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PFS Concerts 2014-2015

Unless otherwise noted below, concerts are held at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church , 2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland 97214. (A church is located at the same address in Milwaukie, which confuses some GPS units. Use the zipcode.)

St. David is located just east of the Ladd's Addition neighborhood. Harrison Street is midway between Hawthorne and Division. There is limited free parking in the church parking lot and additional on-street parking in the immediate neighborhood. All concerts are smoke-free; a handicapped-accessible entrance is available.

Concert at 7:30 pm; doors open at 7 pm. Ticket prices are listed below. Children under 12 FREE.

January 23: Duncan Phillips and Erin Inglish and Kat Eggleston, with Tom May opening.

“The Long Memory”, songs and stories of Bruce “Utah” Phillips, performed by his son, Duncan Phillips, is the theme of the January concert. Sharing the stage with Duncan will be Erin Inglish and Kat Eggleston.

Duncan Phillips
The late great Utah Phillips, singer, activist, and traveler, was no stranger to Portland stages, and now the stories and songs of this colorful and historic musician will live again with the help of his son Duncan Phillips. Along with Utah's old road-worn Guild guitar, Duncan inherited the songs and stories of the people and places that his father wrote about in his forty-plus years of wandering the country.  Duncan will draw from “The Long Memory,”, a treasure trove of Utah Phillips material he is compiling.

Erin Inglish
Touring with Duncan is California banjoista Erin Inglish (her website) . With a voice like Emmy Lou Harris and banjo playing compared to the late John Hartford, Erin brings a special energy to the stage. In April, 2013, Erin released a solo album titled A Melody So Sweet and then toured -- by bicycle -- the entire coast of California to celebrate Earth Month.

Erin Inglish
Duncan and Erin will be joined by singer-songwriter Kat Eggleston (her website). An actor, teacher and hammered-dulcimer player, Kat has recorded a duo CD with Kate MacLeod and is called “a modern day minstrel” by Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention.

Tom May
To open the show will be a Portland music hero, Tom May (his website). Tom is an actor, teacher, and radio host, known for his own fine songwriting and contributions to the American folk scene, who often brought Utah Phillips to the Winterfolk stage. Tom's stories and songs, reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot, have captured audiences nationwide.

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $12 PFS Members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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February 20: Gordon Bok and Carol Rohl, with Shanghaied on the Willamette

Gordon Bok and Carol Rohl

Gordon Bok grew up around the boatyards of Camden, Maine, learning tunes, sea songs, stories, legends and ballads while working on passenger schooners and yachts. He has been a leader in collecting, preserving and sharing rich and intensely beautiful songs from both land and sea. When he can't find songs to match his experiences, he writes his own poems, songs, and stories. Gordon plays his guitar as if it were an instrument with no limits -- his technique has been described as astonishing.

Joining Gordon on stage will be Carol Rohl, an accomplished Celtic harpist who plays traditional Scottish, Irish and South American tunes as well as music by contemporary folk composers.

Shanghaied on the Weillamette

Shanghaied on the Willamette will open, performing music from the Pacific Northwest maritime tradition and beyond. The lively musical duo, comprised of Jonathan Lay and Gordy Euler, sing songs and play tunes “plundered from land and sea.” Their repertoire includes traditional Celtic, English, and Old-Time American music, especially music of the sea and waterways.

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Information: (503) 659-5959.

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 PFS Members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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March 27: Peter and Lou Berryman, with Skidmore Bluffs

Peter and Lou Berryman

Lou and Peter Berryman are musical humorists who have delighted nationwide audiences for more than thirty-five years. Frequent comparisons to Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann, and Gilbert and Sullivan notwithstanding, these two are originals, blending Midwestern culture with intelligent observation in a whimsical and wonderfully accessible performance. They have produced sixteen albums and three song books of their original and hilarious, quirky, yet oddly profound songs, and have toured the US and Canada to rave reviews. Berryman songs are being sung around the world, by a legion of professional musicians from Peggy Seeger to Garrison Keillor, as well as shower singers everywhere.

Shanghaied on the Weillamette

Opening is Skidmore Bluffs, a local band performing at local venues such as Mississippi Pizza and consisting of James Lawrence, Josh Gulotta, Andrew Fridae, Bronwyn Maloney, and Maria Diffabbio. Skimore Bluffs has been compared to the sounds of Crosby, Stills and Nash or Peter, Paul, and Mary. Among them they sing and play ukelele, guitar, sax, mandolin, uke bass, and kazoo.

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Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 PFS Members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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