A long time ago in Vancouver, Washington, there was a place called The Steeple Center, an old church where bluegrass classes were held. It is where we met and “steeped” ourselves in the music. Strangers became friends and when The Steeple Center was eventually sold and classes ended, we decided to continue to meet and jam, first at one house and then another. One day, Charlie was asked to perform bluegrass at a gig. He called his friends, Gretchen, Gene, and Garrett and we put together a set of our favorites from the weekly jam. We collected more gigs (and more sets), chose the name Rose City Bluegrass, cut a demo CD, and a developed a website. We’ve now played for non-profits, political rallies, weddings, backyard barbeques, and farmers markets. Where will the bluegrass journey take us next? Watch the calendar and stay tuned. The rest will be history.

Gene Alger, Gretchen Amann, Garrett Maass, Charlie Williamson

For Information:

rosecitybluegrassband.com
Charlie Williamson
503 248 1854
charliew3@nwlink.com

  • Gayle W.

    looking for availability & rate for 3 or 4 hour performance on Friday, Sept 11th, 8pm-ish, indoors. We are a non-profit org hosting a post-conference farewell dinner/dance party for about 150 persons from Central, South & North America. Event location is Portland (venue still to be determined, but probably along the MAX line, either downtown or inner NE). We are also considering having a square dance caller to do a demo, possibly dance lessons for the group; now thinking bluegrass would be a great tie-in if we go with that theme. We have no sound equipment and are asking for donations of every kind from everyone at this point, so currently have little in the way of funds. In other words, we don’t KNOW what our budget might be for music! What would it take to get your fab group to play that night? Thanks, Gayle

  • We find ourselves in need of a Bluegrass Band for Saturday and/or Sunday, Sept. 26th & 27th for our Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival. The “stage” is outside with a tarp for sun and rain coverage. We do not have a sound system so you would have to bring your own. We would like music from 12 pm – 3 pm. This would be our opening weekend. I realize this is late notice – if you would like to give us a try, please let me know as soon as possible. Let me know what your fee usually is and we will also feed you a fantastic lunch!

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Tue 22

Jackstraw at the Laurelthirst

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 22

Bluegrass Jam in McMinnville

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 23

JT and Rowdy Mountain at O’Connor’s Vault

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 24

Rainier Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

August 24 - August 27
Thu 24

Courtyard Bluegrass Jam

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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