Must be the fourth Saturday as I am back in the saddle at The Rudder. No cover. Fine food, beer and wine selection. www.muddyrudderpdx.com
Back at Portland's premier acoustic music club. Excellent food in addition to it's extensive beer and wine list. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th and Tacoma. No cover. Age 21 and over after 8 pm.
On the main stage at this huge market where over 15,000 people converge every Saturday with over 200 food vendors. Large covered area in front of the stage to kick back and enjoy the music. Lots and lots of food choices and hot drinks. Fun, festive atmosphere.
Wonderful craftsman home converted to a music venue and restaurant. Never a cover charge and it serves some great food along with it's beer and wine choices. Age 21 and over after 8 pm.
Back at this huge market in NE Portland. Always jam packed. Get there early for a seat in front of the stage as they fill up quickly. Music is from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Portland's premier venue for acoustic music in a craftsman home converted to a pub / restaurant. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th Ave and Tacoma.
A very cool one week long ukulele workshop in the beautiful Columbia Gorge just east of Troutdale, Oregon. This event is put on by the Creative Arts Community. More details on this soon. This class quickly fills up and sells out so act fast to secure a reservation. Go to www.creativeartscommunity.org for more information.
Back at one of my favorite places to play. Really good food here (try the pizza's) and a super fine micro brew and wine selection. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th and Tacoma Ave. www.muddyruddetrpdx.com
My regular gig at the Muddy Rudder is the fourth Saturday each month and in December it falls on Christmas Eve. The Rudder will be closing early on Christmas Eve so there will be no music that night. See you on January 28.
A fun indoors in NW Portland at the Food Innovation Center. It is open to the public from 5 to 9 pm and is free. Over 50 food vendors with lots of free samples and food for sale. Come on by! 1207 NW Naito Pkwy (near the Amtrak Train Station). I will be providing the music.
I will be playing this evening's First Thursday Art Walk for The Creative Arts Community at The First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park Ave. The CAC has some of the very best artists from the Pacific NW. There will be lots of food and drink so come on by (it's free). This walk takes place in downtown Portland and the Pearl District and is a lot of fun. Here is a website that shows the various venues on First Thursday...
Portland's premier acoustic music venue. Just east of the Sellwood Bridge at SE 7th Ave and Tacoma. Excellent food, brews and wine selection. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. Please note that I will not be playing my usual December fourth Saturday gig as it falls on Christmas Eve and they will be closing early.
One of the busiest markets in Portland. I always get a warm reception here. Come on down!
Back at the Big Kahuna of markets in the Pacific NW. 15,000 people attend every Saturday. 240 vendors. Lots of seating in front of the main stage. Come on out and have some fun. In the South Park Blocks at PSU.
Anyone going the Wordstock (Portland's 2016 Book Festival) at the Portland Art Museum keep in mind that the PSU Market is only a five minute walk away. Lots of good food and coffee at the market. Come on by!
Back at The Rudder. Cozy craftsman home converted to a restaurant / pub. Please note that there is an error on the Muddy Rudder website listing someone else playing on October 22. That is a mistake and their part and I have confirmed with The Rudder that I will be playing on the 22nd not the 29th as listed.
Back at this killer market. One of the best attended in Portland. Lots of food choices and a festive atmosphere. Limited seating in the music area. You might want to bring a folding chair is you are staying awhile.
New market put together by the Portland Farmers Market folks. SE 91st and Foster Road.
One of the best weekday markets in the Alphabet District in NW Portland. NW 19th and Everett. Come on by! This is their final market of the season. 2 to 6 pm.
Just back from Europe this will get me back in saddle again. Always a good crowd here. Nice atmosphere with great pizzas, brews and wine. Age 21 and over after 8 pm. No cover. SE 7th Ave and Tacoma just east of the Sellwood Bridge.
Details are still up in the air but I will be giving a ukulele workshop concert for the Uke Club of Amsterdam at the Hotel Boutique View that evening. Great to be back here. I love the Uke Club people and the Hotel Boutique View is a wonderful place to stay. I will also be playing some guitar that evening and we may add another event on September 19 or 20. Stay tuned...
This should be a great night at the Hotel Boutique View where I will be giving an in depth workshop put on by the Amsterdam Uke Club. Please go to www.ukuleleclub.org for more details..
This looks like a fabulous jazz club and my friends in Paris say it is indeed. I am really looking forward to playing here. The fun Royal Boudoir Orchestra will be opening the show at 8 pm. This is going to be a great night!
59 Rue de Mouziaia 75019 Paris www.auxpetitsjoueurs.com
This is a hot spot for live roots music in Belgium. It has a great reputation as a cool cafe that is centered around live music. This is a Saturday afternoon show which should be a lot of fun. The starting time is correct but I am not sure of the ending time as we go to press..
Very cool vintage brick factory converted to a restaurant performance space. The time is TBA so check back here or their website for more info.
Not really a gig but I will be hanging out and doing some playing at the Diamond Bottlenecks space at this huge show in central London. Come on down, say hello and just in the fun. Looks like a fantastic show. I will be there on Sunday only.
This is going to be a special night in a small intimate performance space in West London. The bad news...this event may be sold out as I was informed that tickets went fast just from Bossanyi's mailing list. This will be a blues guitar and ukulele concert.
It looks like I will be doing a ukulele workshop before the concert. This is put on by the Noth London Ukulele Group (they have a Facebook page). More details on this soon. Should be fun and informative.
Once again, Alan Whittle got me on the bill this evening but there is a catch...we are not sure of my playing time as it will be kind of a mish mash of various acts. I am reluctant to even list it as you never know what will happen. Call venue for a more detailed tome frame.
Alan Whittle and I are sharing this evenings space. Al will play a set from 8 to 9 pm and I will be on the stage from 10 to 11 pm.
Proud to be a part of the sixth annual ukulele festival held in Dun Laoghaire which is just outside Dublin. I will be giving at least one workshop and appearing in concert as well. All the fine details will be updated soon. In the past most events were held at the Kingston Hotel. Look for an update soon at this space. This festival is also called Ukulele Hooley 2016. I am also looking for any gigs in England, Ireland or on the continent while over there. Please contact me through my website.
Great to be back at this very cool uke festival in Oakridge Oregon. A three day festival in this beautiful location in the Williamette National Forest. Oakridge is about 125 south of Portland and 45 minutes east of Eugene. I will be doing three workshops at the festival. Lots of fun packed into three days. As we go to press the 2016 performers are not on their website yet but check back soon for more details.
Another cool "crop up dinner" with fresh local ingredients by top local chefs put together by the Food Innovation Center in Portland. Here is a rare appearance for me in Astoria on the Oregon coast. I will be providng the music from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. The cost for the dinner is a steal at $20 for the dinner and admission to the showcase of vendors displaying their food items (lots of free samples). These are super fun events. Go to www.fic.oregonstate.edu for more information and tickets.
Great to be back at this wonderful restaurant that actually floats on the water in McCuddy's Landing Marina in Scappoose. Just 25 minutes east of downtown Portland with excellent food made with the freshest local ingredients. Killer wine and micro brew selection. No cover, all ages welcome. With their fine sound system this is one nice venue to hear some music.
"Sellwood's friendliest pub" they advertise and it lives up to the hype. Excellent food, micro brew and wine selection. No cover. Age 21 and over after 8 pm.
This is a very cool event put on by the Food Innovation Center in Portland. This is a "crop up dinner" with local ingredients put together by top chefs along with a showcase for local food vendors. Admission to the dinner and showcase is $20 and is a steal at that price. I will be providing music for this event between 5:30 and 9:30 pm. Tickets at www.fic.oregonstate.edu. Check their website for more information. The event is at North Willamette Research & Extension Center 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, Oregon.
I am flattered that the Portland Farmers Market staff selected me to play this big event celebrating their 25th anniversary. I will starting my set very early...when the market opens at 8:30 am and play until the market closes at 2 pm. Between 10 and 11 am there will special speakers talking about the market history and a break in the music. So this event will be at the usual location in the South Park Blocks at PSU, but will be a very special day with extra large crowds and a festive atmosphere. See you there.
Nice to be asked back for my second 2016 appearance here. One of the most popular markets that is always packed. The seats in front of the stage fill up quickly so get there early or bring a portable chair with you. Some really great food available. my set is 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Here is a brand spankin' new market put on by the Portland Farmers Market group. Located at the corner of SE 91st and Foster Road this is getting great reviews so come on down. The closest street address is 5827 SE 91st Ave Portland, 97226. Market is open at 9 am and my set will start at 10 am to 2 pm.