Johnny Cash (and June Carter) Tribute Band. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Counterfeit-Cash/163815630317586?sk=info After forming in 2004 as an acoustic tribute to Johnny’s American Recordings album, Counterfeit Cash has evolved into a crowd-pleasing, 4-piece, 3-vocals band, which has kept the spirit of Johnny Cash alive in 100’s of shows throughout the Northwest. Their growing repertoire of 70+ songs spans the entirety of Johnny’s career, including over a dozen June Carter duets and solo tunes.
Thursday May 2nd @ 9:00pm
Americana, altcountry, country rock.
Dan Duval's Jazz Guitar Student Recital
Sunday May 19th @ 6:00pm
Dismal Niche Orchestra
Friday May 3rd @ 6:00pm
Bluegrass and traditional music.
Fair Weather Watchers, Bird Flying South, Hunter Paye, Broken Arm
DJ E3 (Ezra E. Ereckson) is a DJ, producer, and head of dub vinyl label ZamZam Sounds. A core member of the pioneering agit-dub band Systemwide (Portland) and experimental sound system Bucolic (San Francisco), E3 has been collecting records since ’83 and DJing for almost 15 years. Past residencies such as Deeper Roots (Afro House) and Bassism (2 Step/UK Garage) in the early ’00s cemented his rep as a sonic tactician without boundaries, pushing the sounds of Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caribbean at every tempo, from reggae, dub and hip hop through jungle, house and techno. E3′s current residency is ATLAS, alongside DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid. Nearly ten years strong, ATLAS is Holocene’s longest-running night, the only post-national bass party of its kind for hundreds (if not thousands) of miles in any direction, bringing international heat to the most diverse crowd in town.
Mo Phillips is a musician based in Portland, OR, who has released a couple of Americana/Neil Young-like albums for grownups (The Boat, 2004; Homemade, 2006), and Train Beard follows his stylistic leanings, except with kid subjects and lyrics this time ’round. Guitars, harmonica, organ, and the occasional bongo provide the majority of the instrumentation on Train Beard, supplemented by Phillips’ down-to-earth vocals.
Mr Hoo: Kids Music
Mr. Hoo, one half of The Alpabeticians will play weekly for the kids.
Are you a W-H-I-Z at spelling? Kids ages 5-18 are welcome to come strut their spelling stuff on the Mississippi Pizza stage. Three difficulty levels give everyone a chance to play. Winners take home fun prizes, and every speller gets a treat. Sign-ups start at 12:45, and spelling starts at 1:00.
Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Portland’s only kid-friendly trivia event invites your whole family to “the best trivia on Saturday afternoons on Mississippi Avenue.” Questions for both adults and kids, multimedia clips, physical challenges, and plenty of great music mean a fun challenge and a good time for all. Teams of up to five players play FREE for fun prizes. Sign-ups start at 12:45, and quizzing starts at 1:00.
Ready for “the best trivia on Wednesday nights on Mississippi Avenue?” Grab your friends and head down to Quizissippi for a night of questions, answers, music, movies, pizza, beer and general mayhem. Teams of up to five players compete for cash prizes, and even bottom-scoring teams can take home a gift certificate. From physics to pop culture, there’s a topic for everyone. Check out facebook.com/Quizissippi for upcoming themes and bonus items. New players get bonus points just for showing up! Sign-ups start at 6:30. Quizzing starts at 7:00. Admission is $2/player. Intended for adults.
Robin Jackson: Cinematic vintage folk pop ”Original and captivating” – NPR
Robin Jackson plays saxophone, clarinet, sings and writes songs for the popular group, Vagabond Opera. He is also a member of Saloon Ensemble. He resently released a CD of his original songs and performs tonight with his own group. www.robinjackson.net
“A catchy and captivating song-crafter….a real storyteller.”—NPR
Robin Jackson has told fantastic cabaret tales with Vagabond Opera and blasted out the jams with The March Fourth Marching Band and The Everyone Orchestra when not giving up the funk, teaching voice workshops, or belting out epic arrangements of rock favorites in a myriad of other projects and obsessions. With a degree in ethnomusicology and an unflagging musical curiosity, Jackson has lived and busked around the world, from an intentional beach community in New Zealand to the streets of Europe. He is a master of a myriad of instruments, from saxophone to mbira and played with everyone from Gogol Bordello to Amanda Palmer to The Decembrists. An award-winning songwriter, teacher, activist, and spirited impresario, Jackson has built on his colorful, bohemian upbringing and dedicated himself to creating and supporting music around Portland, Or where he lives on an urban farm with his cat and a circus.
Kathryn Claire: Celtic infused original folk: kathrynclairemusic.com Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice. While she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres, her love and deep respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence; those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Early classical training naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. Kathryn taught herself guitar at a young age in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter. She has spent years cultivating her unique style and approach to music as a violinist, singer and songwriter.
We produce an eclectic acoustic blend of folk, country, bluegrass, jazz standards, some classic rock, and some songs that defy labels, then jamble them all together to deliver our Americana style. www.jamblers.com
Friday April 26th @ 9:00pm
This group of women perform a surprising variety of songs with beautiful vocal harmonies and ukuleles.
The Vulva Underground: Tribute to Local Songwriters
Thursday April 18th @ 9:00pm
This all female showcase features Portland’s most accomplished artists. The group presents a monthly event; in April they will perform songs by Portland songwriters.
Too Loose Cajun Band
Friday May 24th @ 6:00pm
Tree Top Tribe
Sunday May 5th @ 6:00pm
A Portland, OR based band. We play original music with a acoustic, rootsy and eclectic feel. www.treetoptribe.com