Saturday, July 8, 2017

Edgefield’s Birthday Party

Edgefield

All day

All ages welcome | 21 & over in the Winery

About Edgefield’s Birthday Party

We’ll mark the property’s 106th birthday with live music, food & drink specials, history tours and much more!

Live Music

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Jawbone Flats - 12 noon 'til 2:30 p.m.
Falcon Heart - 3 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.
Freak Mountain Ramblers - 5:30 p.m. 'til 7:30 p.m. As part of our Great NW Music Tour
¡Chiringa! - 8 p.m.

Little Red Shed

Lindsie Feathers - 2 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.
Bigfoot Mojo - 4:30 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.
Pilar French - 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Winery Tasting Room

Lynn Conover and Little Sue - 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Plus balloons from 1 p.m. 'til 4 p.m. and facepainting from 3 p.m. 'til 6 p.m.!

History Happenings

East Porch/Around the Grounds
1 p.m.: Edgefield Walking History Tour; meet at the Hotel's east porch, near the Red Shed

Ballroom

9 a.m. ‘til 2.p.m. * PHOTO EXHIBIT
Rare and historic photographs of the Troutdale-Corbett area, from the Steve Lehl Collection.

9:30 a.m. * PRESENTATION by Chuck Rollins & Steve Lehl, Crown Point Country Historical Society
How Mrs. Henderson's Chanticleer Inn, Falls Chalet and Crown Point Chalet helped Pave the Way for the Columbia River Highway's Success

10:15 a.m. * PRESENTATION by Sharon Nesbit, Troutdale Historical Society
Perspectives on Troutdale's Short-lived Bealey Military Academy

11 a.m. * PRESENTATION by Tim Hills, McMenamins Historian
Troutdale's Coney Island: Montrose Park Along the Sandy River

Noon * VIDEO SCREENING
History of the Multnomah County Poor Farm and McMenamins Edgefield

Note: All events above are eligible for the Passport History Experience stamp

Event Schedule

Pilar French

7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Little Red Shed

Pilar French

Pilar French is one of those unexpected talents who can bowl you over with intelligent, passionate songwriting and give you a groove to rock out to. She's a varied musician, and not just because she plays guitar and bass (depending on the situation): one minute she's in lounge mode, her voice all silk and smoke, and the next she's belting out a slightly askew blues tune. French calls it twisted funk 'n' blues, but she has an intimate, introspective side as well. She can evoke Marlene Dietrich singing Cole Porter, Nicolette Larson, Steely Dan, Maria Muldaur and Sarah McLachlan, just to name a few.

French has lived in Portland for 10 years and become deeply ingrained in the music scene through participation in a variety of bands and musical partnerships. She started in bluesy, funky bands, including Soul Patrol Mission and Swerve, then spent time with local art songstress Kate Mann in Ginger Lovely. French later found herself working with singer Lara Michell (Carmina Piranha, Dirty Martini) in a Duran Duran tribute band, which led to her joining Michell and Nicole Campbell's goofy cover band, Guilty Pleasures and One Hit Wonders.

Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/pilarfrench

Freak Mountain Ramblers

5:30 p.m. 'til 7:30 p.m.

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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

Website:
http://www.freakmountain.com/

Bigfoot Mojo

4:30 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.

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Bigfoot Mojo

Upright bassist Belinda Underwood and national mandolin champion Josiah Payne met on the bluegrass scene in Portland, Oregon, as hired hands in other award-winning bands. Musicians in multiple genres since childhood, they both grew up in family bands before moving to Oregon, and were feeling orphaned without their families until they found each other in 2012. After playing together for 3 years as "Josiah and Belinda", they adoped the mascot of the Northwest when they became Bigfoot Mojo.

Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they have many creative offerings, including this new incarnation. Josiah and Belinda continue to mesmerize audiences with groove-based melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies (the kind that sound genetically-blended), setting a new standard for original music which defies genre boundaries.

Bigfoot Mojo plays with other amazing guest musicians to create a trio, quartet or bigger. Lately they have been featuring world-traveling guitarist Pete Kartsounes, when he is home from tour! Also featured is the young national twin fiddle champion Wilhelmina.

Josiah and Belinda also play together in the high-energy bluegrass band The Wild Wood and in their Middle Eastern funk band, Al Farasha.

 

Website:
http://bigfootmojo.belindaunderwood.com/

¡Chiringa!

8 p.m.

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¡Chiringa!

In early 2012, Bend-based singer-songwriter Shireen Amini was asked to put together an all-Latin band for a Cinco de Mayo festival in Central Oregon. She was known mostly for her American soul-based original music but often included a few songs in Spanish her set. Little did she know that this one-time project would end up becoming a full-on gigging band. ¡Chiringa! splashed onto the scene with its fresh, rockified Latin grooves coupled with beautifully passionate vocal lines. Both the seasoned dancer as well as the regular booty shaker have found deep gratification at a ¡Chiringa! show, where everyone is invited to receive the infectiousness of Latin rhythms in their own way.

Chiringa, (pronounced Chee-reen-gah), means "kite" in Spanish, or Puerto Rican-style Spanish to be more precise. Shireen being of both Puerto Rican and Iranian descent was nicknamed "Chiringa" by Puerto Rican family members who had a hard time pronouncing the "sh" sound in her Iranian name. ¡Chiringa!, the band, brings forth this rich musical heritage via the songs Shireen grew up loving, her musical training in Afro-Latin styles, and the diverse musical backgrounds of her 3 affectionately-regarded "gringo" band members, who happen to have incredible flavor. The band's repertoire covers a wide range of pop stars and legends in the Latin music world like Santana, Celia Cruz, Selena, Juanes, Shakira, Maná, Ozomatli, and Buena Vista Social Club. It also spans an incredibly wide variety of Latin genres including salsa, cumbia, cha cha cha, bachata, samba, merengue, tango, Latin rock and more. The band features Shireen Amini on guitar and lead vocals, Johnny Riordan on congas and timbales, Tom Freedman on bass and trumpet, and Matthew Williams on drum kit. Everyone gets down on percussion. ¡Chiringa! always invites a big dance party and audience participation, pulling everyone into the music using their voices and bodies and making it anywhere from a slow and sexy to a wildly ecstatic display on the dance floor.

Shireen, Johnny, Tom, and Matthew focus their heart's intent on bringing to life the diversity and subtleties of Latin music so that it can be known in a way that truly honors its roots and its reputation for spreading joy to all who will receive it. ¡Chiringa! invites you, people of all different backgrounds, to just get down and celebrate life together...Latino-style.

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/chiringamusic

Falcon Heart

3 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.

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Falcon Heart

Soaring, melodic harmonies, and captivating storytelling form the foundation of Falcon Heart's Folk inspired Indie/Rock sound. With influences ranging from Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes to Sublime and Elvis Presley, Falcon Heart expresses love, loss, and lessons learned from the evergreen city of Portland, Oregon.

Falcon Heart was conceived when a Craigslist ad brought musicians and Oregon natives Marcus Glaze and Aaron DeRosso together almost ten years ago. They have been refining their friendship, songwriting, and performance skills through various projects ever since, forming Falcon Heart in 2015 with the addition of bassist Robert Williams and electric violinist Jean Mastaler.

Glaze, a natural born performer, joins his instrumental, vocal, and songwriting talents with those of DeRosso, a meticulous and engaging long-time drummer, singer/songwriter, and recent guitarist. Williams embellishes upon Falcon Heart's melodies with his catchy and intricate bass lines, while Mastaler blends her classical sensibility with her fierce electric violin into the expressive, nuanced, and explosive sound that is Falcon Heart.

Lindsie Feathers

2 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.

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Lindsie Feathers

For all intents and purposes, Lindsie entered the Chicago music scene in 2004, but her relationship with music began at age nine in the middle of Illinois cornfields, watching Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline movies on her grandmother's VCR, being captivated by their voices, their outfits and their stories. Not long after, she encountered her first guitar.

"I stayed with my Uncle Jack [my mom's brother] for a few weeks in the summertime with his family, my cousins," she remembers. "One afternoon, he was sitting on the couch strumming his guitar. I recall hearing this magical sound float in the air, and I ran from my cousins room to seek what I was hearing. I went right up to him, put my body next to the instrument, and asked him about it. Even now I can feel how the first sound of those strings resonated within my body, like a magnet. I didn't know what it was, but I needed to be close to it."

That need informed the rest of her life. After meeting Cliff Balsamello -- owner of Medicine Man Recording Studio -- as a teenager, she began her first studio sessions, singing Balsamello's songs with no idea where it would lead. Not long after, she bought a guitar and asked him to show her three chords, figuring out the rest for herself. Learning a few of her favorite songs, and writing some of her own, she connected with Chicago singer/songwriter Gayle Ritt, and was asked to join Ritt onstage. After a series of open mic gigs, Feathers (with Ritt) opened for Vonda Shepard at House Of Blues Chicago.

"Big stage," she recalls. "I was hooked."

Quitting her day job with a trading company at 23, Feathers started working in bars and restaurants to make ends meet which allowed her to focus on her music. However, after a few years of recording demos with the likes of Chuck Gladfelter (Dovetail Joint/Ivory Wire), Joe Cassidy (Assassins/Butterfly Child), Preston Graves (Cupcakes) and Matt Walker (The Smashing Pumpkins/Morrissey), she was ready to take her creativity in another direction. Feathers left music (and Chicago) behind to study filmmaking at The Art Institute in Portland, graduating with high honors and having the documentary she produced, Not So Square, showcased on PBS's POV. After graduating, music entered back into her life, starting a band that gradually shifted from psychedelia to country, touring with Brush Prairie (a country band fronted by The Dandy Warhols' Zia McCabe). The band recorded an album in 2012, but parted ways before it could be released.

This might seem like a lot of information, but all of it is relevant to explain how a chance connection with delta blues guitarist Bob Shoemaker could lead to a 2 1/2-year process of rehearsing, writing and recording Feathers' full length album, Neon Renaissance. 

"The songs are about love, the life journey, slowing down, the planet and it's dwindling resources, liberating cultural belief systems and programming, being true to the self, connecting to our ancestors and family, releasing fear, making choices, and honoring our heroes," Feathers says. "Spreading your wings and trusting in the flight."

That may be an ambitious mission statement, but it's hard to argue with. Engineered and Mixed by Adam Selzer at Type Foundary (M. Ward, She & Him, The Minus 5) and Produced by Lindsie Feathers and Bob Shoemaker.  The album is supported by Decemberists pedal steel player Paul Brainard, Fabulous Thunderbirds drummer Jimi Bott, Jackstraw harmonica player David Lipkind, Fernando pianist Ralph Huntley, organist Mike Walker, and Belinda Underwood, Julia Schlippert and Feathers' mentor Gayle Ritt on backing vocals, the album is a confident, accomplished, remarkably complete work. 

"More to Love" opens the album harkening immediately back to Feathers' VHS roots, evoking classic Loretta Lynn with a decidedly modern twist. "Be Good To Me" is a rabble-rousing anti-fracking protest song, while "Swine" is a self-empowerment anthem--very different songs, yet equally effective. The lovely "On Our Way" is a gentle reassurance buoyed by Feathers' tasteful lead playing, while "Honey Bee" is a honky-tonk rave-up with Feathers' gentle vocal taking on a sly, winking quality, putting her choir of backing vocalists through their paces. "Horse Moon" features an unstoppable bass groove and pulsing behind Shoemaker's positively seductive slide guitar. The album's two bonus tracks are worthy inclusions as well, with "Fly Like A Bird" featuring nine-year-old protege Iris Coleman on vocals, leading the band through the song's serene, comforting nursery-rhyme cadence.

In the words of the Neon Renaissance creed, written to define the album: "Let us follow our dream, teach the earth, serve humanity. We seek to love; not hate. To Heal; not hurt. Let love prevail." 

Website:
https://neonrenaissance.com/

Lynn Conover and Little Sue

7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

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Lynn Conover and Little Sue

Acoustic singer/songwriter duo

website:
http://www.littlesue.com

Jawbone Flats

12 noon 'til 2:30 p.m.

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Jawbone Flats

The influences are vast, but it all comes back to Portland when they're asked to describe their sound. However, Jawbone Flats got their name from a tucked away spot in a protected wilderness area East of Salem. Jawbone Flats is an old abandoned mining town surrounded by some of the most lush old growth forest you'll find in the state. In one sense, it's as Oregon as it gets.

The band that takes its name from the hidden treasure also fits a style that can make you appreciate the outdoors, good friends and a cold beer. The members of the five-piece has been playing with each other and in a grab bag of local sounds and bands since 2000.

Website:
http://www.reverbnation.com/jawboneflats

Amanda “The Face Painter”

3 p.m. 'til 6 p.m.

Roaming

Amanda “The Face Painter”

Amanda Kill is a graphic designer & tattoo artist by trade who loves to practice paintings on people of all ages. She has many illustrations to choose from and loves to do custom requests as well.

 

Website:
http://www.AmandaKill.com/

“The Balloon Guy” Joe Mishkin

1 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.

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“The Balloon Guy” Joe Mishkin

Two decades of experience means Joe Mishkin is the best balloon entertainer around!