9/21
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
9/21
FRI
9:30 - 1:00 pm
For a dose of original and very danceable country music you can catch Zach Bryson and The Meat Rack at The O'Neil Pub , Friday, 9/21, 9:30 pm, 6000 NE Glisan St., on the corner of NE 60th and Glisan in Portland. Country and Western music with influences from Texas songwriters, played by a revolving cast featuring some of the greatest players in Portland! You can hear some of his music here .
9/21
FRI
12 - 1:30 PM
Movin' On Everything from old time to bluegrass to Celtic to contemporary folk. Every Friday from 12 noon to 1:30pm, on KBOO 90.7 FM
9/22
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
9/22
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
9/22
SAT
1-3:30pm
The monthly PDX Quebec Jam Session has switched to third Saturday afternoons from 1-3:30 pm. A learner friendly jam focused on the joyful dance music of Quebec. Held in member's homes. Email tcvogel@comcast.net for more information and to get on the email notification.
9/22
SAT
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk every Saturday at Podnah's Pit BBQ. 1625 NE Killingsworth St., 2-4 pm, Free
9/22
SAT
8-11 pm
James Clem Portland's premier finger picker, slide guitar and ukulele player, plays Delta blues, ragtime, vintage country and swing. At the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8-11 pm, No cover, 21+.
9/23
SUN
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lisa Ornstein , former Portland fiddler extraordinaire in many genres now residing in Olympia, is offering three Quebecois tune sessions Sunday mornings on Sept. 23, Oct. 7, and Oct. 14, from 10:30am to 12:15. She will put together some great kitchen music sets incorporating familiar standards with a few new tunes from Quebec and Acadie. All tunes will be learner-friendly and you will get sheet music and recordings in advance. Get geared up for the 9th Annual Québecois Tunefest (Oct. 26). In these three sessions, you will learn 3 new tunes from Quebec (including a new tune from Genticorum’s Pascal Gemme and a great jig from Acadian fiddler Robin LeBlanc) and will review, polish up, and put into medleys some favorite jigs, reels, and waltzes from the Portland Quebec Jam and House Party Band classic hit tunes lists. Tunes will be taught by ear. All melody instrument welcome; fiddle, whistle, flute, accordion, concertina, clarinet, banjo, glockenspiel, whatever! Chord charts will be available for rhythm instruments. If you are comfortable with your instrument, can play a dozen or so tunes at dance speed without your hair catching on fire, and have facility with picking up tunes by ear or with sheet music, these workshops are for you! Go here for all the info and to register. Questions? E-mail Lisa at http://www.lisaornstein.com/contact/
9/23
SUN
1:30-3:15 pm
Laisse le Bon Temps Rouler! Lisa Ornstein is offering a Cajun Dance Tune Workshop for all instruments, singers, and accompanists in a southeast Portland home of (details furnished upon registration) Sunday, September 23rd, from 1:30-3:15pm. $25-35 sliding scale (pre-registration required). Lawrence Walker's classic hit, "Laisse le Bon Temps Rouler" will be the focus of this workshop. It's a learner-friendly Cajun waltz with a great set of hilarious, dead-pan lyrics (we'll learn the first). Many Cajun songs, especially those set in waltz time, are pretty dang tragic-not this one! You'll learn the basic melody, underlying chords, how to dress up that melody and improvise on it, how to do back-up harmony, and how to sing the words. If time allows, we can also do some honing and polishing on tunes from the PDX Cajun jam session 10 Top Hits...and you'll also get a second, bonus take-home tune. Go here to register and get all the details.
9/23
SUN
2-5pm
Turn Key Easy Bluegrass Jam, formerly the Off-Keyy 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.
9/23
SUN
3-6pm
4th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Community Room, SE corner of building. 3-6:00 pm. You can go to their website at Portland Sacred Harp to see their full calendar.
9/23
SUN
4:00
The Not So Secret Family Show at The Secret Society 116 NE Russell St. Featuring a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer/songwriters for the grown-ups. Full bar & menu available. This Sunday it's Mo Phillips, & Micah and Me. $8 per walking human. Doors at 3:45, show at 4:00.
9/23
SUN
6-8:30pm
Dan Compton and Fran Slefer play Celtic music at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
9/23
SUN
7-10:00 pm
The Portland Sunday Square Dance is back with an extra special Homecoming Square Dance to celebrate their return to the Village Ballroom! This year dances will be held one Sunday a month and will feature two bands and two callers! Because this is a special dance we encourage you to put on your fanciest (or funniest) formal attire and celebrate Homecoming style! Look froward to a photo booth and extra special decorations. This dance will feature music by Rats Gone to Rest & Stick Pile (Marian Macrae Herrmann and Jamie Herrmann), and calling by Marta King & Amy Hofer. 704 NE Dekum St., 7-10:00 pm, $7-15 sliding scale, kids are free. No experience necessary, dancers of all abilities welcome!
9/23
SUN
7-9pm
Get your Irish in with Bronnie Griffin. A prize winning student of the legendary Kevin Burke, Bronnie learned her Irish from the best. Classically trained and with 10 years busking in Ireland tempered by a sojourn in Bluegrass and Old Time, Bronnie brings a strong bow, melodic lift, and sheer joy to the world of traditional music. At the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. All ages, Free, 7-9
9/23
SUN
10pm-Midnight
Irish Trad Session. Anyone with an interest in traditional Irish music is welcome to join in this weekly session. At the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. 10pm - Midnight.
9/24
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
9/24
MON
7:00 pm
Global Folk Club is a monthly show that features folk music from around the world. Organized and hosted by Andrea Wild, it takes place on the 4th Monday of the month. This month starting at 7pm, Amy Hakansson plays Swedish folk music on the Nyckelharpa; at 8 it's the Cajun Sisters (Tia Regan and Jinny Macrae) playing traditional Cajun waltzes and 2-Steps) followed by PubSing at 9 with Hugh Glanville and Dick Lewis. Drinking heavily as you join in on the chorus will help you fit right in. At The White Eagle Saloon, 836 No. Russel St. Free, 21+
9/25
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
9/25
TUE
7-10pm
Honky Tonk Tuesdays with the Oregon Trailers at The Secret Society. Featuring Portland's finest Two-Step and Western Swing bands every Tuesday night. Dance lesson with Susha Dore at 7pm and again at the break. Live Music and Dancing from 7:30 to 10PM. At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $8 / 21+
9/25
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+
9/25
TUE
7:00 - 11:00 pm
Live folk music every Tuesday at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. Tonight features Laureen Sheehan .The cafe has a reputation for great food at good prices. They also have 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm and this part of NW has more parking available. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late! (503)417-8143. 7 pm, All ages / Free
9/25
TUE
7-8:30pm
Portland String Band Class is starting up again. The fall session is September 25 – November 13 (8 Tuesdays) and on Sunday November 18 String Band Class will play the Portland Square Dance featuring the Teacher Band. Beloved fiddle teacher Sophie Enloe is back along with Maggie Lind teaching banjo, and Patrick Lind teaching guitar. Go to their website to get all the details and to register 7-8:30 pm
9/26
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
9/26
WED
7-10:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco. Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance every Wednesday. Start with a 30 minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz) at 7:00 pm, followed by two hours of dancing to a DJ playlist. Great for beginners and experienced dancers. Zydeco dancers often change partners after every song, so there’s no need to come with a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi! At the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $8, 21+. Cascade Zydeco's partnership with Secret Society offers dancers a beautiful floor in a historic building, a full bar and restaurant, central location, and parking (after 6pm) in the Multnomah County Library Admin lot across the street. Go to their website Cascade Zydeco.com ,for all the details on this and more and to sign up for their newsletter.
9/26
WED
7:30pm
Eastside Music Club Old Time / Folk Jam Session. Learner friendly jam focused on old time, folk, and acoustic blues. Held in member's 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.
9/26
WED
8pm
Old Barn Preservation Society plays old time music the last Wednesday of each month at Liberty Glass, 938 N Cook Street. 8 pm, 21+/Free
9/27
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
9/27
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.
9/27
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. 7-9:00 pm. Singing from The Sacred Harp. You can go to their website at Portland Sacred Harp to see their full calendar.
9/27
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave, 7 pm till ?. (503)417-8143. Many of you experienced the amazing jams that happened at the Hostel during the Portland Old Time Music Gathering. Let's keep it going year round! No purchase is required, but the cafe has a reputation for great food at good prices. They also have 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm and this part of NW has more parking available. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
9/28
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
9/28
FRI
12 - 1:30 PM
Movin' On Everything from old time to bluegrass to Celtic to contemporary folk. Every Friday from 12 noon to 1:30pm, on KBOO 90.7 FM
9/28
FRI
6-8pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk for Happy Hour at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. 6-8 pm, $6
9/29
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
9/29
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
9/29
SAT
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys play Western Swing and Honky-tonk every Saturday at Podnah's Pit BBQ. 1625 NE Killingsworth St., 2-4 pm, Free
9/30
SUN
10am -12pm
The Dekum Duet is back on Sunday Sept. 30, playing their long time favorite gig at Ps and Qs Market (1301 NE Dekum) from10am-12noon. Hanna Traynham and Marian Macrae Herrmann will be playing old times tunes and songs with some gospel and country thrown in for good measure and lots of sweet harmonies. Come enjoy the great music and food and maybe an appearance from baby Laila Rose.
9/30
SUN
2-5pm
Turn Key Easy Bluegrass Jam, formerly the 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.
9/30
SUN
6-8:30pm
Dan Compton and Fran Slefer play Celtic music at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. 8 pm, No cover.
9/30
SUN
2-5pm
Last Sunday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N Lombard, 2-5pm. You can go to their website at Portland Sacred Harp to see their full calendar.
9/30
SUN
10pm-Midnight
Irish Trad Session. Anyone with an interest in traditional Irish music is welcome to join in this weekly session. At the O'Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St. 10pm - Midnight.
10/13
SAT
7:00 pm
Miz Kitty's Parlour Vaudeville Novelty Show & Revusical - now in it's 17th year, kicks off at the Mission Theater and is a night full of music, dance, comedy, juggling, puppetry, theater, door prizes, and more. At the Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St. Doors at 6:00, Show at 7pm, $17 advance, $20 at the door, recommended for 17+. Full bar and pub menu available. Acts this month include The Libertine Belles, Sassy, Swingin, Singin’ Jazz Vamps - Tight 1920’s Harmonies, down’ and dirty Jazz classics & originals; Tiare Tashnick - Mysterious Limber & Lithe Mistress of Dance; The Goods- Rose City’s Power Trio with Sarah King, Little Sue & Lara Michell; Patrick McGuire - Thrill to the Skill of the World Traveling Juggler & Performer; Portland Rhythm Shakers-Red Hot Dance Troupe kickin’ it 1920’s & 1930’s style; Faerin Millington - Perfection in Magical Performance and Puppetry;. "Putting the devil back in vaudeville since 2002".
11/9
FRI
3 Day Event
Dare To Be Square West! is a three day event full of square dancing, jamming and kids activities with an emphasis on teaching square dance calling. Registration is now open. Featuring guest callers Phil Jamison and Janine Smith as well as local well known callers and square dance bands. At the Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St. The event kicks off Friday night with a public square dance. Doors open 6pm. If you're coming from out of town you can request a home stay and for Portland area folks who would like to offer a home stay go to the website above and click on the Venues/Maps tab and scroll down to get the links. If you would like to volunteer go to the Work Trade Link as volunteers are needed to help run the event.
11/16
FRI
3 Day Event
In the Waaaay out of town department - it's theKauai Old Time Festival - yep, that's right - there's an old time festival in Hawaii. Nov. 16-18 on the beautiful island of Kauai. So if you're going to head for the sun for a much needed break from the rain why not go there...? Portland favorites Foghorn Stringband and The Cajun Country Revival will be there. Go to their website for all the details.