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PFS Concerts 2015-2016

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.

December 11: How Long Jug Band and Smut City Jellyroll Society
How Long Jug Band

We are dishing up Nice and Naughty for our December concert.

The How Long Jug Band has been performing traditional blues, jazz and ragtime music in Portland for five years. While they sometimes take inspiration from current bands, or bands from the 1960s folk revival, they learn most of their material from recordings of the great jug bands of the 1920s and 1930s, digging into the most obscure songs to find arrangements and jokes too good to be forgotten. Instrumentation includes guitar, fiddle, washboard, harmonica, kazoo; and yes, they really do play the jug.

How Long Jug Band

For more information: 503-659-5959

Smut City Jellyroll Society

The Smut City Jellyroll Society is a wild and crazy bunch of fun loving musicians playing blues and early jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. With a unique sound somewhere among ragtime blues, early jazz, and jugband music, the Jellyroll Society keeps it loose and lively with a driving syncopated swing. The music is from a variety of sources: Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, The Harlem Hamfats, Memphis Jug Band, Blind Boy Fuller, and others. The Society also has a couple of original tunes in the repertoire with more on the way. The lyrics are fun and a bit on the risqué side.

Smut City Jellyroll Society
Smut City Jellyroll Society

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

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