Great Northwest Music Tour: 2015
A musical caravan, rolling
through our historic properties.
Check out our PHOTO GALLERYof past tours
Ural Thomas & The Pain | March 10 through 18
Ural Thomas, with a voice of equal parts grit and grace, went from performing on street corners to sharing stages with R&B royalty. He opened for the Rolling Stones' first show in America and one of Otis Redding's last, and he played the Apollo with James Brown.
The Silent Comedy | April 1 through 8
San Diego's The Silent Comedy mixes Americana, folk and rock 'n' roll to create a rowdy live show that has been described as "a whiskey fueled tent revival." Recent projects have had the band collaborating with the Dave Matthews Band and placement in projects such as Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner, and the History Channel's original series The Men Who Built America (to name a few).
JP Harris & The Tough Choices | June 11 through 18
JP Harris & The Tough Choices is a Nashville country act that sticks to the old-fashioned essence of the style. His debut album "I'll Keep Calling, without the aid of publicists or a large label's bankroll, won "Best Country Album of 2012″ from The Nashville Scene, the same honor at the Independent Music Awards, a cameo on NPR's American Routes, and as JP says "a whole mess of other stuff in the papers and on the internet." http://ilovehonkytonk.com
Freak Mountain Ramblers | July 11 through 18 and November 12 through 21
The Freaks are so beloved in McMenamins -- and throughout Portland -- that we stage them every year on the Great Northwest Music Tour circuit ... twice! These veteran performers bring a rollicking brand of rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, alternative country and country-blues to every show they play.
The Ballroom Thieves | August 20 through 26
The Ballroom Thieves are a trio with a captivating mélange of acoustic styles, blending folk conventions with modern hymnals, delta blues grit with rich harmonies, exploring the basic constructions of pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time. They tour behind their latest release, A Wolf in the Doorway. http://www.ballroomthieves.com/
The Von Trappes | October 7 through 16
The Von Trappes recently collaborated on Pink Martini's eighth studio album, Dream a Little Dream, released in March 2014, which has sold over 20,000 copies in the US alone, and was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition. These great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp are reinventing the legacy of their birthright, inspired by the work of artists such as Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Françoise Hardy, and the Beach Boys. Live, their harmonic folk-pop makes room for melodicas and ukuleles, lyrics that can unspool in ten languages, twinges of Appalachia and Portlandia, some shout-outs to the Mamas & Papas, all filtered through the DNA of the most beloved musical ever, The Sound of Music.