Friday, December 7, 2007

Music picks for Dec 7

. . . . a day that will live in infamy (sorry . . . not time for historical speeches . . . . )

But time for some quick picks for tonight and the weekend. Thought I'd get this out earlier, but had a busy day at work . . . . hope you see this before Monday!

Tonight . . . .

The Portland FolkMusic Society has the fine slide and fingerpicking acoustic blues of Mary Flower and the solid songwriting and voice of Ann Weiss at Carvlin Hall (1636 SE Hickory - entrance is on SE 16th, just north of SE Division). $12 general admission. Mary is one of my favorite guitar players in town with a deep knowledge of blues styles and folk music.

Good tip in the Willamette week of a free show at the Muddy Waters Cafe (SE 29th & Belmont) - Emma Hill, Ryan Sollee and Cory Judd. Three fine singer-songwriters for a great price.

Duff's Garage has the DK4 . . . join DK Stewart for some fine piano and blues rockin'

And, at the Doug Fir Lounge, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings . . . . this is THE show in town tonight . . . . old school soul and r&b - great singer, great band, sold out show (or almost - get in line fast and you might score a ticket).

Speaking of the Doug Fir . . . good picks there all weekend - tomorrow night is Laura Gibson (9 PM, $8), and Sunday night a Hanukkah show with Golem and Vagabond Opera - a night of eastern European folk punk - it will be a rather energetic an theatrical evening. (9 PM $10)

Also on Saturday Wreckless Eric, Amy Rigby and The Nevada Lunatics (featuring Scott McCaughey) will be at the East End.

Duff's will have Fiona Boyes . . . fine blues guitar player and singer who's moved here from Australia and getting some well-deserved attention.

All for now . . . . gotta run, but more next week . . . . see ya at a show!

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