‘Potluck memorial jam’ set | TheUnion.com

‘Potluck memorial jam’ set

Friends celebrating the memory of local musician Kris Skidmore are holding a “potluck memorial jam” from 7 p.m. until midnight today at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City.

Besides a dish for the table, guests are invited to bring an instrument and sign up for open mic, according to Randi Soule, one of Skidmore’s friends.

Skidmore was known for his virtuosity on the keyboard and his upbeat attitude. When a car accident left his hands partially paralyzed at the age of 15, he re-learned how to play the piano.

Skidmore frequently played open mic nights at locales around town during the 10 years that he lived in Grass Valley. Besides composing and recording his own music, he jammed every Sunday during the contemporary services at Nevada City United Methodist Church. He died in October at the age of 51.

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is sponsoring the event. Beer and wine bar will be available.

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