Choro de Alegria is a Portland-based ensemble dedicated to playing wonderful melodies of various Brazilian composers. The group draws much inspiration from the genre “Choro” (also called chorinho) which has been loosely called “Brazilian ragtime”
The Rose City Banjoliers band was formed in 1972 and consists primarily of plectrum and tenor banjos, tubas and washboards. The Banjoliers’ toe-tapping music, ranging from gay nineties to popular tunes, is fashioned after the style of Eddy Peabody.
The Hops & Honey brews up an intoxicating blend of ragtime, early jazz, and country blues music from the 1920s and ‘30s. Audiences of all ages enjoy the authentic string band sound, which includes spirited vocals, fiddle, string bass, fingerstyle guitar, and rustic percussion. The band does its best to bring the old songs to life as they were originally played.
Lew Jones’s music career spans over three decades. As singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Lew has opened for or shared the stage with Chubby Checker, Clarence Clemons, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Tim Finn (Crowded House), Buddy Guy, David LaFlame, Los Lobos, Ray Manzarek (The Doors), the Meat Puppets, The Rippingtons, Dan Siegal, and Tower of Power, among others.
Sweet Home infuses elements of Rock, Folk, Western Swing and Bluegrass with rich vocal harmonies. This original Americana sound is engaging, danceable, and most of all fun! Sweet Home’s lively and entertaining show draws a wide appeal.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Mary Flower is that rare breed of American roots artist. Her devotion to the art form is both lovingly and historically accurate, yet her creativity lends it vitality and energy that it might continue, evolve and flourish in an age of increasingly digitized and compressed music.
Ken’s passion has always been music; his primary instruments are his guitar and mandolin. His focus is on the various styles and artistry of the early 20th century, including older jazz, blues, folk and country. His mission is to share his musical ramblings in an entertaining and engaging style.