Unless otherwise noted below, concerts are held at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens Street, Portland, OR 97214.
Colonial Heights Presbyterian is located between Hawthorne and Division. Stephens is one block north of Harrison.
January 20: The Bills
Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St.
Concert at 7:30 pm; doors open at 7 pm.
The Bills are a quintet from the west coast of Canada, renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe. They have racked up a string of Canadian music awards and nominations, and a fan following that extends across North America and Europe.
“Their sound is panoramic, mischievous, fiercely unpretentious -- and musically splendid” - Boston Globe
The band features an all-star lineup of talent that includes Chris Frye (guitar, lead vocals), Marc Atkinson (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, accordion, piano, vocals), Richard Moody (violin, viola, vocals) and Scott White (upright bass). The Bills began as The Bill Hilly Band in 1996. Later shortening their name to The Bills, the band released their album Let Em Run in 2005, which was picked up by Grammy-winning US label Red House Records. The album earned them their second Juno Award nomination. The Bills' brand new album, Trail of Tales features 14 new original tracks. For the first time in their storied career, the album sees all five members of the band contributing compositional talents in a truly collaborative offering. Trail of Tales winds from grooving folk/pop vocal numbers to hypnotic instrumentals. The album explores and shimmers with melodies that are sure to become standards in the deep and rich Canadian folk/roots/rock songbook.
The Bills will also be live on KBOO's “Movin On” folk music show, Friday January 20 at noon with host Laurie Sonnenfeld.
Get your tickets early for this one! And remember our new location -- Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St.
Here is a recent video.
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $17 PFS Members, $10 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)
PFS favorites, resonator guitar and ukulele goddess Del Rey and blues fiddler Suzy Thompson, explore the upbeat, positive side of the blues in a show that is wise, womanly, witty and well-played! Suzy and Del have been playing together as a duet since the mid-1980s, always stirring things up with their masterful playing, show-stopping vocals, and humorous repartee.
A vital member of the Bay Area acoustic music landscape for 30 years, Suzy's exuberant bluesy fiddling and vocals have made her the accompanist of choice for acclaimed roots musicians like Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur and Mary Flower. Del's virtuosic resonator parlor guitar and ukulele playing embraces a host of old-time genres, including country blues, stride piano, classic jazz, and hillbilly boogie. Their repertoire includes vintage and original numbers from blues icons like Memphis Minnie and the Mississippi Sheiks, mixed in with flapper-era instrumentals from Kentucky to Trinidad.
Here is a video of Del Rey on rent control.
Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 PFS Members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)
Questions, comments about concerts? Send e-mail to the Concert Committee.
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