1/19
SUN
1:00 - 4:00 pm
The 21st Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering continues with the Old Time Cabaret at The Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 North Mississippi Ave, Free, all ages. Sign up to perform at the Cabaret on Saturday at the Tiffany Center in the 2nd floor lounge at the Gathering merch table (or Sunday at the Cabaret if spots are still available). Families are encouraged to sign up to perform. Food and beverages available for purchase. Volunteers are also needed to help run the Gathering. Get in free to all events Wednesday - Saturday (all Sunday POTMG events are free) by volunteering for a 2 - 2 1/2 hour shift. Go to the website above to sign up. Don't miss the west coast's largest old time music festival.
1/19
SUN
1-5:00 pm
Old Time Music Jam at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. Sponsored by International Hostel and Guest House in conjunction with the 21st Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering. Designated hosts every afternoon and night of the Portland Old Time Music Gathering. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to 2 am during the Gathering. Come early and stay late! (503)417-8143. All ages / Free. 1:00 – 5:00
1/19
SUN
1-4:30 pm
The Portland Kids' Jam is an informal monthly gathering of young musicians hosted by local fiddle teachers. The jam is cancelled for January. Everyone should come to the Portland Old Time Music Gathering for lots of jamming, including a teen jam hosted by the Sassafrass Sister from Olympia on Saturday. Normally the jam will be every third Sunday when they get together and play traditional music. The jam starts at 3:00 with one of the hosts teaching a new fiddle tune and after that they jam. Participants are invited to lead or suggest tunes. You don’t need to know any fiddle tunes to join in – just bring an instrument and your enthusiasm for playing with others. All ages and instruments are welcome (that includes grown ups, too). Contact Sophie with questions or to sign up for our monthly email at sophiefiddles@gmail.com. New Location: Rose City Book Pub (formerly County Cork), 1329 NE Fremont St.
1/19
SUN
2-4pm
3rd Sunday Westside Community Shape Note Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way. Use the classroom building entrance by the A-frame chapel. The first hour is devoted to The Shenandoah Harmony; for the second hour, we delve into other shape note sources including Eclectic Harmony I & II, Northern Harmony, and Norumbega Harmony.
1/19
SUN
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Bluegrass Happy Hour every Sunday at The Hostel Cafe. Join us for this high powered traditional American music jam featuring vocals, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and stand up bass. Led by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville. This will be an advanced/intermediate jam and listeners are welcome too. 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 4 - 6:00 pm. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including local beers, ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap.
1/19
SUN
6-8:30pm
1/19
SUN
7:00-9:30 pm
The Portland Squares Sunday Square Dance at the Village Ballroom! Starting this month the dances are back to every 3rd Sunday. Music provided by Cully Cutups and Steam Machine with calling by Rinna Rossi and and Caroline Oakley. 704 NE Dekum St., 7-10:00 pm, $7-15 sliding scale, kids are free. All dances taught. No experience necessary, dancers of all abilities welcome!
1/19
SUN
21:00
Wrap up the 21st Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering at the Moon and Sixpence Pub. Music provided by members of Foghorn Stringband and Friends. 9 pm till late. Free, 21+. 2014 NE 42nd Ave, food and beverage available for purchase.
1/20
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
1/20
MON
7-9pm
Oregon City Old Time Jam every 1st and 3rd Monday, 7-9 pm, UU Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 6th St. Oregon City (big pink church right across from the library). If you come, park in the lot behind the church and come in through the door to the new wing; classroom down the hall. To get on their mailing list email skypilotemily@msn.com
1/21
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
1/21
TUE
7:00 PM
Live folk music every Tuesday at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late! (503)417-8143. All ages / Free
1/21
TUE
7-9:00 pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / Please note that this event is All Ages
1/21
TUE
8 pm
Tony Furtado at Mcmenamins White Eagle Saloon and Hotel, 836 N. Russell St. 8 pm, $10, 21+. Here's yet another change to catch banjo wizard Tony Furtado in a very intimate setting and at a very low price. A native of California who now resides in Portland, Furtado is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story).
1/22
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
1/22
WED
7-10:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco Dance with Swamp Thang! Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance almost every Wednesday. Tonight dance to the music of Sqamp Thang! The dance starts with a 30-minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by two hours of music and dancing. 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 Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta St. $12 Cascade Zydeco members, $15 general admission. 21+ after 8:30. Go to Cascade Zydeco's website here for all their dances and events and to get on their email list.
1/22
WED
7:30pm
Eastside Music Club Old Time / Folk Jam Session. Rescheduled this month from the 29th, this learner friendly jam focuses 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 except for thr winter holidays. Email Steve Bleiler at bleilers@pdx.edu for more information and to get on the email notification list.
1/23
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional music 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
1/23
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on the patio 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.
1/23
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. No purchase is required. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
1/24
FRI
5:30-7am
Cascadia Coffeehouse. Featuring the best in traditional and contemporary folk and roots music with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites - every 2nd and 4th Friday on KBOO 90.7 FM. Alternates with Lark in the Morning
1/24
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
1/25
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country A whole lot of country and western swing! Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/25
SAT
9am-noon
Music From the True Vine - Every Saturday on KBOO 90.7 FM. The best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, with information about local shows and festivals. Rotating dj's, excellent, some more traditionally oriented than others
1/25
SAT
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam every Saturday at Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward St. (Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward) in Portland. For all instruments, no registration required, drop-ins welcome. Class admission is $15. If you're coming only to jam, we ask for a $5 donation to help cover expenses. We encourage people of all skill levels to come and jam! There's plenty of room for jams in this location. Taborgrass offers a beginners class, which is an introduction to Taborgrass and caters to beginning level, first year students and returning students that want to improve their technique or try a new instrument. The intermediate guided jams are a little faster for returning students and for beginning and intermediate level players that want to continue learning new tunes and songs. Go to Taborgrass for more information.
1/25
SAT
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Acoustic Junction KRVM Radio 91.9 in Eugene. Acoustic music from old favorites and emerging artists. On Carol’s watch, she plays artists ranging from Gillian Welch to Jimmy Driftwood, from Crooked Still and Punch Brothers to Elizabeth Cotten and Jean Ritchie, Rhiannon Giddens, Bill Staines, New Lost City Ramblers, Ruthy Ungar, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Squirrel Butter, Hazel Dickens, Bruce Molsky, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Doc Watson, and Charlie Poole; genres might include sea chanteys, labor songs, cajun, Scandinavian, jug bands, and much more. Saturday
1/26
SUN
3-4 pm
4th Sunday Community Shape Note Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp at the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, in the Community Room, SE corner of building. 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. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
1/26
SUN
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Bluegrass Happy Hour every Sunday at The Hostel Cafe. Join us for this high powered traditional American music jam featuring vocals, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and stand up bass. Led by Linda Leavitt and Tom Nechville. This will be an advanced/intermediate jam and listeners are welcome too. 1810 NW Glisan Ave. 4 - 6:00 pm. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including local beers, ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap.
1/26
SUN
4-6:00 pm
4th Sunday Community Shape Note Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp at the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, in the Community Room, SE corner of building. All are welcome. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
1/26
SUN
6-8:30pm
1/27
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
1/27
MON
7-10:00 pm
Global Folk Club is a monthly show that features folk and traditional music from around the world. Organized and hosted by Andrea Wild, it takes place on the last Monday of the month. There will be two acts starting at 7 pm followed by PubSing at 9 with Hugh Glanville and Dick Lewis. (Stay tuned for details on this month's acts as they become available). 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+
1/28
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
1/28
TUE
7-9:00 pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-348-5374 - Free / Please note that this event is All Ages
1/28
TUE
7:00 PM
Live folk music every Tuesday at the The Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late! (503)417-8143. All ages / Free
1/28
TUE
8 pm
Tony Furtado at Mcmenamins The White Eagle Saloon and Hotel, 836 N. Russell St. 8 pm,$10, 21+. Wow, looks like Tony Furtado is at the White Eagle every Tuesday in January. What a great opportunity to catch him in a very intimate setting and at a very low price. A native of California who now resides in Portland, Furtado is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story).
1/29
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
1/29
WED
7-10:00 pm
Wednesday Night Zydeco Dance with The New Iberians playing traditional Louisiana forms with Northwest Rock and Chicago Blues! Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming dance almost every Wednesday. Tonight dance to the music of The New Iberians. The dance starts with a 30-minute zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by two hours of music and dancing. 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 Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta St. $12 Cascade Zydeco members, $15 general admission. 21+ after 8:30. Go to Cascade Zydeco's website here for all their dances and events and to get on their email list.
1/30
THU
5:30-7:00am
Rise when the Rooster Crows - Folk and traditional music 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
1/30
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on the patio 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.e.
1/30
THU
7-10pm
Weekly Old Time Music Jam at the Northwest Portland Hostel in the Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan Ave. (503)417-8143. No purchase is required. Tasty, affordable food and beverage available for purchase including 8 local beers, 2 ciders, wine and Kombucha on tap. Street parking is free at 7pm. Cafe hours are 7am to midnight. Come early and stay late!
1/30
THU
7-9pm
Last Thursday Community Shape Note Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. At the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., in the Community Room, SE corner of building. Go to their website Portland Sacred Harp for all the details.
1/31
FRI
5:30-7am
Lark in the Morning Folk music. 1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays (alternates with Cascadia Coffeehouse) from 5:30am to 7:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
1/31
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