Saturday, March 14, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Across the Land

Grand Lodge

All day; live music 2 - 10 pm

Free admission

All ages welcome

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About St. Patrick’s Day Across the Land

We're marking our favorite holiday with seasonal McMenamins Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben & MacSleyne Irish Stew. Bring your Passport to get the green just-for-fun stamp, just for stopping by! 

Live Music:

Garage Door
Blarney Thursday • 2 - 5 pm

Jump at The Sun • 5:30 - 7:30 pm

JT Wise Band • 8 - 10 pm

Pat's Corner
JoAnna Lee • 2 - 5 pm

Julie McCarl and Bodacious • 6 - 9 pm

Bagpipers • TBD

Event Schedule

JT Wise Band

Rock, blues & Americana

8 - 10 pm

Garage Door

JT Wise Band


" I listen to this band and can't figure out what makes JT's guitar leads so different and so great. He sounds like no one else on the planet. I'm on the edge of my seat listening to this band!" -Mary Flower.

Per Daniel Curran, Positively Entertainment September 2018 feature, "they are a band to see. They have their own sound combining many distinctive musical genres all of which have you moving and grooving."

The band has it all with cosmic guitars, good time jams, vocal harmonies and toe tapping rhythm.  They play a mix of rollicking roots rock originals and covers such as the Grateful Dead!  You will have a great time whether you want to relax and listen to the band or party and dance the night away. 

The JT Wise band features husband and wife songwriters, JT Wise on guitar and vocals and Margaret Wise on bass and vocals. They write, record and produce their own music. They are frequent performers. They are joined by band members Jim Stein on rhythm/slide guitar and vocals, and Ken Woodside on drums.







Julie McCarl and Bodacious

Eclectic blues/cajun/anything

6 - 9 pm

Pat's Corner

Julie McCarl and Bodacious

Julie McCarl

McCarl has worked as a professional musician wearing many hats since age 18.  Starting her career at the top, of a mountain that is...Timberline Lodge...she sang with a jazz group for many years and also formed many "folk groups" throughout the years.  Her mentor, Mr. Richard Kohnstamm produced an album called simply "Julie" and it was sold at Timberline.  She has self-produced other albums..."Sweet Dreams and Lullabies".. and co-produced with Pat Schweibert a project called "Momma".  She wrote several of the songs on that album. 

She had the wonderful opportunity to go to Japan and sing there for 3 months in Toyonaka, outside Osaka and then to travel to Okinawa for a two month stint at the Manza Beach Resort with her daughter Shannon, who joined her in singing and experiencing the culture!

She has taught music lessons....and studied music....the whole time, feeling that music is definitely a gift to be shared in as many ways as possible....the world seems to need more harmony than ever!!!  Currently she works at the Portland Waldorf School accompanying the Eurhythmy classes and teaches private lessons and plays with a wonderful group called "Bodacious" eclectic blues/Cajun/anything goes group!  They have just finished producing their first CD called "Love's De' Bottom Line"

She also continues to work as a single, playing piano and guitar, singing...and writing tunes and hoping for a more peaceful world!

Doug Stickler

Doug Stickler has been playing accordion for 34 yrs. He studied with Don Bottari and Eileen Hagen and made his professional debut as a strolling musician at the Black Angus Steak House. Throughout high school, he also performed at The Rheinlander, The Little Blarney Castle, and The Chateau La France.

After 10 yrs playing The Matterhorn Restaurant, he began working with other musicians in various combos. These have included Zydeco music with the band Bodacious; Italian opera and Neapolitan love songs with tenor, Tim Tommaso; as an accompanist for Joan Szymco's Veriditas Choir; and with Cliff Farley's Swiss Choir. He also plays in a Duo setting with violinist Frank Holman or guitarist Rouke Vanderveen. He has also been a studio musician, appearing on various CD's.

Most of his work these days is with Bodacious. Band members include Julie McCarl, Rouke Vanderveen, (who is lead guitarist with Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts), and Marvella McPartland. This versatile band is mostly a blues/boogie band that plays anything from Clifton Chenier Zydeco to Chuck Berry and rock and roll.

Bodacious has also worked together in other settings including becoming an Irish band for McMenamin's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, and a German band for the Polkafest at the Paesano Club in Cedarville Park.

His repertoire includes German, Swiss, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, French, Zydeco/Blues, and Jazz Standards, primarily from the 1930's and 40's.

He is comfortable playing in most ethnic settings as a soloist, in a band, or any combination of the two. He plays acoustically as a soloist, but uses amplification when he plays in a band.

Marvella McPartland

Marvella is a Portland area singer/songwriter.  Born in Chicago and raised on the West Coast, she settled in Portland in 1982.  Over the years she has performed in opening acts for many well known talents...such as Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jesse Collin Young and the Youngbloods,  the Smothers Brothers, Otis Redding, Ricky Nelson, Bo Diddley, Kenny Rogers, Randy Newman, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many others.  She has worked with the musicians of Bodacious in various combinations for over 10 years.  With a background in music that ranges from classical to rock and roll, from folk to jazz over many years, she plans to continue in music forever....and loves to perform with Bodacious!!


Jump at The Sun

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Garage Door

JoAnna Lee


2 - 5 pm

Pat's Corner

JoAnna Lee

On the title track of her highly anticipated debut album So Free, singer/songwriter JoAnna Lee makes a personal declaration about following her own path that will inspire anyone who wants to brush off the naysayers and take bold, massive action towards achieving their dreams. With her soulful, dusky voice (that has earned her favorable comparisons to everyone from Grace Potter, Colbie Callait, Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt ) sharing the urgency of following our hearts, she sings, "The world can be cruel and cold/Don't let it take ahold. . .What will it take for you to finally see the truth. . .the only way to be is so free, free to be who I wanna be. . .You're the one in control/Do what's right for your soul..."
The multi-talented performer's inspiration for "So Free" was the fateful decision she made six years ago that changed her life. She left the small town environs of her longtime home of Bend, Oregon - where she became popular on the coffeehouse and wine bar circuit - and moving to the thriving live music hotbed of Austin to find greater opportunities to share her voice and bare her musical soul to the world.

Even in a city where "there is literally music on every corner," JoAnna has carved out a niche and generated an ever growing fan base for her edgy acoustic based pop, rock and soul hybrid vibe via gigs at numerous bars, restaurants and hotspots like historic Memo's and the One-2-One bar. Daring to mix some of her powerful originals into her sets, she literally opened the floodgates for a fresh crop of singer-songwriters at Cedar Street Courtyard during her longtime weekly Saturday night residency. Prior to her booking there, the venue strictly booked cover bands.

"Moving to Austin was my way of fulfilling the vision I had when I was a little girl about making music full time," says JoAnna, a Northern California native who grew up in Washington State and Oregon singing in church, starting with her first performance at age six, and wrote her first song at 11. "At a time when everyone in Bend, OR was starting to have families and define what their lives would be about, I realized that I hadn't had a chance to go after what I truly felt I was supposed to do. I was driven to go out, experience new things and give myself a shot, and chose Austin after hearing someone talk positively about it. So many singer-songwriters like me go to L.A. and Nashville, but I wanted to be in a place where I might have a better chance to be heard.

"My heart had never steered me wrong,: she adds, "so I got in my 1988 Accord with $1000 in my pocket and drove across country to live in a place I had never even visited. It took some adjusting, but once I gave my whole heart to the city, great opportunities came my way and I made some amazing connections. I've been able to grow as a musician and all of these experiences have given me the confidence to emerge now as a solo recording artist."
While establishing herself on the Austin club scene, JoAnna connected via a mutual producer friend to Les Cutmore, Founder and President of Cutmore Entertainment, Cutmore encouraged JoAnna's developing artistry and songwriting and signed her to his triple-A label Cutmore Records, He hooked her up with several producers including platinum selling producer Dwight Baker, who brought JoAnna's vibe to the next level in the studio. JoAnna went on to completely re-recording and producing songs she had recorded in the past while pursuing earlier endeavors. I now realize that some of the older recordings were overproduced," she says. "We re-recorded a lot of the material to make it rawer. Sonically, the tracks on So Free fall somewhere in between my solo acoustic live sound and the previous recordings - with cool rootsy textures in all the right spots."
JoAnna brings a unique array of influences to her rootsy soul sound. When all her friends in grade school were getting into N'SYNC and Britney Spears, her mother was introducing her to Stevie Wonder. Surrounded by a family full of cousins who all played instruments, she took naturally to incorporating R&B (her original dream was to be a Motown singer) with her acoustic guitar. From the dreamy, lilting "Sunshine" (which she originally wrote about a crush she had for an eighth grade talent show!) to the raspy obsessional-confessional "Drinking By Myself," the ten tracks on So Free create an intimate yet universally relatable chronicle of her life experiences, covering a span from adolescence through young adulthood, reflecting joy and optimism, innocence and growth, and heartbreak tempered by lessons learned.

Along the way, JoAnna writes emotionally compelling songs about longing ("Cuddy Buddy"), the difficulty of letting go ("Always on My Mind"), being a hopeless romantic ("The Real Thing"), and having enough self-respect to craft the perfect response to a casual come-on: "Who Do You Think I Am." While she originally wrote the wistful vocal and guitar piece "Forever in My Heart" for her high school graduation, it's also the perfect coda to So Free. She sees the song as a way of wishing a fond farewell to the years reflected on the album's songs while welcoming the next phase of life and the more mature topics that are inspiring the songs for her next project.

"Including 'Forever in My Heart' on the album was a way to say goodbye to the person I was who wrote all these songs while saying I will be back soon with more," says JoAnna. "So Free is my way of telling a story about new experiences involving young love, the innocence of life, and reminding myself that no matter how my eyes get shadowed by the harsher realities in the world, there's still a young girl inside who loved to write simple and sweet things about love. This album will forever be my moment of capturing that optimism and love of life and experiencing friendships and romance for the first time. Because no matter what, I remain a hopeless romantic."

Blarney Thursday

2 - 5 pm

Garage Door