Anna & Elizabeth – Feb 11 – 14th
Bubbaville Presents Anna & Elizabeth
Visiting Artists, February 11-14, 2017
Inspired by the richness and tradition of the music, Anna & Elizabeth gather songs and stories from archives and visits with elders. They bring these songs to life in performance with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle, and the uncanny blend of their voices in close harmony. They accompany their songs with stories—of the lyrics, of the singer, of the quest to learn the song—and they illustrate them in mesmerizing fashion. The two revive the old scrolling picture show, dubbed “crankies”—intricate picture-scrolls illustrating the old songs they sing, which they create in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric.
Anna & Elizabeth have a MISSION:
WE HOPE THAT OUR WORK ::: BRINGS LIGHT to old ballads, tunes, hymns, and the stories of everyday people / HONORS the lives & creativity of those who have gone before us– ancestors, pioneers, friends, and dear teachers / PASSES THE TRADITION to a younger generation & encourages friendships across generations / INSPIRES people to make art in their own homes
Saturday, February 11th
Sunday, February 12th
Daytime Workshops & Concert; Evening Show at Velocult!
Join Anna & Elizabeth for a day of family-friendly workshops and a performance at the Pacific Crest School.
Where: Pacific Crest School, 116 NE 29th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
11:00am – 1:00pm Crankie Making Workshop – SIGN UP HERE
Adults: $15, Kids: $5 – includes concert admission!
In this fun workshop, Anna & Elizabeth will guide you through making your own tiny crankie! This workshop is all ages and is especially suitable for kids 8 and older. If you have questions or wish to bring a younger child, please email bubbavillepdx (at)gmail.com.
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Performance!
Adults: $10, Kids: $5 (6 and younger get in free) – Workshop participants get in free!
Anna & Elizabeth mesmerize in their show — with flatfoot-dancing, fiddle tunes, banjo songs and sing-alongs, their mesmerizing scrolling story-quilts, and shadow puppet show. They follow the journey of the fiddle from Ireland and the banjo from Africa, to America — and get folks to think about what life might have been like 100 years ago, in the countryside.
3:30-5:00pm – Appalachian Singing: “The songs of Addie Graham & Texas Gladden”
Adults: $10, Kids: $5 – includes concert admission – SIGN UP HERE
Join Anna & Elizabeth for a 90 minute workshop on Appalachian songs, focusing on the repertoire of Addie Graham of Kentucky and Texas Gladden of Virginia. The workshop will cover ballads, gospel tunes, lullabyes, haromonies, oldtime songs.
8:00-10:00pm Evening Show at Velocult!
Where: 1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213
Enjoy a pint and a performance by Anna & Elizabeth at Portland’s coolest bike shop/bar /coffeeshop – Velocult!
Tickets: $10 at the door
Doors at 8pm, Show starts at 8:30pm
*Anna & Elizabeth will head across the Moon & Six Pence after the show to join up with their friends Foghorn Stringband!
Monday, February 13th – House Concert!
During the day, Anna & Elizabeth will be enchanting and educating the kids at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt PK-8 School, but in the evening, you can catch them for an intimate house concert!
House Concert – Potluck at 6:30, Show starts at 7:30
Abbie Weisenbloom is truly a Portland treasure, hosting house concerts in her SE Portland home with musicians from across the globe. Anna & Elizabeth will perform at Abbie’s house on Monday, February 13th. Abbie’s shows always fill up, so reserve your spot before it’s too late!
Tuesday, February 14th – Fall in Love with Anna & Elizabeth!!!
What’s not to love about singing, dancing, stories, fiddle, banjo, guitar, crankies? During the day, Anna & Elizabeth will continue enchanting kiddos throughout Portland, spending the day with students at James John Elementary School and then stopping by the BRAVO Youth Orchestra Program as Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez Schools.
House Party/Concert and Maybe Even Dancing! – 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: At the home of Scott & Kristin Killops – 439 SE 68th Ave.
Tonight – Let Anna & Elizabeth be your Valentine! Join us for a heart-warming evening of jamming, an informal performance and perhaps even a bit of dancing at the home of Scott Killops 7pm – 10pm. Bring a potluck dish or beverages to share.