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March, 2024

Sunday
31
via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Song Circle every Sunday - see Facebook page of Fat Albert‘s Coffee House for Zoom Link and meeting ID.
Sunday
31
Corkscrew Wine Bar
7:00 PM
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LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Sun/Mon 7:00 - 9:00pm, Wed/Thu/Sat 8:00 - 10:00pm

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

Apr 1 (Mon): Terry Robb - blues master
Apr 3 (Wed): Molly Starr with Stan Cassell - popular voice, guitar
Apr 4 (Thu): Catarina New - jazz, Brazilian
Apr 7 (Sun): Annette Lowman with Ben Graves - jazz voice and guitar
Apr 8 (Mon): James Clem - blues, roots
Apr 10 (Wed): Baz Moto Trio - pop favorites
Apr 11 (Thu): Gordon Lee Trio - piano jazz
Apr 14 (Sun): Jet Black Pearl - accordion, voice, beatbox, loops etc.
Apr 15 (Mon): Colescott Rubin - multi-talented entertainer
Apr 17 (Wed): Cowboy Jazz - jazz with triads
Apr 18 (Thu): Mike Winkle and Craig Snazelle - bass and face
Apr 20 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Dan Balmer - jazz guitar master
Apr 21 (Sun): Jennifer Smieja and Peter Dammann - Americana plus
Apr 22 (Mon): Whiskey Deaf - expert bluegrass
Apr 24 (Wed): Trio Continuum - original modern jazz
Apr 25 (Thu): Eddie Parente and Mike Doolin - jazz violin and guitar
Apr 28 (Sun): Project X - vintage country plus
Apr 29 (Mon): Pepe Raphael - Latin American songs from the 30s and 40s

April, 2024

Monday
1
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started.

Hosted by:
1st Monday, Diane Hunt
2nd Monday, Jonathan Lay
3rd Monday, Kevin Grgurich
4th Monday, Diane Hunt
5th Monday, Gordy Euler

Previous shows on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/folk-espresso.
Monday
1
London UK via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Led by Joe Offer, new Zoom link posted every week, just before doors open: https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=168014&messages=37.
Monday
1
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Sessions are led by Marina Dodgson (fiddle) and Maurice Condie (guitar). These are open access sessions, so there’s no need to book in advance, you’re welcome to just turn up and join in!

We believe great things happen when we play tunes together! People connect with each other and make friends, and we keep our music traditions alive by sharing tunes and passing them on. What’s more, playing tunes can make you feel happy, and if you do it often enough, you’ll notice that you are getting better at playing your instrument too!

It turns out that you don’t even have to be in the same place…great things still happen when we play music together, online from the comfort of your own home.

Phoenix Folk Ltd exists to promote participation and performance in folk and acoustic music, song and dance across the North East of England. We aim to be a friendly face of folk music, to help keep alive the great traditions of folk music and to encourage talent and personal musical development.

Everyone is muted, which means that you hear your own instrument, completing a trio with our fiddle and guitar. You can play the tune, or try some harmony!
Monday
1
Westborough MA via Zoom
4:00 PM
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Trad & Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Monday
1
Waverly UCC
8:00 PM
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It‘s all over, so now you can dance and relax!

It‘s only money so shake it off...to music,
as we dance to a varied playlist of waltz, blues, swing, NC2S and more...

8-8:30 pm: Warm-up/Lesson

8:30-10:30 pm: open dancing

$15-$10 sliding scale for the evening

Visit Lenora‘s Ballroom on the web ~
LenorasBallroom.com

Our mailing address is:
Lenora‘s Ballroom
3300 SE Woodward
Portland, OR 9720



Tuesday
2
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing.

Hosted by Diane Karl, past shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/early-morning-gumbo.
Tuesday
2
The Green House 73rd/Mill
11:00 AM
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The Everyone Welcome Community Choir is a non-audition singing class and choir rolled into one, where the number one reason for returning is FUN. Led by Anne Weiss, $165 for seven weeks or $30 drop-in. Register at the Artichoke Music website using the link below.

Instead of "choral" music, we use songs from around the world: African, folk, gospel, Balkan, rounds, reggae, and more! We focus on pitch, breath, harmony, rhythm, and... did I mention fun? Any skill level, any age. Bring your family, bring your friends.

Outdoors in the Garden in good weather— bring a jacket! Indoors in inclement weather— bring a mask.

Register for 2 of Anne‘s classes and get 20% off (FULL term registrations only)! Take advantage of this deal by emailing sarah(*at*)artichokemusic.org for a coupon code and instructions.

Questions: anneweissmusic*(at)*gmail.com or 914-924-2574.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to customized pricing, the registration process is a little different for this class.

For ALL registration types (FULL & DROP-IN) please use the following instructions:

- click the REGISTER button
- login to your account, or select CONTINUE WITHOUT AN ACCONT and fill out the necessary info to register
- make sure your name (or the name of the registrant - if not you) is populated in the NAME field under REGISTRANTS
- click CHECK OUT NOW
- select the desired registration type from the ITEM drop-down list
- click the CHECKOUT button and follow the prompts to complete your registration

FOR ALL DROP-IN REGISTRATIONS:

- Please indicate which date you wish to drop-in, in the comment box provided
- If you would like to register for multiple drop-in dates at once, please email sarah*(at)*artichokemusic.org for assistance
Tuesday
2
via Zoom
11:30 AM
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This is an open access session, so there’s no need to book in advance, you’re welcome to just turn up.

At our weekly singaround, you can perform a song to the rest of the group, just as you would in a regular folk club, or you can just join and listen to some live music. Tunes and poems are welcome too. When it’s your turn to perform, everyone else is muted on Zoom so that everyone can hear you.

Phoenix Folk Ltd exists to promote participation and performance in folk and acoustic music, song and dance across the North East of England. We aim to be a friendly face of folk music, to help keep alive the great traditions of folk music and to encourage talent and personal musical development.

If you’d like us to record your performance so that you have a copy to keep, then we’re very happy to do so. We’re always willing to offer advice to help you to get the best sound quality when performing online, so do get in touch if you have any questions.
Tuesday
2
Catfish Lou's
7:00 PM
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Come at 7pm for the zydeco lesson and stay for the dancing, Tuesday nights at Catfish Lou‘s.

Take advantage of the weekly lesson for beginners and then stay for the dance ‘til 9:30. Instructors rotate weekly and each brings their own curated playlist of classic and contemporary zydeco and Cajun music. Zydeco, two-step, waltz, blues, swing.

Cascade Zydeco members $5/non-members $10 (Dec 26 & Jan 2: members free non-mmbers $5.

Dance lesson 7-7:30 pm
DJ music & dancing 7:30-9:30 pm

A big shout out to our dance instructors who bring the music and teach a zydeco lesson each week. (or sometimes Cajun two step or a zydeco line dance...) Here‘s the line up:
1st Tuesdays - Roland Jemerson & Janine Tebeau-Jemerson
2nd Tuesdays - David Seitz & Patti Lind
3rd Tuesdays - Terri Jo Bonbright & Roland Jemerson
4th Tuesdays - Deb Gasster & Rich Steronko
5th Tuesdays - TBA
Wood dance floor and full bar & food for purchase.

Catfish Lou‘s opens at 5, so you can come early, eat dinner and stay for the dancing!

No outside food or drinks are permitted, but bottled water will be available for $1.

COVID Policy:
Cascade Zydeco continues to abide by the recommendations of the Oregon Health Authority. Covid vaccinations and masks recommended, but not required.
Wednesday
3
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music.

Hosted by:
1st Wednesday, Jack Bohl
2nd Wednesday, Will Selzer
3rd Wednesday, John Risley
4th Wednesday, Steven Smith
5th Wednesday, (rotating hosts)

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page: https://kboo.fm/program/pastures-plenty.
Wednesday
3
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Tony Becker of San Jose, California and Mark Wallis of Gloucester, England host this Transatlantic session for all interested parties on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM UK time. For American visitors, please note we are now all on standard ‘winter‘ time, so that is 12:00 PM Pacific in the USA.

Open to all who play traditional Irish music and It has the obvious limitations of Zoom in that only one musician can play at a time. But we go round the ‘room’ and take it in turns - no pressure though and the baton can be passed if you just want to listen. We just play for a couple of hours.

On a good day we have a variety of instruments from pipes to Melodeon, banjo to fiddle and it can be a good way to pick up tunes. It is very friendly and we welcome everyone. The only criterion is we try to stick to Irish traditional.
Wednesday
3
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Master button accordion player John Whelan hosts a free, live “Taking Time” slow session on Zoom. The session starts at 2:30 pm Pacific time, lasts for about one hour, with a 30 minute break, and starting the Taking Time Slow Session at 4 pm Pacific.

Starting Mar 27 (Wed) 2024, we will be back where we started in 2020.

Players and listeners of all levels are very welcome to enjoy playing or hearing favorite tunes at a moderate tempo, along with the all-important warmth of connection that shared music brings into our lives, even — or rather, especially — now.

This is also a great opportunity for learning new tunes, as everybody but the session leader (John) will be muted while they play. Unlike an in-person session you can noodle along to your heart’s content, and nobody will ever know unless you tell them.

John sends out the Zoom link and tune list to his newsletter subscribers every week, usually on Tuesday evening (Pacific time). Please make sure to sign up for his email newsletter, on his website, using the link below. That is all you need to do — no separate sign-up process required!
Wednesday
3
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Live blues music every 1st Wednesday, networking, raffle prizes, free.
Wednesday
3
Polish Hall
7:30 PM
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7:30-10 pm, $5-20 sliding scale, Info: joyridecontra(at)gmail.com or www.joyride.erikweberg.com.

Joyride: George Penk (fiddle), Erik Weberg (flutes, harmonicas, bombardes), Jeff Kerssen-Griep (guitar, percussion), Sue Songer (piano, fiddle)

Feb 7 (Wed): caller Kelly Tabor
Mar 6 (Wed): caller Eric Curl
Apr 3 (Wed): caller Tom Wimmer
May 1 (Wed): caller Lindsey Dono
Jun 5 (Wed): caller Koren Wake

Nearly all of our callers since Spring 2022 have opted to use gender-neutral terms in their teaching and prompting. Assume gender-neutral calling unless otherwise indicated.

COVID Policy:
Masks are now optional for dancers and performers alike.
Proof of vaccination is not required for entry to the event.
You will not need to provide contact information and sign a waiver.

In other words, at this time, attending the first Wednesday contra dance will be the same as in pre-COVID years with the exception that wearing a mask for self-protection is encouraged for those who wish to do so. Please respect others’ choices with regard to wearing or not wearing masks without judgement or prejudice.
Wednesday
3
Members' Homes
7:30 PM
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Learner-friendly jam session focused on old-time, folk, and acoustic blues, held in members‘ homes, all instruments and ability levels welcome. For more info, contact Steve Bleiler at bleilers{at}pdx.edu.

Special sessions:
Dec 13 (Wed): Holiday music jam
Feb 21 (Wed): Sad song happy hour

COVID Policy:
Full vaccination required.
Thursday
4
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional American Music, folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s.

Hosted by:
1st Thursday, Kurt Liebezeit
2nd Thurs, Gordy Euler
3rd Thurs: Kurt Liebezeit
4th Thurs: Jonathan Lay

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/rise-when-rooster-crows
Thursday
4
The Green House 73rd/Mill
11:00 AM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Anne Weiss, $140 for seven classes, $25 drop-in. You know the basics and feel ready for a little bit of a challenge. We’ll go over piedmont, Chicago and delta blues styles and licks and tricks and new material to help you move up a step!

Outdoors in the Garden in good weather— bring a jacket! Indoors in inclement weather— bring a mask.

Questions: anneweissmusic*(at)*gmail.com or 914-924-2574.
Thursday
4
via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Sessions are led by Marina Dodgson (fiddle) and Maurice Condie (guitar). These are open access sessions, so there’s no need to book in advance, you’re welcome to just turn up and join in!

We believe great things happen when we play tunes together! People connect with each other and make friends, and we keep our music traditions alive by sharing tunes and passing them on. What’s more, playing tunes can make you feel happy, and if you do it often enough, you’ll notice that you are getting better at playing your instrument too!

It turns out that you don’t even have to be in the same place…great things still happen when we play music together, online from the comfort of your own home.

Phoenix Folk Ltd exists to promote participation and performance in folk and acoustic music, song and dance across the North East of England. We aim to be a friendly face of folk music, to help keep alive the great traditions of folk music and to encourage talent and personal musical development.
Thursday
4
Winona Grange #271
7:00 PM
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Just $10/week for the Winds of Donegal classes. Every Thursday we teach you the basics of the three‘s, seven‘s and jig steps so that you can enjoy the live music ceilis around Portland and Ireland. Classes are geared toward 13 and older. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes not heels.
Friday
5
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Featuring the best in traditional and contemporary folk and roots music, on Friday mornings. Features a variety of contemporary and traditional folk and roots music, with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites.

Hosts:
Most Fridays: Dan Shramek
4th Fridays: Steven Morrison

Prior shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/cascadia-coffeehouse
Friday
5
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
12:00 PM
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Folk, political, and women‘s music, both traditional and contemporary. A folk music collective, Don and Laurie love to feature live local and nationally known musicians! Music and conversations with an uplifting tilt. Live guests have included Peggy Seeger, Tracy Grammar, Linda
Waterfall, Shanghaied on the Willamette, Geoff Muldaur, Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, and Anne Feeney.

Hosted by Don Jacobson and/or Laurie Sonnenfeld.

Apr 22 (Fri): 12-2 pm - Earth Day Special

Past shows are available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/movin.
Friday
5
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
1:30 PM
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Hosted by Jeff Rosenberg, The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

Studio guests have included Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Andersen, The Von Trapps, and many others.

Past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/songcircle.
Friday
5
Artichoke Community Music
7:00 PM
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We are thrilled to invite you all to First Fridays with Lloyd Jones at Cafe Artichoke Live, $15, show at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30).

Guitarist Lloyd Jones is the best kept roots, blues and Americana secret on the contemporary scene.

Apr 5 (Fri): Norman Sylvester
Saturday
6
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
6:00 AM
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Music in the country style, including western & western swing, cowboy & country blues, country folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, hillbilly, Americana, and honky tonk. hosted by Robert Parish, Wayne and Kathy Johnson, Wayne Selzer, Mary Rondthaler, and Gary Baysinger.

1st Saturday - Robert Parish along with son Graham play sets featuring particular artists as well as sets with a variety of artist.

2nd Saturday, Wayne and Kathy - Variety of country, western, western swing, country folk, country blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and Americana.

3rd Saturday - Will Selzer - Blends all types & styles of country music from 50+ years, rooted in mid-20th century, men and women artists equally. The goal is to entertain our listeners and to have fun.

4th Saturday - Mary - Bringing a musician’s ear to the collective with a focus on older country and Western swing from the ‘30s to the ‘70s, always with a good dose of women artists.

5th Saturday - Gary - Countrypolitan Blues - A mix of eastern philosophy and western swing; the yin, the yang, and the do-si-do.

Past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/swing-n-country.
Saturday
6
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
9:00 AM
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Every Saturday, 9 am to noon, the best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, and information about local shows and festivals!

First Saturday: Rachel and Justin

Second Saturday: Dave Elliott

3rd Saturday: Gareth Jenkins

4th Saturday: Chip Russell

5th Saturday: Phil Hodgen

prior shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/music-true-vine.
Saturday
6
on internet radio
4:00 PM
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Tom’s folk music program is going on 35 years and one of the longest running music radio shows around.

You can listen on www.folkmusicnotebook.com on Saturday at 4 pm PST and repeated again on Sunday at 1 am.

Feb 24 (Sat): guest Chris Kennedy
Mar 2 (Sat): best of Winterfolk
Saturday
6
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:00 PM
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Urban and country blues with R&B, soul, jazz, zydeco and classic rock, every Saturday from 5-7 pm.

Hosted by: Dr. Jane, Rick Mitchell, Steve Cheseborough, Dave Johnson, Chuk Barber.
Saturday
6
Your Home via Zoom
5:30 PM
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We open up a "room" on Zoom at 6 pm Pacific Time every Saturday evening. We start singing at 6:30 pm and we keep it going until the last person leaves. Feel free to come in anytime, and stay as long as you like. We run it kind of like a physical song circle. Everyone who wants to can sing once, and then we’ll do another round, and just keep going around as long as you like. Of course, it is totally fine to just listen and some people do. For more information, go to the heading ‘Song Circles‘ on this drop down menu.
Saturday
6
Kinton Grange
6:30 PM
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You are cordially invited to an English Country Dance party! Come enjoy a delightful evening of exciting, exuberant, and beautiful dances, both new and old. No partner or previous experience required!

Ages 13 through adult. $15 per dancer in advance/$20 at the door if any are left. Limited to 100 dancers.

Registration link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/settomusicenglishcountrydancing/882857

Nov 18 (Sat): caller Laura Hatch to recorded music
Dec 9 (Sat): caller Laura Hatch to recorded music
Saturday
6
Southminster Presbyterian Church
7:30 PM
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Kate Power and Steve Einhorn are lifelong musicians, songwriters, teachers, and were the owners of the world renowned performance venue, music school, and instrument shop, Artichoke Music in Portland, Oregon (1981-2006). Portland Romance, their ninth album. includes "Paddy‘s Lament": Vocal Cut of the Year 2017. They won the Music2Life award for the song, "Travis John" at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and have shared stages with folk luminaries including Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Odetta, and Garrison Keillor and many others. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $24 online/$27 door; for PFS members $21 online/$24 door; for children 12-18, $12 online/$14 door; under 12 free. COVID Safety Policies: PFS Concerts follow the guidelines set by the State of Oregon. Currently, there are no mask requirements. There may be additional requirements for select performances. This policy is subject to change and ticket holders will be contacted with updates.
Sunday
7
Community Music Center
2:00 PM
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The Filk Community and the Portland FolkMusic Society will be holding a combined bardic song circle at the Community Music Center on the first Sunday of each month through May 5, 2024 thanks to a grant from the Portland Parks & Recreation Center for the school year. We will be passing the hat towards the basic event liability insurance required by the City of Portland.

Setup at 1:30
Singing starts 2 pm
Singing ends 5pm
Must be out of room by 5:30 pm

Bardic Circle: Everyone gets a chance to pick, pass or play. Zoom link will be e-mailed to Emerald Filk Forest list. To subscribe, send to: Filk-subscribe@emeraldforestfilk.org

Sunday
7
Southminster Presbyterian Church
4:00 PM
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Songwriting workshop led by Ken Gaines sponsored by the Portland FolkMusic Society (PFS). This workshop is part of a group of four in-depth songwriting sessions for a discounted fee of $165 plus a processing fee of 4.97 (a total of 169.97). The fee for each individual workshop is $45.00 plus a $1.92 processing fee to cover bank charges (a total of $46.92).

Each session is 2.5 to 3 hrs long. Attendees must bring their instruments, paper, and something to write with.

March 10 - Session 1: "A Place to Start" Most of us involved in writing have "great ideas" about the songs we‘d like to write but just can‘t seem to get started. This workshop is especially helpful for those just beginning to write their own songs.

March 24 - Session 2: "Opening Lines" One the most important aspects of writing songs is establishing the listener‘s interest at the very beginning of the song, both musically and lyrically. This workshop will explore a bit of both. Then participants will work on one of more solutions of their own and present them during the latter part of the class.

April 7 - Session 3: "How to Get Out of Your Beautiful Rut" After a while we all tend to write the same type of song and while they may be successful, they become our "beautiful rut." This seminar/workshop takes the participants back to the basic music elements of songwriting and teaches a structured approach, bringing variety into newer songs - an approach that will last a lifetime of writing.

April 21 - Session 4: "The Power of Contrast" What would light be without shades of darkness or the dark without the light? This workshop makes participants aware of and learn how to build power and contrast into both individual songs and an entire body of work, and provides ways to present those songs in performance.
Sunday
7
Waverly UCC
4:00 PM
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First Sunday: Christian Harmony
Third Sunday: Blue Book
Sunday
7
via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Song Circle every Sunday - see Facebook page of Fat Albert‘s Coffee House for Zoom Link and meeting ID.
Sunday
7
House Concert in inner SE Portland
7:30 PM
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Josie Grant (guitar, vocals), Dale Adkins (banjo, guitar, vocals), Josh Adkins (mandolin, vocals), Suzanne Adkins (bass, vocals), Based in Sisters, Oregon, Rock Ridge specializes in bluesy vocal-based deep-groove bluegrass music with a solid traditional approach. They perform traditional & contemporary bluegrass, featuring original material as well as traditional country duets. Each of the Rock Ridge members is a veteran musician having played in some of the finest bluegrass bands on the west coast. They released their second recorded project, The Flood, in February, 2023. Potluck 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm, Suggested donation is $20-$25 in general - pay what you can. All income levels welcome. To RSVP for a concert or to ask questions, you can use the form on the website or send an email to abbiew(at)froggie.com. We invite you to make a voluntary donation of $1 or more for the live streaming portion of the show. 100% of the streaming tips go to the artists! COVID Policy: Masks not required, but you are invited wear one if you prefer! We have HEPA Filters and open windows. Contact: Abbie Weisenbloom / abbiew*(at)*froggie.com / www.froggie.com
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