Friday, June 21, 2013

Two House Concerts to Welcome the First Weekend of Summer!

Lot of fine music in town this first weekend of summer, including two great house concert opportunities!

 Tonight, it's Yvette Landry at the Historic Plimpton Home (map). Yvette is a versatile musician, songwriter, teacher, and author from Louisiana. She not only fronts her own band, but is an integral part of a number of popular and respected Cajun bands, including Bonsoir, Catin. Yvette will be joined by her good friend, Mary Flower, who'll provide some tasty guitar support. And, there'll be an opening set by San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Meredith Axelrod.  Music begins at 8, BYOB, and the suggested donation (all $$ go to the artists) is $15. Here's the Facebook event page.

For more information and directions, contact Joe New at or 503-701-5311.

Tomorrow night, house concert host Abbie Weisenbloom has another in her very active schedule of shows ... see her message below.

If you haven't experienced a house concert, you should get out to one!


From: Abbie Weisenbloom

Dear music friends ~

Just a reminder that we have seats available for a stellar show coming up (tomorrow)
Saturday June 22
featuring Billy Strings & Don Julin touring out from Traverse City, Michigan. Billy is a brilliant young guitar picker & singer. Don a venerable creative force on the mandolin.

This is one of those shows breezing through town that you don't want to miss. 
(From what I gather so far on FB, they are beloved in Michigan. And their fans are quite anxious to have them back.)  They are heading down to David Grisman & Mike Marshall's mandolin symposium in Santa Cruz. So far they, drove straight through from northern Michigan to Idaho - trading off in 'a mere 28hrs'. Where they kicked up some mighty dust at the Weiser, ID music festival.

Wednesday earlier this week, Billy & Don took Bellingham, WA by storm. Reviewer Carey Ross of the Cascadia Weekly says ::
" ...I'm not the first person who has encountered Strings' music and wondered if he made some sort of deal with the devil in order to be so good so young. He can make seemingly any stringed bluegrass instrument—guitar, banjo, mandolin—come alive, picking with such speed and precision it seems to defy possibility. It does Strings a vast injustice to say he's amazing "for his age." Strings is amazing. Period. Full stop. No qualifiers or modifiers." Full Article ::  ( .

Watch! :
Bellingham WA June 19, 2013 show clip ::
Billy Strings & Don Julin mini-documentary ::

~ Come on out & join us! ~
503.233.4945 |

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