Singer/songwriter touring troubadour heaven for a lot of folks (and choices to make) with Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey at the Aladdin (8 PM, $30) and the combination of Lucy Kaplansky and Tracy Grammer at the Alberta Rose (8:30 PM, $25). Can't go wrong with either and all have their very dedicated fan bases. Have fun choosing!
Triple play of rockabilly, Cajun/zydeco and honky-tonk country at Duff's Garage tonight with Seattle's Roy Kay Trio, the New Iberians, and Lisa & Her Kin .... time to two-step, swing and generally bop around the dance floor ... 9 PM, $??
Like a little country swing with outstanding vocals? The Retta Christy Trio (w/Dave Frishberg-piano, Lee Wuthenow-sax) is at O'Connors in Multnomah Village ... 8 PM, $10
The Doug Fir has their 6th Anniversary show featuring The Dimes, The Blakes and Celilo ... 9 PM, $6
James Low, Audie Darling and Mbilly at the Press Club ought to be pretty sweet show too ... 8:30 PM, no cover
Son Jack Jr and Michael Wilde will be in town and at Vino Vixens (they have been having a great series of Friday night, mostly acoustic blues shows ... check it out ... 8 PM, $??
And the Freak Mountain Ramblers are "In the House" at Jim Flynn's house party ... contact Jim for details - 503-784-6824 or jimflynn AT realtytrust.com. Music starts at 7 PM.
Absolutely the most fun show of the night will be at the Doug Fir with From the Land of Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin, which celebrates the release of a double CD of the same name. Check out the list of artists who contributed to the project and that will be her for this performance ... 9 PM, $10
This weekend is the annual Wordstock, so that means LiveWire! will be doing their Wordstock Extravaganza show at the Aladdin. This is always one of their best ... 8 PM, $25
It's also time for the annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Roseland Theater. There's a silent auction and VIP tickets. More about the show here .... 7 PM, $30 ($90 VIP)
3 Leg Torso is at Tony Starlight's ... 8 PM, $13
Reggie Houston is at Brasserie Montmartre ... 9 PM, no cover
Okay ... not get out this weekend and catch some great music around town!