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February 2019

The Horsenecks play Bluegrass Wednesday @ the Annex of Gastro Mania

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues February 20 with The Horsenecks at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. With roots in Portland Oregon and Liverpool England, The Horsenecks play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music. The members formed a strong musical bond after meeting at a festival in 2012 and have been performing and touring together ever since. With driving old time fiddle, three finger banjo, and classic harmony singing, they bring the music to…

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JT and Rowdy Mountain play Bluegrass Wednesday @ the Annex of Gastro Mania

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues February 27  with JT and Rowdy Mountain at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Known for his smooth, clear voice and authentic phrasing, Jonathan “JT” Trawick continues a rich tradition of singing and storytelling from deep within the Ozark hills. Gracing stages all across the United States, JT has won twice as many Grammys as Leonardo DiCaprio himself. He has been mentioned on the front page of the L.A. Times, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and…

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March 2019

Mountain Honey plays Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues March 6  with Mountain Honey at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Mountain Honey features Linda Leavitt (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Dee Johnson (vocals, bass), Greg Stone (vocals, guitar) and Mike Stahlman (vocals, banjo). Sweet and golden acoustic music inspired by traditional bluegrass, with driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies is what Mountain Honey offers. Gastro Mania offers a full dinner menu and a fully stocked bar. Come to this great setting and listen to some…

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Fern Hill Bluegrass Band plays the Annex at Gastro Mania

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues March 13  with the Fern Hill Bluegrass Band at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Fern Hill Bluegrass is a group of polished, veteran  North West bluegrass musicians. They approach  bluegrass music in the style of the classic bands of the 1950’s and they successfully recreate that sound! Great vocals, great instrumentalists. It doesn’t get any better. The band recently released a new CD! Come on by and listen to some of those newly…

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Varelse with Amy Hakanson CD Release Show at Gastro Mania!

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$10

Here's a little change of pace. On Thursday, March 14 the Annex at Gastro Mania will host a debut CD release party with the band Varlese. Founded in 2018 by Portland local Amy Hakanson, Varelse is a unique combination of various traditions, instruments, and histories. Nyckelharpa, fiddle, six-string guitar and various hand percussion instruments come together to create a groove and sound that is simultaneously old and new. Weaving together Scandinavian folk tradition, North American fiddle tunes, and Western European…

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The Lillian Sawyer Band Plays Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania 7PM

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues March 20  with the Lillian Sawyer Band at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Lillian Sawyer and her band had a very successful sh0w when they played here in November. I've had many requests to have then return so here they are! The Lillian Sawyer Band, led by local fiddler and Berklee College of Music alumnus Lily Sawyer, is a supergroup made up of some of Portland’s best and hottest pickers. Joining her on…

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Sam Hill Plays Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues March 27  with Sam Hill at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. 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…

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April 2019

Sunny South plays Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5

The series of “Bluegrass Wednesdays” continues April 3 with Sunny South at the Gastro Mania Annex in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. The original Sunny South band was formed in 1980 by four Portland area musicians who loved the original sounds of early bluegrass music as it was played in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The band, consisted of Sonny Hamm0nd (Guitar), Dave Elliot (Mandolin), Mike Stahlman (Banjo) and Tygh Traschel (Bass), became one of the premier northwest bluegrass bands of the 1980’s, playing many concerts,…

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The Waysiders play Classic Country, Swing and Original music at the Annex of Gastro Mania (Bluegrass Wednesday)

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s will be Country & Swing Wednesday on April 10  with The Waysiders at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. The Waysiders, featuring two of Portland's favorite Old Time musicians, Joanna and Gabrielle Macrae, play classic country, classic swing, and Gabrielle's original songs. The band brings a vibrant vintage sound to the new and old music they play. The two sisters front the band with tight harmony vocals of the kind that only happen between siblings…

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Michael Shay, Chris Kee & “Spud” Seigel play Bluegrass Wednesday @ the Annex of Gastro Mania

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues April 17  with Michael Shay, Chris Kee and "Spud" Seigel at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Oregon mandolinist Peter "Spud" Siegel and Texas singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Shay join together for an eclectic repertoire of traditional bluegrass and ragtime tunes mixed with original country-folk songs.  Touches of classical, world music, and jazz pulled from years of international touring make theirs a truly eclectic and upbeat show. Spud Siegel is a longtime fixture on…

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May 2019

Mountain Honey plays Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues May 1  with Mountain Honey at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Mountain Honey features Linda Leavitt (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Dee Johnson (vocals, bass), Greg Stone (vocals, guitar) and Mike Stahlman (vocals, banjo). Sweet and golden acoustic music inspired by traditional bluegrass, with driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies is what Mountain Honey offers. The Annex @ Gastro Mania offers a limited dinner menu of Mediterranean food and a fully stocked bar. Come to this…

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The Horsenecks play Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues May 8  with The Horsenecks at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. With roots in Portland Oregon and Liverpool England, The Horsenecks play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music. The members formed a strong musical bond after meeting at a festival in 2012 and have been performing and touring together ever since. With driving old time fiddle, three finger banjo, and classic harmony singing, they bring the music to life with…

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Bluegrass Wednesday features Sunny South at the Annex of Gastro Mania

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

The series of “Bluegrass Wednesdays” continues May 15 with Sunny South at the Gastro Mania Annex in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. The original Sunny South band was formed in 1980 by four Portland area musicians who loved the original sounds of early bluegrass music as it was played in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The band, consisted of Sonny Hamm0nd (Guitar), Dave Elliot (Mandolin), Mike Stahlman (Banjo) and Tygh Traschel (Bass), became one of the premier northwest bluegrass bands of the 1980’s, playing many concerts,…

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Whiskey Deaf plays Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

The series of “Bluegrass Wednesday’s” continues May 22 with Whiskey Deaf at the Gastro Mania Annex in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Whiskey Deaf is Annie Staninec & John Kael and friends Annie Staninec has been playing fiddle since the age of four, and can rattle your teeth with a bluegrass breakdown, tug at your soul on a lonesome ballad, or kick you out of your seat with a cajun two-step. She’s toured the world and recorded with renowned artists…

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Julie and the WayVes play Bluegrass Wednesday at the Annex of Gastro Mania

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$5

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues May 29 with Julie and the WayVes at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $5 cover. Julie & The WayVes is a 5-piece, progressive bluegrass band, based out of Portland, Oregon.  Centered around the songwriting of Julie Schmidt, a confluence of hard-driving bluegrass and masterful composition and arrangement sensibilities delivers a sound that is both powerful and elegant. Timeless tones within a modern, artful structure, that incorporates genre-bending subtleties without sacrificing what their instrumentation suggests they…

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June 2019

Mike Compton Plays bluegrass Wednesday @ the Annex of Gastro Mania!

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gastro Mania Annex, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$20

Bluegrass Wednesday’s continues 12 with Mike Compton at the Annex of Gastro Mania in Multnomah village. 7-9PM. $20 cover. This show is limited to 65. To reserve seats call Kevin Johnson at 503-715-6157 or email at bootinz1@comcast.net Mandolin Magazine calls him a player with "a worldwide reputation as one of the modern masters of bluegrass mandolin...one of the most recognizable and respected mandolin voices anywhere". He's Mike Compton--Grammy and IBMA award-winning recording artist; solo, duo and band performer; and as passionate a…

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