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May, 2024

Sunday
19
Civic Garden Club
10:00 AM
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The LaConner Guitar Festival is something different. It is not a festival of guitar players, but of guitar makers, or luthiers. Nevertheless, there are plenty of the things you want at a guitar festival: workshops (on advanced guitar playing), small afternoon concerts, large evening concerts, mini concerts, and a festival cabaret in an open-mic setting. Then there are special events that cover the process of guitar making.

Held May 17-19 at LaConner WA in beautiful Skagit county (north of Seattle), advance prices are quite reasonable: three-day passes are $40/single-day passes $15.

NOTE: Concerts and workshops are NOT included in General Admission and require separately purchased tickets. Workshops $30 advance, concerts $20 advance/$25 at the box office.

Workshop leaders include Mark Hanson, Frog and Toad (Brad Jones and Ben Wilborn), Tracy Spring, Peter Janson, Bill Mize, Tim Farrell and Sean Hall. For more information, go to https://laconnerguitarfestival.com/.

Workshops and evening concerts are held at the Civic Garden Club, 622 s 2nd St. Afternoon concerts are held at the Clubhouse of the Swinomish Yacht Club, 310 N 1st St.

Evening Concerts (7-9 pm):
May 17 (Fri): Mark Hanson and Greta Pedersen (with special guests Frog and Toad)
May 18 (Sat): Tony McManus (with special guest Sean Hall)

Special Afternoon Concerts (2:30-4 pm):
May 17 (Fri): Peter Janson and Steve Davison
May 18 (Sat): Bill Mize
May 19 (Sun): Tim Farrell

Sunday
19
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Kelly Brightwell & Woody Moran lead a song circle at The Artichoke every 3rd Sunday of the month. Bring your instrument, bring your songs (original or cover), bring your voice and let’s share some songs around the circle, suggested donation $5-$10 (doors open at 12:30 pm).

Americana artist Kelly Brightwell and folk-rocker Woody Moran serve up catchy harmonies and heartfelt messages with a sound reminiscent of The Civil Wars, Birds of Chicago, and UK band The Shires. The award-winning songwriters perform as a duo and with a full band in the Pacific Northwest region, playing house concerts, listening rooms and festival stages.
Sunday
19
Southminster Presbyterian Church Peterson Gallery
2:00 PM
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New! Portland Folkmusic Society West Side Song Circle! Help us ring the rafters and raise the roof! You bring it, we’ll sing it at 2-4:30 pm, on the third Sunday of each month.

Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, 12250 SW Denney Rd,
corner of Hall. (In the Petersen Gallery. Use the east parking lot and
enter at the east door. Please, no alcohol.)

Bring your friends. Everyone welcome!

Questions? Email stevemullinax57*(at)*gmail.com. RSVP would be appreciated.
Sunday
19
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
2:00 PM
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Uilleann piper Preston Howard Wilde leads an Irish piping session - it’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Sunday
19
Artichoke Community Music
2:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music song circle led by the Soldier Songs and Voices Team.

We welcome all veterans and current military to bring your acoustic instruments and share a song or two, covers and/or originals. Song books will be available.

Soldier Songs and Voices provides free songwriting workshops and guitar and voice instruction to veterans of all eras. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that telling it in song is a path to a happier and healthier life. Loaner guitars are available. If you are interested in joining the workshops, email us.
Sunday
19
Waverly UCC
4:00 PM
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First Sunday: Christian Harmony
Third Sunday: Blue Book
Sunday
19
Oakshire Brewery Beer Hall
5:00 PM
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Live music on the patio, free. Every fourth Sunday, we welcome How Long Jug Band!

Inspired by the great jug bands of the 1920s and 30s, the How Long Jug Band blends kazoos, washboards and jugs seamlessly with conventional guitars, mandolins and banjos. While they sometimes slip a modern song into the mix, the How Longs mostly draw from early blues, ragtime and jazz, digging into obscure songs to find lyrics and arrangements that are too good to be forgotten.
Sunday
19
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
19
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!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Monday
20
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
20
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
20
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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
20
Westborough MA via Zoom
3:00 PM
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Trad & Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Monday
20
The Green House 73rd/Mill
6:30 PM
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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 provided.

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.

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 ACCOUNT 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
Monday
20
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!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Monday
20
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
8:00 PM
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Kate and The Lads play traditional music, transporting you to the West of Ireland, free.
Monday
20
Waverly UCC
8:00 PM
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We are having so much fun on the dance floor so please join us for this Monday evening!

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

8:30-10:30 pm: open dancing

DJ for the evening is Dorothy Sharrar

$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
21
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
21
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
21
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.
Tuesday
21
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
8:00 PM
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The music corner fills with super talented female musicians and the room overflows with their fantastic music.
Wednesday
22
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
22
The Green House (SE Portland)
11:00 AM
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Intermediate Blues Guitar class led by Anne Weiss, $155 for seven classes or $30 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.

Location: The Green House 73rd/Mill - exact location will be sent to all registrants via email

Questions: anneweissmusic@gmail.com or 914-924-2574.

*PLEASE READ REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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 ACCOUNT 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 the date you wish to drop-in, in the comment box
- If you would like to register for multiple drop-in dates at once, please email sarah@artichokemusic.org for assistance
Wednesday
22
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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
22
Lincoln St. Church
6:15 PM
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Artichoke Community Music School class led by Avery Hill, $80 per participant (no drop-in) for four classes.

If you‘ve been to Artichoke‘s Monthly ‘Ukulele Jams, you know we keep it fun and encourage everyone to "choose their own adventure" as we play through songs with a variety of levels of difficulty. Here?s your chance to spend more time with some of those tougher songs, to help improve your ?ukulele jam experience! Using popular and accessible songs, we’ll expand our repertoire of musical skills and technique in the process. For example, we‘ll learn some new chords, various strumming / fingerpicking patterns, and occasional riffs and fills to complement our playing.

Learn more about Avery at her website: www.averyhill.studio
Wednesday
22
Corkscrew Wine Bar
8:00 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!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Wednesday
22
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
8:00 PM
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Accordionist extraordinaire Mike Beglan and multi-instrumentalist Nancy Conescu share with us their love of traditional Irish music.
Thursday
23
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
23
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
23
Artichoke Community Music
7:00 PM
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Thursday Night Coffeehouse is a celebration of up to four local and touring artists coming together in an intimate, coffeehouse setting, at the venerable Artichoke Community Music - it is a wonderful opportunity to hear artists of all levels in a listening room setting. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and light snacks are available for purchase at the bar, $10.

May 23 (Thu):
Wild Embers
Catch them singing love songs at weddings, transition songs at funerals, customized covers as singing telegrams, and at house concerts and intimate venues. They hope you enjoy the richness of harmony and story as much as they do.

Vince Radostitz and Kacey Farrens - A Modern Folk Lounge Act
Vince Radostitz a lifelong singer and guitar player, has only in the last few years started writing and sharing his own songs. His songs are lyrically driven, heartfelt, and occasionally clever, at least in his mind. When singing with musical partner Kacey Farrens, tight vocal harmonies are always on offer.

The Prairie Benders Duo
Original and distinctly dark Americana/folk rock sound, perfect for boot scootin‘ or cryin‘ in your beer. The Prairie Benders Duo is the creative vision of singer-songwriter Jason Ferris and fiddle player Meghan Coil.

13th & Louis
Two best friends playing original songs with intricate musicianship and harmonies.

13th & Louis is a folk duo made up of Kristin Bond and Luke Lillard. Both multi-instrumentalists and singer/songwriters, they enjoy trading instruments and letting each other take the lead. Their songs range from playful to heart wrenching, and everything in between, embracing what it is to be fully human.
Thursday
23
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.
Thursday
23
House Concert in inner SE Portland
7:30 PM
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(Suggested donation $25-30) Tony Furtado (banjo / cello-banjo / slide guitar), Luke Price (fiddle) – Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele. All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Tony will be joined by 5 time National Fiddle Champion Luke Price. Potluck 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm, Suggested donation is $25-$30 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
Thursday
23
Corkscrew Wine Bar
8:00 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!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Friday
24
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
24
Seattle Center
11:00 AM
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We‘re excited to announce that the 2024 Cultural Focus is Meraki.

Meraki marks the 3rd chapter of our 5-year Cultural Focus storyline. Meraki derives from the Greek language and means doing something with passion, soul, and love.

Local performers who will appear at Folklife:
May 25 (Sat) at 11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Cecilia Eng has a 30-minute set at the Rotunda, a small coffee shop style stage in the lobby of the Bagley Wright Theater.

May 27 (Mon) at 5:30 - 6 pm: Siena Christie will be performing at the Storm Welcome Stage.
Friday
24
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.

Past shows are available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/movin.
Friday
24
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
24
Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
7:30 PM
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Modern English country dance for all, Dancing starts at 7:30. Show up early to check in. Newcomers are always welcome. We waive the admission fee the first time you attend. An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request. Admission: Sliding scale, pay what you can: recommended range $7- $15.

No street shoes permitted beyond entryway. Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor. No partner required.

We welcome people who respect our expressed dance-community values and code of conduct without regard for age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, or ability.

Apr 26: MASKS OPTIONAL (free admission for all) - caller Ric Goldman with Erica Liebert, Erik Weberg, and Lisa Scott
May 3: MASKS REQUIRED - caller Cynthia Stenger with Norman Farrell, Erica Liebert, Landon Kuhn, and Carl Thor
May 10: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Ric Goldman with Ron Dann, Leslie Hirsch, and Lisa Scott
May 17: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller David Macemon with Erik Weberg, George Penk, and Heather Pinney
May 24: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Erik Weberg with Laura Kuhlman, Brooke Bubna, and Rich Scher
May 31: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Ric Goldman with Norman Farrell, Erica Liebert, Landon Kuhn, and Carl Thor
Jun 7: MASKS REQUIRED - caller Cynthia Stenger with Erica Liebert, Laura Kuhlman, and Lisa Scott
Jun 14: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller David Macemon with Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman, and Jenny Peterson
Jun 21: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Jacqui Grennan with Erik Weberg, Leslie Hirsch, and Lisa Scott

Mask Policy:
PCDC has authorized committees to make decisions about masking policies for their own events. All contra dances are mask-optional at this time. English dances are alternating between those that require masks and those that do not. Check the upcoming dances information to verify status of a dance.

COVID Policy:
PCDC no longer requires proof of vaccination, but we continue to encourage everyone to be vaccinated.
Friday
24
13th Moon Gravity Well
7:30 PM
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Le Bon Bande returns to the cozy 13th Moon Gravity Well Pub to play traditional Cajun music on accordion, fiddle, and guitar. The band features Paul Rathje, Robert Lee and Todd Yuratich. There‘s a little bitty dance space and we‘ve made the most of it. It‘s a lovely evening! 13th Moon Gravity Well is a neighborhood bar and bottle shop featuring rare and high-quality beer and wine. They have small snacks and there‘s also a food truck in the parking lot, free, minors allowed until 9 pm.
Saturday
25
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
25
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
25
Seattle Center
11:00 AM
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We‘re excited to announce that the 2024 Cultural Focus is Meraki.

Meraki marks the 3rd chapter of our 5-year Cultural Focus storyline. Meraki derives from the Greek language and means doing something with passion, soul, and love.

Local performers who will appear at Folklife:
May 25 (Sat) at 11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Cecilia Eng has a 30-minute set at the Rotunda, a small coffee shop style stage in the lobby of the Bagley Wright Theater.

May 27 (Mon) at 5:30 - 6 pm: Siena Christie will be performing at the Storm Welcome Stage.
Saturday
25
Near N Mississippi Ave.
11:00 AM
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Artichoke Community Music School class led by Steve Cheseborough, $100 for four classes.

This musical icon‘s museum and former home burned down recently. Let‘s keep his legacy alive by playing his music! Bring an acoustic guitar. All levels welcome, but you should be able to keep a beat, and be eager to learn and willing to practice. We will meet at an outdoor location near N Mississippi Ave. Exact location will be sent via email to all registrants prior to the first class.

Contact instructor Steve Cheseborough, chezztone*(at)*gmail.com, with any questions.
Saturday
25
near N Mississippi Ave.
12:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music School class led by Steve Cheseborough, $100 for four classes.

You‘ll learn some new chords and maybe some Portuguese lyrics, and mainly how to get into the irresistible groove! The music of Joao Gilberto is our inspiration. All levels welcome, but you should be able to keep a beat, and be eager to learn and willing to practice. Classical-type guitar preferred. Will meet at an outdoor location near N Mississippi Ave. Exact location will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.

Contact instructor Steve Cheseborough, chezztone*(at)*gmail.com, with any questions.
Saturday
25
Augustana Lutheran Church
1:30 PM
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Revels presents a world premiere work by local actor/singer/songwriter Lo Steele, celebrating the bonds women build through the ritual of styling one another’s hair. At the Root features a series of short vignettes showcasing these rituals as markers of life transitions. Creating and honoring community with choral singing and audience participation, this is production not to be missed. Story and Music By Lo Steele Directed by Bobby Bermea Musical Direction by Anthony Michael Shepard Please note that Revels is not handling the ticketing for any of our touring performances. Please contact each venue directly to reserve your tickets or get more information.
Saturday
25
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.
Saturday
25
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
25
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
25
Oakshire Brewing Beer Hall
6:00 PM
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Come enjoy some 1920 – 30’s Style blues with Steve Cheseborough!
Sunday
26
Seattle Center
11:00 AM
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We‘re excited to announce that the 2024 Cultural Focus is Meraki.

Meraki marks the 3rd chapter of our 5-year Cultural Focus storyline. Meraki derives from the Greek language and means doing something with passion, soul, and love.

Local performers who will appear at Folklife:
May 25 (Sat) at 11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Cecilia Eng has a 30-minute set at the Rotunda, a small coffee shop style stage in the lobby of the Bagley Wright Theater.

May 27 (Mon) at 5:30 - 6 pm: Siena Christie will be performing at the Storm Welcome Stage.
Sunday
26
Cafe Artichoke
1:00 PM
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We are excited to host Portland Bluegrass Sunday Jam every 2nd and 4th Sundays (and 5th when it happens) at Artichoke, $5 cover at the door.

This is a live, in-person, and open Bluegrass jam from 1-4 pm. Acoustic only please, and all levels of experience welcome.
Sunday
26
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
2:00 PM
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Uilleann piper Preston Howard Wilde leads an Irish piping session - it’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Sunday
26
Artichoke Community Music via Zoom
2:00 PM
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Soldier Songs and Voices provides free songwriting workshops and guitar and voice instruction to veterans of all eras. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that telling it in song is a path to a happier and healthier life. Loaner guitars are available. Previous musical experience and skill are not required. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to unleash your creativity. For the foreseeable future classes meet online. If you are interested in joining the workshops, email us.
Sunday
26
McMenamins Kennedy School Community Room
4:00 PM
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Fourth Sundas: Red Book singing (1991 Denson edition)

Held in the Community Room, SE corner of the building.
Sunday
26
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
26
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!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
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