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.
Del Rey and Suzy Thompson -- both virtuosos in the world of acoustic roots music -- are once again collaborating on blues, ragtime, old-time country. They are a living gift to the legacy of Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie. Listeners can expect humor, drama, deep roots music, and extraordinary musicianship from these talented performers.
Suzy Thompson meshes her powerful vocals with her unique mastery of the acoustic blues violin, bringing her audiences songs gathered from widely ranging sources, from early blues field recordings to Cajun music. She has worked with the best in roots music, including Darol Anger, Maria Muldaur, Alice Gerrard, and Beausoleil.
Del Rey -- “one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine) -- brings the same brilliance to the ukulele, garnering devoted fans worldwide. She counts as her influences country blues, stride piano, classic jazz, and hillbilly boogie. “If you like your blues warm, wise, witty and well-played, give Del Rey a listen.” (Dirty Linen)
Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 PFS Members, $8 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)
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