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Bronn Journey plays harp at BPAC

Bronn Journey plays harp and his wife Catherine will sing in a special concert to raise money and food for the Arlington Food Bank just in time for Thanksgiving. The concert starts 7 p.m. at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center Thursday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $15 at Copy, Mail and More at the Arlington Pharmacy and at Flowers by George. - Courtesy photo
Bronn Journey plays harp and his wife Catherine will sing in a special concert to raise money and food for the Arlington Food Bank just in time for Thanksgiving. The concert starts 7 p.m. at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center Thursday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $15 at Copy, Mail and More at the Arlington Pharmacy and at Flowers by George.
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Some have said Bronn Journey looks like a lumberjack but plays like an angel. A Northwest native who lives in Sultan, Journey has recorded more harp music than any other artist and he is bringing is harp, and his singing wife, to Arlington for a concert at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center presented by the Arlington Rotary Club.

On his harp, Journey plays a range of music, from light classical to the Beatles, including romantic, Celtic, hymns, inspirational, and, of course, lullabies.

His BPAC performance is the result of his friendship with Rotarian Ron Love.

“He’s a friend of mine and he agreed to come and play in a fundraiser to help community members in need during the Thanksgiving season,” said Love, who met Journey nearly 20 years ago when he played at a Rotary Christmas party.

“Then we got better acquainted while doing a Christmas show at the Tacoma Dome.” Love was selling his Chateau d’Lanz licorice at the show where Journey was selling his CDs.

“As you can see by my picture, I am not the stereotypical harp player,” Journey says on his Web site Love agrees.

From the inspiring natural beauty of their Pacific Northwest home, the Journeys -- Bronn and Katherine and the harp — offer a gentle soothing music. Often called the instrument of angels, the harp is an ancient instrument that Journey makes full use of. He is also known for his warm sense of humor.

Often accompanied by his wife, Katherine, singing or on piano, they will offer an assortment of favorite inspirational tunes, popular music and seasonal songs at the PAC.

Please bring a can of food to donate at the door the night of the concert.

For more information about Journey, check out his Web site at www.bronnjourney.com.

More seasonal music at the BPAC

2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7 — Olympic Ballet presents The Nutcracker.

2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14 — Handel’s “Messiah” by the community and and Arlington High School choirs.

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