PFS Concerts now booking for 2017-2018

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Unless otherwise noted below:
Concerts are held at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens Street, Portland, OR 97214.
Doors open at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30.

Colonial Heights Presbyterian is located between Hawthorne and Division. Stephens is one block north of Harrison.


May 12: The Acoustic Guitar Summit

(Please note the change of week; the 12th is the second Friday of May.)

It doesn't get any better than ending our 2016/17 concert season with our local guitar heroes. The Acoustic Guitar Summit is made up of Doug Smith, Mark Hanson, and Terry Robb. These gentlemen perform a wide range of music from blistering original compositions to tightly interwoven arrangements of classic ballads. You will hang on through a Django Reinhardt Hot Club of Paris piece and all of a sudden find yourself into a stunning version of the folk classic “the Water is Wide”.
Take a look at their website.


Doug Smith

National fingerpicking champion and Grammy winner Doug Smith will stun you with his virtuosity. Doug has recorded numerous CDs, worked with Mannheim Steamroller and with Lion King and Tarzan film-composer Mark Mancina. He's been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Art Beat.

Terry Robb

Terry Robb has recorded over a dozen blues albums. He has played on and produced half a dozen of John Fahey's CDs, and toured with Steve Miller. He contributed a song to Robert Redford's successful film Horse Whisperer.

Mark Hansen
Mark Hanson also has a Grammy to his credit and is internationally known for his numerous recordings, and for his more than 30 guitar instruction manuals and DVDs. Four of his titles were named to the Top 100 acoustic music pieces by Acoustic Guitar magazine. His music is heard regularly on a variety of syndicated TV and radio shows.

Together, Doug, Terry, and Mark have been on national television, their music has been played in major films, they have performed on National Public Radio. Their music is regularly licensed for syndicated TV, radio shows and regional and national advertising campaigns. All things considered, the Portland Folk Music Society May concert is going to be a trip into acoustic-guitar amazementland. Terry, Mark and Doug aren't just good -- they are sublime. You will be enlivened during the concert and leave with your heart and head full of wonderful memories of the great music.

See you there.


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

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