James has over thirty years of playing down home roots music and has played in about every style of music in this genre. His main focus now is a mix of acoustic Delta blues, ragtime, vintage country and swing.
Enjoy kids music for the whole family! Tallulah’s Daddy will play from 9:00 to 10:45, and Steve Cooper & Friends will follow, playing from 10:45 to 12:30.
Brent Swanson performs Roots music that the whole family can love. Brent’s particular passion is acoustic blues, but he flavors his music with jazz, folk, country and rock.
Olivia (mandolin) and Rene’ (guitar, mandolin and banjo) started with old-time fiddle tunes before falling in love with Brazilian choro, a genre of intricate melodies and playful syncopation. Their expressive and joyful music is grounded in the rigorous technique of Rene’s background as a classical guitarist.
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.
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.
Sky in the Road creates music with an organic feel that reflects their unique native Oregonian perspective. They describe their music as folk-based winding its way through Americana, country, Celtic, world folk, gypsy jazz, new age, rock, reggae and more. Known for their tight, soaring vocal harmonies they fill out their sound with a variety of instrumentation including 6 and 12 string guitar, Irish bouzouki, banjo and East Indian harmonium.
Steve Cheseborough re-creates the blues and hokum of the 1920s-30s, interspersing the songs with stories, history and humor.