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Saturday, January 14

Postponed from original January 2022 date

2023 Portland's Folk Festival

Rayland Baxter

Haley Johnsen

Fox and Bones

Lo Steele

Adrian + Meredith

Dead Lee

The Singer and The Songwriter (SF)

Laryssa Birdseye

Participating in Portland Music Month

COVID Policy
5 pm doors, 6 pm show

All ages welcome

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

2023 Portland's Folk Festival

Postponed from original January 15 2022 date. Tickets from January 2022 show will be honored.

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

LINEUP

Fox and Bones
Lo Steele
Adrian + Meredith
Dead Lee
The Singer and The Songwriter
Laryssa Birdseye

 

Rayland Baxter

Fox and Bones

Portland based folk-pop duo Fox and Bones has been busy in their seemingly short time as a band. In just six years, the unrelentingly hardworking duo has played over 900 shows in 7 countries, released three full length albums, been written up in No DepressionAmerican Songwriter and PARADE Magazine, and shared stages with the likes of ZZ Ward and The Dead South.

Scott Gilmore and Sarah Vitort comprise the retro folk inspired duo, which is often compared to revered folk rock acts of the past like Fleetwood Mac and Simon and Garfunkel with a twist of modern retro flavor a la Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Lake Street Dive, and Dawes. The pair mixes their unique brand of lighthearted yet honest storytelling, penchant for meta optimism, and playful on-stage banter to create a show that draws their audiences in and makes them feel like family. Add that to their award-winning 20+ years of combined songwriting experience (earning them 2nd Place in the International Acoustic Music Awards for "Houses of Sand") and sultry, soulful vocals complete with heartwarming harmonies, and you'll find that a Fox and Bones show is an event not to be missed.

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

Website:
www.foxandbones.com

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 formed in 2018 when Brian Koch (current and founding member of Blitzen Trapper) joined forces with singer-songwriter Kara Harris and soon thereafter released their intimate, home recorded, self-titled debut EP. Since then they've been playing all over the Pacific Northwest honing their psych-folk sound in a laboratory of long sets at wineries, breweries and festivals, traversing the Pacific Northwest as well as tours of Ireland and Europe. They released their second record, Ride Or Die, in 2021. Recorded during the shutdown with Patrick Tetreault and Gregg Williams, it's a more upbeat and energetic expression of their evolving sound.

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.

Participating in Portland Music Month

This Venue is proud to participate in the second annual Portland Music Month. This ticket includes a donation to the MusicOregon Echo Fund which provides creative project grants for local independent musicians. Checking in from the show will enter you in a sweepstakes to win prizes!