4/28
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
4/28
FRI
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!
4/28
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 General Admission, 16 and under free.
4/28
FRI
7:30pm
Claudia Schmidt appearing in a house concert at Abbie Weisenbloom's in SE Portland. Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. Work in clubs, theaters, festivals, TV, radio has added depth and dimension, and since she has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. The San Francisco Bay Guardian said: Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what’s going to happen next, chances are it’s going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you’ll never be the same again.” More succinctly, Garrison Keiilor said “when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung” This show will also be streamed on Concert Window from Abbie Weisenbloom Presents.
4/28
FRI
8pm
Celtic Fiddle Festival The supergroup of Celtic fiddlers, Celtic Fiddle Festival is Kevin Burke (Ireland) • Christian Lemaître (Brittany) • André Brunet (Québec) • Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France). At the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta. $25 Genearal Admission. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
4/29
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
4/29
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
4/29
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $10 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning Class meets at 10:00 am; Intermediate Class begins at 1:00 pm. Meets every Saturday from September through May. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com or visit www.taborgrass.com.
4/29
SAT
6-8pm
Swinging Doors play Western Swing and Honly-tonk at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $5 General Admission, 16 and under free.
4/29
SAT
6-8pm
J.T. and the Rowdy Mountain Boys play bluegrass at the Landmark Saloon, 4847 SE Division St. 21+ / No cover.
4/30
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.
4/30
SUN
2-3pm
5th Sunday Singing School with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing School 2-3pm, Regular singing 3-5pm. Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N. Lombard. No experience necessary - Free.
4/30
SUN
3-5pm
5th Sunday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing School 2-3pm, Regular singing 3-5pm. Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N. Lombard. No experience necessary - Free.
4/30
SUN
4-6pm
The Loafers Sunday afternoon Bluegrass & Americana shows at Fremont Theater! Join us every Sunday for music, food and drink. The Loafers are an acoustic quartet based in the Portland-Metro area, playing traditional bluegrass, specializing in exciting instrumentals and familiar vocals of bluegrass standards. At the Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont. All ages / No cover.
4/30
SUN
6-8:30pm
Mountain Honey returns to Fire and Stone for driving banjo and close harmonies. This is one of our favorite venues! Great sound system, a fine beer selection and delicious pizza. Yum! Fire and Stone Pizza, NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
5/1
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
5/2
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
5/2
TUE
6-8pm
Jackstraw plays bluegrass at the Laurelthirst Pub, 2958 NE Glisan St. 21+, Free.
5/2
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-645-3822 - Free / 21+
5/2
TUE
7-10pm
1st Tuesday PDX Quebec Jam Session, learner friendly jam focused on the joyful dance music of Quebec. Held in members' homes. Email Therese Vogel for more information.
5/3
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
5/3
WED
9pm-12am
Brad Parsons' Bluegras Band plays bluegrass at the Laurelthirst Pub, 2958 NE Glisan St. 21+, Free.
5/4
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
5/4
THU
4-6pm
Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar. Come join us outside on our 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.
5/4
THU
7pm
The Willamette Valley Old-Time Social is an annual celebration of old-time music and dance hosted in Eugene, Oregon. The 2017 social will be held May 4th-7th, and will feature a variety of hot bands, presenters and dance callers from across the region and beyond. Join us for jams, performances, dances, and workshops! Note that there will be MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY WITH OTHER MUSICIANS, so bring your instrument and come and jam with us! • Thursday 5/4 – Kick-off Party at 1st National Taphouse with local bands 7:00pm! • Friday 5/5 – Old-Time BBQ Social & Jam Fest at the Bristling Boar 5:00pm-midnight RSVP here for Friday or Sunday •Saturday 5/6 – The Main Event at the Vet’s Club from noon to midnight, including workshops, concerts, socializing, jamming, vendors, and square dancing! •Sunday 5/7 – Sunday Farewell Brunch at Fish Hawk farm for one last jam before heading home 12:00pm-3:00pm RSVP here for Friday or Sunday
5/4
THU
8pm
The Sleepy Eyed Johns play bluegrass at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
5/5
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
5/5
FRI
5pm-Midnight
The Willamette Valley Old-Time Social is an annual celebration of old-time music and dance hosted in Eugene, Oregon. The 2017 social will be held May 4th-7th, and will feature a variety of hot bands, presenters and dance callers from across the region and beyond. Join us for jams, performances, dances, and workshops! Note that there will be MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY WITH OTHER MUSICIANS, so bring your instrument and come and jam with us! • Thursday 5/4 – Kick-off Party at 1st National Taphouse with local bands 7:00pm! • Friday 5/5 – Old-Time BBQ Social & Jam Fest at the Bristling Boar 5:00pm-midnight RSVP here for Friday or Sunday •Saturday 5/6 – The Main Event at the Vet’s Club from noon to midnight, including workshops, concerts, socializing, jamming, vendors, and square dancing! •Sunday 5/7 – Sunday Farewell Brunch at Fish Hawk farm for one last jam before heading home 12:00pm-3:00pm RSVP here for Friday or Sunday
5/5
FRI
6-8pm
The Barn Door Slammers play western swing at the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St. $6 General Admission, 16 and under free.
5/5
FRI
7-9pm
1st Friday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp Singing from the Christian Harmony at People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, in the Community Room, upstairs.
5/6
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
5/6
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
5/6
SAT
9:30am-3pm
Portland Double All-Day Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp, May 6-7, at the Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave., 9:30am-3:00pm both days. Saturday singing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition. Sunday singing from The Christian Harmony. Potluck lunch at noon. Free - Donations gladly accepted.
5/6
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $10 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning Class meets at 10:00 am; Intermediate Class begins at 1:00 pm. Meets every Saturday from September through May. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com or visit www.taborgrass.com.
5/6
SAT
Noon-Midnight
The Willamette Valley Old-Time Social is an annual celebration of old-time music and dance hosted in Eugene, Oregon. The 2017 social will be held May 4th-7th, and will feature a variety of hot bands, presenters and dance callers from across the region and beyond. Join us for jams, performances, dances, and workshops! Note that there will be MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY WITH OTHER MUSICIANS, so bring your instrument and come and jam with us! • Thursday 5/4 – Kick-off Party at 1st National Taphouse with local bands 7:00pm! • Friday 5/5 – Old-Time BBQ Social & Jam Fest at the Bristling Boar 5:00pm-midnight RSVP here for Friday or Sunday •Saturday 5/6 – The Main Event at the Vet’s Club from noon to midnight, including workshops, concerts, socializing, jamming, vendors, and square dancing! •Sunday 5/7 – Sunday Farewell Brunch at Fish Hawk farm for one last jam before heading home 12:00pm-3:00pm RSVP here for Friday or Sunday
5/6
SAT
8pm
Tony Furtado and Friends feat. John Reischman Album Release with special guests Dean Tony Furtado celebrates the release of his new Album "The Cider House Sessions," with a concert at the Alberta Rose. Joining Tony will be legendary mandolin player John Reischman. Special guests include the band DEAN, who will open the show. At the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta. $15adv/$18door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
5/7
SUN
9:30am-3pm
Portland Double All-Day Singing with the Portland Sacred Harp, May 6-7, at the Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave., 9:30am-3:00pm both days. Saturday singing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition. Sunday singing from The Christian Harmony. Potluck lunch at noon. Free - Donations gladly accepted.
5/7
SUN
12-2pm
Doc Slocum's Old-Time Jam at the Laurelthirst Pub, 2958 NE Glisan. Bring your instrument and a song to share! All ages / Free
5/7
SUN
Noon-3pm
The Willamette Valley Old-Time Social is an annual celebration of old-time music and dance hosted in Eugene, Oregon. The 2017 social will be held May 4th-7th, and will feature a variety of hot bands, presenters and dance callers from across the region and beyond. Join us for jams, performances, dances, and workshops! Note that there will be MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY WITH OTHER MUSICIANS, so bring your instrument and come and jam with us! • Thursday 5/4 – Kick-off Party at 1st National Taphouse with local bands 7:00pm! • Friday 5/5 – Old-Time BBQ Social & Jam Fest at the Bristling Boar 5:00pm-midnight RSVP here for Friday or Sunday •Saturday 5/6 – The Main Event at the Vet’s Club from noon to midnight, including workshops, concerts, socializing, jamming, vendors, and square dancing! •Sunday 5/7 – Sunday Farewell Brunch at Fish Hawk farm for one last jam before heading home 12:00pm-3:00pm RSVP here for Friday or Sunday
5/7
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.
5/7
SUN
2-4pm
1st Sunday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. Singing from the Cooper Book. No experience necessary - Free - Waverly Heights UCC 3300 SE Woodward St, Portland, OR
5/7
SUN
4-6pm
Squirrel Butter. Sunday afternoon Bluegrass & Americana shows at Fremont Theater! Join us every Sunday for music, food and drink. Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their unique perspective to these traditions and threading these influences into their original compositions. Multi-instrumentalists, they play banjo, guitar, fiddle, steel guitar, step-dance, and sing in harmony. Occasionally, Squirrel Butter appears with guest musicians to form a trio or quartet. Currently both members of honky tonk project, The Lucky Shots, and were also half of venerable string band, The Tallboys. They are anchors of the old-time music, honky-tonk, & square dance communities in the Pacific NW and beyond. At the Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont. All ages / No cover.
5/7
SUN
6-8:30pm
Free Range is a musical duo that's out to make sure its audiences enjoy every song. We draw from bluegrass, country and folk traditions. Stop by for the fine food, good beer and great listening. Fire and Stone Pizza, NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
5/7
SUN
7pm
The Portlanders featuring Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson and Lauren Sheehan play every 1st Sunday October-May at O'Connor's in Multnomah Village at 7850 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, 97219. 5:30pm doors, 7pm show. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
5/8
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
5/8
MON
8pm
Well Swung play Western Swing at the Landmark Saloon, 4847 SE Division St. 21+
5/9
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
5/9
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-645-3822 - Free / 21+
5/10
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
5/10
WED
7-9pm
Jug Band Jam 2nd Wednesday of each month at Velocult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave, Accoustic Instruments Only, All Abilities Welcome
5/11
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
5/11
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.
5/12
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
5/12
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 General Admission, 16 and under free.
5/13
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
5/13
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
5/13
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $10 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning Class meets at 10:00 am; Intermediate Class begins at 1:00 pm. Meets every Saturday from September through May. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com or visit www.taborgrass.com.
5/13
SAT
1:30-5pm
A Play-Day in May Sing-along and International Family Folk Dance presented by The Portland FolkMusic Society. 1:30-3:00pm Sing-along with song leader Hugo Glanville. 3:00-3:30pm Refreshment break and music jam session. 3:30-5:00pm International family folk dance with dances taught by Janet Trygstad and music by Five-Euro Tip. At the Fulton Park Community Center, 68 SW Miles (1/2 block off Barbur Blvd.) Admission $6/person.
5/13
SAT
7pm
Community Square Dance with calling by Caroline Oakley and music by Old Time Highway. At the Rockford Grange in Hood River, Oregon.
5/13
SAT
7:30pm
The Bronnie Griffin Band featuring Preston Howard and Cary Novotny appearing in a house concert at Abbie Weisenblooms in SE Portland. Bronnie Griffin (fiddle), Preston Howard (Uilleann pipes), Cary Novotny (guitar) ~ “Bronnie Griffin is a contemporary fiddler steeped in the rich Irish tradition. A prize winning student of the legendary Kevin Burke, Bronnie learned her Irish from the best. With a classical training tempered by a sojourn in Bluegrass and Old Time playing she broadened her already considerable abilities after she went to the well of the tradition, and spent over ten years in Ireland busking and listening to the great tune keepers and lore masters. She returned and played around the U.S., sharing the stage with Gerry O’Beirne, Johnny B. Connolly, Nancy Conescu, John Williams and Kevin Burke, among others. Today she lives in the musically rich and diverse city of Portland, Oregon, where Celtic music flourishes, enriched by the vibrant and eclectic world scene, all of which is reflected in Bronnie’s lively playing. With one stellar album under her belt, and another forthcoming, Bronnie Griffin brings a strong bow, melodic lift, and sheer joy to the world of traditional music.” –Ruby Hoy This show will also be streamed on Concert Window from Abbie Weisenbloom Presents.
5/14
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.
5/14
SUN
5-7pm
2nd Sunday community singing with the Portland Sacred Harp. At the People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, in the Community Room. Singing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition.
5/14
SUN
6-8:30pm
Mountain Honey returns to Fire and Stone for driving banjo and close harmonies. This is one of our favorite venues! Great sound system, a fine beer selection and delicious pizza. Yum! Fire and Stone Pizza, NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
5/14
SUN
7-10pm
Maris Otter plays their monthly Second Sunday old time music session at Seraveza, 1004 N Killingsworth St.
5/15
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
5/16
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
5/16
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-645-3822 - Free / 21+
5/17
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
5/18
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.
5/18
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
5/18
THU
8pm
The Sleepy Eyed Johns play bluegrass at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8105 SE 7th Ave in Sellwood. No cover.
5/18
THU
Thurs-Sat
The 12th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social, May 18-20. The Los Angeles Old Time Social is a three day festival in May celebrating American old time fiddle and banjo music in Los Angeles. It starts with a Kickoff show on Thursday, a Concert at the Velaslavasay Panorama Theater on Friday, and on Saturday it’s a full day of workshops, family dance, cakewalk and a big ol’ square dance at the American Legion Hall in Highland Park.
5/19
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
5/19
FRI
Fri-Sun
PlayTheGap, May 19-21, Fullbright Park, 4508 Main Street, Union Gap (Yakima), WA 98903. PlayTheGap is a FREE, fun event established in 2014 that aims to bring a “Slice of Americana” to Union Gap, WA and the surrounding communities. Attractions include: concerts with great acoustic music, amazing food, free camping, vintage trailers, classic cars & trucks, hot rods and many local vendors. The weekend event is meant for all ages and will host contests and workshops featuring a quilt block challenge, pick n’ bow contest, dutch oven cooking, jamming, square (contra) dancing, kids’ activities and much more!
5/20
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
5/20
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
5/20
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $10 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning Class meets at 10:00 am; Intermediate Class begins at 1:00 pm. Meets every Saturday from September through May. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com or visit www.taborgrass.com.
5/20
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.
5/20
SAT
7:30pm
The Bywater Band appearing in a house concert at Abbie Weisenblooms in SE Portland. Band is a dynamic new band formed of some of the finest young up-and-coming musicians on the Boston Celtic-music scene. Composed of border piper/singer Elias Alexander, guitarist/singer Eamon Sefton, fiddler/singer Kathleen Parks, and flute/bodhran player Patrick Bowling, the group celebrates the continued vibrancy of the Irish and Scottish musical traditions through youthful, passionate arrangements of songs and tunes, including original compositions within the style. Traditional music at the peak of exuberance! This show will also be streamed on Concert Window from Abbie Weisenbloom Presents.
5/21
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.
5/21
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.
5/21
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.
5/21
SUN
4-6pm
The Hapa Hillbillies Sunday afternoon Bluegrass & Americana shows at Fremont Theater! Join us every Sunday for music, food and drink. "Hapa Haole" comes from Hawaiian slang for half ("hapa") and the derogatory term "haole" describing people who were not from the islands and it also refers to the musical stew cooked up when traditional Hawaiian bands touring the mainland around 1915 met American jazz musicians. The blend is a beguiling mix of English and Hawaiian words, traditional vocal harmonies, Hawaiian instruments but played with jazz stylings. Hot and Sweet! The Hapa Hillbillies take the sound farther by spicing it up with a little country and add a old time hillbilly flourish. At the Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont. $5 suggested / All ages.
5/21
SUN
6-8:30pm
Slow Goats String Band play American old-time stringband music. Stop by for the fine food, good beer and great listening. Fire and Stone Pizza, NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
5/22
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
5/23
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
5/23
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-645-3822 - Free / 21+
5/24
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
5/24
WED
7-10:30pm
Michael "Doc" Slocum hosts his monthly 4th Wednesday Old Time Jam. This jam focuses on old time music with a little old country thrown in for good measure. Pot-luck drinks and snacks. Bring a couple folding chairs if you have them. 5518 NE Fremont St. Email Michael at docslocum@yahoo.com for more info.
5/25
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
5/25
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.
5/25
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
5/25
THU
7:30pm
Casey Neill and Johnny Connelly appearing in a house concert at Abbie Weisenblooms in SE Portland. JOHNNY CONNOLLY (Irish button accordion) & CASEY NEILL (guitar/vocals) present an evening of Celtic music and songs. Back in 2003, they embarked on a cross country tour performing at Planet Bluegrass’ Festival of the Mabon, The Cincinnati Celtic Festival, and cut a swath across the midwest. Ever since, Casey & Johnny have made a habit of performing a show or three a year when their schedules allow. This show will also be streamed on Concert Window from Abbie Weisenbloom Presents.
5/26
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
5/26
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 General Admission, 16 and under free.
5/27
SAT
6-9am
Swing 'n' Country Country Swing. Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am on KBOO 90.7 FM
5/27
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
5/27
SAT
10am-4pm
Taborgrass Bluegrass Class and Jam at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $10 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute chord changes is required. Beginning Class meets at 10:00 am; Intermediate Class begins at 1:00 pm. Meets every Saturday from September through May. For more details, contact Greg Stone at grgstone@gmail.com or visit www.taborgrass.com.
5/27
SAT
6-8pm
J.T. and the Rowdy Mountain Boys play bluegrass at the Landmark Saloon, 4847 SE Division St. 21+ / No cover.
5/28
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.
5/28
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.
5/28
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.
5/28
SUN
6-8:30pm
The Loafers are a bluegrass quartet that performs traditional tunes with a sparkle and energy that will make you smile and want to hear more. The members have been playing together for over 30 years and bring a relaxed smoothness to the music that they love. The members are Dave Elliot - Mandolin, Aaron Stocek- Guitar, Dee Johnson- Bass, and Mike Stahlman- Banjo. At Fire and Stone Pizza, NE Fremont and 37th. (bluegrass or old time most Sundays)
5/29
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
5/30
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
5/30
TUE
7-9pm
Open Intermediate-Advanced Bluegrass Jam at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, 503-645-3822 - Free / 21+
5/31
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
9/30
SAT
All Weekend
The 4th Annual Blues in the Gorge, Oregon's Premier Acoustic Blues Guitar Camp, will be held September 30 – October 4, 2017 at Menucha Retreat & Conference Center in Corbett, OR. Immerse yourself in acoustic blues for a long weekend with some of the best blues and fingerstyle guitarists around. This year's instructors include: Guy Davis (teaching perform with what you got, harmonica, and Guy Davis Blues); Mary Flower (teaching Solo Blues Performance); Orville Johnson (teaching bottleneck slide, lap style dobro and finger style blues); Valerie Turner (teaching country blues and piedmont fingerpicking basics). EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT: Folks can save $100 if they register during March. Use promo code EARLYBIRD. More info available here.