To RSVP for a concert or to ask questions, email email@example.com. Unless noted, concerts start at 7:30 w/ potluck at 6:30 PM. Suggested donation is $15.
Jan 10 (Thurs) – David Greely & Joel Savoy -(www.davidgreely.com // www.valcourrecords.com)
Jan 12 (Sat) – Mary Flower (www.maryflower.com) – world-class guitarist and lap slide player who swings the blues. Also a master of the intricate, harmonically subtle Piedmont style, with its good-timey, ragtime feel.
Jan 17 (Thurs) – The Blackberry Bushes Stringband (ww.theblackberrybushes.com) – Jes Raymond (guitar, vocals), Jakob Breitbach (violin) + Taylor Kent (upright bass)
Jan 26 (Sat) – DEAN! – (www.wearedean.com) Luke & Rachael Price – Old Soul Pop (Guitar/vocals/fiddle)
Feb 2 (Sat) – Randal Bays (Irish fiddle, finger-style guitar) with Willie Bays (flute)
Master Irish-style fiddler Randal Bays is joined by his son Willie Bays on flute. Randal will also showcase some of his superb finger-style guitar. Please visit : (www.randalbays.com)
Feb 7 (Thurs) – Bill Evans Banjo! (www.billevansbanjo.com)
Feb 21 (Thurs) – Jamie Laval + Dan Compton (www.jamielaval.com)
Feb 27 (Wed) – Scott Law + Very Special Guest (www.scottlawmusic.com)
Mar 4 (Mon) – Rushad Eggleston – An evening of cellobanditry. (rushad.bandcamp.com //www.rushadicus.com)
March 22 (Fri) – Lisa Ornstein, Leela Grace, Betsy Branch (fiddles/banjo/vocals) *Sold Out* Check waitlist.
March 21 & 24 – Oregon Art Beat – TV (Check out our series profile on OPB Oregon Art Beat! (http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/). It will remain online afterwards.
April 9 (Tues) – Masters of Brazilian choro – Dudu Maia, Henrique Neto, Alexandre Lora (www.dudumaia.com) – Sold out
April 11 (Thurs) – Double Bill – (Ireland & Brazil) – Rio Con Brio (Brazilian choro) + Marla Fibish (mandolin), Tim Connell (mandolin), + Kieran Jordan (step dance!) www.marlafibish.com, www.kieranjordan.com, www.rioconbrio.net
April 24 (Wed) – Ed & Neil Pearlman – Ed Pearlman (fiddle) & Neil Pearlman (piano) *duo* Scottish/Cape Breton music with flavors of jazz & Latin. Please visit : (www.edpearlman.net/edandneil/)
April 27 (Sat) – The Bee Eaters (www.beeeaters.com) – Tashina Clarridge (fiddle), Tristan Clarridge (cello), Simon Chrisman (hammer dulcimer) Sold out
April 30 (Tues) – Kevin Burke + John Carty – Irish masters – (www.kevinburke.com), (www.johncartymusic.com) *Sugg. Donation. $25 Sold out
May 2 (Thurs) Mélisande + Alex de Grosbois Garand (of Genticorum) from Montréal – (www.melisandemusic.com) – Vocals/harmonies – guitar – fretless bass
May 11 (Sat) Mighty Squirrel – World Music String Band – This Washington State-based acoustic quartet draws on a variety of musical traditions : Appalachian old time, classic country, Yiddish, Celtic, French-Canadian, Ladino-Sephardic. Members – Cardiwen Irvine Spatz (vocals, fiddle), Greg Spatz (octave mando, fiddle), David Keenan (National guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, vocals), Nova Karina Devonie (accordion).
May 16 (Thurs) – Jack Dwyer & Tim Connell – world mandolin duo (www.jackandtim.com)
May 28 (Tues) – Laura Cortese + Fish & Bird
Laura Cortese :: Laura Cortese (fiddle/vocals), Mariel Vandersteel (fiddle/vocals), Valerie Thompson (cello/vocals). (www.thisislauracortese.com)
Fish and Bird :: Taylor Ashton (lead vocals, banjo, acoustic guitar), Ryan Boeur (electric guitar & acoustic guitar), Natalie Bohrn (upright bass, vocals), Adam Iredale-Gray (fiddle, vocals, acoustic guitar), Ben Kelly (drum kit, bodhran) (http://fishandbird.bandcamp.com)
May 31 (Fri) Calico Rose – Annalisa Tornfelt (Black Prairie) fiddle, vocals; Anita Robinson (Viva Voce) guitar, vocals; Kate O’Brien-Clarke (Ages & Ages) fiddle, vocals. 3-Part harmony girl band who enjoy singing and picking together, playing twin fiddles, and Carter Family-style guitar picking. (www.facebook.com/calicorosepdx)
June 3 (Mon) – Carlo Aonzo (mandolin) & René Izquierdo (guitar) – Italian mandolin virtuoso Carlo Aonzo & brilliant Cuban native guitarist René Izquierdo present an evening of classical works by Niccolò Paganini & other composers. Please visit -> (www.aonzo.com) | (www.reneizquierdoguitar.com)
(#100) – June 6 (Thurs) – Foghorn Stringband (www.foghornstringband.com) – Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind (fiddle, banjo, accordion, vocals), Caleb Klauder (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Reeb Willms(guitar, triangle, vocals), and Nadine Landry (bass, vocals) “… the shining gold standard for American stringband music …”
June 14 (Fri) Lisa Ornstein (fiddle), Dan Compton (guitar), Johnny B. Connolly (button accordion) – Music of Quebec, Appalachia, and beyond – (www.ornsteincompton.com) (www.myspace.com/thejohnnyconnollyband/)
June 22 (Sat) Don Julin (mandolin – “for dummies” author) + Billy Strings (guitar /vocals) (pedal to the metal, spot on bluegrass guitar) – http://donjulin.com/billystrings.html
June 24 (Mon) The Student Loan + Blind Corn Liquor Pickers – The Student Loan (PDX jamgrass band) team up with Kentucky-based alt-blugrass band, The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, for a lively show exploring the creative edge of bluegrass today. – (www.thestudentloanmusic.com) // (facebook.com/thestudentloan) // (www.blindcorn.com)
June 29 (Sat) – Kyle Vincent – Pop (piano/vocals/guitar) – (www.kylevincent.com) – Was lead singer of 80’s teen Power pop band Candy. (His song “Sierra” was adopted by the Sierra Club and John Denver’s Windstar Foundation. Officially sanctioned presenter of Gore’s climate crisis presentation, as seen in An Inconvenient Truth – Focus – the impact diet has on the environment.)
July 6 (Sat) – Ben Krakauer, Tashina Clarridge and Simon Chrisman
Banjo / Hammer Dulcimer / Fiddle (guitar) – – Old-time, bluegrass, Irish, Bengali folk trio. Please visit -> (www.beeeaters.com)
July 11 (Thurs) – Nic Gareiss w/ Erik Killops + Bróg Crua (www.nicgareiss.com) Sold Out (www.reverbnation.com/brogcrua) – percussive dancer Nic Gareiss with fiddler Erik Killops, as well as the trio Bróg Crua (Maldon Meehan – percussive dance, Erik Killops -fiddle, Félim Egan – accordion).
Aug 15 (Thurs) – Alessandro Penezzi (guitar) Sao Paulo – Brazil
Considered one of today’s most impressive guitarists for his technique, virtuosity, arrangements and interpretations. His compositions have been recorded by such artists as Yamandú Costa, Beth Carvalho, Danilo Brito and Syrano. Please visit –> (www.alessandropenezzi.com)
Sept 6 (Fri) – Uncle Bonsai – Arni Adler (vocals), Patrice O’Neill (vocals), and Andrew Ratshin (guitar/vocals) – Original, contemporary folk/pop music – “A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop” – NY Times. (www.unclebonsai.com)
Sept 13 (Fri) – Jack Dwyer & Tim Connell + 10 String Symphony – World Mandolin duo Jack Dwyer & Tim Connell team up with Fiddle duo from Nashville, 10-String Symphony (Rachel Baiman & Christian Sedelmyer) Visit :: (www.jackandtim.com) // (www.10stringsymphony.com)
Sept 14 (Sat) – Rushad Eggleston – solo show – An evening of cellobanditry. (rushad.bandcamp.com // www.rushadicus.com)
Sept 22 (Sun) Afternoon show! – Kyle Vincent + Christopher Reyne opening for show – An afternoon featuring Kyle Vincent, the “reigning king of soft pop” with opening act, local recording artist Christoper Reyne, a “One man Indie band.” Door & refreshments @ 3PM. Show 3:30 PM (Tickets ! www.kylevincent.com or reserve @ firstname.lastname@example.org . Also visit www.ChristopherReyne.com)
Sept 26 (Thurs) – Sylvia Herold (guitar, vocals) with Chuck Ervin (plucked and bowed double bass)
Singer, guitarist, and song sleuth Sylvia Herold (formerly of Cats & Jammers and the Hot Club of San Francisco) masterfully mines the motherlode of American jazz and popular song from the 1930s through the 1960s, from the smooth West Coast jazz of June Christy to the smoky and sassy Peggy Lee. With a voice the San Francisco Examiner has hailed as “mesmerizing,” Herold will surprise and delight you with her song choices, including selections from her newest album, “The Spider and the Fly.”(www.sylviaherold.com) “The Spider and the Fly,” by Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs (in costume!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzFvijZljOk
Sept 29 (Sun) *7PM!*6PMpotluck* – Radim Zenkl (solo mandolin + mandola, Irish bouzouki, ukulele, Irish tin whistle, ethnic flutes, didgeridoo and vocals) – US Mandolin champion Radim Zenkl redefines the mandolin and its role in music by designing new mandolin-family instruments and creating new playing styles. His style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music flavored with string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, rock, classical and other styles. He has also developed a technique where one mandolin sounds like two.
“Radim Zenkl has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways!”- David Grisman
“Imaginative and great.” – Jerry Garcia
Please visit -> (http://www.zenkl.com/)
Oct 11 (Fri) – Keith Murphy solo (guitar/vocals/feet) – Traditional songs of Eastern Canada in English & French. Please visit -> (http://blackislemusic.com/)
Oct 14 (Mon) – Colleen Raney CD Release! Please visit -> (http://colleenraney.com)
Oct 24 (Thurs) – Daddy Squeeze – Top notch, offbeat accordion from Minnesota!
Daddy Squeeze aka Dan Newton (accordion/vocals) with Special Guests Courtney Von Drehle (accordion), Tim DuRoche (percussion), and WB Reid (mostly banjo-guitar, aka 6-string banjo). This top notch, offbeat accordion artist from Minnesota returns to our stage to collaborate with adventuresome Portland soundsmiths! (www.daddysqueeze.com), (www.3legtorso.com/courtney.html),
Oct 27 (Sun) – Molly’s Revenge – Dynamic, acoustic, celtic trio. (David Brewer: Highland bagpipes, border pipes, uillean pipes, whistles, bodhran. John Weed: Fiddle. Stuart Mason: Guitar, mandola.)Please visit -> (http://www.mollysrevenge.com/)
Nov 1 (Fri) – A Thousand Years at Sea
Colin Cotter & Ethan Lewis – vox/guitar/fiddle, Isaac James – percussion
Please visit -> (http://www.reverbnation.com/athousandyearsatsea)
Nov 5 (Tues) – Hanz Araki (flutes) & Cary Novotny (guitar/vocals) with special guests Aiko Obuchi (fiddle) and Takeaki Nagahama (bodhran) from Tokyo.
Please visit -> ( www.hanzaraki.com )
Nov 10 (Sun) – Kevin Carr (fiddles, bagpipes, whistles, drums) Kevin is a witty and warm storyteller and a tremendous musician, who draws audiences into worlds of heightened experience, where wisdom and foolishness mix in ways that are enlightening, entertaining, entrancing and most of all fun.
Please visit -> ( www.kevincarr.org ) | Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/kevin-carr)
Nov 16 (Sat) – Cahalen Morrison + Gregory Spatz – Cahalen Morrison – (vocals, six-string fingerstyle guiar, claw-hammer banjo, mandolin, and lap slide guitar), Gregory Spatz – fiddle / bouzouki
Please visit -> (www.cahalen.com, www.gregoryspatz.com/) | Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/cahalen-morrison-and-gregory-spatz)
Nov 19 (Tues) – Mark Roberts (flutes) & Dan Compton (guitar/vocals)
Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Guitar, and more
Please visit -> (www.glencottagemusic.com), (www.thegloup.com) | Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/mark-roberts-and-dan-compton)
Nov 23 (Sat) – Eva Salina Primack – (vocals, accordion) – Singer, interpreter, & teacher of Traditional Balkan Vocal music – Eva’s rich, versatile, agile, deep and powerful voice and her enthusiastic, skillful, inspired and inspiring teaching have led her to quickly become a renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of Traditional Balkan Vocal music. Singing primarily through the traditions of Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and the Romani people, Eva has also studied Georgian, Corsican, Traditional American, and Ukrainian singing. Listen :: Interview on WNYC News
Please visit -> (www.evasalina.com) | Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/eva-salina-primack)
Nov 26 (Tues) – Maeve Gilchrist Solo – Ostinato Project –
Edinburgh born harpist, singer and composer Maeve Gilchrist has been credited as an innovator on her native Celtic Harp. With her distinct vocal sound and exquisite harp playing, Gilchrist has bought audiences to their feet all over Europe and North America. (www.maevegilchristmusic.com) | Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/maeve-gilchrist)
Was Dec 9 (CANCELLED – will be rescheduled) – JENSEN & BUGGE – traditional music from Denmark
Mette Kathrine Jensen & Kristian Bugge play beautiful traditional music from Denmark on fiddle and accordion. They learned their craft from the old masters, and their tightly intertwined and dynamic harmonies energize both dances and concerts.
Please visit -> (http://www.jensen-bugge.dk)
Dec 10 (Tues) – John Reischman & the Jaybirds – Bluegrass – SOLD OUT
Top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power. Note : This show will be the quartet version – John Reischman on mandolin, Jim Nunally on guitar, Trisha Gagnon on bass, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo.
Please visit -> (http://www.thejaybirds.com) | Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/john-reischman-the-jaybirds)
Dec 15 (Sun) – Frank Fairfield (banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocals) – SOLD OUT – Frank Fairfield is a young man and old time folk musician who plays fiddle, guitar and banjo while singing and hollering. An unbelievable word of mouth sensation who channels the spirit of another era in his spellbinding live shows. Please visit -> (http://frankfairfield.bandcamp.com/) | Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/2535-frank-fairfield)
Dec 19 (Thurs) – Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms – CD Release Party for duet album “Oh Do You Remember” – SOLD OUT – standing room available – “Caleb & Reeb deliver a pure and classic sound that make you want to cry out in joy and tears both at the same time.” – Marc Savoy
Please visit -> ( www.calebklauder.com )| Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/2210-caleb-klauder-and-reeb-willms)
Dec 20 (Fri) – CANCELLED due to illness – Christine Lavin & Uncle Bonsai – Just One Angel Tour (2.0)
Dec 27 (Fri) – David Brewer (bag pipes) + Rebecca Lomnicky (fiddle) Just returned from living in Scotland, duo performers David Brewer of Molly’s Revenge, & Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, Rebecca Lomnicky will be performing an evening of captivating Scottish music which bridges the gap between the fiddle & bagpipe music of Scotland, two worlds united.
Please visit -> ( www.davidbrewermusic.com ) | ( www.rebeccalomnicky.com)| Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/2211-david-brewer-and-rebecca-lomnicky)
Dec 30 (Mon) – Eva Reich (fiddle), Scotty Leach (piano, fiddle, foot percussion), and Jeff Kerssen-Griep (guitar) – Fiddling tunesmiths Eva Reich, Scotty Leach, and Jeff Kerssen-Griep are known for stirring giddy dance floors with The Retrospectacles, Wild Hair, and Joyride. This show mixes Scotty’s and Eva’s original fiddle tunes (and their stories) with sweetly exuberant tunes from Quebecois, Appalachian, Celtic, and Cape Breton traditions, and a shifting mix of instruments. Expect a high-spirited evening of spontaneous, joyful music served up with a hearty sense of humor! | (Can’t make it? Stream it! (http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/2212-eva-reich-scotty-leach-and-jeff-kerssen-griep)