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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.

May 13: Hank Cramer
and Sherrie Wolf and Hester Carr
Hank Cramer


Hank Cramer, a Washington folksinger known for his booming bass voice, smooth flat-top guitar picking, and wry sense of humor, will conclude the PFS concert season. More than simply a performer, Hank is a historian and educator who weaves music and history into presentations that bring life to the rich story of America's westward movement.

Hank has been an underground miner, army officer and paratrooper, a deepwater sailor and a wrangler for a high-country outfitter. These life experiences make Hank's songs ring with a special authenticity of someone who has “been there and done that.” Hank has recorded 19 CDs and has several movie soundtracks and music videos to his credit.

Hank Cramer

Here's what people say about Hank:

“He made me laugh. He made me cry. And that's what good music is all about.” - Faith Petric

“A warm and welcoming voice in the manner of Gordon Bok. I want to hear more.” - James Tartis

“Big brawny man with a big brawny voice ... sounding much like The Kingston Trio's Bob Shane. His vocals are commanding, yet can be tender.” Stew's Reviews

“He's got one helluva voice.” - Bob Shane

More information about Hank on his website.

Sherrie Wolf and Hester Carr

Opening for Hank will be the Portland duo of Sherrie Wolf and Hester Carr. Sherrie, an artist, and Hester, a nurse, have been performing their unique interpretations for the past few years. They approach traditional and contemporary folk compositions with soaring harmonies and a touch of artistic license. They have performed at Artichoke Music, Jewish Community Center series and for Hoffman Art Center in Manzanita, OR. They recently sold out two fund-raising performances for Sisters of the Road.

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

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