Thursday, March 14, 2013

Music for Pi (3.14 ....)

Marychriss beat me to a few things to mention (see previous posts) - particularly about the two shows tonight and Friday at the Laurelthirst for Pete Krebs. But there's a couple more things to note for tonight.

It's a very bluesy evening in SE Portland, with a couple of California-based blues artists. At the Aladdin, it's Tommy Castro & the Painkillers. This Bay Area songwriter/guitarist/bandleader has been playing some kick-ass and soulful blues and R&B since I before I left San Francisco over 23 years ago. Gem of a guy too ... 8 pm, $25

A couple of minutes north at Duff's it's Doug Macleod doing a NW CD release show. Doug is a fine singer, songwriter, guitarist and storyteller ... And, Lauren Sheehan is going to open, making it a most excellent double-bill ... 9 pm, $15

One for the weekend you might want to note is the MusicBridge Acoustic Festival at Vie de Boheme Winery. Two days with sets by acoustic roots and blues musicians to promote and recognize some fine organizations that provide key support for the local music community - the Jeremy Wilson Foundation, United By Music, the Cascade Blues Association, and Music Millennium. Check out one day or both ... here's the schedule and where to get tickets.  Music begins at 5 each day and is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

1 comment:

David Kahl said...

This event is really about much of what is absolutely right, as relates to the PDX music scene. What started out as a simple idea - a gig with a few good players - became an event and then became a forum for connecting the broader community, raising awareness, and building support.

Our hope is that it will be successful enough that we can follow up with another one that is more diverse, serves more musically-related causes, and involves multiple venues.

Thanks for highlighting this event, Jim.