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Greg Sale

Following graduation from Roseburg High School, Greg Sale was drafted out of Umpqua CC and into military service during the Viet Nam War. "I was stationed in Panama -- it was like a year-and-a-half vacation," he marvels. Afterwards, Sale worked for Bi-Mart stores in Roseburg, Oregon City, and Eugene, then managed the Paper Plus store in West Eugene for 15 years before it was sold to GP in 2001. "When I moved to Eugene in '82, my roommate was a musician who introduced me to the music scene," he reports. As a long-time fan of the Rooster Man's Blues Jam at Taylor's and later at the Good Times, Sale felt bereft when the GT changed hands and dropped the weekly event. "I was just a knowledgable fan," says Sale, who nonetheless jumped in to fill the void by coordinating a blues jam at Quackers. "It turned into a regular scene for five years." Last September, Sale signed on as music manager for Mac's at the Vet's Club, where he books weekend shows and lines up local artists for the Thursday night Mac's and Mo's Jamm, featuring "the Mofessor," Maurice McConnell, on keyboard, guitar, harmonica and vocals.

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photograph and story by Paul Neevel

Eugene Weekly / 19 May 2005

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