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Spring Show at the Lincoln Theatre

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood

Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 7:30pm
The Lincoln Theatre   712 S First St.   Mount Vernon, WA   360-336-8955
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REFA Spring 2014 Show "East Bay Grease" Comes to Mount Vernon

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood debuted when the Fillmore was at its peak as one of the nation's musical Meccas. Owner Bill Graham was so impressed with Lydia's voice and the sound of the band that he immediately signed Cold Blood to his new record label. During the span of six original late-60's, early-70's albums, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood helped, along with Tower Of Power, forge their own specific brand of funk/soul and R&B which came to be known as East Bay Grease. That music still holds up today, proving that great music is timeless and will continue to inspire generations to come.

REFA Spring 2014 Show Opening for Cold Blood will be local R&B singer Margaret Wilder in her Lincoln Theatre debut. Margaret is a musical sensation and performer with an original fire. The word from LA is that she is a young Bonnie Rait meets Marcia Ball, and this is one musician who actually lives up to the Hollywood buzz. From headlining festivals and playing premier clubs to opening for such heavy hitters as John Lee Hooker Jr., Margaret Wilder has enthralled audiences in the Northwest and Canada.

This is a fund raising event by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts to support their mission to keep the arts alive in Skagit Valley. Please come out and support the arts and enjoy a high energy show of funk and R&B done by one of the original East Bay power bands from the Summer of Love in the late 60's and a local R&B songwriter.


Rick Epting PhotoIn 2006, friends of the late Rick Epting formed the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts and continued his legacy of supporting the Arts in Skagit County with a showcase of local talent and humor. Our mission is to help raise money that is needed for Organizations, Scholarships, and other non-profit groups, to promote and encourage live performance shows and to provide ongoing support for local artists in the community.

Rick Epting  was one of the founding members of both the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation, the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC), and appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission. He was also instrumental in the restoration campaign for the Lincoln Theatre and the planning and organization for McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Rick was a proud supporter of Arts groups and organizations in Skagit County until his untimely death in August 2005.

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