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Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 5:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
at Jam on Hawthorne HAPPY HOUR (5-7pm)

The Hot Club of Hawthorne is now playing every 1st & 3rd Thursday Happy Hour (5-7pm)! Now you can come straight from work and have dinner and drinks to kick off your weekend with some happy lively acoustic swing!

Check out the the review of Jam on Hawthorne's happy hour by Willamette Week!




Fri, May 25th, 2012 5:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
at Jam on Hawthorne HAPPY HOUR

We're back at Jam -- this time in an EARLIER Happy Hour slot: 5-7. Now you can come straight from work and have dinner and drinks to kick off your weekend with some happy lively acoustic swing!




Sat, May 19th, 2012 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Biddy's ALL AGES happy hour


Jenny Sizzler returns for another Happy Hour at Biddy McGraw's!

This is an ALL AGES show. It is also free.

This is likely the last Sizzler show until October too!



Wed, May 16th, 2012 7:00pm
Jon Self, Jeff Baxter & Norm Buccola, and Flauren & I
the Jade Lounge

  • 7pm Jon Self - lovely fingerstyle acoustic guitar ala Michael Hedges
  • 8pm "Eagles of Freedom" (Jeff Baxter & Norm Buccola) - Banjo/fiddle meets accordion for some high lonesome upbeat Brazilian old-time pickin' guilty of murder
  • 9pm Flauren & Jeffree - violin & guitar duo playing various styles: Brazilian, Appalachian, Hungarian... & a polka!

Another awesome musical showcase this month! Every 3rd Wed. at the Jade; it's been a variety of great talent.

FREE ~ all ages until 8pm

It's at the Jade Lounge, next to the newly opened Slide Inn, offering German & American fare, where Il Piatto used to be on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

Sat, May 12th, 2012 9:30pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Biddy McGraw's

I am thrilled to bring the Hot Club to Portland's live music institution Biddy McGraw's -- on a SATURDAY NIGHT!

We're playing as a quintet and will pep things up for the swing dancers!

There is a new audio demo. Click here to listen to highlights from the show at the Jade Lounge last December. This was the show that was partially filmed for live TV!




Sat, May 12th, 2012 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's pop/hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

I have a great time playing with this fun rock band. I get to take lots of bluesy and country-flavored guitar solos, and play a lot of slide. They also encourage me to shred on the funky numbers! And it's always a pleasure and an honor to perform at the Laurelthirst.

I've been singing lead a bit lately too! :)

EARLY SHOW!



Fri, May 11th, 2012 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


NOTE: 2nd Friday this month.

Jenny Sizzler Happy Hours are always a blast for the whole family!



Sat, May 5th, 2012 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's pop/hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Fri, Apr 27th, 2012 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Biddy McGraw's

I'll dash over to Biddy's to rock with the boys! This is one of the best party bands in town!



Fri, Apr 27th, 2012 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
at Jam on Hawthorne

We're back at Jam -- this time in the Happy Hour slot. Consider coming for dinner and drinks to kick off your weekend with some happy lively acoustic swing!




Sat, Apr 21st, 2012 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's pop/hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Sat, Apr 21st, 2012 2:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Portland Saturday Market

NOTE TIME CHANGE: we will play from 2 to 3:30!

We're taking this piggy to Market!

Portland Saturday Market



Fri, Apr 20th, 2012 9:00pm
Jenny Sizzler opens for Cats Under the Stars SPECIAL 420 SHOW
Tonic Lounge

Jenny Sizzler will play an ENTIRE SET of Phish!!!

We open for Jerry Garcia Band tribute Cats Under the Stars.

And it'll be good to play the Tonic Lounge again!



Wed, Apr 18th, 2012 7:00pm
Jade Lounge: Hosting Showcase

Monthly, I host a night at the Jade. It's usually one of my acts, and a featured act or two.

This month we have another fine show for your listening pleasure!

  • 7pm Travis Ellison - singer/songwriter of the group the Mountain Ever
    FB page
  • 8pm Hunter Paye (Sudden Anthem, Folkrum) - singer/songwriter extraordinaire
    hunterpaye.com
  • 9pm Hairy, Mary Mack N Berry - a trio consisting of Mary Mack (banjo, lead vocals), Hairy Mitchell (guitar, vocals) and Barry (bass,vocals). The trio is inspired from being present at hundreds of Holy Modal Rounders shows they attended throughout the 80s and 90s in Portland. Steve Weber was a mentor to Mary and Hairy as well as a major influence on their song choices and delivery. Expect "naughty", folks, and if you bring your kids just know that it will be an opportunity for you to do some "splaining" about what STP really is and what "Snappin Pussy" means...

Jade Lounge

Facebook event page



Sat, Apr 14th, 2012 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's pop/hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Fri, Apr 13th, 2012 8:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
with Inspirational Beets
at Jam on Hawthorne

That's right: the Hot Club of Hawthorne -- that's the band -- is playing at Jam on Hawthorne -- that's the venue.

Jam on Hawthorne is in the space formerly occupied by Imbibe, near 23rd. (They used to be just the tiny breakfast place on the corner; they took over the big space next door.)

We play first at 8pm; following is Inspirational Beets, playing Prohibition-era tunes.

The food here is SUPER DELICIOUS too. I loved the spicy vegan burger with sweet potato fries! :9



Fri, Apr 6th, 2012 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


Jenny Sizzler first-Friday Happy Hours are always a blast for the whole family!



Sat, Mar 31st, 2012 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's pop/hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Thu, Mar 29th, 2012 7:00pm
Jade Lounge: Hosting Showcase

Monthly, I host a night at the Jade. It's usually one of my acts, and a featured act or two.

This month we have a lovely showcase:

  • 7pm - Knit Pickers - irreverent newgrass trio
  • 8pm Lowell and Lowe - lowelljmitchell.com
  • 9pm - the Golden Sunbirds

Jade Lounge

Facebook event page



Thu, Mar 15th, 2012 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
at Jam on Hawthorne

That's right: the Hot Club of Hawthorne -- that's the band -- is playing at Jam on Hawthorne -- that's the venue.

Jam on Hawthorne is in the space formerly occupied by Imbibe, near 23rd. (They used to be just the tiny breakfast place on the corner; they took over the big space next door.)

Our first show was a success, so we are looking at doing bimonthly shows here! They will probably be double bills with similar bands!

The food here is SUPER DELICIOUS too. I loved the spicy vegan burger with sweet potato fries! :9

Tim and Tommy Duo opens the show at 6pm.



Tue, Mar 13th, 2012 6:00pm
gypsy jazz jam
Jade Lounge Happy Hour

The 2nd Tuesdays Hot Club shows at the Jade have been discontinued so we can try some other places. For this last date, I'm doing a gypsy jazz jam instead. Come and play! RSVP encouraged, but not necessary.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ ALL AGES

Jade Lounge



Sat, Mar 10th, 2012 9:00pm
Jenny Sizzler opens for Northbound Rain
Plew's Brews

I will play keys with both bands!

Northbound Rain is a newish Grateful Dead tribute band.

Plew's Brews

Facebook event page



Sat, Mar 10th, 2012 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's pop/hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Wed, Mar 7th, 2012 8:00pm
Cats Under the Stars
cable access video shoot

We'll get a sweet video with multiple pro cameras edited down on the fly, thanks to the good folks at Oregon Music Live!

It is open to the public; come check it out! You must arrive before filming begins at 8. See the Facebook event page for info.



Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


Jenny Sizzler first-Friday Happy Hours are always a blast for the whole family!



Thu, Mar 1st, 2012 8:00pm
Cats Under the Stars + special guests
Mt. Tabor Theater HALL this month

It's Steve Thun's 50th Birthday! What better way to celebrate than have a humongous JAM, featuring a who's who of Steve's musical past and present?

  • Cats Under The Stars & Friends (Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia tribute)
  • Quasi Horse & Friends (Neil Young tribute)
  • Stunt Poets & Friends

An all-star celebration guest starring Peter Bach, Jim Bull, Scott Gillan, Jhon Gilroy, Scrafford Orser, Brad Rosen, Ben Sturgill, Lee Taylor, Mike Walker, and me!

Please note: the show starts at 8:00 PM, an HOUR EARLIER than usual, to give ourselves time to jam what must be jammed... the Lounge stage will not be able to contain this celebration, so we are taking over the Concert Hall!

Also note: while our "1st Thursday" events in the Lounge are cover-free, there will be a $5 door charge for this special event.

Facebook event page



Wed, Feb 29th, 2012 7:00pm
Jade Lounge: Hosting Showcase

Monthly, I host a night at the Jade. It's usually one of my acts, and a featured act or two.

This month (on LEAP DAY!) we have a lovely showcase:

Jade Lounge


Fri, Feb 24th, 2012 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Biddy McGraw's

I'll dash over to Biddy's to rock with the boys! This is one of the best party bands in town!



Fri, Feb 24th, 2012 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
at Jam on Hawthorne

That's right: the Hot Club of Hawthorne -- that's the band -- is playing at Jam on Hawthorne -- that's the venue.

Jam on Hawthorne is in the space formerly occupied by Imbibe. (They used to be just the tiny breakfast place on the corner; they took over the big space next door.)

It's not a jam, although it may be a good space to feature special guests in future installments.

23rd & Hawthorne

Tue, Feb 14th, 2012 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Valentine's Day show
Jade Lounge Happy Hour 6pm

We'll do a special set of love songs for the occasion, including the stellar Flauren Ricketts on violin and guest vocalist Natalia Burgess! Come have a drink before your dinner date -- or have dinner there or next door at Il Piatto!

We play every 2nd Tuesday of the month's happy hour (6-8pm) in this intimate and very green lounge in SE. In Dec., TV cameras showed up and we were on live television! See clip on YouTube.

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ ALL AGES

Jade Lounge

Hot Club of Hawthorne web page



Sat, Feb 11th, 2012 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Biddy's ALL AGES happy hour

Jenny Sizzler makes its debut appearance at Biddy McGraw's, filling in for Twisted Whistle during happy hour. This show is ALL AGES, so bring the family and have dinner!

This show will be sans drums, so a little bit more acoustic.

biddymcgraws.com



Fri, Feb 3rd, 2012 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


Jenny Sizzler first-Friday Happy Hours are always a blast for the whole family!



Sat, Jan 28th, 2012 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Wed, Jan 18th, 2012 7:00pm
Jade Lounge: Hosting
Gregory Miles Harris & Rian O'Hara

Monthly, I host a night at the Jade. It's usually one of my acts, and a featured act or two each month.

This month I am thrilled to present whimsical, humorous and light-hearted tunes from

And I will play a short set to kick it off at 7 sharp!



Tue, Jan 10th, 2012 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge Happy Hour

We play every 2nd Tuesday of the month's happy hour (6-7:45pm) in this intimate and very green lounge in SE. Last month, TV cameras showed up and we were on live television! See clip on the Hot Club of Hawthorne website.

The lineup for this month will be the same:

  • clarinet: Larry Nobori
  • upright bass: Jim Delaney
  • guitar: Tommy Houston
  • guitar: Jeffree White

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ ALL AGES

Jade Lounge

Hot Club of Hawthorne web page



Fri, Jan 6th, 2012 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


This month is the 3rd annual Facebook awards! If you are a Facebook addict like we are, be there!



Thu, Jan 5th, 2012 9:00pm
Cats Under the Stars
Mt. Tabor Lounge

I'm playing keys with this Jerry Garcia Band tribute! Quite a different repertoire stylistically -- more bluesy R&B tunes. I'll play mostly organ ala Melvin Seals.



Wed, Dec 21st, 2011 7:00pm
Jenny Sizzler Duo & Rob Sipsky at the Jade Lounge on Solstice/Zappamas!

The Jenny Sizzler Duo, still elated from the explosive event that was the last show there, returns to the intimate Jade Lounge. This time, we'll have Rob Sipsky from Mars Retrieval Unit playing an acoustic set! And, it's the Solstice at 9:30 - and Zappamas ALL DAY!

Facebook event



Tue, Dec 13th, 2011 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge Happy Hour

We play every 2nd Tuesday of the month's happy hour (6-8pm) in this intimate and very green lounge in SE!

The lineup for this show will be:

  • Larry Nobori - clarinet
  • Jim Delaney - upright bass
  • Tommy Houston - guitar
  • Jeffree White - guitar

This will be the first public outing for my new gypsy guitar!

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ $3 appetizers all night ~ 21+

Jade Lounge

Hot Club of Hawthorne web page



Wed, Dec 7th, 2011 8:30pm
Jenny Sizzler
the White Eagle

Sizzler plays a rare adult show! This will be our first (and not last) at a McMenamins!

Sizzler plays 8:30-10, followed by a Family Funktion-esque all-star funky jam band featuring Rob Sipsky!

See Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/299649343402351/.



Fri, Dec 2nd, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


Jenny Sizzler first-Friday Happy Hours resume! We have a new drummer and vocalist!



Wed, Nov 16th, 2011 7:00pm
Jenny Sizzler Duo & Yur Daddy Acoustic rock the Jade Lounge

An evening of acoustic music from the Jenny Sizzler Duo -- Chilli Most and Jeffree White on guitars -- and Yur Daddy Acoustic, that is likely to be

absurd, amusing, asinine, bizarre, camp, campy, comic, comical, derisive, derisory, diverting, droll, eccentric, entertaining, facetious, fantastic, farcical, funny, gelastic, har-har, hilarious, humorous, inane, jocose, jocular, jokey, joshing, ludicrous, mirthful, mocking, nonsensical, preposterous, rich, ridiculous, riot, risible, scream, unusual, and/or witty

....in a musical fashion.

I'll play geetar and sing some choice cuts you won't hear with the band!

  • Jade Lounge ~ 23rd & SE Ankeny
  • Wed. Nov.16th
  • 7-10pm
  • Jenny Sizzler Duo plays first, Yur Daddy to follow
  • all ages until 8pm
  • FREE

Please visit and RSVP on the FB event page.

Every 3rd Wednesday I'll host a night at the Jade. It's likely to be one of my acts, and a featured act each month.



Tue, Nov 8th, 2011 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge Happy Hour

We are now playing every 2nd Tuesday of the month's happy hour (6-8pm) in this intimate and very green lounge in SE!

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ $3 appetizers all night ~ 21+

Jade Lounge



Fri, Nov 4th, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


Jenny Sizzler first-Friday Happy Hours resume! We have a new drummer and vocalist!



Tue, Oct 11th, 2011 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge

We are now playing every 2nd Tuesday of the month's happy hour (6-8pm) in this intimate and very green lounge in SE!

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ $3 appetizers all night ~ 21+

Jade Lounge



Fri, Oct 7th, 2011 9:00pm
Funk Shui
Dante's

Funk Shui

Opening for SUPER DIAMOND at Dante's!!!



Fri, Oct 7th, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


Jenny Sizzler first-Friday Happy Hours resume! We have a new drummer and vocalist!



Fri, Sep 30th, 2011 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Biddy McGraw's

Funk Shui



Wed, Sep 28th, 2011 7:00pm
CANCELED! Hot Club of Hawthorne
the Globe

 

CANCELED! The Globe has closed its doors...

 


 

My new gypsy jazz collective, the Hot Club of Hawthorne, now plays monthly -- the 4th Wednesdays from 7-10 -- at this intimate, classy joint on Belmont: the Globe.

At 7pm sharp, we'll kick things off with a featured set for an hour. Then at 8:30, we'll open things up into a jam session! I hope to include many of the great musicians whom I've met and jammed with over the last several months. There will be acoustic guitars, upright bass, clarinet, violin, mandolin, and ? The tunes will be a lot of old-time swing numbers, plus some Latin tunes, and Django Reinhardt originals.

The Globe has become a happening spot for jazz and various music. There is a nice patio out front, high ceilings inside, and the sound is very good. See http://globepdx.com/

No cover, but tipping the band is encouraged! ;)

Listen to this 1.5 minute long demo consisting of snippets from our first show at the Beaterville Cafe:

the Globe



Sat, Sep 17th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Sat, Sep 10th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Fri, Sep 9th, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
CD Release Party!
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


Jenny Sizzler is finally releasing a CD of original tunes! It was recorded at Secret Society Studios, where we had an awesome experience, and we are thrilled with the results!



Wed, Sep 7th, 2011 6:00pm
CANCELED: Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge

Jade Lounge show Sept. 7th CANCELED last-minute due to double booking. :/

My gypsy jazz group, the Hot Club of Hawthorne, plays happy hour from 6-8pm in this intimate and very green lounge in SE. The lineup for this show will be:

  • Larry Nobori - clarinet
  • Flauren Ricketts - violin
  • Russell Gores - bass
  • Jeffree White - guitar

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ $3 appetizers all night ~ 21+

Jade Lounge



Sat, Aug 27th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Tue, Aug 23rd, 2011 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge

My gypsy jazz group, the Hot Club of Hawthorne, plays happy hour from 6-8pm in this intimate and very green lounge in SE.

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (purchase required) ~ $3 appetizers all night ~ 21+

Jade Lounge



Sat, Aug 13th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Sat, Jul 30th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Mon, Jul 11th, 2011 9:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge

My gypsy jazz group, the Hot Club of Hawthorne, plays a one-hour set from 9-10pm in this intimate and very green lounge in SE. The lineup for this show will be:

  • Larry Nobori - clarinet
  • Flauren Ricketts - violin
  • Russell Gores - guitar
  • Jeffree White - guitar

"Hot Club" jazz is a genre of early jazz, with exotic gypsy flavors, played on acoustic instruments. Django Reinhardt was the most famous artist in the genre, as well as one of the innovators; his ensemble was the Hot Club Quintet of France. The music is lively with a strong backbeat, and it's more down-to-earth than other kinds of jazz -- similar to early ragtime and bluegrass, with a swing rhythm.

The set is part of a bimonthly showcase "Salon de Musique", hosted by Jaime Leopold, original bass player for Dan Hicks. Playing beforehand (show starts at 7): "Cedro Willie", an all-female bluegrassy band, and the Short Stories, which is Jaime with Walter Cryderman.

The Jade Lounge is right next to restaurant Il Piatto on SE Ankeny near 23rd.

FREE (while tipping is encouraged) ~ 21+

Jade Lounge

Don't miss the free appetizer coupon with the menu! ;)



Wed, Jun 29th, 2011 9:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
the Globe

My new gypsy jazz collective, the Hot Club of Hawthorne, plays at this intimate, classy joint on Belmont: the Globe.

At 9pm sharp, we'll kick things off with a featured set for an hour. Then at 10, we'll open things up into a jam session! I hope to include many of the great musicians whom I've met and jammed with over the last several months. There will be acoustic guitars, upright bass, clarinet, violin, mandolin, and ? The tunes will be a lot of old-time swing numbers, plus some Latin tunes, and Django Reinhardt originals.

The Globe has become a happening spot for jazz and various music. There is a nice patio out front, high ceilings inside, and the sound is very good. See http://globepdx.com/

No cover, but tipping the band is encouraged! ;)

Listen to this 1.5 minute long demo consisting of snippets from our first show at the Beaterville Cafe:

the Globe



Sat, Jun 25th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Sat, Jun 18th, 2011 2:00pm
private party in Maupin, OR

With my new acoustic gypsy jazz/bluegrass project!



Sat, Jun 11th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Sat, May 21st, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

EARLY SHOW!



Sat, May 14th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution! They are also Funk Shui's hippie/hillbilly alter-ego.

On bass will be Andrew Clapp, bassist from Stellakinesis!

EARLY SHOW!



Wed, May 11th, 2011 6:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Thirst Bistro & Wine Bar

I'll play gypsy jazz at this wine bar down on the RiverPlace Esplanade.

Weather permitting, I'll be outside on the patio!

Their food menu looks amazing!

0315 SW Montgomery St, Suite 340

thirstbistro.com



Mon, May 9th, 2011 9:00pm
Hot Club of Hawthorne
Jade Lounge

I'll play some gypsy jazz with friends from 9 to 10. "The Djangologists" is only a temporary name.

Playing before us will be Lorna Miller, and the Short Stories.

The Jade Lounge is a very green, very intimate little lounge next to Il Piatto restaurant on Ankeny St.

Jade Lounge

Don't miss the free appetizer coupon with the menu! ;)



Fri, May 6th, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour


This month we are going to play an ALL-ORIGINAL show for the 1st time ever.

Later this month, we head in to the studio at Secret Society for a full-length recording project!



Wed, Apr 6th, 2011 7:30pm
special guest with the Triplets of Beaterville

The Triplets of Beaterville are Lowell J. Mitchell, Walter Cryderman, & Aaron Lowe. They play at Beaterville Cafe every other Wednesday and feature a special guest every show. I'll do a set at around 8pm of a variety of old-timey acoustic tunes, with some accompaniment, then jam a bit with the boys. I used to play a lot with Lowell.

Beaterville Cafe's Service Bay Bar

Lowell J. Mitchell

Facebook event page



Fri, Apr 1st, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour

First Friday Happy Hours at Mississippi Pizza continue into a FIFTH YEAR!!!



Sat, Mar 12th, 2011 9:30pm
Stellakinesis
the Tonic Lounge
with Perfect Zero

Expect some jams between members of both bands!

the Tonic Lounge



Fri, Mar 4th, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour

First Friday Happy Hours at Mississippi Pizza continue into a FIFTH YEAR!!!



Fri, Feb 11th, 2011 9:30pm
Stellakinesis
the Twilight Room

Stellakinesis debuts at this longtime establishment in NoPo. A laid-back neighborhood bar and local landmark in North Portland's University Park District for almost 50 years, the Twilight Room hosts some of the best funk/jazz bands in the Northwest on Fridays!

FB event page

5242 N. Lombard

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Fri, Feb 4th, 2011 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Dante's

I am delighted and honored to be the guest guitarist with Funk Shui at Dante's -- opening for Neil Diamond tribute Super Diamond!

This will be my first time playing at Dante's. I'll be rushing over there after my happy hour show with Jenny Sizzler!

Funk Shui

Dante's



Sat, Jan 29th, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House HAPPY HOUR

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution!

EARLY SHOW!



Fri, Jan 28th, 2011 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Biddy McGraw's

I am delighted and honored to be the guest guitarist with Funk Shui at Biddy McGraw's!

These guys are a Portland institution and have been playing regularly at Biddy's for years. They play a rockin', fun set! Most of the guys also play as the Tree Frogs, who were prominent on the NW jamband scene in the 90s; they recently have played at the Laurelthirst every Tuesday. Bassist Sean aka "the Shag" Nowland and I go way back to when he hosted the open mike at the Laurelthirst, and we were housemates for a time. I actually played some tracks on their most recent CD, Armored Vegetable.

Funk Shui

Biddy McGraw's



Sat, Jan 22nd, 2011 6:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurethirst Public House

I'll be filling in for Fred again with the Tree Frogs, a Portland jamband institution!



Tue, Jan 18th, 2011 11:30pm
the Family Funktion

I will play guitar during the third set of this week's Family Funktion!

The Family Funktion features a weekly rotating cast of the Northwest's finest performers playing three sets of 100% improvised music and graphic art. Donations go to charities selected monthly.

familyfunktion.com



Fri, Jan 7th, 2011 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour

First Friday Happy Hours at Mississippi Pizza continue into a FIFTH YEAR!!!



Fri, Dec 17th, 2010 7:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Lounge
HAPPY HOUR

Third Fridays for the rest of 2010!

Note: EARLY SHOWS.



Sat, Dec 11th, 2010 8:30pm
Stellakinesis
opening for the OZRIC TENTACLES!!!
Mt. Tabor Lounge

SHOW UPDATE! Stellakinesis plays from 8:30 sharp to 10pm only! Admission to the lounge is FREE until 10! Get there early if you want a seat!

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Stellakinesis is proud and excited to be joining this bill! Ozric Tentacles play mindblowing ambient psychedelic rock and have been our heroes for years. We'll kick off the night EARLY in the lounge at 8:30, so you can catch the whole Ozrics show! Mars Retrieval Unit opens in the big room. Admission to the Hall is $20.

Facebook event page

Listen to the Ozric Tentacles on Grooveshark



Fri, Dec 3rd, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour

First Friday Happy Hours at Mississippi Pizza!



Fri, Nov 26th, 2010 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Biddy McGraw's

I am delighted and honored to be the guest guitarist with Funk Shui at Biddy McGraw's!

These guys are a Portland institution and have been playing regularly at Biddy's for years. They play a rockin', fun set! Most of the guys also play as the Tree Frogs, who were prominent on the NW jamband scene in the 90s; they recently have played at the Laurelthirst every Tuesday. Bassist Sean aka "the Shag" Nowland and I go way back to when he hosted the open mike at the Laurelthirst, and we were housemates for a time. I actually played some tracks on their most recent CD, Armored Vegetable.

Funk Shui

Biddy McGraw's



Sat, Nov 20th, 2010 9:00pm
Klickitat
Mississippi Pizza

I fill in on keys with this funky-jazzy-jammy band, Klickitat!

I haven't been to the Mississippi Pizza on a Saturday night since playing with Five!

Klickitat MySpace page

Facebook event page

Fri, Nov 19th, 2010 7:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Lounge
HAPPY HOUR

I'm going to play BASS for this one!

Joe Mishkin, of Cosmic Ozzies and balloon artistry fame, will be sitting in ALL night!

Third Fridays for the rest of 2010! Note: EARLY SHOWS.



Fri, Nov 5th, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour

First Friday Happy Hours at Mississippi Pizza!



Fri, Oct 29th, 2010 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Biddy McGraw's

I am delighted and honored to be the guest guitarist with Funk Shui at Biddy McGraw's!

These guys are a Portland institution and have been playing regularly at Biddy's for years. They play a rockin', fun set! Most of the guys also play as the Tree Frogs, who were prominent on the NW jamband scene in the 90s; they recently have played at the Laurelthirst every Tuesday. Bassist Sean aka "the Shag" Nowland and I go way back to when he hosted the open mike at the Laurelthirst, and we were housemates for a time. I actually played some tracks on their most recent CD, Armored Vegetable.

Funk Shui

Biddy McGraw's



Fri, Oct 15th, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Theater
HAPPY HOUR: 7pm

Third Fridays for the rest of 2010!

Note: EARLY SHOWS.

This month they moved us into the hall and bumped the start time a little later.



Fri, Oct 1st, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza Happy Hour

Sizzler returns after a summer break to the Mississippi Pizza Pub!



Fri, Sep 24th, 2010 8:30pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Lounge
before THE MOTET plays the big room!

Come early to Tabor to catch the Sizz! The Motet plays two nights, but this is the one to see because it will be their original show, as opposed to the night of covers planned for Saturday.



Sat, Aug 28th, 2010 2:00pm
Stellakinesis
Space Rock Mountain Melt
Skyway Bar, Zig Zag, OR

Stellakinesis is excited to participate in this year's Space Rock Mountain Melt, a psychedelic music fest held at the coolest mountain bar on Mt. Hood: The Skyway Bar & Grill in ZigZag, OR. This is a great place with excellent vibes, environment, staff, music, food & drinks. The music will be on the outdoor stage from noon - 2am on Aug 28th, 2010. The lineup includes Mars Retrieval Unit, Empty Space Orchestra, Jupiter Hollow, Jesta, MiMo, and more TBA. There will also be a SRMM pre-party on Friday the 27th featuring Papagaiyo. There will be free camping about 3 miles from the venue. Tickets will be available soon for $15 for the 1 day pass soon. Keep posted for more details!

myspace.com/spacerockmountainmelt


Wed, Jul 14th, 2010 9:00pm
Joe Strong CD Release Party
the Goodfoot

This is the CD release party for singer-songwriter Joe Strong's new album "Looking Through the Glass Darkly". The band includes local stars Scott Pemberton, Ji Tanzer, Sly Pig, Trent Hinchman, Bryan Appel, and myself on keys (& guitar for one song). The CD is a masterpiece arranged and recorded by Scott Pemberton, and we will perform the whole thing live. Paul Brainard plays a short early set at 9; we'll be on by 10 and play until 11ish; & after our set, Otis Heat performs.

“Looking Through the Glass Darkly”, the 2nd album by singer/songwriter Joe Strong, is an album of mixed genres – rock, blues, country, & Middle Eastern, from barnburners to moving ballads -- filled with intimate lyrics of soul-bearing vulnerability and mature reflection, sung with inspirational but often haunting melodies. The album’s 12 tracks span a wide stylistic territory, from pan-cultural, polyrhythmic “No Stars in the Sky”, to folk-Americana “Hayride”, to country-rock barnburner “Dance All Night”, to stark musical-theater “Nonstop Service”.

Joe’s music is a collage of soulful, emotional, sensual, & melancholic feels, spanning the gamut of folk-rock from warm country-rock to an exotic Spanish-Middle Eastern confluence to hard-hitting, rootsy rock & roll. Joe Strong's music has its own unique style, but it is often likened to Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty and John Lennon.

“Looking Through the Glass Darkly”, recorded at Left Orbit Studio in Portland, is the result of a four-year collaboration with Portland’s premier musician Scott Pemberton, who co-produced, engineered, and played an assortment of instruments on the album. Additionally, the album features an impressive collection of accomplished Portland musicians: Ji Tanzer, one of Portland's most versatile and solid drummers; Jeffree White, known as a dazzling guitar player; pianist and keyboardist Jeff Baxter; saxophonist Sly Pig; and violinist Annalisa Tornfelt.

Click to play a demo of samples from the CD:

Click here for a gallery of photos from the studio while you listen to the demo!

Click here to learn about Joe's previous CD, A Fistfull of Dreams.

Goodfoot Lounge

 



Sat, Jul 10th, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza
Mississippi Street Fair

Sizzler's annual sole summer outing.

Mississippi Street Fair webpage



Sat, Jul 3rd, 2010 4:30pm
Cosmic Ozzies
Mountain Stomp Festival

Look for us on the bar stage late Saturday afternoon or early evening!

festival website



Tue, Apr 20th, 2010 8:00pm
Stellakinesis
Mt. Tabor Theater
420 party!

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GIANT 420 PARTY!

opening for Lost Creek Gang & Twice Baked
plus a JGB tribute -- featuring members of Ramblin Rose -- and Twisted Whistle, across the hall in the Lounge!
PLUS an awesome psychedelic light show!!!

Sat, Apr 10th, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Lounge HAPPY HOUR

MIMO follows after 9!



Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

Jenny Sizzler plays at Mississippi Pizza on the FIRST Friday of each month, during happy hour.

I play keys and sing harmonies.



Sun, Mar 28th, 2010 8:30pm
Stellakinesis
Mt. Tabor Theater
opening for Ike Willis and the Pojama People

Pojama People

Mt. Tabor Theater...in the Hall this time!

We open for Pojama People -- featuring Ike Willis! -- playing the music of Frank Zappa.

We'll kick off things early at 8:30. We MIGHT even have a special guest sit in on guitar...



Wed, Mar 24th, 2010 9:00pm
Andrew Lynch acoustic duo
Thirsty Lion

I'll play mandolin with singer-songwriter Andrew Lynch.

andrewlynchmusic.com
Thirsty Lion


Sat, Mar 20th, 2010 9:30pm
Stellakinesis
the Tonic Lounge
opening for Vivid Curve

Tonic Lounge with Vivid Curve

Stellakinesis will make our first appearance at the splendidly triangular Tonic Lounge! We will open for Vivid Curve. There is to be an interlude with belly dancers, and Stellakinesis drummers will join in!

more about Stellakinesis...


Fri, Mar 5th, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

Jenny Sizzler plays at Mississippi Pizza on the FIRST Friday of each month, during happy hour.

I play keys and sing harmonies.



Thu, Mar 4th, 2010 9:00pm
Stellakinesis
Goodfoot Lounge
opening for Sudden Anthem

Stellakinesis is exceedingly pleased to make our debut at longtime favorite club the Goodfoot Lounge! We will open for progressive psychedelic powerpopsters Sudden Anthem; later, Domino Trauma plays. We'll start EARLY around 9:15.

I will use my new MIDI guitar rig and make fantastic new sounds!

more about Stellakinesis...


Sat, Feb 27th, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Lounge HAPPY HOUR

I will play my new MIDI guitar!

Tue, Feb 16th, 2010 9:00pm
Tree Frogs
Laurelthirst Public House

I'll play lead guitar with the Tree Frogs in this Mardi Gras show at the Laurelthirst!

Laurelthirst.com
myspace.com/treefrogspdx



Fri, Feb 5th, 2010 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

Jenny Sizzler plays at Mississippi Pizza on the FIRST Friday of each month, during happy hour.

The band has a new bass player: Anthony, who has replaced Chris Canty, who is now on guitar. I play keys and sing harmonies.



Sat, Jan 30th, 2010 9:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Lounge

Sizzler plays 1st from 9:15 to 10, opening for the Skunky Bunch and Alien Funk Squad.

http://www.taborpdx.com/



Sat, Jan 16th, 2010 9:00pm
Stellakinesis & Jenny Sizzler
Mt. Tabor Lounge

Stellakinesis returns to the Sideshow Lounge of the Mt. Tabor Theater -- headlining this time! Jenny Sizzler opens!

We are having the same projection work that blew everyone's minds the last time!

more about Stellakinesis...


Wed, Jan 6th, 2010 8:30pm
Stellakinesis opens for the Lost Creek Gang
the White Eagle

Stellakinesis was invited to open for the Lost Creek Gang at the White Eagle Saloon! Note early show time.

more about Stellakinesis...


Thu, Dec 31st, 2009 10:00pm
Funk Shui
Biddy McGraw's

I am delighted and honored to be the guest guitarist with Funk Shui at Biddy McGraw's!

These guys are a Portland institution and have been playing regularly at Biddy's for years. They play a rockin', fun set! Most of the guys also play as the Tree Frogs, who were prominent on the NW jamband scene in the 90s; they recently have played at the Laurelthirst every Tuesday. Bassist Sean aka "the Shag" Nowland and I go way back to when he hosted the open mike at the Laurelthirst, and we were housemates for a time. I actually played some tracks on their most recent CD, Armored Vegetable.

I haven't been to Biddy's since they went non-smoking a year ago, either! Their onion rings are the bomb!

Funk Shui

Biddy McGraw's



Mon, Dec 14th, 2009 7:00pm
with Andrew Lynch
Muddy Waters Coffee House

I'll be playing mandolin with singer-songwriter Andrew Lynch.

andrewlynchmusic.com
muddywatersportland.com


Sat, Dec 12th, 2009 9:30pm
Stellakinesis' 2nd show: also at
Mount Tabor Theater Sideshow Lounge

Stellakinesis returns to the Sideshow Lounge of the Mt. Tabor Theater. Stellakinesis starts at 9:30pm sharp and will play a 60-minute set.

Good Luck Buddha, a groove-oriented psychedelic rock band featuring Wolfgang Rehmert of the Rizomatic Orchestra, plays later.

more about Stellakinesis...


Fri, Dec 4th, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

Jenny Sizzler plays at Mississippi Pizza on the FIRST Friday of each month, during happy hour.

The band has a new bass player: Anthony, who has replaced Chris Canty, who is now on guitar. I play keys and sing harmonies.



Fri, Nov 13th, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

Usually Jenny Sizzler plays at Mississippi Pizza on the FIRST Friday of each month, during happy hour... This month, it will be the second Friday.

The band has a new bass player: Anthony, who has replaced Chris Canty, who is now on guitar. I play keys and sing harmonies.



Wed, Nov 4th, 2009 9:00pm
Stellakinesis' first show!!!
Mount Tabor Theater Sideshow Lounge

Stellakinesis' first show! The show is in the Sideshow Lounge of Mt Tabor. Stellakinesis starts at 9pm sharp and will play a 90-minute set.

Twisted Whistle plays later; it's their guitarist Matt Franzen's birthday!

FREE show!

more about Stellakinesis...


Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

Jenny Sizzler returns from its annual summer break to the Mississippi Pizza Pub for first Friday happy hours!

There have been some personnel changes, so there will be some changes in the sound... Details TBA.



Wed, Sep 30th, 2009 8:00pm
CANCELED
solo with looper
Fire On the Mountain

CANCELED

The shows at Fire on the Mountain have been canceled.



Wed, Sep 16th, 2009 8:00pm
CANCELED
solo with looper
Fire On the Mountain

 

CANCELED

The shows at Fire on the Mountain have been canceled.



Wed, Sep 2nd, 2009 8:00pm
solo at Fire On the Mountain

I'll be playing solo at Fire on the Mountain every other Wednesday!

I bring keyboards, guitar, mandolin, and a drum machine, and use a looper to layer them all to make a very full sound. I do an eclectic mix of jazzy, bluegrassy, and other stuff -- instrumental and vocal.

Check out my short demo, consisting of snippets of my last gig stitched together.

It's primarily a chicken wing joint, but they have great veggie options too -- "Portland Wings", sweet potato fries, and deep-fried pickles(!) -- and a large selection of house-made hot sauces. They also have plenty of beer taps.

There is now live music every night of the week, usually with no cover!

Fire on the Mountain website
Fire on the Mountain MySpace

1708 SE Burnside


Wed, Aug 19th, 2009 8:00pm
solo at Fire On the Mountain

I'll be playing solo at Fire on the Mountain (the Burnside location), using the looper to make some layered multitrack ear candy!

It's primarily a chicken wing joint, but they have great veggie options too -- "Portland Wings", sweet potato fries, and deep-fried pickles(!) -- and a large selection of house-made hot sauces. They also have plenty of beer taps.

There is now live music every night of the week, usually with no cover!

Fire on the Mountain website
Fire on the Mountain MySpace

1708 SE Burnside


Wed, Aug 5th, 2009 8:00pm
solo at Fire On the Mountain

I'll be playing solo at Fire on the Mountain (the Burnside location), using the looper to make some layered multitrack ear candy!

It's primarily a chicken wing joint, but they have great veggie options too -- "Portland Wings", sweet potato fries, and deep-fried pickles(!) -- and a large selection of house-made hot sauces. They also have plenty of beer taps.

There is now live music every night of the week, usually with no cover!

Fire on the Mountain website
Fire on the Mountain MySpace

1708 SE Burnside


Sat, Jul 18th, 2009 9:30pm
Chilli Most and myself
Fire on the Mountain

We're returning to Fire on the Mountain (the Burnside location). We've had a great time both times we've played there; thanks to those from Sizzler Nation for coming out!

We have some new tunes worked out for you, including an original of mine!

It's primarily a chicken wing joint, but they have great veggie options too -- "Portland Wings", sweet potato fries, and deep-fried pickles(!) -- and a large selection of house-made hot sauces! They also have plenty of beer taps.

There is now live music every night of the week, usually with no cover!

Kevin Canty-Jones, aka "Chili Most" from Jenny Sizzler, and I will be doing our little bit -- humorous tunes plus Dead and Phish covers. I'll play acoustic guitar and take plenty of solos. :P

Fire on the Mountain website
Fire on the Mountain MySpace

1708 E Burnside


Sat, Jul 11th, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour
Mississippi Street Fair

Jenny Sizzler reconvenes for its only summer gig: where else? The Mississippi Pizza Pub. This time, it's during the Mississippi Street Fair!

mississippiave.com/streetfair.html

Sat, Jun 20th, 2009 9:00pm
Jeffree White and Chilli Most from Jenny Sizzler
Fire on the Mountain

We're returning to Fire on the Mountain (the Burnside location). We had a great time last time; thanks to those from Sizzler Nation for coming out! This time, it's a Saturday night!

It's primarily a wing joint, but they have great veggie options too -- "Portland Wings", sweet potato fries, and deep-fried pickles(!) -- and a large selection of house-made hot sauces! They also have plenty of beer taps.

There is now live music every night of the week, usually with no cover!

Kevin Canty-Jones, aka "Chili Most" from Jenny Sizzler, and I will be doing our little bit -- humorous tunes plus Dead and Phish covers. I'll play mostly acoustic guitar.

Fire on the Mountain website
Fire on the Mountain MySpace

1708 SE Burnside


Thu, May 28th, 2009 8:30pm
Jeffree White and Chilli Most from Jenny Sizzler
Fire on the Mountain

I'll be at the Burnside location of Fire on the Mountain. It's primarily a wing joint, but they have great veggie options too -- "Portland Wings" -- and a large selection of house-made hot sauces! They also have plenty of beer taps.

There is now live music every night of the week, usually with no cover!

Kevin Canty-Jones, aka "Chili Most", and I will be doing our little bit -- humorous tunes plus Dead and Phish covers. I'll play mostly acoustic guitar.

Fire on the Mountain website

1708 SE Burnside


Fri, May 1st, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

MAY DAY MAY DAY!

I'm using my new setup: a laptop running the cool program KeyRig.

I've been singing a bunch.

HAPPY HOUR: 6-8pm.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Sun, Apr 5th, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

This month we play on Sunday instead of the usual 1st Friday.

HAPPY HOUR: 6-8pm.

We'll do a little tribute to a recently united group of goofballs who have had great influence on our music and humor. And whom we shall see in a while. ;)

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Wed, Mar 11th, 2009 6:30pm
Sierra Club

I'm playing background music at the meeting of the High Desert Committee of the Oregon Chapter of Sierra Club. I'll play guitar and mandolin using a looper, keeping it mostly instrumental and in styles which go with the Western theme.

The Committee works to protect and conserve the public wildlands in Oregon’s high desert administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Permanent protection for the Owyhee Canyonlands and implementation of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management Act in Southeast Oregon are current priorities for the High Desert Committee.

The event takes place at the local Sierra Club office in its new location at 1821 SE Ankeny St.

oregon.sierraclub.org/conserv/hidsrt


Fri, Mar 6th, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

I'm using my new setup: a laptop running the cool program KeyRig.

HAPPY HOUR: 6-8pm.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Fri, Feb 6th, 2009 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

I'm using my new setup: a laptop running the cool program KeyRig.

HAPPY HOUR: 6-8pm.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Wed, Jan 28th, 2009 3:00pm
Kevin from Jenny Sizzler and I at the People's Food Coop

www.peoples.coop



Tue, Jan 20th, 2009 12:00pm
a great day for America

 

www.bushslastday.com

 



Sat, Jan 10th, 2009 8:00pm
Jake Oken-berg CD Release
Jimmy Mak's

I'm playing again at Jimmy Mak's with Jake Oken-Berg of the Retrofits. He's releasing his new EP!

Opening is Justin Jude. Playing in his band is John Becher, drummer of Ashbury Park!



Thu, Jan 1st, 2009 1:00am
no more smoking in bars in Oregon!!!

As of the first of the year in 2009, Oregon joins the rest of the West Coast, many other major cities, and the 21st century in prohibiting smoking in bars.

This is a moment I have longed for for many years. Obviously, as a nonsmoker who loathes cigarette smoke and the nasty odor it gives to anything in its path, and as a working musician, I have a biased opinion. I can see the Libertarian side to the issue, but for a health issue of this magnitude -- 1000s of nonsmokers dying from secondhand smoke -- it's a no-brainer to me.

I am confident that, while there may be an awkward adjustment period for some clubs, the music scene will be greatly stimulated as a result. I for one will be much more likely to go to places like the Bitter End, the Laurelthirst, and the Fez Ballroom.

The biggest problem I see is noise issues stemming from smokers being loud outside at clubs located in residential neighborhoods like the Goodfoot and the Laurelthirst.

Then we'll work on getting smokers to properly dispose of their butts and not act as if the world is their ash tray.

For info on the law, go to http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/smokefree/changes.shtml



Fri, Nov 7th, 2008 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

This time I will use my new setup with laptop running the cool program KeyRig.

HAPPY HOUR: 6-8pm.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Fri, Oct 10th, 2008 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza happy hour

Jenny Sizzler returns to the Mississippi for Happy Hour! After this one they will be there monthly on the FIRST Friday as before.

For this show I will be playing bass -- and singing backup!

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Thu, Oct 2nd, 2008 8:00pm
Jake Oken-berg
Jimmy Mak's

I'm playing again with Jake Oken-berg of the Retrofits. On drums will be Brud Giles with whom I have played in Diggabone, with Julie Larson, Pepper, and others. There will also be violin & bass.

Also on the bill is Intervision & Oracle! Note that this is an early show. It is also expected to sell out.

The event is a benefit for ActionAid.org, an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. They apply the following principles to all their work:

  • work together with poor people, local partners and organizations in combating poverty
  • focus on fighting against the causes of poverty, not just the results.
  • prioritize six areas of work where they (with our help) can make the most difference: education, HIV and AIDS, food rights, emergencies, women's rights, and governance.

The schedule:
8 -8:45 - Oracle
9 - 9:45 - Jake Oken-berg
10 - 11 - Intervision

In the back lounge, the art work of Justin Takaha White, McCall Johnson, Katie Simpson, Vanessa Avery, Mo and Cate Anevski will be shown, with a percentage of sales is being donated.



Fri, May 23rd, 2008 8:00pm
Jake Oken-Berg
Jimmy Mak's

I'm playing at Jimmy Mak's this Friday with Jake Oken-Berg of the Retrofits, playing polished piano-pop tunes. I'll play guitar. There is also organ, bass, and on drums, Brud Giles with whom I played with Diggabone, Pepper, Julie Larson, and more! We open for Debra Arlyn's CD release party.

NOTE: EARLY SHOW, starting at 8pm.

http://www.theretrofits.com/bio/view?id=14
http://www.theretrofits.com/bio/view?id=17
http://www.jimmymaks.com/calendar.html
http://www.debraarlyn.com/

Fri, Apr 4th, 2008 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Mississippi Pizza

Lately I've brought my keyboard with my new rotary speaker simulator for delish organ goodness and fat synth sounds.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Sat, Mar 15th, 2008 12:00pm
war protest downtown

Can you believe it's been five years since we invaded?

Oh well, we only have to borrow like $2,000,000,000 per week from China to pay for being there. No big deal. :P

Visit pdxpeace.org for details. I understand there will be a bunch of music acts this year.

Click here to view my gallery of pictures taken from the event last year.



Thu, Mar 13th, 2008 8:00pm
Blue Zebra at Bethany Village Grill
Blue Zebra returns to the Bethany Village Grill in NW for another funky jazz extravaganza.

This time, we'll feature special guest Rob Roy on percussion! I used to play with him in the group Five. I will play mostly guitar and a little keys.

Come have dinner: they have excellent food...

EARLY SHOW: 8-10pm.

directions


www.bluezebra.name


www.bethanyvillagegrill.com


Wed, Mar 12th, 2008 6:30pm
Sierra Club event for the High Desert

I'll be playing background music -- keys, guitar and mandolin with a looper -- at this event produced by the High Desert Committee of the Sierra Club.



Fri, Mar 7th, 2008 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

Lately I've brought my keyboard with my new rotary speaker simulator for delish organ goodness and fat synth sounds.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Thu, Feb 28th, 2008 9:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
Ash Street Saloon

For this show I'll be playing...bass!?! Trevor Smoke will be outta town, so Mancub will pick up guitar duties and I will pick up bass duty. Should be fun. Rockin' out at the good ol' Ash Street -- "where the locals are rockstars" -- which is set up pretty sweet compared to when I first started playing there.

Also on the bill are Neighborhood Inc. and Prismatic.

Ash Street Saloon



Fri, Feb 1st, 2008 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

I've been invited to sit in on keys with the fabulous, always-entertaining Jenny Sizzler at Mississippi Pizza, during happy hour.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Thu, Jan 31st, 2008 8:00pm
Blue Zebra at Bethany Village Grill
Blue Zebra returns to the Bethany Village Grill in NW for another funky jazz extravaganza.

EARLY SHOW: 8-10pm.

We'll have special guest Brandon Woody sitting in on guitar!

Come have dinner: they have excellent food...

directions


www.bluezebra.name


www.bethanyvillagegrill.com


Fri, Jan 4th, 2008 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

I've been invited to sit in on keys with the fabulous, always-entertaining Jenny Sizzler at Mississippi Pizza, during happy hour.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Thu, Dec 20th, 2007 9:00pm
Lowell J. Mitchell Band
Laurelthirst

Always a pleasure and honor to play at the lovely Laurelthirst Public House.

    This lineup will feature
  • me - keys
  • Lowell J. Mitchell
  • Jack Hofman- harp & vocals
  • Tim Renner - bass
  • Nate Fridena - drums

the Renegade Minstrels open at 9pm



Sat, Dec 15th, 2007 8:00pm
Blue Zebra
Coffee Cottage in Newberg

Blue Zebra treks to play at Coffee Cottage in Newberg.

Fri, Dec 7th, 2007 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

I've been invited to sit in on keys with the fabulous, always-entertaining Jenny Sizzler at Mississippi Pizza, during happy hour.

All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Thu, Dec 6th, 2007 8:00pm
Blue Zebra at Bethany Village Grill
Blue Zebra makes a rare appearance doing its funky jazz extravaganza at the Bethany Village Grill in NW.

EARLY SHOW: 8-10pm.

Come have dinner: they have excellent food...

directions


www.bluezebra.name


www.bethanyvillagegrill.com


Wed, Nov 21st, 2007 11:00pm
with Eric Schwieterman from Ashbury Park at Nine Muses Tavern

I plan on playing slide acoustic through some effects. :P

We go on around 11pm.

Nine Muses Pub, recently expanded with a bigger stage and balcony, is located on Belmont between 27th and 28th. They also have a new website at 9musespub.com.

Sat, Oct 20th, 2007 9:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell and Root Cellar

Root Cellar is another of Lowell J. Mitchell's manifestations. This time we'll feature Tim Renner on bass, Jack on harmonica, and drums...

mockcresttavern.com


Sun, Sep 23rd, 2007 2:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell
Saturday Market

www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

www.lowelljmitchell.com



Fri, Sep 7th, 2007 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

I've been invited to sit in on keys with the fabulous, always-entertaining Jenny Sizzler at Mississippi Pizza, during happy hour.

They're doing first Friday's happy hours there all summer. All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Sun, Aug 19th, 2007 11:30am
with Lowell J. Mitchell
Saturday Market

www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

www.lowelljmitchell.com



Fri, Aug 3rd, 2007 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

"Ladies and Germs,

"Don't forget that Sizzler engages their engaging engagement once again this Friday at Mississippi Pizza. We'll have special treats for all those that show their Sizzler spirit - hats, shirts, tattoos, custom car paint jobs - so this isn't something you are going to want to miss.

"We'll be rockin' and clockin' with the Human Beat Machine back on drums, and that means the classic Sizzler that hasn't been seen nigh these many months. Get in, get on, get down!"

Jenny

Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi
6-8 pm
free, non-smoking, family-friendly.



Thu, Aug 2nd, 2007 8:00pm
Blue Zebra at Bethany Village Grill
Blue Zebra makes a rare appearance doing its funky jazz extravaganza at the Bethany Village Grill in NW.

EARLY SHOW: 8-10pm.

Come have dinner: they have excellent food...

directions


www.bluezebra.name


www.bethanyvillagegrill.com


Mon, Jul 16th, 2007 6:30pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

NOTE: we're starting at 6:30 for a change.

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano, miked up.

Every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sat, Jul 14th, 2007 9:00pm
Jacob Merlin Band at the Thirsty Lion

I'm sitting in with the fabulous Jacob Merlin Band, a funky, punchy, poppy juggernaut complete with horns, at this venue on 2nd and Ash Street downtown. This will be a blast -- though these guys will be making me work hard up there with kickin arrangements! They also do covers of tunes by Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, and Jack Johnson, to give you some idea.

myspace.com/jacobmerlin
Thirsty Lion


Thu, Jul 12th, 2007 8:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

New Church Militia is myself accompanying Eric Schwieterman, the lead singer of Ashbury Park. I play mostly keys, and some mandolin.

Check out the new web site at newchurchmilitia.com. From there you can download MP3s of selections from the CD.

Biddy McGraw's


Fri, Jul 6th, 2007 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

I've been invited to sit in on keys with the fabulous, always-entertaining Jenny Sizzler at Mississippi Pizza, during happy hour.

They're doing first Friday's happy hours there all summer. All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Fri, Jun 29th, 2007 10:00pm
New Church Militia
Nine Muses Acoustic Tavern

I'm playing tonight with Eric from Ashbury Park, forming New Church Militia, at Nine Muses Tavern on Belmont. There will be special guests... Our portion of the evening starts at 10pm.

myspace.com/ninemusestavern


Mon, Jun 25th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sun, Jun 24th, 2007 11:30am
with Lowell J. Mitchell
Saturday Market

Note time change!

www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

www.lowelljmitchell.com



Mon, Jun 18th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Fri, Jun 15th, 2007 9:00pm
Blue Zebra
Domenic's Bar & Grill

We're filling in at the last minute at this place in south Milwaukie. Read the Barfly magazine review of the place. Sounds interesting... Could be some good Blues Brothers/Spinal Tap-esque moments...

Opening up is Katie McCabe and band, featuring Blue Zebra's rhythm section!

Visit www.bluezebra.name for goodies.

Domenic's Bar and Grill
16065 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR
503.654.6969



Mon, Jun 11th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sat, Jun 9th, 2007 9:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell and Root Cellar

Root Cellar is another of Lowell J. Mitchell's manifestations. This time we feature Tim Renner on bass.

mockcresttavern.com


Mon, Jun 4th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Fri, Jun 1st, 2007 6:00pm
Jenny Sizzler
happy hour at Mississippi Pizza

I've been invited to sit in on keys with the fabulous, always-entertaining Jenny Sizzler at Mississippi Pizza, during happy hour.

They're doing first Friday's happy hours there all summer. All ages!

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Mon, May 28th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sun, May 27th, 2007 2:00pm
with Lowell & Tim Renner
Saturday Market

We'll be featuring Tim Renner on bass!

www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

www.lowelljmitchell.com



Sat, May 26th, 2007 8:00pm
Blue Zebra at Pirates Tavern

Blue Zebra is my rockin'-funky-jazz band, making a rare appearance.

Pirates Tavern is a pirate-themed bar and vegan restaurant in the NW industrial area...weird, huh? Go check it out!

Note the early time. We'll probably be done by 10:30.



www.piratestavern.com


www.bluezebra.name


Fri, May 18th, 2007 10:00pm
New Church Militia at Nine Muses Tavern

I'm playing tonight with Eric from Ashbury Park, forming New Church Militia, at Nine Muses Tavern on Belmont. We go on around 11pm. Also on the bill is Weathermaker and Cassandra Robertson.

myspace.com/ninemusestavern


Thu, May 17th, 2007 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

New Church Militia is myself accompanying Eric Schwieterman, the lead singer of Ashbury Park. I play mostly keys, and some mandolin.

Check out the new web site at newchurchmilitia.com. From there you can download MP3s of selections from the CD.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, May 14th, 2007 6:00pm
NO BIDDY'S FOR ME TONIGHT
I will be in Rome, Italy! So, Lowell will be featuring other special guests to fill in for me.

Mon, May 7th, 2007 6:00pm
NO BIDDY'S FOR ME TONIGHT
I will be in Italy this week! So, Lowell will be featuring other special guests to fill in for me.

Mon, Apr 30th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Apr 23rd, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Thu, Apr 19th, 2007 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

Check out the new web site at newchurchmilitia.com. From there you can download MP3s of selections from the CD.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, Apr 16th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Apr 9th, 2007 6:00pm
NO BIDDY'S FOR ME TONIGHT

A special guest will fill in for me tonight whilst I have another engagement.



Mon, Apr 2nd, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sun, Apr 1st, 2007 7:00pm
Cosmic Ozzies at the Red & Black Cafe

Really -- no fooling.

We'll be gettin' all multimedia and shit.

    featuring
  • Dan Coleman - keys and vocals
  • Joe Mishkin - flute, percussion and ?
  • Reggie Houston(!) - sax and ?
  • Brian Garrison - video projection and gadgetry (and ?)
  • me - guitar

redandblackcafe.com



Fri, Mar 30th, 2007 6:00pm
sittin' in with the Sizzler (Jenny Sizzler)

I've been invited to sit in on keys with the fabulous, always-entertaining Jenny Sizzler at Mississippi Pizza, during happy hour.

Jenny Sizzler

Mississippi Pizza



Wed, Mar 28th, 2007 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Nine Muses Acoustic Tavern

New Church Militia is myself accompanying Eric from Ashbury Park. I mostly play keys, and some mandolin. Check out the new web site at newchurchmilitia.com. From there you can download MP3s of selections from the CD.

He'll do some solo stuff at 9pm , and I'll join him around 10. Cassandra Robertson from Corvallis opens at 8pm.

Nine Muses Acoustic Tavern is on Belmont between 27th and 28th, on the north side.



Mon, Mar 26th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Mar 19th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sun, Mar 18th, 2007 12:00pm
anti-war rally downtown

Come to South Park Blocks (SW Madison St. and Park Ave) and make your presence known to End the War and Bring the Troops Home. Participate in Democracy, speak out, and exercise your creativity in the Action Camp starting at 12 noon, Rally and March together from 1:30pm. There will be speakers, music, actions and more!

pdxpeace.org



Mon, Mar 12th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Mar 5th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

I'll be playing the house piano primarily, but I may put some guitar in the mix. :-)

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Feb 26th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

The last few weeks I've been playing guitar for a change (and until the piano is retuned).

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Feb 19th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

The last few weeks I've been playing guitar for a change (and until the piano is retuned).

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Feb 12th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

The last few weeks I've been playing guitar for a change (and until the piano is retuned).

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Feb 5th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

The last few weeks I've been playing guitar for a change (and until the piano is retuned).

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Jan 29th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Jan 22nd, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Thu, Jan 18th, 2007 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

New Church Militia is myself accompanying Eric Schwieterman, the lead singer of Ashbury Park. I play mostly keys, and some mandolin.

Check out the new web site at newchurchmilitia.com. From there you can download MP3s of selections from the CD.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, Jan 15th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Wed, Jan 10th, 2007 9:30pm
Blue Zebra and Funk Shui at the Goodfoot

Blue Zebra finally makes its smashing debut at the clubs.

Opening the show will be Funk Shui!!!

PLEASE come and help give the club a good impression of us...

Besides, we rock! Hard!!!



Mon, Jan 8th, 2007 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Dec 18th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sat, Dec 16th, 2006 2:00pm
with Lowell & Jim Boyer
Saturday Market

I'm told that space heaters will keep us warm.

We'll play from 2 to 4pm.

www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com/



Fri, Dec 15th, 2006 8:30pm
Lowell J. Mitchell Band
the Lamp at the Aladdin

This is the bar attached to the Aladdin Theater, formerly known as Paola's.

Check out their web site at www.thelamppdx.com. Their menu lists some tasty items...Smoked Salmon and Green Onion Fritters? Yummy!

Note early show time.



Mon, Dec 11th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sat, Dec 9th, 2006 9:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell Conspiracy
Mock Crest Tavern

Back at the Mock Crest. It's so cute.

I hear that there will be some kind of "white trash party" on this night. Gee, I wonder why they picked us to be the entertainment...



Thu, Dec 7th, 2006 9:00pm
Lowell J. Mitchell and band at the Laurelthirst

We're opening for the Rhinestoners .

Laurelthirst.com


Sat, Dec 2nd, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Eichardt's
Sandpoint, ID

I've never been to Sandpoint, ID.

venue info


Fri, Dec 1st, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Whitefront Bar
Philipsburg, MT

This town looks like a stereotypical Wild West town. Out in Big Sky Country.



Thu, Nov 30th, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Moontime
Couer D'Alene, ID

My second trip to Idaho this month! Woo-hoo!!!

Moontime



Wed, Nov 29th, 2006 9:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Nine Muses Acoustic Tavern

This is a new venue at 27th & Belmont (2 blocks from my house!) in the old Video Underground building. They feature two shows a night of acoustic acts.

Lowell and I are making this a freebie (donations would be welcomed ;P ), so come on down and check the place out!



Mon, Nov 27th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell at Biddy's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Nov 20th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell at Biddy's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Nov 13th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell at Biddy's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Fri, Nov 10th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

Biddy McGraw's

It's my birthday!!! It seems appropriate that I am playing at Biddy's -- I've played there a lot this year...



Mon, Nov 6th, 2006 8:30pm
Blue Zebra at the Goodfoot's Sonic Forum

We've signed up to play at the spectacular open mike at the Goodfoot. We'll play for about 15 minutes sometime between 8:30 & 10:30.



Mon, Nov 6th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sat, Nov 4th, 2006 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Woody's in Twin Falls, ID

venue website

Fri, Nov 3rd, 2006 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
The Big Easy
Boise, ID

The Big Easy

We've been hired to play at this huge 1000-capacity venue in Boise!


Mon, Oct 30th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's
happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sat, Oct 28th, 2006 8:00pm
Halloween Party

Halloween Party at my girlfriend Miki's place!!!

Email me for details.



Fri, Oct 27th, 2006 9:00pm
w/ Lowell J. Mitchell & Heavy Petting Zoo
Mock Crest Tavern

We're back at the good little Mock Crest Tavern.

Hmmm... Friday before Halloween? Why not? I'll just stay in costume for five days!



Mon, Oct 23rd, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's
happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Sat, Oct 21st, 2006 9:00pm
Ashbury Park CD Release Party
Fez Ballroom

I'm not on the forthcoming CD by Ashbury Park, except for a small rhythm guitar part in one song, since it was already recorded before I joined the band in June 2005(!). This will be the band's first full-length studio release. It is entitled "Sublimate".

I'm looking forward to this one anyway, as the evening will be a festive occasion: it will be our first time at the Fez; opening the show will be Uprite Dub Orchestra, and closing will be Surrounded By Ninjas; and, we'll have special guests sitting in with us.

Fez Ballroom



Mon, Oct 16th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's
happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Oct 9th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's
happy hour

Lowell J. Mitchell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano (miked up). The music is bluesy, bluegrassy, hokey, ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great pub food (try the fish and chips).

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.



Mon, Oct 2nd, 2006 6:00pm
PREEMPTED - NO SHOW
Biddy McGraw's

No show tonight -- there will be a private event at Biddy's instead.

Mon, Sep 25th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, Sep 23rd, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

Opening for Fareed Haque -- the awesome guitarist of Garaj Mahal -- again! Last time, he had two tabla players, a violin, and bass with him; he sat in with us for a ripping version of "Compared to What".



Sat, Sep 23rd, 2006 6:00pm
Heavy Petting Zoo
the Laurelthirst

Lowell and I and crew got invited back to the venerable Laurelthirst, thanks in part to your support, my fans! Thanks!

And for those of you who didn't attend our smashing debut there last month...here's another big chance. Come on down for dinner (the swiss'n'shroom vegie burger is to die for) and enjoy some tunes for free!

the Laurelthirst Public House



Thu, Sep 21st, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

New Church Militia is myself accompanying Eric Schwieterman, the lead singer of Ashbury Park. I play mostly keys, and some mandolin. The material is more folksy and mellow, but we get down still.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, Sep 18th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Fri, Sep 15th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

Biddy McGraw's



Mon, Sep 11th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sun, Sep 10th, 2006 1:30pm
Ashbury Park
Hempstalk
Waterfront Park

This festival is about all things related to the herb.

It takes place Saturday and Sunday at south Waterfront Park (where the blues fest happens).

Check out the festival website at www.hempfest.org.



Mon, Sep 4th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Mon, Aug 28th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Wed, Aug 23rd, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
the Goodfoot Lounge

It'll be the real deal with me on the Goodfoot's Hammond organ.

We're opening for the Texas Belairs.



Mon, Aug 21st, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, Aug 19th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

Later, Ashbury Park performs at Biddy's in full effect!

Biddy McGraw's


Sat, Aug 19th, 2006 12:30pm
Blue Zebra and Ashbury Park
Clean Energy Fair

I'm playing in two acts back-to-back -- Blue Zebra and Ashbury Park -- at this benefit event promoting alternatives to fossil fuels and drilling in the Arctic.

Please check out the event website (created by yours truly!) at cleanenergyfair.org.

Blue Zebra is my new jazz/funk project. This will be our first gig! Find out more about us and hear samples at www.bluezebra.name.

Blue Zebra starts at 12:30; Ashbury Park, at 1:35.



Wed, Aug 16th, 2006 6:00pm
Heavy Petting Zoo trio
the Laurelthirst
Happy Hour

Lowell and I play at the venerable Laurelthirst! We'll be joined by Wayne Waits on percussion. We're calling it the Heavy Petting Zoo Trio.

Okay, the date mentioned in my last newsletter was cancelled. This time it's for real! No, really!

This will be my first Laurelthirst Happy Hour gig! Please come and support us so we can make a great first impression. The Laurelthirst has great food (I recommend the 'shroom & swiss gardenburger and nachos), and it's free.

Laurelthirst Pub



Fri, Aug 11th, 2006 12:00pm
with Ashbury Park at Meltdown Festival

Flowmotion has asked Ashbury Park to play at its 6th annual Summer Meltdown Festival! It takes place at a sweet spot in the mountains northeast of Seattle. There will be many bands at this event. More details are forthcoming.

If you're interested in attending this event, drop me a line.


Mon, Jul 31st, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Fri, Jul 28th, 2006 6:00pm
LAURELTHIRST SHOW RESCHEDULED
Please note that the Laurelthirst Happy Hour show was been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 16th.

Mon, Jul 24th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, Jul 22nd, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park Trio
Biddy McGraw's

We're going to play, sans bass, an acoustic, stripped-down show.

Mon, Jul 17th, 2006 6:00pm
benefit for Alternative Stage at Biddy McGraw's
Jeffree White and Lowell John Mitchell

Lowell and I forego our usual happy hour slot (we'll play from 7 to 8 though) to make for this big night of entertainment as part of a fundraiser for the Alternative Stage, a free music festival which takes place in Vernonia the first weekend of August. Lowell founded the festival seventeen years ago!

The lineup for the night:

6-7 Singalong with Albert
7-8 Lowell, Jeffree, and Nate Fridena
8-9 Dusty
9 Right Hand Drive

Free food will be provided (while it lasts, so come early)!

Biddy McGraw's



Sat, Jul 15th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

Opening for the Buds of May! I've enjoyed seeing these guys for years -- Portland's best cover band with awesome three-part vocal harmonies -- and this summer they're playing with bass player Carter Hill, whom I played with in Diggabone for many a moon.



Thu, Jul 13th, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

New Church Militia is myself accompanying Eric Schwieterman, the lead singer of Ashbury Park. I play mostly keys, and some acoustic guitar. The material is more folksy and mellow, but we get down still.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, Jul 10th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Mon, Jul 3rd, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell J. Mitchell at Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, and I have been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for months now and are having a great time. I play the house piano(miked up). The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food. And it's AIR CONDITIONED!!!

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Mon, Jun 26th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, Jun 24th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

Once again we're playing with the Scott Law Band ! We'll play first.

Scott Law is a top-notch player and he has an all-star band which includes Asher Fulero on keyboards. The two of them have played several stints with the Everyone Orchestra.



Thu, Jun 22nd, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

New Church Militia, the side project led by Ashbury Park's lead singer Eric Schwieterman, plays at Biddy's. I'll be mixing it up with some keys, some acoustic guitar, and what-have-me.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, Jun 19th, 2006 6:00pm
taking the week off

I skip this week from playing at Biddy's with Lowell to go see family in BC.

Lowell will still be there, with surprise guests!



Sat, Jun 17th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

Biddy McGraw's

Mon, Jun 12th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, Jun 10th, 2006 9:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell and band
Mock Crest Tavern

Lowell, with whom I play on Mondays during happy hour at Biddy's, is assembling a quartet for this show including myself, Jason Honl (Night Owls, KC Murphy, Pieces) on bass, and Wayne Waits on percussion.

The Mock Crest Tavern is a cool (if small) bar up on North Lombard Street. Come for dinner!

Mock Crest Tavern
3435 North Lombard



Thu, Jun 8th, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Fez Ballroom

New Church Militia shares the bill with Weathermaker and Oxcart. The schedule is as follows:

9:30 Oxcart
10:30 NCM
11:00 Weathermaker

Fez Ballroom


Mon, Jun 5th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 58th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sun, Jun 4th, 2006 2:00pm
Sierra Club table at the Rose Festival
I'll be working the table somewhere in the Rose Festival this Sunday from 2 until 5pm. Stop by to say hello and learn more about what the Sierra Club is doing to make the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality do its job and prevent polluters from dumping crazy amounts of toxics into the Willamette River.

Mon, May 29th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 60th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, May 27th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

We've been asked to open the show for the Fareed Haque Group! Fareed is the most-excellent guitarist of jamband Garaj Mahal. I better practice.

Tue, May 23rd, 2006 10:30pm
Ashbury Park
Sabala's

Well, apparently Sabala's has had a change of head. Two years after the "hippie exorcism" at Sabala's where they destroyed a pinata of Jerry Garcia, Sabala's realized that hippies' money is as good as anyone else's and that they see a lot of live music. So, they've begun to book some more jammy type bands. See Willamette Week's article for details.

This show's bill doesn't necessarily reflect this, but perhaps we wouldn't have gotten involved otherwise.

the Texecutioners at 9pm
AP at 10:30
Merle Jagger at 11:30


Mon, May 22nd, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 60th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, May 20th, 2006 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Goble Tavern

So, the long-decomissioned Trojan nuclear power plant's tower is scheduled to be imploded Sunday morning at 7am. So, the local yokels thought that it would be fun to party all night and check it out in the morning. Yee haw.

The Goble Tavern is right across the street. They asked Ashbury Park to play the party Saturday night.



Thu, May 18th, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

Yep.



Mon, May 15th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 60th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Fri, May 12th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

Biddy McGraw's

Mon, May 8th, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 60th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Mon, May 1st, 2006 6:00pm
with Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 60th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Mon, Apr 24th, 2006 6:00pm
Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 60th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Thu, Apr 20th, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

Duuude! 420 show!

Mon, Apr 17th, 2006 6:00pm
Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for several months now, and has asked me to join him for the next couple of months! I'll play the house piano. The music is bluesy and ragtimey and much fun.

Every Monday from 6 to 8pm. Come for dinner: they have great food.

Biddy McGraw's

NE 60th & Glisan. Just south of the 60th Ave. MAX station and the 60th Ave. exit from Hwy. 84. Tri-met lines 19 and 71 stop right by the place.

Sat, Apr 15th, 2006 9:00pm
Rich Man's Burden
Fez Ballroom

We have some friends who make music videos doing a film production of this show!!! We'll be playing first at around 9. Kieskagato headlines.

Fez Ballroom



Fri, Apr 14th, 2006 10:00pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

We're going to do a mellower, acousticky version of AP at Biddy's starting with this show.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, Apr 10th, 2006 6:00pm
Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for about six months now with a trio, but is now changing up some personnel. I'll play the house piano. The tunes are bluesy and ragtimey.

Biddy McGraw's



Fri, Apr 7th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Slabtown

Slabtown



Thu, Apr 6th, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Emanon Cafe

We're playing at an exhibition of photoillustrations by friend Rick Harman. The event starts at 7pm, and we will play from 9 to 10.

Emanon Cafe 1000 NW 17th Ave (& Lovejoy) (503)222-6435



Mon, Apr 3rd, 2006 6:00pm
Lowell John Mitchell
Biddy McGraw's

Lowell, of Heavy Petting Zoo fame, has been doing Monday happy hours at Biddy's for about six months now with a trio, but is now changing up some personnel. I'll play the house piano. The tunes are bluesy and ragtimey.

Biddy McGraw's



Wed, Mar 29th, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Slabtown

I'm joining Eric for one of his Wednesday-night-at-Slabtown gigs to do our NCM thing. Maybe I'll even sing this time.

Slabtown



Sat, Mar 25th, 2006 7:00pm
Cosmic Ozzies
Red & Black Cafe

The Cosmic Ozzies, featuring Dan Coleman on keys and vocals and Joe Mishkin on flute & percussion, play acid emo-folk, from pretty to dark to trancy. Watch as Cosmic Ozzies perform daring self-hypnosis!

Find out more about the Cosmic Ozzies on Joe Mishkin's website.

Red & Black Cafe


Fri, Mar 24th, 2006 9:00pm
Rich Man's Burden
the Bitter End Pub

Apparently the Bitter End Pub has had a change of heart. Or a change of head.



Sun, Mar 19th, 2006 1:30pm
Rally to protest the occupation of Iraq

There will be a huge rally at the Waterfront Park to protest the ongoing occupation* of Iraq and military spending. Click on the image for more information.

*I do not agree with the use of the term "war" in this context. It was an unprovoked invasion, and it is an occupation.



Fri, Mar 17th, 2006 6:00pm
New Church Militia
Slabtown

Eric and I are doing a happy hour set for Saint Patrick's Day. We'll play something that's um, kinda...quasiIrish. In there somewhere.

During the time we play, outside there will be tours of the Merry Pranksters bus!!! Slabtown has an association with some of the Babbs clan; Ken Babbs was one of the Pranksters. Later, he will do some spoken word with his sons, Eli and Ken Babbs Jr., in their band "the Lost Creek Gang".

6-8pm

Slabtown



Thu, Mar 9th, 2006 9:30pm
New Church Militia
Biddy McGraw's

New Church Militia, the side project led by Ashbury Park's hunky lead singer Eric Schwieterman, plays at Biddy's. I'll probably be mixing it up with some keys, some acoustic guitar, and some mandolin. And what-have-me.

Biddy McGraw's


Sat, Mar 4th, 2006 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

We're opening for the Scott Law Band ! Scott Law is a top-notch player who now lives locally. He got to jam with Phil Lesh last summer! This will be a hell of a night!

Fri, Mar 3rd, 2006 8:00pm
the Reggie Houston Experiment
Reggie Houston is a veteran saxophonist from New Orleans who has worked with Peter Gabriel, Fats Domino, and Charmaine Neville.

Check out the event listing on the Red and Black Cafe's web site.

Planned for this band are Matt Sheehy from Gravity and Henry on bass, Dylan-Thomas Vance on lap-steel, and Matt Weiers from the Fractal Quintet on keys.


Wed, Mar 1st, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
Goodfoot Lounge

New Church Militia, which is Eric "Big E" Schweiterman from Ashbury Park on acoustic guitar and myself on the Hammond organ, opens for Grasshoppah.

Grasshoppah is a trio who somewhat recently relocated here from Michigan. Ever see a guy play drums, harmonica, and a right-handed-strung guitar left-handed all at the same time? Thought not. Bluegrassy, swingy, fun stuff.


Sun, Feb 19th, 2006 8:00pm
Rich Man's Burden
Alberta Public House

We'll be sharing the night with friend Alexa Wiley whom I know from open mikes past. I've not yet played at the Alberta Public House -- it's a nice little room.

www.richmansburden.com


Fri, Feb 17th, 2006 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
the Bitter End Pub

Ashbury Park plays at the Bitter End during the venue's final month of music... That's right, the Bitter End Pub has decided to discontinue the music program. So, catch this show!

Opener TBA.

The Bitter End Pub


Wed, Feb 8th, 2006 7:30pm
Rich Man's Burden
Fez Ballroom

So the occasion is "Sarah Tollefson's Birthday Party". I don't know who she is, but she must be pretty cool. Also on the bill are The Party, Run-On Sentence, and Dennis Hitchcox 's band the Raining, featuring most of the guys from Folkrum.

We are scheduled to play from 10-11pm.

I'm stoked to be playing at the Fez Ballroom again.

www.richmansburden.com


Fri, Jan 27th, 2006 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Slabtown

We are throwing together this gig on short notice.

Acoustic Randall is opening. I know Randall from Eugene way back when.

I've not yet been to this place.

Slabtown
1033 NW 16th Avenue


Sun, Jan 22nd, 2006 12:00pm
Ashbury Park
Ringler's Pub
(Crystal Ballroom building)

Ashbury Park joins the Freak Mountain Ramblers in Ringler's Pub for the annual Crystal Ballroom's blowout birthday party, featuring bands playing throughout the building all day! For free!

Time of performance TBA.



Sat, Jan 21st, 2006 9:00pm
New Church Militia
the Goodfoot Lounge

Eric "Big E" Schwieterman from Ashbury Park and I are playing as a duo -- he on acoustic guitar, and me on the Hammond organ -- and calling ourselves the delightfully irreverent and sarcastic name the "New Church Militia". This stemmed from a recording project we did, CD's of which will be available at this show.

We'll be opening for Portland's favorite bluegrass band, Jack Straw!

the Goodfoot


Sat, Jan 14th, 2006 10:00pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

Opening this show is reggae band Nuborn Tribe.

Irie!!!

the Goodfoot


Sat, Dec 31st, 2005 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Hawthorne Theatre
opening for Big Island Shindig

New Year's Eve!!! We're opening for Big Island Shindig, who always puts out a killer production filled with props and lights. This year's theme is "Alice in Electric Ladyland". Trippy!

The new Hawthorne Theatre is where Conan's used to be. It's been remodeled, and is now all ages, and non-smoking!



Sat, Dec 10th, 2005 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy Mcgraw's

Back at Biddy's.


Wed, Dec 7th, 2005 8:00pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

Ashbury Park signed on for a Sierra Club and Beer night! We'll do a mellower, more acoustic set first -- starting at 9pm sharp! -- followed by a little edutainment by the Sierra Club, followed by more AP just the way you like it baby!

Doors open early, at 8pm.

Goodfoot Lounge


Wed, Nov 23rd, 2005 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

This should be a sweet night. The night before Thanksgiving, everybody's got the holiday vibe...give thanks indeed.

Opening the night is Ramblin' Rose, Portland's finest Dead cover band. Jerrryyy!

Goodfoot Lounge


Tue, Nov 15th, 2005 9:30pm
Rich Man's Burden
Tonic Lounge

Listen to and find out more about Rich Man's Burden, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jeremy Serwer's project, at their myspace.com page. It's wild, passionate, darkish, folky & funky rock stuff.

Tonic Lounge

with Fleeting Trance


Thu, Nov 10th, 2005 9:00pm
Folkrum
Goodfoot Lounge

It's my birthday!!!


Folkrum has asked me to sit in on the Hammond organ! They are opening up for Will Bernard and Motherbug!! And it's only $6!!! And it's my birthday!!!!

the Goodfoot Lounge



Sat, Nov 5th, 2005 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Twisp River Pub

Twisp, WA. Cool name for a town.

Fri, Nov 4th, 2005 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
John's Alley

Moscow, Idaho

Thu, Nov 3rd, 2005 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Top Hat

The premiere venue in Missoula, Montana.

Wed, Nov 2nd, 2005 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Whitefront Bar

We're packing up the 35-foot school bus and heading out for a mini-tour! I've never been to any of these towns.

Kickin' off the tour at AP's old stomping grounds: Philipsburg, Montana.


Sat, Oct 29th, 2005 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

At the height of Halloween celebrations, this should be a wacky one. Come as you aren't. We're playing first, followed by Taarka. Interesting bill.

Goodfoot Lounge


Fri, Oct 28th, 2005 9:30pm
Rich Man's Burden
White Eagle

Opening for the Brian Copeland Band. We're dressin' up. In the words of somebody:

Gangatude,

Halloween is a time for scary monsters...that's why Rich Man's Burden is dressing up as Menudo. Menudo was a hit machine, I'm sure they wrote all their own songs, but they had a very checkered past. Menudo was into....well lets just say it's left better unsaid.

OK the above paragraph is not really that relavent to the real message here, which of course is to let you know we are playing very near Halloween in a haunted hotel under the I-5 overpass. Yes at the White Eagle, of course. Friday October 28th Rich Man's Burden and the Brian Copeland Band will be summoning the spirits of this haunted establishment.

We are also going to have a costume contest with very well attractive folks making you....(Ali G'ism). The winner will receive a 25 dollar drinking tab! Brian will also be giving out some prizes as well.

So to recap... Andy, Jess, Jeffree and Jeremy will be at the White Eagle Friday Oct 28th 9pm opening the night for the talented Brian Copeland Band and the Furleys too. Costume party and contest, prizes, potential sexual encounters with the ghosts -- or maybe not.

White Eagle


Sun, Oct 23rd, 2005 9:00pm
Rich Man's Burden
Ash Street Saloon

We play first.

Ash Street Saloon


Thu, Oct 20th, 2005 9:30pm
Night Owls
Laurelthirst

The Night Owls' first gig at the good ol' Laurelthirst.



Sat, Oct 8th, 2005 10:00pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

Then, I have my ass taxied over to Biddy McGraw's to play with Ashbury Park.

Sat, Oct 8th, 2005 5:30pm
Five
LCREP Annual Dinner & Auction

Celebrating their 10th year, Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership (LCREP), for whom Five's bass player Matt works, hosts their Annual Dinner & Auction at the Portland Hilton Pavilion Ballroom.

Former Governor John Kitzhaber will be their special guest and speaker. Also expected to attend are Oregon First Lady Mary Oberst, Oregon Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and David Wu and Washington Congressman Brian Baird, as well as KINK FM's news department's Sheila Hamilton as MC.

Swanky and surreal I expect.


Wed, Oct 5th, 2005 8:00pm
Sierra Club and Beer
Goodfoot Lounge

It's first Wednesday -- which means Sierra Club and Beer, or "Sierra Club Presents" as the Goodfoot bills it. I hooked up Quality Name Brand (formerly Shed Inc.), my favorite duo ever, to play! EARLY SHOW: doors and edutainment at 8, music at 9.

Thu, Sep 29th, 2005 10:00pm
Rich Man's Burden
the Bitter End Pub

Listen to and find out more about Rich Man's Burden, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jeremy Serwer's project, at their myspace.com page. It's wild, passionate, darkish folky rock stuff. Opening is Jen Bresnahan and the X's.

Check out the Bitter End's website, which (mostly) I built!


Thu, Sep 29th, 2005 6:00pm
Photo exhibition re: enviro campaign
During Last Thursday on Alberta St., this will be a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management Act, which designated cow-free wilderness in that area. There will be an exhibition of photos and art of Steens Mountain and the Oregon Badlands, which folks are working to similarly designate as wilderness. I will provide musical ambience, solo.

Black United Fund of Oregon
2828 NE Alberta St.
6-8:30pm


Sat, Sep 24th, 2005 4:00pm
Ashbury Park
Barn party at Trailhead B&B
Trout Lake, WA

This place is in the Hood River area. Free camping. Visit the Trailhead's web site. Looks like a sweet place.

We play at 5pm. After, the Buds of May and Big Island Shindig play. Opening, at 4pm, is Acoustic Randall.


Sat, Sep 17th, 2005 10:00pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

I'm continuing to play with Ashbury Park. They play folky, bluesy, country-y, bluegrassy, rootsy rock. With feelin'.

Biddy McGraw's


Mon, Sep 12th, 2005 7:00pm
Rich Man's Burden
Ash St. Saloon

The Ash St. Saloon is having like seven bands at this fundraiser for the hurricane victims. We play early around 7pm for about a half hour.

Details TBA when I get them.


Sun, Sep 11th, 2005 6:30pm
Rich Man's Burden
PSU park blocks

I'm playing again with Rich Man's Burden at an event related to the upcoming AIDS walk. Details TBA.

Listen to and find out more about Rich Man's Burden, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jeremy Serwer's project, at their myspace.com page. It's wild, passionate, darkish folky rock stuff.



Sat, Sep 10th, 2005 9:00pm
Five
the Goodfoot

Five is pleased to be part of this benefit/fundraiser for the Haitian Sustainable Development Foundation. Visit sustainablehaiti.org.

Opening is Perlin, playing Caribbean music. Saturday night at the Goodfoot!


Thu, Sep 8th, 2005 8:00pm
Five
the Tin Shed

The Tin Shed has a sweet garden patio we will play on. This is the place at which I first played with Five, two years ago!

Early show -- 8-10pm.

14th & NE Alberta St.


Wed, Sep 7th, 2005 8:00pm
Sierra Club & Beer
Come to the Goodfoot this Wednesday, enjoy music from Folkrum, and learn about what the local Sierra Club is up to. I'll be there to make an appeal for new volunteers to help with data entry projects I'm overseeing for the Sierra Club. Wanna volunteer? Drop me a line.

The Sierra Club asked me to help book the music for this ongoing event. So I hooked up Folkrum with the gig! More special guests to come next month...


Tue, Sep 6th, 2005 6:30pm
Al Gore's presentation on the environment
Oregon Convention Center

Al Gore will be in town giving a multimedia presentation on global warming and the environment. OSPIRG sponsors the event: for more info click here.

Thu, Sep 1st, 2005 10:00pm
Ashbury Park
the Goodfoot Lounge

As a result of the cancellation of the Shakedown Festival, the Goodfoot had to cancel a show since the band, which was also to play the fest, decided that it was no longer worth coming to town for the week. So, they asked Ashbury Park to fill in! Yay! I love the Goodfoot!

How about calling it the "Shakedown Cancellation Recovery Party"?



Sun, Aug 28th, 2005 12:00pm
Ashbury Park
Shakedown Fest

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SEE MY NEWS PAGE FOR DETAILS.

It has been very sad to see Horning's Hideout's not being able to hold further concerts...it is my all-time favorite music venue. Hopefully, with community support, they can overturn the ruling.


Personally, it has worked to my benefit, because the Shakedown Festival, after relocating to Columbia Meadows, added another day of music -- and asked Ashbury Park to play!!! We're joining a bill that, over the weekend, includes Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Galactic, Soulive, Spearhead, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Mickey Hart, and much more. Visit their website at ShakedownFest.com.


Thu, Aug 25th, 2005 6:00pm
Art exhibition and environmental campaign's educational event
During Last Thursday on Alberta St., this will be a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management Act, which designated cow-free wilderness in that area. There will be an exhibition of photos and art of Steens Mountain and the Oregon Badlands, which folks are working to similarly designate as wilderness. I will provide musical ambience, solo.

Black United Fund of Oregon
2828 NE Alberta St.
6-8:30pm


Sat, Aug 20th, 2005 9:30pm
Night Owls
Biddy McGraw's

Jazz. Swingin'. Loungy. Cheesy. We love it.

Another night at Biddy McGraw's.


Fri, Aug 19th, 2005 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

I'm continuing to play with Ashbury Park. They play folky, bluesy, country-y, bluegrassy, rootsy rock. With feelin'.

Biddy McGraw's


Fri, Aug 12th, 2005 9:30pm
Ashbury Park
The Green Room

I'm continuing to play with Ashbury Park. They play folky, bluesy, country-y, bluegrassy, rootsy rock. With feelin'.

The Green Room
NW 27th and Thurman



Sat, Aug 6th, 2005 10:00pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

I'm continuing to play with Ashbury Park. They play folky, bluesy, country-y, bluegrassy, rootsy rock. With feelin'.

Also playing is Folkrum!

Saturday night at the Goodfoot. Yow!!!

Goodfoot Lounge


Thu, Aug 4th, 2005 8:30pm
Rich Man's Burden
White Eagle Saloon

My first time playing at the White Eagle!

Find out more about Rich Man's Burden, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jeremy Serwer's project, at their myspace.com page.


Wed, Aug 3rd, 2005 8:00pm
Sierra Club & Beer & bluegrass
Come to the Goodfoot this Wednesday -- enjoy free bluegrass, and learn about what the local Sierra Club is up to. I'm not performing, but I'll be there to make an appeal for new volunteers to help with data entry projects I'm overseeing for the Sierra Club. Wanna volunteer? Drop me a line.

The Sierra Club asked me to help book the music for this ongoing event. So I hooked up Folkrum with the gig -- they'll play September! I've got some others in the works...


Sat, Jul 30th, 2005 2:00pm
Ashbury Park
Mt. Tabor block party

I'm continuing to play with Ashbury Park. They play folky, bluesy, country-y, bluegrassy, rootsy rock. With feelin'.

50th and Hawthorne.
Also playing: Jujuba.
more details TBA.


Thu, Jul 28th, 2005 8:30pm
the Night Owls & Pieces
the Know

Jazz music: swingin', and sci-fi-epic.

During Last Thursday Alberta Arts Walk.
the Know is located at 20th and Alberta St.


Fri, Jul 22nd, 2005 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Biddy McGraw's

I'm continuing to play with Ashbury Park. They play folky, bluesy, country-y, bluegrassy, rootsy rock. With feelin'.

Biddy Mcgraw's


Thu, Jul 21st, 2005 9:30pm
Five
the Goodfoot Lounge

We're back at the Goodfoot Lounge. John's back in town, and Franklin is joining us on percussion. We're stoked!

A DJ will warm up the room, and we expect to start at 10:30.


Sat, Jul 16th, 2005 2:00pm
Block party!
My housemates and I have organized a block party to take place in front of my house on Yamhill St. in the Belmont neighborhood. We've got the street to ourselves and are setting up two stages. There will be an open mike and sets from bands all day. Badminton and croquet, BBQ & potluck (30 lbs of crawfish!), late night movies on the side of the house...

Planned are sets by:
Folkrum 4:30-5:30
Ashbury Park 6-7
Pieces 7:30-8:30
Root Canal
Evan McDonnell
Jenny Sizzler
and special surprise guests...

Wanna perform? Call me at 231-8687, or just show up at 2pm.
Yamhill Street Fair 2005!!! Woo-hoo!!!

27th & SE Yamhill St.
2-10pm


Thu, Jul 14th, 2005 9:30pm
2 great local bands at the Goodfoot
Go see Apehouse and Fractal at the Goodfoot!!! (I'm not playing...but I might bring my trippy light...)

Wed, Jul 13th, 2005 12:00pm
Sierra Club Rally for a Clean Willamette
The local Sierra Club has been focusing its efforts on changing Oregon's policy on allowing "toxic mixing zones", in which industry can discharge high concentrations of toxic material into the Willamette River. 1,000 postcards have been collected, and the Sierra Club is delivering them BY BOAT, VIA THE RIVER, to the Governor in Salem. Today, we send off the boats with a rally to raise awareness. They've asked me to play some music. Come on down!

12-1pm
Salmon Street Fountain
Downtown Portland
the Willamette River


Tue, Jul 12th, 2005 8:00pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

Ashbury Park signed on for a Sierra Club and Beer night! We'll do a mellower, more acoustic set first -- starting at 9pm sharp! -- followed by a little edutainment by the Sierra Club, followed by more AP just the way you like it baby!

Doors open early at 8pm.


Sat, Jul 9th, 2005 9:00pm
the Night Owls
Biddy McGraw's

Jazz. Swingin'. Loungy. Cheesy. We love it.

Biddy McGraw's


Fri, Jul 1st, 2005 8:30pm
the Cosmic Ozzies
the Red & Black Cafe

Acid emo-folk, from pretty to dark to trancy. Featuring Dan Coleman on keys and vocals and Joe Mishkin on flute, percussion, and what-have-you.

Sat, Jun 25th, 2005 8:00pm
the Night Owls
Poor Richards

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of the band the Night Owls. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. Fun fun. I'm on keys.

Also in the band is:

  • Jeff Quinn - bass (Diggabone)
  • Jason Stewart - drums (Pieces, Joe McMurrian)
  • Bret Malmquist - guitar (Apehouse)

Poor Richards lounge is located at 39th and Broadway.


Thu, Jun 23rd, 2005 9:00pm
the Night Owls
Biddy McGraw's

The Night Owls are back at Biddy's -- only Jason Honl will be filling in on bass for this one.
Biddy McGraw's


Wed, Jun 15th, 2005 9:00pm
Ashbury Park
Goodfoot Lounge

I'm sitting in with Ashbury Park at the Goodfoot Lounge. These guys have been playing in Portland for years and have a great vibe, and I'm happy to be playing with them. Soulful, countryish, bluesy, folksy roots-rock. And I get to play the Goodfoot's Hammond organ! Woo-hoo! But I'll play guitar mostly. Early show: our set starts around 9pm.

Also playing is Weathermaker, which features Josh Rivera on guitar and the rhythm section from Nimbus. Check out Weathermaker's website, which I helped to build.


Tue, Jun 14th, 2005 8:00pm
KC Murphy Band
Mock Crest Tavern

Gritty blues. I play keyboards. Featuring the rhythm section of Pieces (which is also the rhythm section of the Night Owls at the upcoming Biddy's gig): Jason Stewart on drums and Jason Honl on bass. Early show.
Mock Crest Tavern


Sat, Jun 4th, 2005 8:00pm
the Night Owls featuring Jessica Stiles
Poor Richards

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of the band the Night Owls. I play keys. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. Fun fun.

Also in the band is:

  • Jeff Quinn - bass (Diggabone)
  • Jason Stewart - drums (Pieces, Joe McMurrian)
  • Bret Malmquist - guitar (Apehouse)

Poor Richards lounge is located at 39th and Broadway.


Wed, Jun 1st, 2005 8:00pm
Sierra Club & Beer
Come to the Goodfoot this Wednesday and enjoy free bluegrass by members of Jack Straw, and learn about what the local Sierra Club is up to. I'm not performing, but I'll be there to make an appeal for new volunteers to help with data entry projects I'm overseeing for the Sierra Club.

Wanna volunteer? Drop me a line.


Sat, May 21st, 2005 9:00pm
the Night Owls
Biddy McGraws

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of the band the Night Owls. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. With a little loungified Black Sabbath for good measure. I'm on keys. Fun fun.

Visit Biddy McGraw's web site.


Tue, May 10th, 2005 8:00pm
KC Murphy
Mock Crest Tavern

Gritty blues. Featuring Jason Honl and Jason Stewart -- rhythm section of Pieces -- on bass and drums respectively. I play keys.
It's my half-birthday today! Woo-hoo!
Mock Crest Tavern


Sat, May 7th, 2005 8:00pm
Jessica Stiles & the Night Owls
Poor Richards

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of the band the Night Owls. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. With a little loungified Black Sabbath for good measure. I'm on keys. Fun fun.

Also in the band is:

  • Jeff Quinn - bass (Diggabone)
  • Jason Stewart - drums (Pieces, Joe McMurrian)
  • Bret Malmquist - guitar (Russell Thomas Agenda)

Poor Richards lounge is located at 39th and Broadway.


Fri, May 6th, 2005 9:00pm
Five
The Bitter End

Five opens up for the Jacob Merlin Band, which features Five saxophonist Brad Schrandt.

The Bitter End Pub


Thu, May 5th, 2005 9:00pm
Five
Goodfoot Lounge

What better way to spend 5/5/05 than with Five?

Kevin will be back in town visiting, so we'll have the full lineup!

Cinco de Mayo too: we'll have some nuevo latino numeros para ustedes tambien.

Opening is the Jacob Merlin Band, which features Five saxman Brad Schrandt. We'll go on around 10:30.

Goodfoot Lounge
Now mostly non-smoking! Yay!


Fri, Apr 22nd, 2005 6:00pm
Five
Traditions
Olympia, WA

This takes place during Olympia's Artswalk weekend. We'll back up friend Cholee for some of her tunes also.
Traditions Fairtrade Cafe
300 5th Ave. SW
Olympia, WA


Sat, Apr 9th, 2005 8:00pm
Jessica Stiles & the Night Owls
Poor Richards

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of the band the Night Owls. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. With a little loungified Black Sabbath for good measure. I'm on keys. Fun fun.

Also in the band is:

  • Jeff Quinn - bass (Diggabone)
  • Jason Stewart - drums (Pieces, Joe McMurrian)
  • Bret Malmquist - guitar (Russell Thomas Agenda)

Poor Richards lounge is located at 39th and Broadway.


Fri, Apr 8th, 2005 9:00pm
KC Murphy Band
Twilight Room

Down home, gritty blues. I play keys.

Twilight Room is at 5242 N. Lombard. Another "world famous" NoPo dive.


Wed, Apr 6th, 2005 11:00pm
Pieces
KBOO live webcast

I've been invited to play keys with the band Pieces on the show Station to Station, broadcast live on KBOO 90.7FM! Pieces plays jazzy, jammy instrumental stuff.

It's open to the public, too -- find out details here. To listen on the web, go to the listen page on KBOO's web site.


Sat, Mar 19th, 2005 9:30pm
Jessica Stiles & the Night Owls
Biddy McGraw's

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of the band the Night Owls. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. With a little loungified Black Sabbath for good measure. I'm on keys. Fun fun.

Also playing this show:

  • Bret Malmquist - guitar
  • Jason Honl - bass
  • Jason Stewart - drums

Biddy McGraw's is located at 60th & NE Glisan.


Thu, Mar 10th, 2005 7:00pm
Diggabone
Amnesia Brewing

I'll be sitting in with Diggabone at the Amnesia Brew Pub. Early show.
Details on the Diggabone website.


Sat, Feb 19th, 2005 8:00pm
Jessica Stiles & the Night Owls
Poor Richards Lounge

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of the band the Night Owls. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. With a little loungified Black Sabbath for good measure. I'm on keys mainly. Fun fun.

Also in the band is:

  • Jeff Quinn - bass (Diggabone)
  • Jason Stewart - drums (Pieces, Joe McMurrian)
  • Bret Malmquist - guitar (Russell Thomas Agenda)

Poor Richards lounge is located at 39th and Broadway.



Sat, Feb 12th, 2005 8:30pm
Jessica Stiles & the Night Owls

I'm playing with local chanteuse Jessica Stiles in the jazzy incarnation of her band the Night Owls. We're doing jazz standards in full lounge effect. With a little loungified Black Sabbath for good measure. Fun fun.

Poor Richards lounge is located at 39th and Broadway.