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October 2019

Train River plays mostly bluegrass at Kilted Spirits Irish Pub

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Kilted Spirits Irish Pub, 1926 Main St,
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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Train River (with Jeffree White on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Flauren Ricketts on fiddle and vocals, Ray Mann on bass and vocals, and Peter Schwimmer on banjo) will be playing its eclectic brand of bluegrass and related “Americana” music. The show takes place at Kilted Spirits Irish Pub, located at 1926 Main St, Washougal, WA 98671. You have to be at least 21 years of age to attend (due to state liquor laws). Here is a link to Kilted Spirits’ Facebook page showing their menu and…

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Taborgrass Bluegrass Classes & Jams

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Waverly UCC, Waverly UCC Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward 3300 SE Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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$15

Taborgrass Bluegrass Classes & Jams.  Every Saturday, October 5th - April 25th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Learn to play & sing bluegrass repertoire and play bluegrass music with friends. Knowledge of basic chords required. All bluegrass instruments. Admission $15. Drop-ins welcome. No registration required. Located at Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward St., Portland, 97202. For more information, visit taborgrass.com and find us on Instagram & Facebook.

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Sam Hill at Trexler Farm

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trexler Farm, 20146 Ferry Road SE
Stayton, OR 97383 United States
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$20 – $25

Sam Hill, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier bluegrass acts from about 1993 until their breakup in 2005, reunited last year with a stellar cast of players and is back out on the scene playing their brand of bluegrass music. Sam Hill are excited to bring their traditional style bluegrass music to the Trexler Farm audience. The group features original members Jeff Smith on mandolin and Doug Sammons on guitar, with Peter Schwimmer on banjo, Amy Hakanson on fiddle, and…

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OBA Roseburg Chapter Jam

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sutherlin Senior Center, 202 E. Central Ave.
Sutherlin, 97479
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Third Sunday Jam is always from 1 to 4:30 pm at Sutherlin Senior Center, 202 East Central Avenue, Sutherlin, OR. Open to listeners and pickers alike. All levels encouraged. Refreshments. Donations kindly accepted. Sponsored by the OBA - Roseburg Chapter. Ample paved parking in back. Handicapped parking accessible. INFO: Lizzie at 541-679-0553

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Strings in Sisters Jam

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sisters Library, 110 N Cedar Street
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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We call our group “Strings In Sisters” and have been meeting here since August 2016. We normally meet on the third Sunday of each month from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library. (As you enter Sisters, turn right on Locust St – just past the elementary school and across from The Pump House service station and Hop & Brew. Turn left on E Cascade – the first left, right on Cedar.) Our main focus is on bluegrass, folk, and…

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Portland Bluegrass Sunday Jam

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ladd Taphouse, 2239 SE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Every Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, beginning May 26, 2019. This is an ongoing jam. Open to all ages and levels acoustic only. The Ladd Taphouse has a full menu, over 40 taps, and full bar.

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Bluegrass Jam in McMinnville

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Trade Steet Taphouse, 510 S Trade St.
Amity, 97101 United States
Free

Informal bluegrass jam every Tuesday night from 7-9:30ish.  All levels are welcome.

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Rock Creek Bluegrass Jam

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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Established, open intermediate and advanced bluegrass music jam every Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm.  It is requested that only bluegrass instruments are used and no songbooks/tab.  

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Beaverton Jam

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Round Table Pizza, 10150 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
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Intermediate-level jam!

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Sam Hill plays Bluegrass Wednesday

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$7

Portland based Sam Hill was a perennial favorite amongst bluegrass music fans here in the Pacific Northwest for about a dozen years until their breakup at the beginning of 2005. Three critically acclaimed CD’s chock full of impressive, traditional sounding original songs, as well as exciting stage shows, had helped boost the group’s popularity and brought them to many of the West Coast’s major festivals. Sam Hill also performed across the United States, touring New England, making an appearance at…

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Courtyard Bluegrass Jam

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Weekly
White Eagle Saloon OR United States + Google Map
Free

Open, all level jam, every Thursday from 4:00 -6:00 PM at The White Eagle.

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Clackamas/Happy Valley String Along Jam: 2nd & 4th Sundays 2:15 – 5:00 pm

October 27 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bluegrass and more. Happy Valley Library (Community Room) 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley, OR 97015. Located off Sunnyside Rd. at SE 147th. Look for the signboard on the sidewalk near the library. For information, contact Charlie:  mels677@aol.com

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Vancouver Acoustic Bluegrass Jam

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St, Vancouver
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Intermediate level and above. Every other Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St., Vancouver, WA.

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Final Bluegrass Wednesday Show features Leif and Aileen Halvorson!

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, 97219 United States
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$7

Leif & Aileen play bluegrass inspired music featuring guitar, bass, and vocal harmonies.  At times traditional, while usually way off the beaten path, their style incorporates a blend of everything they've ever heard.  And while their instrumentation may be scarce, they aim to create a full and dynamic picture in their attempt to touch you with their sound.

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November 2019

WOTFA Fiddle Jam

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Clark County History Museum, 1511 Main Streety
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association Jam and SnackLuck open to the public. Held at the Clark County History Museum - a great venue.  First Friday every month and part of the Vancouver Arts Walk.   Generally a song circle jam, but this may vary.  Very newcomer and beginner friendly with advanced and expert fiddlers always most welcome.  Fiddles, Guitars, Mandolins and other traditional backup instruments welcome.  Audience welcome.  The Museum is open and free.  All Fiddle players and backup instruments welcome.  We…

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First Friday Open Mic at Taborgrass

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Waverly UCC, Waverly UCC Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward 3300 SE Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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$10

Taborgrass First Friday Open Mic Night, October 4th - April 3rd. Pizza & Jam at 6:30 PM, performances at 7:00 PM.  Sign up in advance with Linda Leavitt (lleavitt@comcast.net) or sign up at the door.  Suggested donation $10. Old-time, bluegrass, country, story-telling...everyone is welcome! Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward St., Portland, 97202.

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Fern Hill Bluegrass at American Roots Music Festival 2019

November 2 @ 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Starts 11:30 am into the evening hours. Sat. Nov. 2nd. (Fern Hill On stage 4:00 - 5:00) Other groups: Mary Flower (blues) Lauren Sheehan (Americana) Jazz Arts Combo (Jazz) Western Flyers (western Swing) Tickets can be purchased at Coastal Farm  & Ranch 503585 8254 Turner Tabernacle 5605 Jubilee Drive SE Turner, Or. 97392

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OBA Audubon Jam

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Portland Audubon Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR United States
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Newcomer friendly!

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Klamath Falls Bluegrass Jam

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mia’s and Pia’s Pizzeria and Brewhouse, 3545 Summers Landw
Klamath Falls, OR 97603 United States
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A monthly bluegrass jam on the First Sunday at Mia's and Pia's Pizzeria and Brewhouse, 3545 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97603.  For information: Ben Coker  541-783-3478 / benfcoker@gmail.com

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Klamath Falls Bluegrass Jam

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mia’s and Pia’s Pizzeria and Brewhouse, 3545 Summers Landw
Klamath Falls, OR 97603 United States
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An on-going bluegrass jam held the First Sunday of the month, at Mia's & Pia's Pizzeria and Brewhouse, 3545 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls.  We have a fun time, a dedicated audience, and encourage all who attend. Hosted by Ben and Fran Coker,  all musician levels are welcome, but we're not afraid to play the speedy songs either. Come join us if you're in the area.

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RADIM ZENKL House Concert

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
House Concert, 160 S 3rd Street
Independence OR, OR 97351 United States
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$20

Mandolin Master Radim Zenkl Solo Concert  in Independence OR limited seating, contact jfimhoff@msn.com for resewrvations

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Jon Cooper Bluegrass Jam

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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La Sierra Mexican Grill, 1111 Oregon 99W
Dundee, OR 97115 United States
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Free

An open bluegrass and old time country jam is held at La Sierra Mexican Grill in Dundee Oregon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.  This jam is dedicated to the memory of Jon Cooper who kicked it off many years ago, but passed on himself in 2015.  The pickers average intermediate in skill level, but the jam is open and encouraging to all skill levels. Please contact Steve Edward (stephene47@frontier.com, ph: 503-664-6351), Ron Taylor (ron@taylorpaintingof portland.com) ,…

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Old time duets with Karen McCracken and Richard Melling

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NW International Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan
Portland, OR United States
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Free

Karen McCracken and Richard Melling will be singing old time duets at the Hostel Cafe at 1810 NW Glisan, Portland 97209; food and brews available.  Expect rich harmonies and banjo tunes as well as obscure and familiar old time, country and bluegrass songs.  No cover, donation.

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Fern Hill At Multnomah Grange

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Multnomah Grange 71, 30639 SE Bluff Rd
Gresham, 97080 United States
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Donation

Slipshod opens and Fern Hill rounds out the evening.

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Bluegrass Special: OBA Presents Mile Twelve

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele Street
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape.  All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine ("BB") Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals) and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals). Recipients of multiple IBMA Momentum Awards, the…

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Clackamas/Happy Valley String Along Jam: 2nd & 4th Sundays 2:15 – 5:00 pm

November 10 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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OR United States + Google Map

Bluegrass and more. Happy Valley Library (Community Room) 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley, OR 97015. Located off Sunnyside Rd. at SE 147th. Look for the signboard on the sidewalk near the library. For information, contact Charlie:  mels677@aol.com

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Vancouver Acoustic Bluegrass Jam

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St, Vancouver
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Intermediate level and above. Every other Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St., Vancouver, WA.

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Experience Music Series Presents Caleb Klauder and Reed Willms

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Bldg. 3, room 114
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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Admission is a donation at the door.

“Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms stake a claim as two of the finest traditional musicians in America.” – NPR Radio Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, members of the internationally acclaimed Foghorn Stringband, hold their own as a duo, performing classic country music in shows across Europe, Australia, and North America (including Portland’s Pickathon festival). With pure harmonies, lyrical mandolin and strong guitar, the duo performs original songs and tunes as well as their favorite old gems from traditional and country…

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Steve Smith and Tim May House Concert

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Two amazing musicians, Steve Smith and Tim May, will be performing at a house concert in Northeast Portland at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 16.  They are both highly acclaimed on their instruments, great singers, talented songwriters and engaging performers. Recommended donation is $20.  Contact Clairell2002@yahoo.com for reservations and details. Check out this video to get an idea of what these guys can do!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNnqvIcPtcU Thanks to the OBA for making these events possible!

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Mandolin Workshop with Steve Smith

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$40.00

Acclaimed mandolin player -- and more acclaimed mandolin teacher -- Steve Smith will be offering a two-hour workshop at a home in Northeast Portland on Sunday, Nov. 17.  Here's what Steve says about his workshop: Many mandolin players need help developing solos for vocals tunes for jams and for bands. This multi level class class will cover the use of double stops to create kick offs and play solid melodies for solos. While this technique works for any style of…

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Guitar workshop with Tim May

November 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$40.00

The amazing guitar player Tim May will be offering a two-hour flatpicking workshop in a NE Portland home on Sunday, Nov. 17. Here's what Tim says about the workshop: Creating Solos and Improvisation.  We’ll look at techniques for creating interesting solos: tremolo, Carter Style, Norman Blake style, crosspicking, neighbor notes, folded scales, and more! We’ll also talk about short-cuts for improvising: what scales to choose, how to target chord tones. Handouts included , Recording welcome. Contact clairell2002@yahoo.com or text 503-830-3453…

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Jon Cooper Bluegrass Jam

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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La Sierra Mexican Grill, 1111 Oregon 99W
Dundee, OR 97115 United States
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An open bluegrass and old time country jam is held at La Sierra Mexican Grill in Dundee Oregon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.  This jam is dedicated to the memory of Jon Cooper who kicked it off many years ago, but passed on himself in 2015.  The pickers average intermediate in skill level, but the jam is open and encouraging to all skill levels. Please contact Steve Edward (stephene47@frontier.com, ph: 503-664-6351), Ron Taylor (ron@taylorpaintingof portland.com) ,…

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Vancouver Acoustic Bluegrass Jam

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St, Vancouver
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Intermediate level and above. Every other Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St., Vancouver, WA.  

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December 2019

Fern Hill bluegrass Band at the Fern Hill Grange #592

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fern Hill will be performing at the Fern Hill Grange Dec. 7th. An afternoon show starting at 3:00 -5:00 Raffles and concessions 72612 Fern Hill Rd. Rainier Or. 97048

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Fern Hill bluegrass Band at the Fern Hill Grange #592

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fern Hill will be performing at the Fern Hill Grange Dec. 7th. An afternoon show starting at 3:00 -5:00 Raffles and concessions 72612 Fern Hill Rd. Rainier Or. 97048

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Vancouver Acoustic Bluegrass Jam

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St, Vancouver
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Intermediate level and above. Every other Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Trap Door Brewing, 2315 Main St., Vancouver, WA.

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January 2020

Bluegrass Special: OBA Presents The Sonny Hammond Memorial Gospel Show: Kathy Kallick Band, Cliff Perry and Laurel Bliss

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele Street
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Kathy Kallick Band Kathy Kallick's exceptional career includes winning a Grammy and two IBMA Awards, receiving a Lifetime Membership from the California Bluegrass Association, co-founding the internationally-acclaimed Good Ol' Persons, and collaborating with the country's top acoustic musicians. The Kathy Kallick Band - including Annie Staninec (fiddle), Greg Booth (dobro, banjo), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Cary Black (acoustic bass) - is based along the West coast, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Anchorage, but their powerful mixture of original…

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February 2020

Bluegrass Special: OBA Presents Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele Street
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Chris Jones is a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction, one of the most widely heard broadcasting voices in bluegrass music. His immediately recognizable voice and warm sense of humor have combined to make him one of the music's most distinctive personalities and one of its strongest artists. He and the band have recorded two critically acclaimed albums and generated five #1 songs on the bluegrass music charts. Altogether, Chris has had…

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March 2020

Bluegrass Special: OBA Presents Missy Raines

March 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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From her tenure playing with the Claire Lynch Band, Eddie Adcock, Josh Graves, Jim Hurst, Kenny Baker and Jesse McReynolds, to her seven International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist. In 1998, Raines became the first woman to win IBMA's Bass Player of the Year award and she went on to win the title repeatedly for the next several years. Her recording "Swept Away", which…

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Bluegrass Jam in McMinnville

March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hotel Oregon (McMenamins), 310 NE Evans St.
McMinnville, OR 97128 United States
Free

Informal bluegrass jam every Tuesday night from 7-9:30ish.  All levels are welcome.

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August 2020

Winlock Pickersfest

August 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - August 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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Winolequa Park, 138 Rhodes Road North
Winlock, WA 98596 United States

The festival includes instructional workshops, open mics and plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’ and organized kids activities! Check out the website www.winlockpickersfest.com to see details about the live bands, the workshop schedule, camping details, ticket info, links and more.

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December 2020

The O’Neill Pub Jam

December 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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O’Neill Public House, (formerly Biddy McGraw's) 6000 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR United States

Formerly Turn Key Bluegrass Jam. Open to all ages and levels with beginner-friendly core of intermediate players, good vibes, good food, full bar. Every Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

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