The Not-So-Secret Family Show! feat. Red Yarn, & Zazzy Zoe

The Not-So-Secret Family Show! feat. Red Yarn, & Zazzy Zoe

Sun, March 10, 2019

Doors: 3:45 pm / Show: 4:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

$8 advance ● $8 cash at the door

This event is all ages

Introducing The Not-So Secret Family Show every Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6PM at the Secret Society!

Featuring a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer/songwriters for the grown-ups! 

Free admission for those too young to walk!

The Not-So-Secret Family Show! - (Set time: 4:00 PM)
The Not-So-Secret Family Show!
Introducing The Not-So Secret Family Show every Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6PM at the Secret Society!

Featuring a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer/songwriters for the grown-ups! Full bar& menu available!

$8 per walking human, all ages welcome.
Red Yarn - (Set time: 4:00 PM)
Red Yarn
Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. With his engaging performances, lush folk-rock recordings, and playful music videos, this red-bearded bard is reinvigorating multicultural American folklore for younger generations.
Zazzy Zoe - (Set time: 4:00 PM)
Zazzy Zoe
It all began when...

I was in the midst of a major Ani Difranco phase in my early 20's, and a friend taught me how to play a few chords on the guitar. And, well, it was pretty rough on the ol' finger tips. But he coaxed me into borrowing his guitar for a few months, and after lots of cringing and moaning and practicing "32 Flavors" about a million times, I finally developed those sought-after calluses. And I've been strummin' ever since! Several years later I picked up the ukulele and it soon became my go-to set of strings---it's the perfect-sized instrument to play with a group of children. I started bangin' on hand drums ca. 2000 and in 2002, found myself teaching hand drumming classes to teenage girls in a residential treatment facility, which ignited my passion for music facilitation. Around that time I also began facilitating hand drumming classes to younger children (ages 5 and up) and adults.



In 2005, I got a full-time teaching job at a preschool where I became the in-house musician. It was such a blast. Working there for three years gave me ample time to learn what works well with young kids when it comes to music facilitation. I learned the general scope of their musical capabilities and what types of songs really speak to them. Obviously every child has different likes and dislikes when it comes to music and all other things in life, but I've found there are certain songs, chants, and musical activities that pretty much every kid I've ever worked with just loves. And luckily for me, preschool-age kids make it really clear when they like something and when they don't. During this time I also learned how to be comfortably goofy, because a healthy dose of goofiness is a must when you're entertaining young kids.



I left the preschool to go to grad school. From 2008-2010, I attended PSU and obtained a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Not surprisingly, throughout the program I was drawn to facets of language that pertain to rhythm ("prosody") and using music to teach language (click here if you're interested in checking out a cool project I worked on at Atkinson Elementary School in SE Portland).



Near the end of my master's program, I got pregnant with my daughter and became a stay at home mom after she was born, which left me almost no time to do anything creative except sing and play music. When she reached preschool age, serendipity struck when I met a preschool director/teacher through a friend who was willing to trade music classes for my daughter's attendance at her school. That year was pivotal; I increased my repertoire significantly and it continues to constantly grow today. Currently I do music at 13 Portland-area preschools.

I LOVE MY JOB!!!
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/