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“Music is bigger than you are. You get to be part of it.”

Danny Schauffler, 2-time Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee (having been a part of 2 bands inducted: Nu Shooz and Crazy 8s) is one of the most infectious humans I’ve ever been blessed to encounter.

Danny’s passion for music education stretches beyond the stage… while he’s laid down horns behind the Northwest’s most successful bands (Paul Delay, Quarterflash, The Rockin’ Razorbacks, Dan Reed Network, Johnny Limbo, Tom Grant, the California Raisins and more), he’s been most influential as band director for Valley Catholic High School for many years.

We’ll talk about his induction, his dedication to music education, the state of music today and his upcoming Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts performers. CLICK HERE to see the festival lineup and overview!

Sponsored by Five Star Guitars, Rhythm Traders and Music Millennium

From 1994-2003, Eklund was the drummer for Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling Capitol Records recording artists Everclear. He played on the band’s most successful albums, including Sparkle and Fade and So Much for the Afterglow, including their MTV and radio hits Santa Monica, Father of Mine, Everything to Everyone, Wonderful, and AM Radio.

After leaving Everclear in 2003, emotionally and physically exhausted and burnt out from playing drums, Eklund suffered from public anxiety after being in the public eye. He went into therapy for panic attacks and his inability to leave his house. While at home, Eklund says, “I was tired of playing drums. I wanted to try something new, and I wanted a new challenge, so I picked up a guitar. I taught myself to play in a straightforward style and started to write songs.”

With his younger brother Mark Eklund and Olivia Stone, Greg formed The Oohlas in 2004 and released their debut record Best Stop Pop on Stolen Transmission Records (an imprint on Island/Def Jam Records) in 2005. When the music industry imploded in 2008, The Oohlas left their label and went on an indefinite hiatus.

Greg released his solo debut album entitled “Muffled Tears,” on August 1st on all digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc) with limited edition clear vinyl available at gregeklund.bandcamp.com.

Greg’s fortune revealed:

Sponsored by Five Star Guitars

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