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Local favorite, P.K. Gregory returns to Main Stage

P.K. Gregory
(Courtesy/Main Stage)

P.K. Gregory (Courtesy/Main Stage)

Originally Published: July 27, 2022 noon

Paul Koenig, better known as P.K., relocated with his family to Norway a little over three years ago. He is back in the Verde Valley for a visit, and playing some long-awaited tunes, with a welcome home bash to which all are invited.

Careening wildly around the alt-country, folk, and Americana genres like Johnny Cash on a hot-rodded Vespa, PK Gregory’s music is rooted in tradition, but with a kind of eclecticism and idiosyncratic storytelling bent that is more in line with Warren Zevon’s cheerful misanthropy than any old-fashioned sentimentality.

With elements of folk, western swing, honky-tonk, and blues, and taking on a wide range of subjects from religion and sex to the zombie apocalypse, the songs are driven forward by foot drums, swirling fingerpicked guitar/bass, harmonica, and an immediately-compelling baritone that calls to mind a young Cash singing Zevon’s “Excitable Boy” in some alternative universe’s honkabilly heaven.

Main Stage provides nightly entertainment almost every night of the week. Mondays kick off with karaoke hosted by Christa Cave at 9 PM. Karaoke continues on Tuesdays at 9 PM, this time hosted by Sean “Shizzy” McAfee.

Wednesdays with “This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Bingo” with hostesses, Christine “Bean” Kramer and Rebecca Riffel. Attendees play for cash and prizes starting at 7:00 pm, with 10% of proceeds of every pot going to local charities, nonprofit organizations, or local families in need.

Thursdays nights bring Smarty Pants Trivia at 7:00 pm with Chris Baker and Cheri Baker followed by Vinyl Night with local DJ Baker Breaker, you can bring in your own vinyl to spin or just enjoy the great music and dance.

On Fridays, we bring back TGIF Karaoke, hosted by Jesse Petterson at 9 PM.

Main Stage is located at 1 S Main St in Cottonwood and is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to close and closed on Sundays. All events are free to the public unless otherwise specified.

Information provided by Main Stage.