Alberta Rose Bluegrass Festival: Friday Night Concert
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The last date listed for Alberta Rose Bluegrass Festival: Friday Night Concert was Friday February 8, 2013 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm).
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Singing, dancing, juggling, caroling, storytelling and more will fill the historic Alberta Rose Theatre's stage as Magical Strings performs its Celtic Yuletide Concert. A grand gala of Celtic-inspired holiday music, this annual tradition features three generations of the multi-talented Boulding family -- playing Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, violins, cello, whistles, concertina and percussion -- along with special guests. There's even opportunity for audience participation, as spectators are invited to don a costume, follow a processional through the aisles and join in for some caroling. For this performance, Magical Strings will be joined by the award-winning Tara Academy Irish Dancers, vocalist Colleen Raney, Canadian fiddler Jocelyn Pettit and other special guests. Learn More
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The first of three days and nights of bluegrass at the Rose.
7:30 Stumbleweed (Portland bluegrass)
8:00 Wayard Vessel (Portland Alt/bluegrass)
9:00 Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (Washington State old-time music)
10:00 Caleb Klauder Country Band (country/western)
Caleb Klauder Country Band
Caleb Klauder’s warm sound, authentic and familiar, feels all at once contemporary and vintage, as though it’s coming from the porch next-door. Raised between Orcas Island, Washington and Little Cumberland, Georgia, Klauder took his first steps in Knoxville. If his music could invent a genre, it would be New-school Americana, infusing old standards with Northwestern attitude and spinning out modern classics made elegant with Southern charm. Klauder writes his rough-hewn lyrics among the chickens scratching in his garden in Portland, Oregon, where he works as a musician and carpenter and is raising his 13-year-old son, Elijah.
Klauder has toured extensively with both the Foghorn Stringband and the Caleb Klauder Country Band throughout the US, the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Malaysia playing a variety of stages including the Tonder Music Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival, the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival, Pick-a-thon Roots Music Festival, The Seattle Folk Life Festival, The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Bumbershoot and the ROMP Festival.
Cahalen Morrison and Eli West
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive. Cahalen Morrison writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted, and seemingly formed from raw natural elements. Eli West brings jagged, angular arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time, but refracted through a 21st century lens. Like Ansel Adams’ photography, their music is instantly accessible and built from the simplest materials, but at the same time seems to transcend its base fundamentals. Together, Cahalen and Eli tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets. As the sparse landscapes of Cahalen’s vocals reflect the warm glow of Eli’s voice, it’s clear that this duo was made to sing together.
Wayward Vessel is an adventurous alternative acoustic ensemble exploring the boundaries of bluegrass and folk music. With superb musicianship and lush, natural vocal harmonies, the band creates a unique palette to portray their rich library of original and traditional music. Wayward Vessel was born when Ken Chapple (guitar) and Julie Schmidt (fiddle) met at a bluegrass pickin' session in SE Portland in 2009. It was immediately obvious that the two musicians had a connection, and began to go to work composing, arranging and jamming around the clock. In 2011, Ken and Julie joined forces with two Portland friends, Josiah Payne (mandolin) and Belinda Underwood (bass) who complete the current lineup.
Traditional Bluegrass for all your high lonesome needs.
About the Ticket Supplier: Alberta Rose Theatre
After over 20 years of being closed to the public, the Alberta Rose Theatre has reemerged as Portland's premier setting to experience acoustic music and live performances.