2/22/15 The Modern Mandolin Quartet, Where: Traditions Café, Olympia, WA
This chamber group uses the instruments of the mandolin family – 2 mandolins, a mandola and mando-cello, bringing back the mandolin ensemble tradition from the early 1900’s.
2/28/15 Randal Bays Where: Traditions Café, Olympia, WA
Bays plays Irish music on both the guitar and fiddle. Expect to hear classic reels, jigs and other pieces.
2/26 – 3/1/15 Wintergrass Where: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA
What else can we say? This is the BIG one! (3)
3/6/15 Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore Where: Traditions Café, Olympia, WA
Blues, jazz, R & B, gospel, southern mountain traditional. Mollie sings and her husband, Rich, accompanies with great acoustic guitar.
3/11/15 The Spinney Brothers. It’ll be like a family reunion seeing Rick (banjo) & Allan (guitar) Spinney (real brothers!) along with Gary Dalrymple (mandolin) and, new kid on the block, Terry Poirier, on bass. Where: House Concert, Adna WA. 360.748.6068 for seating availability.
3/14/15 WAMA Slow Jam, Where: Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
3/14/15 The Blackberry Bushes Where: Traditions Café, Olympia
A local group of songwriters with a strong bluegrass and old-time bend. Winners of the 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition.
3/20 & 3/21/15 Pearl Django Where: Traditions Café, Olympia
The Northwest gypsy jazz legends for 2 great nights!
3/28 & 3/29/15 Ain’t Misbehavin’ (The Fats Waller Musical Show) Where: Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia WA
Five Northwest performers present an evening of rowdy and humorous songs in a tribute to the great American songwriter. (4)
4/11/15 WAMA Slow Jam, Where: Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
5/9/15 WAMA Slow Jam (Last one until October), Where: Hope Grange, Winlock, WA
5/15/15 Audie Blaylock & Redline! Where: House Concert. 7pm. $20/person. Contact Jackie Lester 360-748-6068
June 5th, 6th & 7th. Goldendale Festival, Ekone Park, $10/person.
July 10th, 11th, 12th 2015 Winlock Pickersfest, Winolequa Park, Winlock, WA
Headliner is David Grier. Mark your calendars!
For more information:
KLAMATH FALLS: Bluegrass Jam ‐ Sunday after the first Friday of the month from 1 ‐ 5 pm Mia’s and Pia’s Pizzeria and Brewhouse, 3545 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 For Information: Ben Coker (541) 783‐3478 email@example.com
PORTLAND: OBA Jam First Sunday of every month October‐ April: 12:30‐4:30PM Portland Audubon Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland. All levels of bluegrass players are welcome and we frequently break a small group off for faster picking. Small donation of $6.00 requested to help cover room rental. For Information: Rich Powell powellR5923@q.com
PORTLAND: Off Key Easy Bluegrass ‐ Every Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Biddy McGraw’s Irish Pub, 6000 N.E. Glisan St. Beginner and intermediate jam. “Nobody’s too crummy too play with us!” For Information: Randy Black or Tony McCormick firstname.lastname@example.org
CLACKAMAS: Sunnyside Library Jam ‐ 2nd and 4th Sundays 2:15 pm to 5 pm. Sunnyside Library Community Room, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Clackamas, OR 97015. Located on circle behind Albertsons off Sunnyside Rd. at SE 148th. For information: Charlie email@example.com or LeaAnne firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEBURG: OBA Roseburg Jam ‐ 3rd Sunday 1‐5 pm year round. Evergreen Grange, 5361 Grange, Rd. Take Exit 119 off I‐5. Just past the 2nd stop light, turn left on Grange Rd. The Grange is down 1/2 mile on the left. Bluegrass Jam ‐ all levels encouraged. For Information: (541) 679‐0553 email@example.com
WILLIAMS: Pancakes & Jam ‐ 2nd Sunday of every month except July and August. Pancake Breakfast: 8:30‐11am, Bluegrass Jam: 11 am‐ 1 pm. Williams Grange, 20100 Williams Hwy. For Information: Steve Radcliffe (541) 479‐3487 firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTLAND: Rambling Bluegrass Jam ‐ Every Monday night all year. Friendly! See Our Website for information on location, time, contact, etc. www.ramblingbluegrass.org
ASHLAND: Bluegrass Jam ‐ 2nd Tuesday ‐ 7‐11pm. Caldera Taproom, 31 Water Street, Ashland. For Information: Call Glenn Freese (541) 482‐8984 email@example.com
DUNDEE: Bluegrass Jam: 1st and 3rd Tuesday Each Month, 7‐9 pm. Held upstairs at La Sierra Mexican Grill, 1111 N Hwy 99W, Dundee, OR, 97115. Features bluegrass/old country music. Beginner to intermediate jam, all levels welcome. Information: Jon Cooper (503) 702‐8978 firstname.lastname@example.org
EUGENE: Bluegrass Jam Every Tuesday 9:00 pm ‐ 1:00 am. Sam Bond’s Garage, 407 Blair Blvd, Eugene. Established in 1995, the venue of this year ‘round jam offers good food and micro brews. For Information: Chuck Holloway & Sean Shanahan. Call (541) 431‐6603.
HILLSBORO: Rock Creek Bluegrass Jam Every Tuesday 7‐9pm. McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97124. Established, open intermediate and advanced Bluegrass only jam. Information: email@example.com
BEAVERTON: Bluegrass Jam ‐ Every Wednesday except the 2nd one, 6:30‐9:30 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 10150 SW Beaverton‐Hillsdale Hwy Beaverton, OR (just east of 217). For Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
EUGENE: Jam ‐ Each Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Music Masters Studios in South Eugene located at the shopping center at 40th & Donald. All skill levels are encouraged. Good players stop in frequently and sit right in with newbies. No charge. Some old time and old country tunes filter in with the bluegrass. For Information: Sean McGowan (541) 510‐1241 http://www.musicmastersstudio.com/
BEND: Bluegrass Jam ‐ 2nd and 4th Thursdays year round from 7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Held in the board room of the Bend ‐ LaPine School District, downtown Bend, between Wall and Bond Streets, across from the Public Library. For Information: Becky Brown and Verda Hinkle (541) 318‐7341. email@example.com
GRANTS PASS: bluegrass‐folkgrass‐gospelgrass‐mountain‐musicgrass ‐ 3rd Thursday 6pm‐9pm. Wild River Pub meeting room. Acoustic‐bluegrass, folk, western, Americana roots & more! For Information: (541) 471‐2206 ‐ Brinkerhoff and Antonucci
VANCOUVER: Bluegrass Slow Jam Every Thursday from 6:30‐9:30. Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver WA 98665. Please note this is a slow jam, with the belief that bluegrass is a non‐competitive participation sport. All talent levels are invited to participate. No amplified instruments. Listeners welcome. No charge, but there is a donation jar for those who would like to support the Grange for allowing use of their facility. For information: Chuck Rudkin firstname.lastname@example.org
DALLAS: All Gospel, All Acoustic Jam Every third Saturday of the month 7‐10 pm. Guthrie Park in Dallas. For Information: Sally Clark (503) 623‐0874.
PORTLAND: Taborgrass Bluegrass Class & Jam ‐ Every Saturday Through May. Starts up again September 6, 10‐1 for the beginning class and jam; 1‐4 for the intermediate. St. David of Wales Episcopal Church 2800 SE Harrison Street Portland, OR 97214. For all instruments. No registration required. Drop‐ins welcome. Cost is $10 per session. Knowledge of basic chords and the ability to execute the chord changes is required. For Information: www.taborgrass.com
DALLAS: All gospel, all acoustic jam ‐ Every third Saturday of the month 7‐10 pm. Guthrie Park in Dallas. For Information: Call (503) 623‐0874 email@example.com
WINLOCK, WA: Slow Jam Second Saturday of the month beginning at 1 pm, October through May. Held at the Hope Grange in Winlock, Washington. Great for all levels and especially good for total beginners. For Information: see website ‐ http://wamamusic.com/slow-jam or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER, WA ‐ Old Time Country Jam ‐ Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 6:30‐10:00 pm. 2500 N.E. 78th Ave., Vancouver, WA. 98665 at the Vancouver Masonic Center. All are welcome to join the fun as a musician, singer, or to just listen and or dance. Contact info: Dean Roettger (360) 892‐0769 or (360) 627‐1228 email email@example.com
If you have jam updates or additions, please contact the OBA at PO Box 1115, Portland, OR 97207, Tony McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org