Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising

IMEA 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising is all about the stories and the stories of everyday America are what you get frm these four personable entertainers.

Sunny South

Sunny South

Sunny South is a quartet of veteran bluegrass musicians. they bring a fun family show of vocal quartets, trio, and duo's along with some of the finest instrumentalists around.

Fire & Stone

Fire & Stone

We are a five-piece nontraditional bluegrass band from Portland, Oregon that plays a
diverse blend of traditional and contemporary folk, blues, pop, and bluegrass.

Mountain Honey

Sweet and golden acoustic music inspired by traditional bluegrass, with driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies.

Ash Creek

We like to say we explore the frontiers between bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music.

Rose City Bluegrass Band

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.

The Hardly Heard

The Hardly Heard perform music inspired by Second Generation Bluegrass.

Filthy Skillets

Portland based bluegrass band is deeply rooted in traditional Bluegrass

Youngberg Hill

Youngberg Hill, Bluegrass Music

Steve Blanchard

Steve Blanchard

Steve Blanchard is well known as an acoustic flatpicker guitarist, singer and songwriter with a career spanning over four decades.

The Jamblers

The Jamblers play a blend of bluegrass, folk, classic rock, country, alt-indie, jazz, old standards & more.

Tried and Blue

Tried and Blue is a three-piece Northwest Bluegrass string-band performing traditional bluegrass and new-grass favorites to a few "bluegrassified" versions of folk, country and rock classics. With plenty of of 2 and 3 part harmony and lively guitar and mandolin instrumental breaks, you are surely going to be entertained!

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Midshelf String Band

Danceable Jam tunes, original acoustic rock, blues and bluegrass standards.

Julie and The WayVes

Julie and The Wayves is a 5-piece, progressive bluegrass band, based out of Portland, Oregon. 

Misty Mamas

Misty Mamas

Home-Style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, traditional and original songs as well as tasty instrumentals combining the American genres of bluegrass, old time, gospel, folk and country music.

The Rogue Bluegrass Band

An entertaining four piece acoustic group, harmony vocals and foot stomping fiddle tunes.

Homemade Jam

Homemade Jam features Bill and Margot O’Sullivan on mandolin and fiddle, and Bob and Michelle Hall on guitar and bass fiddle. All four performers sing and occasionally there is some trading around of instruments. This group plays a wide variety of acoustic music, from blues to bluegrass and Celtic to swing, and musical adventures in between! There is always something for everyone to enjoy.

Dogwood String Band

Skillful picking and expert three and four-part harmonies are just part of what you can expect from the Dogwood String Band, who have been plying their brand of high-energy acoustic music across the Pacific Northwest. Contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana.

Whistlin’ Rufus

Whistlin' Rufus has delighted family audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest for several years. Three and four part vocal harmonies, exciting instrumentation and contagious fun are part of the Rufusarian bluegrass experience.

Slipshod

Oregon’s Best Americana Dynamic Duo

Slipshod is Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin). They met a number of years ago as part of the Northwest Bluegrass community and became fast friends and picking partners.

Greg Stone and Linda Leavitt

Greg Stone and Linda Leavitt

We sing duets inspired by bluegrass and classic country songs.

Rowdy Mountain

Rowdy Mountain

A throwback to the heyday of bluegrass music, Rowdy Mountain brings the heat with a raw, down from the mountain sound.

Slabtown

Born as a “non-hierarchical collective” in the slabtown district of NW Portland, this Bluegrass
quintet plays hard-driving yet soulful traditional and original bluegrass and country numbers.

Free Range

Free Range is a musical duo that's out to make sure its audiences enjoy every song.

Never Come Down Band

Never Come Down

Earnest songwriting, dedication to craft, and genuine care for the music is at the forefront of what they do. “We
never tell each other what to play. You can feel when the music is right”. Winners of 2019 RockGrass band competition!

Clayton Knight

Wry, inspiring, original songs, rooted in tradition.

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