basis. The Wallowa County Chieftain is making a special effort to address the issues, and the Brown Bag caught a wave–and the wave keeps going.

On Tuesday, September 19, the topic will be “small houses,” a road a few are traveling and many are exploring in Wallowa County and across the country as people seek solutions to high building costs and changing individual needs. Rich Wandschneider will moderate the discussion, and people who design, build, and/or live in small houses will be part of the conversation.




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