Acclaimed folk musician Tom May will return to Pacific City this Friday and Saturday for his annual Thanksgiving weekend performances at The Sportsman Pub.
May has been coming to Pacific City to perform on Thanksgiving weekend for more than 20 years. A longtime friend of The Sportsman Pub proprietor Rob Royster, May says he always looks forward to his visits there.
In his log career as a professional singer-songwriter, May has touched hundreds of thousands of lives through his concerts across the US and overseas, his ongoing weekly national radio broadcast “River City Folk” and his work on producing events such as such as “Winterfolk;” Portland’s largest annual folk music event, a benefit for “JOINpdx,” which finds stable housing for the homeless.
May has opened concerts and shared stages with Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Alabama and many others. He has produced 17 albums on various labels — most recently his 2018 release “A Road Worth Driving Down.”
May’s performing venues have included prestigious concert halls, small town auditoriums, and humble coffeehouses and pubs. His festival appearances include the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas; The Napa Valley Folk Festival; Sisters Folk Festival; The Juan De Fuca Festival in Port Angeles; Washington, and dozens more.
He is author a book released internationally in 2007, for Routledge Publishers of New York, called “Promoting Your Music; The Loving of the Game.” The book features anecdotes and advice from Tom’s life in music, as well as interviews with his old pal Gordon Lightfoot, Eliza Gilkyson, Harry Manx and representatives of other aspects of this multi-faceted enterprise. May also has a memoir slated to be published in 2020.
The Thanksgiving weekend concerts, which are free and open to all, will run from 8 to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, at 36975 Brooten Road, next to the flashing red light in the center of town.
For more information, call 503-965-9991.
For more details on May, go to www.tommayfolk.com.