Great Northwest Music Tour
Freak Mountain Ramblers
Plus an interview with the band, beer samples and free apps!
Harvest Marionberry Sour
Special Beer Release
Oregon Craft Beer Month
- Crystal Ballroom Property - Lola's Room |
- Sunday, July 7, 2013
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
Every month the Great Northwest Music Tour blazes a fresh musical trail, bringing an ever-changing lineup of talent to McMenamins Historic Properties. There is no admission charge to the festivities, and our unique hotels offer food, handcrafted beverages and a cozy place to bed down after the last note is played. Bring your friends and family and jam to a different artist every month.
About Freak Mountain Ramblers
Portland's own Freak Mountain Ramblers bring a rollicking brand of rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, alternative country and country-blues to every show they play.
With a lineup including three members of the inimitable and notorious Holy Modal Rounders / Clamtones amalgamation of the '70s and '80s, Freak Mountain Ramblers has its roots in the underbelly of the alternative music scene that existed at that time, both in Portland and across the country. The Freaks have accumulated a loyal following in the Portland area by dependably creating beauty and bedlam at their live shows, and by producing CDs that successfully translate that energy and excitement to disc. Four lead singer/songwriters, each with a distinct character and approach to life and music, provide a dynamic show that packs the rooms with some of the most interesting music fans around.
The Freak Mountain Ramblers are veteran performers packing decades of experience. FMR members have been core musicians of the Holy Modal Rounders, Golden Delicious, the Clamtones, Richard Cranium and the Phoreheads, Prairie Dogs, Swingline Cubs, The Trail Band, and The Fly By Night Jass Band.
"... Freak Mountain Ramblers aren't your typical country western band. Not only have they chucked the slick yippie-ki-yay good looks of contemporary C&W singers for the haggard couture of mountain men, their lyrics have bizarrely warped the genre's storytelling. One song starts as a fable about two fighting neighbors and picks up speed until they have doused each other with gasoline. Strangely addictive and disturbingly fun, the song is sung in sweet tones and set to a galloping swing." - Portland Mercury
About Plus an interview with the band, beer samples and free apps!
Tonight we also have samples of a special limited-release beer, chats with the Crystal Ballroom brewers, and a live, onstage interview with the band.
About Harvest Marionberry Sour
Bold red in appearance with a pleasant tart presence on the nose and a lacto-sour finish that leaves you with a sweet afterthought of fruit. This beer was brewed at the Old Church Brewery in Wilsonville, Oregon, by newly relocated Crystal Brewer Mark Goodwin who used 3 pounds of fresh Oregon grown marionberries per gallon of beer and aged the resulting nectar for over a year on a house lacto culture as well as our proprietary yeast strain.
OG: 1.040 TG: 1.007 ABV: 4.5% SRM: 5 IBU: 4
About Oregon Craft Beer Month
July is Oregon Craft Beer Month, a time to celebrate the many handcrafted ales, lagers, pilsners and stouts that McMenamins brews right onsite at many of our properties. So we're toasting this auspicious month with special beer events and tastings.
- Oregon Craft Beer Month:
- Oregon Brewers Festival: