1/16
TUE
5:30-7am
Early Morning Gumbo A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing. Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/16
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
1/16
TUE
7-9pm
Music at the Northwest Portland Hostel featuring the Whole Grain Loafers. Fiddle, guitar, and accordion trio, the Whole Grain Loafers, play an assortment of folk and jazz from across the globe. With Karin Guenther on accordion, Albert McDonnell on guitar, and Olivia Horgan on fiddle. At the The Hotel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. All ages / Free
1/17
WED
5:30-7am
Pastures of Plenty Traditional and Contemporary folk music. Every Wednesday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/17
WED
6pm
Lauren Sheehan with Hoot n Holler. Juicy Roots early show, in awesome NW cozy bar. Hoot and Holler are touring and you"ll love this winsome duo! At the Landmark Saloon, 4847 SE Division St. No Cover / Big Tip Jar!
1/17
WED
7-9pm
The Every Wednesday Square Dance at the The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St. Calling this week by TBA with music by TBA. No experience necessary. Great fun! All ages, $7 at the door, kids are free. You can "like" the Every Wednesday Square Dance Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
1/17
WED
8pm
Old Barn Preservation Society plays old time music the third Wednesday of each month at the Liberty Glass, 938 N Cook Street. 21+/Free
1/18
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us for a weekly bluegrass jam, hosted by Rich Landar of The Hillwilliams. We'll be playing in a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like. Bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any acoustic instruments are welcome. All levels of pickers and singers can join in at this friendly, no pressure jam session. Every Thursday 4 p.m. 'til 6 p.m. At the White Eagle, 836 N. Russell St. All ages, Free.
1/18
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s. Every Thursday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/18
THU
8pm
The Sleepy eyed Johns play bluegrass at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
1/19
FRI
5:30-7am
Lark in the Morning Folk music. Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am, alternates weekly with Cascadia Coffeehouse on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/20
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/20
SAT
9am-noon
Music From the True Vine - Every Saturday on KBOO 90.7 FM - Bluegrass, rotating dj's, excellent, some more traditionally oriented than others
1/20
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam Every Saturday, from September 9th through May 19th at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $12 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning class and jam meets at 10:00 - 1:00. Second year class and jam meets 1:00 - 4:00. Advanced jam sessions led by local bluegrass pros meets 1:00 - 2:30. Open jams all day in the church, $5. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com, visit www.taborgrass.com or find us on Facebook.
1/20
SAT
1-3pm
Mo Better Guitar Accompaniment For Your Songs workshop taught by Mary Flower at Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd. This class is designed for those who write songs, perform or dare to arrange. Mary will bring some examples of tunes that she has arranged fully, incorporating melody, bass and rhythm. But the main focus will be on re-working your songs. Students are invited to bring a song (original or otherwise) that needs some gentle bling and Mary will demonstrate options. Class might wander into open tunings and/or capo use. Please be prepared to sing one verse and one chorus of a song that needs a 'rearrangement'. Participants are encouraged to record the class (audio only). $35
1/20
SAT
2pm
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association Public Jam. 3rd Saturday each month in Vancouver at Fishers Grange and Community Center, 814 NE 162nd Ave. Acoustic string instruments are all welcome. The Grange has a very good dance floor and coffee and refreshments are served. All are welcome, donation at the door.
1/20
SAT
6-8pm
Whiskey Puppy is Portland's best and only bluegrass-themed performance art collective! They are a high-energy trio, playing boot-stomping, mule-slapping traditional acoustic bluegrass and old time music from the great American string bands of the 1920s-1950s. At Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi Ave. All ages, Free!
1/21
SUN
1-3:30pm
3rd Sunday PDX Cajun Jam Session, learner friendly jam focused on Cajun dance music. Held in members' homes. Email Tia Regan for more information.
1/21
SUN
2-5pm
Off Key Easy Bluegrass Jam. Every Sunday at the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. A relaxed slow-to-intermediate jam for players of all ability and confidence levels. Nobody is too crummy to play with us! Food and a full bar available, under 21 more than welcome. On bus line 19-Glisan and just south of 60th Street MAX station.
1/21
SUN
2-4pm
3rd Sunday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way Use the classrom building entrance by the A-frame chapel. NOTE: The second hour of this singing is devoted to shape note sources other than the 1991 Revision of The Sacred Harp. Particularly: Eclectic Harmony I & II, Northern Harmony, The Cooper Book, Norumbega Harmony, and Christian Harmony.
1/21
SUN
6-8:30pm
Slow Goats String Band will be at Fire and Stone playing some old time music. Fiddles, guitars and banjos and always a hit with the 5 and under dance crowd. Fire and Stone (pizza, fine food and beverages), NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
1/22
MON
5:30-7am
Folk Espresso Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week. Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/23
TUE
5:30-7am
Early Morning Gumbo A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing. Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/23
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
1/23
TUE
7-9pm
Music at the Northwest Portland Hostel featuring Michael Henchman Songwriter, musician, right-brain dreamer, left-brain artisan. Michael Henchman‘s thoughtful, lyric driven song writing often draws inspiration from roads less traveled that have beckoned since childhood – living across the U.S., in Europe, and many years in central Alaska – to create an Americana sound that is at once warm and reminiscent, bringing to life newstories on age-old journeys through love and loss, hard times and hope. His experiences instilled a deep fascination with open spaces and with how the heart becomes entangled by time. At the The Hotel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. All ages / Free
1/24
WED
5:30-7am
Pastures of Plenty Traditional and Contemporary folk music. Every Wednesday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/24
WED
7-9pm
The Every Wednesday Square Dance at the The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St. Calling this week by TBA with music by TBA. Gender-neutral calling night. No experience necessary. Great fun! All ages, $7 at the door, kids are free. You can "like" the Every Wednesday Square Dance Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
1/25
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s. Every Thursday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/25
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us for a weekly bluegrass jam, hosted by Rich Landar of The Hillwilliams. We'll be playing in a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like. Bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any acoustic instruments are welcome. All levels of pickers and singers can join in at this friendly, no pressure jam session. Every Thursday 4 p.m. 'til 6 p.m. At the White Eagle, 836 N. Russell St. All ages, Free.
1/25
THU
7-9pm
Last Thursday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., in the Community Room, SE corner of building. Singing from The Sacred Harp
1/26
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse New and vintage folk, roots, and Americana music. Every second and fourth Friday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/26
FRI
6-8pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honly-tonk every 2nd & 4th Friday at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $6
1/26
FRI
7:30pm
Bill Evans Banjo appearing in a house concert at Abbie Weisenblooms in SE Portland. Bill Evans returns with his Banjo in America show, showcasing new material and some old favorites. Bill brings 250 years of banjo music and manages to fit about 8 banjos on our stage. From West African ekonting music, through 19th century minstrelsy, early 20th century classic/ragtime and folk and bluegrass styles, all the way to Bill’s original music, there’s nothing quite like The Banjo in America. Not just for banjo players – but all lovers of American music! This show will also be streamed on Concert Window from Abbie Weisenbloom Presents.
1/27
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/27
SAT
9am-noon
Music From the True Vine - Every Saturday on KBOO 90.7 FM - Bluegrass, rotating dj's, excellent, some more traditionally oriented than others
1/27
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam Every Saturday, from September 9th through May 19th at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $12 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning class and jam meets at 10:00 - 1:00. Second year class and jam meets 1:00 - 4:00. Advanced jam sessions led by local bluegrass pros meets 1:00 - 2:30. Open jams all day in the church, $5. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com, visit www.taborgrass.com or find us on Facebook.
1/28
SUN
2-5pm
Off Key Easy Bluegrass Jam. Every Sunday at the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. A relaxed slow-to-intermediate jam for players of all ability and confidence levels. Nobody is too crummy to play with us! Food and a full bar available, under 21 more than welcome. On bus line 19-Glisan and just south of 60th Street MAX station.
1/28
SUN
3-4pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp. All are welcome. Topics and teachers vary from month to month and are intended to deepen our relationship to the tradition of Sacred Harp singing. See www.portlandsacredharp.org for more info. Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
1/28
SUN
4-6pm
4th Sunday Kennedy School Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building.
1/28
SUN
6-8:30pm
Old Barn Preservation Society plays old time stringband music at Fire and Stone (pizza, fine food and beverages), NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
1/29
MON
5:30-7am
Folk Espresso Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week. Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/30
TUE
5:30-7am
Early Morning Gumbo A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing. Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/30
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / 21+
1/30
TUE
7-9pm
Music at the Northwest Portland Hostel featuring Kelly Brightwell. Kelly’s finely crafted songs have won her numerous accolades: second place in the 2014 and 2015 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, finalist in the 2014 IAMA Susanne Millsaps Songwriter Showcase, and another honorable mention in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriting Contest. With a new band on board, and a standout sophomore album, Kelly has returned to music-making with all the wisdom of her past, and hope for a bright future. At the The Hotel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. All ages / Free
1/31
WED
5:30-7am
Pastures of Plenty Traditional and Contemporary folk music. Every Wednesday from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/31
WED
7-9pm
The Every Wednesday Square Dance at the The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St. Calling this week by TBA with music by TBA. Gender-neutral calling night. No experience necessary. Great fun! All ages, $7 at the door, kids are free. You can "like" the Every Wednesday Square Dance Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
1/31
WED
7:30pm
Eastside Music Club Old Time / Folk Jam Session. Learner friendly jam focused on old time, folk, and acoustic blues. Held in members' homes, all instruments and ability levels welcome. Come enjoy music for neighbors by neighbors. Meets at 7:30pm the second and last Wednesdays of each month. Email Steve Bleiler for more information.
2/9
FRI
Fri & Sat Evenings, 7pm
Lucas Hicks Remembrance Ceremony & Memorial Party at Unitarian Fellowship & Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA. Friday, February 9th, 6:00pm doors, 7:00pm Remembrance Ceremony, followed by music and dance into the wee hours at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. Saturday, February 10th, 7:00pm: Continued celebration and mass revelry at the Wild Buffalo in conjunction with other downtown venues. Festivities include remembrance, music, dance, parade, and shenanigans, in honor of our most benevolent, beloved, and inimitable friend, Lucas Hicks. Visit the Facebook Event for details and updates.
3/31
SAT
10am-6pm
Polk County Folklife Hey everyone, the Polk County Folklife Festival is coming up. If you haven't already done so, MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW for Saturday March 31, 2018, 10am-6pm! We have moved to a new (and we think improved) locaton. It'll be held at The Werner University Center on the Western Oregon University Campus in Monmouth, Oregon. We will start announcing performers in January 2018 so stay tuned.