Performers 2021

Sonya Badigian and Aaron TackeJake Blount and Tatiana HargreavesJoel Brown ★ Paul Brown And Terri McMurrayCrankie ShowEmily Teachout and The Sassafras SistersKelsey NelsenD9 String Band (Grace Forrest, Max Heineman, Pharis And Jason Romero)Joseph DecosimoKeyun Dickson And The Zydeco MastersKid’s Open MikeNokossee FieldsSarah Ells Fish and Dan FishFoghorn StringbandHorsenecksKaren Celia HeilHubby JenkinsSally JablonskyCaleb KlauderPete Krebs And The Catnip BrothersEvie LadinDave MountThe OnliesRed YarnW.B. Reid and Bonnie ZahnowAndy RickSquirrel ButterAJ Srubas and Rina RossiAnnie Staninec And John KaelPaul SilveriaMolly TenenbaumThe WaysidersEarl WhiteBobby Winstead

Sonya Badigian and Aaron Tacke ↑↑

Jam Hosts – Friday, Jan. 15 1:30-3:00 pm PST  via Zoom

Aaron Tacke first learned to play clawhammer style banjo while living in his hometown of Fargo, North Dakota. He was later inspired to learn three-finger style after hearing Kyle Creed and the Blue Ridge Square Dance. He has quickly become a much desired player for his driving three-finger sound. Tacke has played concerts/dances and taught banjo workshops at the Berkeley Old-Time Music Gathering, Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival, Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association festivals, and more.

Sonya Badigian grew up around old-time music and taught herself to play fiddle & guitar in her late teens. She immediately gravitated towards Kentucky and Missouri repertoire, which continues to be a source of inspiration for her playing. Today she can be found playing in North Carolina and beyond with assorted combinations of Tatiana Hargreaves, Aaron Tacke, Nokosee Fields / their band Hard Drive.

Jake Blount ↑↑

Concert:  Saturday, Jan. 16, 6:45 – 7:30 pm PST on Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and on Youtube

Jake Blount is an American musician, scholar and activist based in Providence, RI. He is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who draws upon old-time, bluegrass, and blues influences. He specializes in the traditional music of African-Americans. He is also a founding board member of Bluegrass Pride.

Jake Blount and Tatiana Hargreaves – Panel:  Black and Indigenous Roots of Old Time Music;  Sunday, Jan. 17, 1:45 – 2:45 pm, PST  via Zoom
The standard “creation myth” of old time music often says that Scotch-Irish melodies combined with African rhythms created what is known today as old time fiddle music. However this narrative doesn’t even begin to cover the complexities and  verlapping of different musics and cultures throughout the American South. From music played by enslaved Africans to blackface minstrelsy, to race records and hillbilly records, to 20th and 21st century revivalism; race and old time music are inextricably connected. This workshop will deconstruct several centuries of musical, cultural and racial history through discussion, listening and learning music.



Joel Brown ↑↑

Jam Host – Sunday, Jan. 17, 5:45 – 7:15 pm PST on Zoom

I have been attending the POTG for the last 6 years and have been playing fiddle for equally as long. I am excited to lead some of my favorite medium-tempo and moderately notey tunes pulled from a variety of regions! However, together as a group we communicate around desired pace, types of tunes and adjust accordingly. Always happy to take requests!

Paul Brown and Terri McMurray ↑↑

Concert:  Friday, Jan. 15, 6:45 – 730 pm PST on The Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and on Youtube

Terri McMurray has great chops on 5-string banjo, banjo uke, and guitar. She looked and listened hard during her years around some of the great master traditional musicians in North Carolina and southern Virginia, and it shows in her playing. She was a founding member of the Old Hollow String Band with Kirk Sutphin and Riley Baugus. Paul Brown is an award-winning old-time fiddler, banjo picker and singer. He’s a veteran of the Smokey Valley Boys with Benton Flippen, the Surry County Boys with Robert Sykes, and the Toast String Stretchers. He studied banjo intensively with master clawhammer player and fiddler Tommy Jarrell. Together, this husband-and-wife team presents an engaging show packed with traditional songs, instrumentals, and good-humored, mostly-true stories.

Crankie Show ↑↑

Saturday, Jan. 16 2:00 – 3:00 pm PST via the Quarantine  Happy Hour Facebook page and YouTube

A crankie is an old storytelling art form. Called a moving panorama in the 19th century, this scrolling, picture art form is experiencing a bit of a comeback. It’s a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto 2 spools, loaded into a box with a viewing screen and illuminated from behind. The scroll is hand cranked while accompanied by a narrative, song or tune. We are presenting Crankies by Kelsey Nelsen; Charmaine Slaven and Charlie Beck; and Emily Teachout and Ruby and Eric Neatherlin. You can see a beautiful Crankie here.

Emily Teachout and The Sassafras Sisters↑↑

Crankie Artists – Crankie Show – Saturday, Jan. 16 2:00 – 3:00 pm PST via the Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and YouTube

Crankie artist Emily Teachout is also a founder of the Oly Old Time Festival and a member of the old-time trio Yodelady. She likes making crankies as collaborative efforts with family members, and bandmates because everyone has to work together to develop a storyline and cooperate through transitions. She loves how Crankies draw the audience close and create a unique focus on the story-telling aspect of traditional music. During these times of self-isolation, she is fortunate to be in a social pod with her daughter and close friends in The Sassafras Sisters who provided the music for this retelling of the old ballad Willie Taylor.

Kelsey Nelsen↑↑

Crankie Artist. Crankie show will be shown on the Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook Page and the POTMG Youtube Channel on Saturday Jan. 16 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm PST

Kelsey Nelsen is an artist and square dance caller who lives somewhere in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. She organizes square dances and other events in the San Juans, is a ceramic artist, calls dances around the Northwest and in Portland and makes beautiful Crankies, among many other things.

D9 Stringband ↑↑

Concert Saturday, Jan. 16, approx. 7:15 pm PST on Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and YouTube

Pharis, Jason, Grace and Max have been playing music together most Sunday mornings since Grace and Max moved to Horsefly and effectively doubled the old-time community. While building their own house, Grace and Max have been living in a cabin on Pharis and Jason’s property and when the pandemic hit they found themselves in a bubble together.  Playing music with each other has been a highlight in these strange times.

Joseph Decosimo ↑↑

Banjo Two-Finger Old-time Crash Course – Saturday, Jan, 16 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST via Zoom

Joseph Decosimo performs and researches Old-time fiddle and banjo music. Raised on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, he is recognized as a leading interpreter of the region’s rich fiddle, banjo, and song repertoire. He has introduced listeners to the vibrancy of these musical traditions. Based in Durham, North Carolina, his fiddling and banjo playing can be heard on recordings by Hiss Golden Messenger, the Blue Ridge Broadcasters, and the prize-winning string band, the Bucking Mules. His playing has earned him awards, including a National Old-time Banjo Championship and a win in the prestigious Clifftop fiddle contest.

Two-Finger Old-time Banjo Crash Course
Traditional banjo players around the Southeast have developed brilliant two finger up-picking styles that made for beautiful solo pieces, delightful song accompaniment, and powerful ensemble playing. In this crash course, Joe will introduce the basics of two-finger up picking styles. No experience with two finger styles is necessary. thinking about the relationship between index and thumb lead styles.

Keyun Dickson and the Zydeco Masters ↑↑

Concert:  Thursday, Jan. 14 – 7:30 – 8:30 pm PST on The Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and Youtube

Keyun Dickson is from Humble,Texas and has been playing the accordion since the tender age of three. He is well known in Houston and surrounding areas for his love of zydeco music. In 2010, Keyun was crowned the Accordion King by TX Folk Life. He has been featured in a number of news and radio interviews. Keyun started his band, Keyun & The Zydeco Masters in 2003. Since then, he has been a rising star in today’s music industry. The band can be found through Google, YouTube, or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at Weekly performances are also posted on that website. Keyun will be bringing you some of the best Zydeco Music Live in concert right here for the Cajun/Honky Tonk Night and the Quarantine Happy Hour. Lineup includes Keyun Dickson-Accordion/Lead Vocalist, Terry Miller-Rubboard, Raymond Williams Jr.-Drums, Andrew Turner-Bass Guitar, Roger Henderson-Lead/Rhythm Guitar.

Kids’ Open Mic↑↑

Olivia Horgan and Tazwell Brandabur: Hosts Saturday, Jan. 16, 11:00 am-12:00 pm PST via Zoom.

Signup sheet available via the main Portland Old Time Music Gathering page.

Nokossee Fields↑↑

Fiddle Workshop – Saturday, Jan. 16 1:30 – 2:30 pm PST via Zoom
Slow Jam Host – Sunday, Jan. 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST via Zoom

Born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Nokossee Fields began studying orchestral violin at a young age. After years of learning and performing Classical and Early music, Nokosee has recently turned his attention to various forms of traditional American music, performing, teaching, and touring professionally. As a bassist, he tours with the Country band Western Centuries, as well as the old time band Steam Machine. As a teacher, he has taught at the Augusta Heritage Center, tutored at Centrum’s festival of American fiddle tunes, and was 2019 artist in residence for the Portland old time gathering. Nokosee’s lengthy and diverse experience in the performing arts gives him a unique approach to creating, listening and facilitating music.

Old time fiddle workshop
Learn a bit of turkey buzzard and talk about some ways to incorporate rhythmic and melodic variations through bowing and left hand choices. Questions encouraged!

Sarah Ells Fish and Dan Fish↑↑

Sing Along and Song Swap Hosts: Friday, Jan. 15, 2:45 – 4:15 pm PST via Zoom

Join the Sunfish Duo – Sarah Ells Fish and Dan Fish and they lead a session of singing along and swapping songs. Bring your favorite old time songs to share.

Foghorn Stringband↑↑

“Moon & Sixpence Show” – Sunday, Jan. 17 8:30 – 10:00 pm PST Via Zoom

Foghorn Stringband plays the old way, The way you’d have heard string bands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. They don’t fancy up the music to make it more modern, Instead they reach into the heart of the songs, pulling out the deep emotions that made them so enduring in the first place. Performing live, these multi- instrumentalists gather around a single microphone in the middle of the stage. They expertly balance their sound on the fly and create the rarest of music —  songs that are at once wildly virtuosic and intimately hand-crafted. Foghorn Stringband plays American roots music of the finest order.

The Horsenecks ↑↑

Jam Hosts – Thursday, Jan. 14, 4:30 – 5:30 pm PST via Zoom

Slow jam hosts – Friday, Jan. 15, 1:00 – 2:30 pm PST via Zoom

The Horsenecks are made up of Oregonian Gabrielle Macrae and Liverpudlian Barry Southern, and now reside in Astoria, Oregon. They play Old Time music on fiddles, banjos, and guitars. They normally spend much of their time performing and teaching at festivals, venues and events in the USA and the UK. These days they split their time between drinking coffee while staring out the window and taking the neighbors’ dog on walks.

Karen Celia Heil↑↑

Guitar Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 16  2:45 – 3:34 pm PST via Zoom

Karen Celia Heil, a longtime West Coast Old-time player on both guitar, fiddle and voice, lives, teaches and performs in the SF Bay Area, and at camps and festivals nationally. She has been a member of many bands of note, such as Axel Eeph, Plaid Strangers, the Bucking Mules, and KC & the MooNshine Band.

Old Time Backup Guitar Workshop:  Karen’s guitar playing, known for it’s clarity and drive, has the ability to inspire a fiddler to play their best. In this workshop, she will divulge the details describing how she does it. In addition, Karen will demonstrate and teach the guitar parts of some iconic Old-time versions of tunes, so we can hear and learn how the guitar adds magic to the whole.

Hubby Jenkins↑↑

Concert:  Friday, Jan. 15, 6:45 – 7:30 pm PST on Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and Youtube

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby got his higher musical education started as a busker. He developed his guitar and vocal craft on the sidewalks and subway platforms of New York City, performing material by those venerable artists whose work he was quickly absorbing. An ambitiously itinerant musician, he took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around the U.S.

After years of busking around the country and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. He was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops (2010 – 2016), as well as a member of Rhiannon Giddens band. Today he spreads his knowledge and love of old-time American music and history through his dynamic solo performances.

Sally Jablonsky↑↑

Fiddle Workshop – Sunday, Jan. 17  2:00 – 3:00 pm PST via Zoom

Sally Jablonsky has been playing and studying traditional oldtime, and other fiddle styles for the past twenty eight years. She grew up going to the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at Centrum, the Ludiker Fiddle Camp, Lady of the Lake dance camps, and regional oldtime music gatherings. Sally soaked up not only the tunes, but the specific bowing and sound of each fiddler she studied under. Since 2001, Jablonsky has played northern and southern fiddle styles in her family band for dances and at camps, she was the fiddler in Rabbit Foot Stringband in Portland, Oregon, and she plays electric guitar in the touring country band, the Misty Mountain Pony Club. Sally has taught oldtime fiddle workshops at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, at dance camps and oldtime gatherings, as well as privately from her home. When she’s not fiddling around, she is a painter and illustrator in Spokane, Washington.

Fiddle Workshop

Come learn the crooked Calico (AEAC#) tune Lost Indian, that comes from Ed Haley, complete with bowings! After the workshop, you can sign up to receive tabs with bowings written out and recordings of the tune. This class is geared more toward intermediate players, but feel free to come pick up some bowing patterns or just a part of the tune. Come shred!

Caleb Klauder ↑↑

Cabaret Host – Sunday, Jan. 17, 4:00 – 5:45 pm PST via Zoom

Caleb Klauder hardly needs an introduction but we all know him as a member of critically acclaimed Foghorn Stringband as well as The Caleb Klauder Country Band and many others and performs nationally and internationaly.  He has graciously agreed to step in and take over the MC duties at the Sunday Cabaret this year.

Pete Krebs and the Catnip Brothers ↑↑

Cajun/Honky Tonk Night Concert: Thursday, Jan. 14 – 6:00- 6:45 pm PST on The Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and YouTube

The Catnip Bros. are joining us this year at the Old Time Festival with a set of Western swing for your drinking, dining and dancing pleasure. Featuring the dynamic duo of Rusty Blake on steel and Ian Miller on jump-off guitar, Brother Brent Martins on string bass and Pete Krebs on vocals and rhythm. Shake it!



Evie Ladin↑↑

“Cloggerobics” Clogging Workshop with Evie Ladin – Sunday, Jan. 17 2:45 – 3:45 pm PST  via Zoom

Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller, Oakland, CA-based Evie Ladin grew up steeped in traditional folk music/dance on the East Coast, and brings a contemporary vision to her compositions and choreography while holding fast to the roots. Her performances, recordings and teaching reconnect Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections, from Brazil to Bali.

Cloggerobics w/ Evie Ladin
No clogging experience necessary, and don’t be afraid of the -erobics part, it’s just an old-time dance partay, with moves led by Evie. Using a playlist from POTG musicians, warm up, dance and have fun for an hour pretending you’re in the ballroom with 100 dancers grooving to OT music. If you’ve ever taken Evie’s clogging class you know you can participate at any level while sweating to the oldies. History and style points included.

Dave Mount ↑↑

Fiddle Workshop – Sunday, Jan. 17 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST  via Zoom

Dave Mount is a veteran dance fiddler and has tutored several times at the Festival of American Fiddletunes. An English teacher in real life, he enjoys sharing his love of traditional fiddle tunes in jams, workshops, and on his fiddle blog Wait Till You Hear This One.

Fiddle Workshop Sunday, Jan. 17 12:00 – 1:00 pm Via Zoom
Dave’s fiddle workshop will start with Bob Walters’ Natchez Under the Hill and then going wherever the participants want to go: repertoire, bowing, ornamentation, or whatever? Martha Thompson will provide tech support and guitar/piano backup.

The Onlies ↑↑

Concert: Friday, Jan. 15, 6:00 – 6:45 pm PST – on The Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and YouTube.                                                             Post concert Hangout Hosts – Saturday, Jan. 16, 9:00 – 10:30 pm PST  via Zoom
The Onlies are a young group of old friends who perform together in a stringband. They grew up playing fiddles, guitars, and banjos in their hometowns of Seattle, WA and Lexington, VA. With their latest self-titled recording, the band digs deep into performances of traditional american popular (old time) music. The music moves with a pulsating drive, sharp arrangements, and rich vibration — it resounds with the present.

The Onlies are Sami Braman, Riley Calcagno, Vivian Leva, and Leo Shannon. Their new release (THE ONLIES) is their fourth full-length record, though it will be their first one as a quartet since joining with Leva in 2017. The band, all still in their early twenties, won first place at the Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival in 2017, has toured the US extensively, and has performed and collaborated with Bruce Molsky, Elvis Costello, Tatiana Hargreaves, Foghorn Stringband, The Bee Eaters, John Herrmann & Meredith McIntosh, and Darol Anger, among others. The record is produced by Caleb Klauder (Foghorn Stringband, Caleb Klauder Country Band), and features Nokosee Fields (Western Centuries, Steam Machine) on bass. It is a committed engagement with the histories and futures of old time fiddle music.

Red Yarn ↑↑

Kids’ Show – Saturday, Jan. 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST on the Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and Youtube

Photo by Jason Quigley.


Andy Furgeson was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Since committing himself full time to Red Yarn in June 2012, Andy has performed at hundreds of venues and events, taught music and puppetry to thousands of students, and touched the lives of countless families. Red Yarn is a dynamic family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic performances and lush folk-rock recordings, this red-bearded bard shares positive values while reinvigorating American folklore for younger generations. In June 2015, Red Yarn released Deep Woods Revival, the follow-up to his debut album. With two albums, a national tour, and a TV pilot under his belt, Red Yarn is taking his creative folklore project to a national scale.



W.B. Reid and Bonnie Zahnow ↑↑

Jam Hosts – Thursday, Jan. 14, 3:00 – 4:30 pm PST  via Zoom

WB & Bonnie from Seattle have been leading old time community jams on Zoom since March and will kick off POTMG with a great ride on some favorite and accessible tunes.

Andy Rick↑↑

Joke Jam and Hangout Host – Saturday, Jan. 16, 5:00 – 6:00 pm PST on Zoom

Andy Rick has been active on the old time music comedy circuit since his debut at the 2007 Weiser Dirty Song Cabaret. He is the co-founder and leader of the improv comedy troupe, The Cheesecake Factory Boys, and has performed at countless campouts and festivals including the New Hampshire Furry Fest, Carl’s Birthday Party Campout, The Scandinavian Black Metal Joke Show, and the Sylvia Plath Poetry Slam. Andy resides in Bellingham, WA where he plays in such groups as The Shadies, The Country Hamms, The Clothes, Thousand Million Trio, and The Peerless Flyers.

Paul Silveria ↑↑

Square Dance for 2 or More – Friday, Jan. 15, 8:00 – 9:00 pm PST via the Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook and Youtube

Paul Silveria is a banjo player, singer, and dance caller. He’s been part of the old-time music community in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years and has spent that time developing his repertoire of folk songs, banjo instrumentals, jug-band tunes, and country blues. More recently Paul has begun writing his own songs with topics ranging from the personal and contemporary to the historical, but always striving for the straight forward story-telling of the old-time songs.
Old-time music is a living tradition that is highly social and participatory. Paul always tries to bring a connective element to his performances, whether it’s by sharing the stories behind the music, encouraging people to sing along, or calling a square dance. Over the years he’s performed at The Vancouver Folk Festival, The Mission Folk Music Festival, Nimble Fingers, The Portland Old Time Music Gathering and many more.

AJ Srubas and Rina Rossi ↑↑

Jam Hosts – Saturday Jan. 16,  3:00 – 4:00 pm PST  via Zoom

AJ grew up in a musical Wisconsin household and latched on to the fiddle at age 10. He first heard old-time music when his brother took up banjo and it wasn’t long before he met Chirps Smith, also living in Wisconsin, who introduced AJ to the lesser known old-time repertoire of the Midwest. Other influences on his old-time playing include Dwight Lamb and Al Murphy who in turn were influenced by Cyril Stinnett, Lyman Enloe, and Gene Goforth.

Rina grew up in MI and was introduced to traditional music at a young age by her parents. She later moved to Minnesota where she joined the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers and was thrown into the thriving Midwest old-time scene. She learned to call square dances and took up fiddle, guitar, and bass. AJ and Rina play in a number of projects separately and together, including the old time/bluegrass project Steam Machine and several others.

Squirrel Butter ↑↑

Jam Hosts – Sunday, Jan. 17 12:15 – 1:45 pm PST  via Zoom                                                                                                                                                          Crankie Artists:  Crankie show, Saturday, Jan. 16 2:00 – 3:00 pm PST on the Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and on the POTMG Youtube Channel

Charmaine Slaven and Charlie Beck are Squirrel Butter. Based in Seattle, Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s.

Annie Staninec and John Kael ↑↑

Concert:  Saturday, Jan. 16, 6:00 – 6:45 pm PST  on The Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and on Youtube

Annie Staninec and John Kael are a Portland, OR duet with a passion for traditional bluegrass, old time and early country songs (and a few related oddball numbers), and their highly entertaining and occasionally very silly shows prominently feature Annie’s fiery fiddling and winning smile.

Annie is a uniquely gifted fiddler, and brings a joyful exuberance to every performance. She’s been playing the fiddle since the age of 4, has won multiple awards, is fluent across many genres (bluegrass, old-time, gypsy swing, Irish, Cajun, zydeco, folk, country and rock n’roll), and has recorded and performed with everyone from Peter Rowan to John Reischman to Mary Gauthier to Rod Stewart. Both Annie and John play multiple instruments, have a deep knowledge of traditional music, and have enjoyed performing and teaching together for nearly 15 years. Fans of fine fiddling should definitely check this one out!

Molly Tenenbaum ↑↑

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop – Sunday Jan. 17 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST  via Zoom
Molly Tenenbaum began playing old-time clawhammer banjo as a teenager, and has since played for square dances and dance camps around the Pacific Northwest with The Queen City Bulldogs and Dram County. She’s taught banjo at camps including the Rocky Mountain Old-time Music Festival, Walker Creek, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and teaches regularly at Dusty Strings Music School in Seattle. Her recordings are Instead of a Pony and Goose and Gander. She loves the intertwine of the banjo and fiddle more than just about anything, and is at her happiest when her banjo is guessing what the fiddle will do just before or at the same time the fiddle does it.

Pandemic Banjo Workshop Clawhammer—Intermediate
When we can’t get together with others, the banjo must be the whole band. Let’s make it ring in multiple ways: We’ll take two tunes, each in a different key, and develop each into the fullest sound possible by playing with tunings, getting open strings going in various patterns, and tinkering with rhythmic accents. Yes, we’ll be glad to play with others when we can; but for now, the banjo must do it all.

The Waysiders↑↑

Concert: Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:45 – 7:30 pm PST on The Quarantine Happy Hour Facebook page and Youtube
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Classic and Original country music from Portland, Oregon, featuring the songwriting of Gabrielle Macrae. Sisters Joanna and Gabrielle Macrae front the band with sibling-tight harmonies while the band brings a distinctively vintage sound to the new and old music they play. Drawing on the traditions of Swing, Rock and Roll, Old Time and Rhythm and Blues, the Waysiders deliver a new brand of classic country all their own. Gabrielle Macrae- acoustic guitar, vocals. Joanna Macrae- vocals. Barry Southern- electric guitar. Jamie Herrmann- Bass. Don Lawry- drums.

Earl White↑↑

Fiddle Workshop – Sunday, Jan. 17,  3:00 – 4:00 pm PST  via Zoom

Fiddlin Earl White has been a prominent figure in the old time music and dance community for more than 40 years. He is one of the few Black Americans playing and perpetuating the music that was once an important part of black culture and black communities across the US. He is an original and founding member of the famed Greengrass Cloggers and received his first fiddle in 1975. Earl’s energetic, rhythmic, driving style is attributed to many years of dancing with the Cloggers to the delights of Tommy Jarrell, the Highwoods Stringband, the Plank Road Stringband, and the Horseflies, to name a few. His fiddling is as heartfelt as his dancing of earlier years.

The workshop will explore rarely played tunes to expand your repertoire in the old-time genre. Time allowing, we’ll play as many as we can in the keys of G and D and maybe a bonus A tune. Most of all, let’s have fun.

Bobby Winstead↑↑

Hot Winter Cocktail Making & Pre-concert Hangout Host – Friday, Jan. 15, 4:30-5:30 pm PST via Zoom

Bobby Winstead used to live in Portland. He was born in Louisville, KY and recently moved back there. Plays guitar and sings, plays some piano sometimes, maybe glockenspiel. Bobby & the Long Goodbyes and The Brother Cousins are a couple bands he’s associated with. His favorite Square Dance is the Texas Star, favorite Break Figure is Rainbow Stroll, his Spirit Animal is T Claw, and his Life Theme Song is All Night Long. His hobby is the Moon and Sixpence, or used to be….He will be the congenial host of the Hot Winter Cocktail Making and Hang out. Get out the Hot Buttered Rum, Hot Apple Jerry and Hot Toddy fixins and join in on what is sure to be a sloshing good time leading up to the Friday night concert.