Hiatt and Prine in Portland the same day ... which you gonna choose? Can't be in two places at once, but that's a very tough choice between two of the most consistent and respected American songwriters of the past 40 years. Hiatt at the Aladdin, Prine at the Schnitz ... and just a handful of tickets left for either one. Go.
But then tonight you can also choose from:
March Fourth! Anniversary Spectacular at the Crystal Ballroom ... this will be a freakin' big party!
The Oregon Guitar Summit at the Walters Arts Center in Hillsboro.
Aoife O'Donovan is at Mississippi Studios.
Curtis Salgado at Jimmy Mak's ... and Saturday, too.
Rich Layton & the Troublemakers open for East Nashville's Smooth Hound Smith at the White Eagle.
Jon Koonce is at the Rock Creek Tavern. Jon will also be at the McMenamins Grand Lodge's 94th Birthday celebration on Saturday.
On Saturday there's also ...
Lauren Sheehan and Terry Robb acoustic duo at the Muddy Rudder.
The Too Loose Cajun and Zydeco Band is at the Polish Hall (Cascade Zydeco dance)
Love Gigantic and Mexican Gunfight at the White Eagle.
Hoot & Holler and The Coupe Duet at Artichoke Music.
And Sunday ...
The always entertaining Robyn Hitchcock will be at the Aladdin.
Anderson East is at Mississippi Studios.
... and Loch Lomond's Richie Young checks into Al's Den for a week of music - my guess is that he'll have some pretty cool guests joining him.