Brock Hires to perform at The Junction Dec. 14

TONASKET – Tonasket singer and songwriter Brock Hires will be performing this Friday in an unconventional venue: inside The Junction at the corner of US-97 and SR-20 on the south end of town.

Brock Hires

Hires, who is publicizing his album “Christmas in the Valley” that was released a year ago, said he was originally asked to perform for Winterfest but was unable to due to a scheduling conflict.

“It was (Juncion owner) Julie Buchert’s idea,” Hires said. “She asked me to do it for Winterfest and when I couldn’t, she said ‘What about two weeks later?’”

Hires said he’s planned an acoustic, holiday-oriented set and that coffee will be available.

“I was kind of dumbfounded,” he said. “I’ve never heard of doing live music in a gas station before, but it should be fun. Maybe we’ll get some people gathering around and joining in.”

Hires is also performing Sunday, Dec. 16, at the North Valley Assisted Living at 2:00 p.m. He received an award from the Tonasket Kiwanis last spring for his many years of sharing his music with the Assisted Living residents.

“I’ve been performing there more years than I can count,” he said when asked how long it had been. “Probably since before I could count at all, actually. Its’ just something I love to do.”

More information on Hires and his album can be found at his website.

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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