I'm heading to FARM for the first time this year, after attending Folk Alliance conferences in three other regional sites over the years. Looking forward to meeting new people - the friends I haven't yet met - hearing new music, and generally enjoying that great conference vibe. For those who are coming.... see ya there!!
With Brightwell and Moran, my fabulous songwriter friends Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran, for an evening show at one of our favorite venues in Portland, Cafe Artichoke. A great time to come out for music , just after the golden light of the autumn equinox. Tickets available at artichokemusic.org
Joining Brightwell and Moran (formerly Radio Stranger) again as their bassist for a show at the annual Oregon City Festival of the Arts. A fabulous two-day festival celebrating all kinds of local artists in a variety of media. With live music and food. Family fun for everyone. Admission is free. Our performance is 3pm on Sunday, Aug 13. Come out and join the shindig!
I'll be joining Portland songwriter and "Weaver of New Americana Tales" Carl Solomon as his guest songwriter/performer at the annual "Voices on the River" event at Paradise House Concerts in Eagle Creek (near Estacada). A beautiful, relaxing spot and lovely home in the woods on a bend in the Clackamas River. Always a good time... a big deck and plenty of spots to relax under the trees, or literally on chairs IN the river. Bring your favorite summer chair and snacks to share. BYOB. Suggested donation $15. More information on Carl's website: https://carlsolomonmusic.com/tour RSVP to Judy Beaudoin firstname.lastname@example.org
Artichoke is celebrating its 50th year in 2023. These Thursday Night Coffeehouse Showcases are an opportunity for artists and Artichoke fans alike to join in the celebrations. I'll be sharing the stage with fellow songwriters Marianne Flemming, Ann-Louise Sterry, and Gary Furlow.
Tonight I have the featured artist set at the long running open mic/songwriter showcase series at the Hostel Cafe. Hosted by Ashleigh and Matt Finn. Pop in to say hi, sit a spell, join in the open mic if you wish, and enjoy the delicious food and beverages (coffee, tea, great beers) at the cafe.
Returning once again to in-person status after two difficult Covid years. The annual conference continues with showcase concerts for invited artists and in-room artist showcases for attending venue owners and registered members of the public. Plus a number of seminars and presenter panels. A full weekend of camaraderie and renewal for all of us. See you there!
Following our show in Seattle, Scott will be in Portland for a backyard house concert at Tiny Deck House Concerts. Always a good time and a shady spot to relax in the garden and enjoy the music. Bring snacks and beverages to share, along with a lawn chair. $25 donation Please RSVP to Mary: email@example.com
I will be joining my good friend and wonderful songwriter Marianne Flemming, as bassist and backup vocalist, for some outdoor tunes on the deck at the beautiful Kalama Harbor Lodge. Marianne has toured the country for two decades in years past with her own distinct voice and song style. She often combines jazz, pop, rock and folk influences. I will likely play a few tunes of my own. She will also be joined by fiddler and vocalist Olivia Duffy. Cover charge. http://www.marianneflemmingmusic.com/
Another return engagement at the beautiful home in West Seattle known among friends as "Chateau Relaxo."
Looking forward to again joining my good friend, Austin songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Scott Martin, for a house concert overlooking Puget Sound with a gorgeous westerly view. I'll be on bass and backup vocals and will play a few tunes of my own. May even break out the piano. We'll hope for another gorgeous sunset as in 2021. Scott has just released his latest album project in March 2022, entitled "Corner of the World", which is receiving wonderful reviews in industry media covering Folk and Americana music. Bring snacks and beverages to share, along with your favorite lawn chair.
Outdoor house concert in River Grove, west of Lake Oswego. A lovely and lush garden space with room to relax in the shade on a summer day. I will be joined and supported by in-demand keyboardist and vocalist Jean-Pierre Garau, well known in Portland music circles and beyond. We will likely tackle a few of his tunes while we're at it. Recent shows with JP have been super fun and incredibly musical... he is a master at adding texture. Parking at Pilkington Park. Just a stone's long throw from the Tualatin River. Bring snacks to share and your preferred beverage.
Suggested donation $20-25. Please contact Marta Lansing to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll be joining a Portland duo of fabulous songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran (aka Radio Stranger) as their bassist and backup vocalist for an evening outdoor house concert at Tiny Deck Concerts. Kelly and Woody have just completed the final mastering process on their latest EP, produced by the very talented Dean Baskerville who has shepherded many a fine album project over the years. Songs will not be released until the fall, but Radio Stranger will be sharing them with the audience at this show, along with other favorites. Bring snacks and beverages to share, and your favorite lawn chair.
Heading out to Estacada to play a First Friday show at Harmony Baking in their FF series. Joining me as a sideman will be guitarist extraordinaire Jeffrey Koch. Also sharing the stage for a set of his own will be the energetic and wonderful songwriter, Chris Baron, who among other honors has just won the 2022 Tucson Folk Festival songwriting contest. C'mon out for delicious food and baked treats, and enjoyable music, on the doorstep of summer.
No cover. Donations appreciated.
On the heels of his recent album release "Corner of the World", Scott Martin will be performing all the songs on the record at a private house concert event hosted at the concert space at the Mosaic Art and Home Gallery in Smithville, Texas. This will be one of several planned release performances. I will be joining Scott, on bass and backing vocals, and he will also be joined by multi-instrumentalist David Mosher, a fine songwriter in his own right. David and I will play a few songs of our own as well. Scott will be reaching out to the Mosaic folks and other fans of his music with concert attendance info. He can be contacted at email@example.com
Winterfolk 2022, the annual benefit concert in support of the Portland homeless community, hosted in Portland by Tom May, founder and creator of the long-running folk radio show "River City Folk." I have been invited as one of the guest artists. Artist lineup includes Kate Power and Steve Einhorn, Mary Flower, Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel with True North, Ben and Heidi Sadler, Tom May with Donny Wright and Matt Snook. Tickets available at Alberta Rose Theatre and Music Millennium https://www.facebook.com/Winterfolk/
Just one year ago, Radio Stranger (aka Portland songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran) held a fabulous street concert for many enthusiastic neighbors. Together with the support band (Jean-Pierre Garau on keys, Jeffrey Koch on electric guitar, and yours truly on da bass), it was a welcome boogie time after such a crazy summer of both Covid and western wildfires running amok, and heavy smoke in our area which cleared that week. And Kelly was saying farewell, bound for the Midwest. Her life path has changed, however, and she is back with us in Portland, so we are using this September occasion for another great show in West Linn, an anniversary concert of sorts. And we have our longtime drummer friend Don Shultz with us this time! Come out and see us! Watch for the Facebook event on the Radio Stranger page.
I'm returning this year to the Virtual Tumbleweed Music Festival. The festival is normally held each year in Richland, Washington, at a lovely park on the banks of the Columbia River, but changed last year to a virtual presentation due to Covid. It continues in this format for 2021 with online performances and workshops. Streaming starts on September 3 and continues through the weekend. "Stage" assignments and access links will be found at the festival link. I will be appearing on the virtual state for the Second Singer Songwriter Showcase. There is no online fee or cover charge. http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/tmfvirtual2021.html
A house concert return engagement at the beautiful home in West Seattle known locally among friends as "Chateau Relaxo." Looking forward to again joining my good friend, Austin songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Scott Martin, for his house concert overlooking Puget Sound with a westerly view. Sublime. We'll hope for another gorgeous sunset as in 2019. $25 donation at the door.
Kicking off Scott Martin's northwest mini-tour, we are headed to a wonderful, large B&B on the south end of Flathead Lake, in Polson MT, to play outdoors for the fine folks gathered there. Big Sky country. I haven't been to Montana in quite awhile. I will of course be backing Scott on bass and vocals, and playing a few songs of my own. Dates to follow in Seattle and Portland. We are really looking forward to this. More details TBA.
Bycroft Gardens, Portland OR
Private house concert in northeast Portland, appearing once again with keyboardist extraordinaire Jean-Pierre Garau, adding his amazing textures to my songs. Opening will be Notable Journey, a folk-jazz duo from the Seattle area. We will be outside, on the deck, in a lovely and lush area at a home we like to call the Bycroft Gardens. BYOB and snacks. Please be fully vaxxed. Doors 6pm, concert start 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/140776734824383