Really nice intimate music venue in the Sellwood District of SE Portland. Just around the corner from the Moreland Theater on SE Bybee the Corkscrew has small plates, desserts and beer on tap in addition to their outstanding wine list. The crowd is generally very quiet here so this is a fine spot to hear live music. No cover.
This is a way cool event that is free to the public with about 100 vendors with free food samples and food for sale. Always a fun event and it is held outdoors at the Food Innovation Center at 1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Portland 97209. More details here as the date approaches. I will be providing the music.
One of my favorite venues. This restaurant actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Marina. Great sound system and vibe here. Please note the early time slot (Happy Hour until 6 pm). Excellent food from local sources and a killer beer and wine list. Just twenty minutes from downtown Portland. I will be playing this time slot at Mark's the fourth Friday each month thru the summer.
Back at the cool mid week market that is always busy. The market is held under a huge permanent canopy and lots of seating in front of the music area. Some great hot food there as the market is surrounded by office buildings and many of the workers stop by for food and to listen to the music. Always a festive atmosphere. Just across from the 7th Ave Max stop. www.lloydfarmersmkt.net/
Always nice to be back at this very cool festival located in the beautiful Willamette National Forest in Oakridge, Oregon. Although the details and full line up will be announced later I was asked to be back in their line up. One of my favorite festivals that usually coincides with their beer festival (what is not to like). They have a Facebook page. Check back here later for more details.
This might be my favorite place to play. Wonderful restaurant that actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Landing Marina on the Willamette River. Excellent food and a killer micro brew and wine list. Great vibe here and it has the feel of an at the coast location yet you are only 20 minutes from downtown Portland. Note the Happy Hour time slot. Although their website says 5 to 7 pm I am throwing in an extra hour of music until 8 pm.
One of my very favorite places to play Mark's On The Channel is a true gem of a restaurant that actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Landing Marina in Scappoose. Excellent food and a great beer and wine list with wonderful views of the boats in the marina outside. Really nice sound system as well (important!). Note the early time slot (their Happy Hour is until 6 pm) until and I will be back at Mark's on Friday, May 25 and play the fourth Friday each month thru the summer.
Great to be back at this wonderful venue. Wine:30 Bistro is located in downtown Milwaukie which has a cool vintage vibe. An intimate space for live music and in addition to the wine and micro brews on tap the food is excellent (and very reasonable). Killer desserts too hand made by their top level chef. No cover. Get there early as the good seats can fill up quickly.
One of Portland's best places to hear live music this house converted to a restaurant / pub books only the very best acoustic musicians. Excellent food (killer pizza's) and over 15 beers on tap along with a fine wine selection. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th Ave and Tacoma. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. No cover.
Back at this super cool intimate music venue in the Sellwood District of SE Portland. Just around the corner from the Moreland Theater on SE Bybee The Corkscrew is a wonderful spot for music where the audience is actually very quiet and respects the musicians in a concert like setting. Small plates and great desserts along with microbrews on tap along with an amazing wine selection. Check their eclectic music schedule (almost every night) with never a cover charge. Highly recommended.
You read it right, February 10 at the PSU Farmers Market. It will be cold out there, but I will survive. The market is now open all year round and their music starts in February (instead of late March) this year. Always a big crowd there. Over 250 vendors in the summer. Not sure about the winter time but I bet is a good turnout. Lots of hot food and coffee available. On the Main Stage (they now have two stages). In the South Park Blocks.
Really great venue with exceptional food at low prices in addition to their excellent wine and beer list in downtown Milwaukie. Very intimate spot for live music with a good sound system as well. Please note the early 6 pm starting time. No cover. Check out their fine music schedule. They have quite an impressive line up of musicians playing there.
Always a good time playing The Rudder. Located just east of the Sellwood Bridge this craftsman home converted to a restaurant / is a great place to hang out. Excellent food (great pizza's) and over 15 beers on tap. Never a cover charge (but don't forget the BIg Tip Jar). Age 21 and over after 8 pm.
Back at one of Portland's very best venues to hear live music. The Corkscrew is one of the few places where the audience is quiet and respects the performers. They have a a nice selection of small plates and desserts and in addition to their fine wine selection they have several draft micro brew beers. Never a cover charge, this intimate venue is must check out night spot. Their music schedule is very impressive. See you there!
It must be the fourth Saturday as I am back at The Rudder. One of Portland's very best places to hear live music. Never a cover charge. Excellent food and a killer beer and wine selection. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th and Tacoma Ave.
Come on down to an always cool event put on by the Food Innovation Center of OSU. This is a large market of around 50-60 vendors with food products for sale with lots of free samples. Great atmosphere and there is always a good turnout. The event is free and I will be providing the music. This is held indoors as i t gets chilly that time of year. The time right now is approximate. Check back here closer to the event date for more info. www.fic.oregonstate.edu/
1207 NW Naito Pkwy Portland 97209
Great to be at this cool venue just south of Portland. Nice cozy bistro that features live music several times a week. Voted "Best Spot to Drink in Milwaukee" on a Willamette Week poll they have a nice food menu as well. This is a great place to kick back and enjoy the music. No cover charge.
Great to be back at this wonderful music venue. The Corkscrew is a fun place to hera live music as the audience is very quiet and attentive plus is a nice looking space with an excellent wine list ans several micro brews on tap as well. No cover charge with lots of small plates and desserts available. Check out their music schedule (almost every night of the week). It is very impressive. See you there.
Great to be back at my all time favorite place to play. Mark's On The Channel is a restaurant that actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Landing marina. Excellent food, wine and brew selection and a beautiful view of the marina. It has a "at the coast" vibe without the long drive. Just twenty minutes from downtown Portland. No cover. All ages welcome.
Back at Portland's premier acoustic live music venue. Mark your calendar for the fourth Saturday each month for my regular gig at The Rudder. SE 7th and SE Tacoma Ave (just east of the Sellwood Bridge). Excellent food and a great wine and micro brew selection. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. No cover.
Madras is about 40 miles north of Bend, Oregon. Part of a great series of dinners put on by Oregon State University where top notch notch local chefs put together dinners with local ingredients. There is a "market showcase' from 4 to 6 pm and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm and runs until about 8:30 pm. Last year I played all their dinners and they are a lot of fun with great food and a nice atmosphere. A steal at $20 per person. These events usually sell out in advance so check the link below. There may be tickets at the door. The event is at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center. 850 NW Dogwood Lane. Madras, OR 97741
It is my pleasure to give a one hour ukulele workshop at the Bend Ukulele Group meeting starting at 6:30 pm. The Bend Ukulele Group is one of the west coasts best groups and they get about 100 people at each meeting.
The following evening I will be giving a house concert in Bend and Thursday will be playing in nearby Madras at a dinner put together by OSU. see my website for more information on these.
This event has been cancelled due to the forest fire in the area. Menucha is no longer under threat as the fire has shifted, but the air quality is very poor. It may be rescheduled but no decision has been made yet. Check back here in the future for more information or check their website below.
I will be playing at this annual fundraiser for the Menucha retreat in the Columbia Gorge. My music will be outside on the patio where guests will mingle while drinking and having snacks. Beautiful setting and facility. Tickets are a pricey $100 but it is for a good cause (and may be tax deductible) and a light dinner is included as well, I believe. Call 503-695-2243 for more information.
Back at one of Portland's busiest markets. Located in the Hollywood District of NE Portland you can't beat this market for it's large vendor and food selection and just a great vibe. Always packed, the seats in front of the stage can quickly fill up, so getting there early is encouraged. Music is 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Back at The Rudder for my regular fourth Saturday every month gig. Can't say enough about this venue. Really excellent food and a killer craft beer and wine list. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE Tacoma and SE 7th Ave. Age 21 and over after 8 pm.
Great to be back at this cool venue. The Corkscrew is just a great place to hear live music as the audience is very quiet (rare nowadays) and it is just a beautiful space. Located in the Sellwood District of SE Portland (just around the corner from the Moreland Theater on SE Bybee Blvd) they have a great wine selection (of course) but also beer on tap with small plates and desserts. No cover charge. Check out their music schedule on their website (I recommend you see Bass & Face a great duo with Craig Snazelle on bass and Mike Winkle on vocals). See you at the Corkscrew...
Back at the Big Daddy of farmers markets. Over 15,000 people attend this market with around 250 vendors. I will be playing on their new south stage on the south edge of the market from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Yes, it is a long day but it gives me a chance to stretch out and play songs songs I rarely have a chance to play. See you there.
This is part of a great series put on by Oregon State University where top notch local chefs prepare meals with fresh local ingredients. Please note that the exact time will be updated soon with a lot the exact location listed. These dinners quickly sell out. Last year I played all of their dinners and it was a real blast. For more information go to www.fic.oregonstate.edu