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Saturday, January 15

Portland Folk Fest Presents

2022 Portland's Folk Festival

Ida Mae

Fox and Bones

Lo Steele

Adrian + Meredith

Dead Lee

The Singer and The Songwriter (SF)

Laryssa Birdseye

COVID Policy
5 pm doors, 6 pm show

All ages welcome

$35 Advance, $40 day of show, $90 3 day pass

2022 Portland's Folk Festival

An annual celebration of folk, Americana, and roots music in Portland, Oregon hosted by McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom.

LINEUP

Ida Mae
Fox and Bones
Lo Steele
Adrian + Meredith (TN)
Dead Lee
The Singer and The Songwriter (SF)
Laryssa Birdseye

Fox and Bones

Contagiously optimistic modern folk duo Fox and Bones are the product of life on the road. Spending the majority of their career relentlessly touring the US and Europe, the Portland, Oregon based duo has reinforced their upbeat brand of hopeful anthems during the pursuit of an unconventional dream.

The heart of the project is the shotgun, wiz bang, love story that primary songwriters Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore experienced upon first meeting, with an edge that comes from years in the trenches as lead singers of their respective rock and roll outfits. The result is a heartwarming mix of Jim Morrison and Dolly Parton with a dose of Nathaniel Rateliff swagger.

After a strong sophomore showing with their 2018 record "Better Land", which Jake Craney from Ground Sounds called "exceptional, and impossible not to love", Fox and Bones is back in the studio completing their next full length album slated for release in 2021 on DUTCH RECORDS.

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https://www.facebook.com/FoxandBones/

Adrian + Meredith

In a city filled with country cowboys and sit-on-a-stool songwriters, Adrian + Meredith make a different sort of roots racket. More Than A Little, the pair's debut, finds the East Nashville-based duo putting its own spin on Americana music, roughing up the genre's edges with the rule-breaking spirit of punk, the vintage twang of old-timey folk, the sneer of rock & roll, and even the frenetic bounce of early Swing and jazz manouche.

More Than A Little brings together two performers who grew up on opposite ends of the musical spectrum. Before meeting his future wife at a show in Washington, DC, Detroit-born Adrian was raised on rock and punk, with a carnival barker's croon and an off-the-wall "clawhammer banjo" approach to playing the acoustic guitar. Meanwhile, Meredith was an Ann Arbor native who cut her teeth in the old-time music scene, where she played traditional fiddle and clogged. Those two approaches come together with Adrian + Meredith, a project that honors the traditions of Folk and Americana music while pushing beyond those genres' boundaries. Produced in East Nashville by Mark Robertson, More Than A Little is being released in part via an innovative partnership with Daniel Lanois' streaming company, UpRise.FM.

Adrian was already 10 years into an acclaimed solo career when Meredith made a guest appearance on his 2014 release, Roam. Since then, the pair's partnership has grown into a full-time collaboration, with the two swapping harmonies, trading solos, and acting as co-pilots throughout their debut album. Returning from Adrian's previous record is five-year bandmate Paul Niehaus on pedal steel, while JD Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers and Fats Kaplin of Jack White‘s touring band make guest appearances.

The result is a record influenced by the group's time on tour, with songs that celebrate the joy of hitting the highway with your romantic partner ("Birthday Cakes," "Old Midwestern Home"), and examine the darker corners of an entertainment industry that's rarely, if ever, fair ("Bank," "Fixer"). Equal parts defiant and driving, More Than A Little is a rallying cry from two road warriors who, after more than a dozen combined years in the music business, are too smart to play by the industry's rules and too enthralled to turn their backs. It's a love letter to a New Nashville and a call to arms for independent artists with true vision.

 

Website:
http://www.adrianplusmeredith.com/

Dead Lee

Dead Lee is a Portland, OR based folk duo comprised of Brian Koch (current and founding member of Blitzen Trapper) and singer/songwriter Kara Harris. With just two voices and two guitars, the duo embraces a mutual love of the darker folk and country traditions, the very music they met and bonded over in the winter of 2016. They first performed together at a charity concert and they've been performing shows across the country ever since.

Website:
www.deadlee.bandcamp.com

Laryssa Birdseye

Laryssa Birdseye is a soul/folk/pop singer with a dirty mouth and a heart of gold. Guitar in hand, Laryssa is a formidable songwriter, evoking an early Sheryl Crow with a dirtier, moodier sound. She'll have you shouting along with her during an empowering anthem and in the palm of her hand during a somber ballad, but either way be prepared to laugh and feel a lot. Backed by her full band, Laryssa is an undeniable talent, and rising star in the Pacific Northwest.