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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.

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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April 17: Pharis and Jason Romero with Mountain Honey

Pharis and Jason Romero

Canadian performers Pharis and Jason Romero have collected a basket full of Canadian music awards for Traditional and Americana albums. “Anchored by Pharis's rock-solid rhythm guitar and propelled by Jason's inventive picking on a variety of banjos and guitars (most of which he built), their plaintive voices and soulful blend capture the ear and the imagination.” - Acoustic Guitar magazine.

They love songs new and old, connecting 1927 to modern days in a most wonderful way with vibrantly close duet singing and poignant songwriting. Their performance highlights include the Portland Pikathon, Portland's Old Time Music Gathering, A Prairie Home Companion, and the Vancouver, B.C. Folk Music Festival. They have taught at Centrum's Voiceworks and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.
“Their chemistry is undeniable, and the song feels like it's been rolling along a dusty plain out west for decades, just waiting to be picked up and sung.” - NPR Music, Favorite Sessions.

If you enjoy listening to the harmonies and styles of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, then Jason and Pharis are the west-coast equivalent, but with unique vocal and instrumental twists. Treat yourself to some of their songs here, then come hear them live on the PFS stage.

Advanced tickets are highly recommended for this show.

Mountain Honey

Opening the April concert are Greg Stone, Linda Leavitt and Dee Johnson who comprise the bluegrass trio Mountain Honey. The trio was formed through the Taborgrass bluegrass classes, founded by Greg who teaches guitar. Linda teaches vocals and harmonies and Dee teaches advanced bass. All play in a variety of regional bluegrass groups.

Information: 503-642-9100

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Tickets: $20 General Admission, $17 PFS Members, $10 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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May 1: David Roth

Singer/Songwriter ... where song, spirit and speaking meet

David Roth

David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, off-beat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriting competitions -- Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) -- and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries for more than two decades.

“David and his music will touch you to the very depths of your soul. He'll make you laugh and cry, inspire you to rise and fly...”
- Jack Canfield, co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul

“David has reached our hearts. With voices like his still singing, there's a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted and the dream still sung...”
- Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, & Mary)

For more information about David and song samples, see his website .

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

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David will also be giving a special workshop on May 2: “Songs of Love”. He will facilitate an all-levels group co-write of a custom made song for a sick child through the Songs of Love Foundation, a non-profit organization he's written over 60 songs for over the years. These one-of-a-kind creations are provided absolutely free of charge to kids and their families, and along with the family, you'll receive an MP3 of our song within a couple of weeks -- powerful, poignant, and transformational for all involved. Join us in making a difference, whether you've written a song before or not. Workshop is from 9 am - noon, with an optional potluck afterwards; $30, at the door. Contact Ron Bekey at or (503) 475-0084 to sign up.

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