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’12 Pictures in the Park & The Jonny Wright Band

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Looking for a family-friendly activity in Gresham, OR? Every Friday in August Pictures in the Park takes place in the Gresham Center of the Arts Plaza at 7PM for live music performed by local bands and artists followed by a family-friendly movie. How can you pass that up?! You can’t, so you should come. 🙂

The Jonny Wright Band was our featured band the first Friday and they did a FANTASTIC job! I first met them at the ’12 Steps For Life event that I was shooting this past spring. So, when I mentioned to them the idea of having them perform for Pictures in the Park, they were excited to team up with us. Check out their music! If you’re interested in hosting a concert, drop them a line. btw… they’re working on a new album!

Thank you Jonny Wright Band for so graciously serving the Gresham community through your music! Lord bless you guys as you build, grow, and take the music industry by storm! I look forward to working with you again in the future!

*Band Bios via Jonny Wright Band FB page

Jonny Wright – Vocals/Guitar: For almost a decade, Jonny has led worship teams for a number of churches throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is the Worship Pastor at First Evangelical Church in Vancouver, WA. In the Fall of 2011 Jonny released his second album “Our God is Here”. The twelve song collection that ranges from energetic rock to thought provoking ballads. Following the CD release concert in October, the band topped off their Fall tour by performing at Spirit Fest in Austin, TX before 12,000 concert goers in Dell Diamond Stadium.

Joshua Pickerign – Lead Guitar: Joshua started playing guitar at age 15 and began performing at his local church in Beaverton, Oregon at age 16. He earned his B.S. in Economics at Oregon State University and is currently studying accounting at Portland State University. He currently lives in Beaverton and regularly attends Beaverton Foursquare Church.

Levi Warren – Bass Guitar: Levi grew up in a musical family, so his love of music was developed early. He took piano lessons as a kid, sang in choirs, and played in the band in junior high. It was at age thirteen, though, that he first picked up the bass. From there he played in multiple bands and at church on the worship teams. While studying music and ministry in college, he met Jonny and their friendship and musical career together were fast formed. Levi also writes/records music and performs as a solo artist. He enjoys good coffee, reading, writing, and listening to lots of music.

Phillip Wenzel – Drums: Phillip started playing drums at age 5 and began performing regularly in his local church and school in Jr. High. After high school, he attended Portland Community College and Portland State University with an emphasis in music performance. In addition to JWB, Phillip is also an active session drummer for various solo artists and bands. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his beautiful wife, Erin, and their Boston Terrier, Louis.

It was a blast shooting these guys!

For details information regarding the upcoming Friday evenings, visit the Pictures in the Park FB Event page!

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