Piano Information:

"Stevie" — by designer: Doug Fir Lounge


LOCATION:

Doug Fir Lounge



DESIGNER:

Doug Fir Lounge



MUSICIAN:

Stevie Wonder



SPONSOR:

Walt Weyler



We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The piano that Doug Fir Lounge contributed to Piano.Push.Play this year commemorates the music and artists that have entertained and shared their art at the venue since it was first established. Numerous show posters from the last 14 years were pulled out of the archives to become a part of this piano. Special thanks goes out to all of the poster designers over the years for provinding such amazing artwork including Mike King, Nat Damm, Dylan McConnell and many more. A wide variety of artists of all genres came to light once again through this project. Hosting everything from international names to local artists Doug Fir Lounge has been proud to be a part of the vibrant Portland music scene. To the artists who are now big names and to the artists who are still rocking the garages, this piano pays tribute to them all. Just check out the piece to find the artists you recognize and the shows you remember.

 
 Photo: https://www.dougfirlounge.com

Photo: https://www.dougfirlounge.com

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

The artists who worked on this project were all employees of Doug Fir Lounge including; Tony Meuser, Zoey Snyder, Paige Clarke, and Justin Smithkey. All the people who contributed are multimedia artists and passionate about music. You can find more of the work of these artists via Instagram; @anthonymeuserart @zoeysnyder @lil_doozy @justinoooooo. Special shout out to Faye, James, and Rochelle for their help and support on the project as well.

 
 Photo: By Nijs, Jac. de / Anefo - Stevie Wonder (zanger) voor TROS-TV. Stevie Wonder tijdens repetitieDutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989,Auteursrechthebbende Nationaal Archief CC-BY-SA, Nummer toegang 2.24.01.05 Bestanddeelnummer 920-8212, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23503974

Photo: By Nijs, Jac. de / Anefo - Stevie Wonder (zanger) voor TROS-TV. Stevie Wonder tijdens repetitieDutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989,Auteursrechthebbende Nationaal Archief CC-BY-SA, Nummer toegang 2.24.01.05 Bestanddeelnummer 920-8212, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23503974

Namesake Musician: Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.

 

Location:
Doug Fir Lounge

8th&Burnside.jpg

8th & E. Burnside

Note: If you want to visit this piano, please contact the location for hours of access.

 

 

Sponsor:
Walt WEyler

 

ABOUT PIANO! PUSH PLAY!

We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.

 

Learn more →