2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Saturday, September 16, 2017
All DayFree admissionAll ages welcome
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We try not to do anything halfway around these parts - except for this annual party, that is! It's a full-on celebration marking the halfway point to our favorite holiday. We'll have music, food and drink specials and more. Get the cool event stamp for your Passport.
Live Music Lineup:Loading DockJonny B Connolly and Eamonn McElholm • 11 a.m. 'til 12:30 p.m.Irish Dancers • 12:30 p.m.Lowlight • 1 p.m. 'til 3 p.m.The Freak Mountain Ramblers • 3:30 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.
River City Pipe Band • 2:30 p.m.
WineryAnchor and Reel • 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.
We'll also have a Face Painter • 3 p.m. 'til 6 p.m.
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
Winery Tasting Room
Anchor & Reel is formed around two singers/multi-instrumentalists, Steve Dearborn and Dan Haley - both moonlighting in the Celtic music realm. Haley is known for his pop and folk sensibilities in acts like Ed & The Boats, Rainworms, Gravel and dozens of other projects. Dearborn also plays with the Americana-pop project Alexa Wiley & the Wilderness.
The pair perform jigs, reels and vocal music from the British Isles including sea shanties that invite audience participation. Haley explains: "Sea shanties were the ‘Top Ten' radio of the good old days - with great hooks (pun intended) and melodies that got folks dancing."
River City Pipe Band is a performance pipe and drum band. They exists to provide a supportive and constructive learning environment for its members to improve their craft through practice, performance, and individual and group competition.
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