2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Saturday, July 7, 2018
All ages welcome | 21 & over in the Winery
All dayAll ages welcome | 21 & over in the Winery
We’ll mark the property’s 107th birthday starting
early with a history exhibit and presentations, and continuing with live music
all afternoon and a historical walking tour. Bring your Passport and go on a Passport
Discovery Hunt on the grounds. Join us!
History Exhibit, Presentations & Tour
9 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. in the Ballroom – Centennial celebration
of the Vista House, the Columbia Gorge’s crown jewel, featuring a history
presentation & exhibit of rare photos, plus logging and Edgefield history
1 p.m. – Property-wide history walking tour (meet
at the East Porch)
Noon ‘til 1 p.m. – Maurice & The Stiff Sisters
1:30 p.m. ‘til 3 p.m. – Strange Hotels
3:30 p.m. ‘til 5 p.m. – Corner
With their own blend of pure pop for now people, Maurice and the Stiff Sisters is made from only the finest local ingredients. Inspired by troubadours such as Nick Lowe, Robyn Hitchcock and Jonathan Richman along with horn-powered soul and rock 'n roll, Maurice and the Stiff Sisters push the boundaries in pursuit of fine songcraft. Filtered through the rose-tinted glasses of psychedelia and power-pop, the music weaves daring horn lines and serpentine guitar riffs through Merseybeat rockers and cheeky sambas. It's an undeniably upbeat, positively danceable affair.The band's origins can be found in Chico, CA with frontman/songwriter Maurice Spencer and his lust for snapping audiences out of their navel-gazing slumber. His background in theater and music journalism was the spring-loaded platform that propelled him from curating song compilations and theatrical composition to an impresario fronting a bonafide live experience. There's something rare in the grand cacophony of today's musical class: bands that provided a live experience. Not just a performance, not tuning for two minutes between songs, not offering excuses about why something sounded better in rehearsal the night before kind of affair, but a real experience. Something that people talk about afterwards; a group that melts faces, that puts on a show, and that never forgets the whole purpose is to entertain so that for one short hour people could forget about their long, boring, meaningless hours working at the vape store, the karaoke bar, or the Tatertot Taco cart (which is amazing, everyone should go there...) and have an honest to goodness thing happen. Every band needs a story. The Maurice and the Stiff Sisters story is that they put on a ripping live show. Sometimes people need to be told it's okay to fucking dance. From their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to their rural compound in picturesque Hockinson, Washington, Maurice and the Stiff Sisters add accelerants to the fire, smoke life to its filter and dance through the ashes.
Personnel: Maurice Spencer - vocals/guitarMichael Doherty - bass guitarDave Shur - drumsAaron Mattison - tenor saxophoneBryant Byers - trombone
Pedigree:Future Historians, Ezra Bell, PWRHAUS, The Yule Logs, Salem Symphony Orchestra
Portland natives and songstresses, The Lariza Sisters have been intriguing audiences in the northwest for almost a decade. Together they pour their lush and heartfelt harmonies into the eclectic folk rock band that is CORNER. Sisters Crystal; the writer, and Angela; the right hand man, swing their smoky sweet voices from moody and dynamic ballads like ‘Last Words' to gritty country flecked gems like their dive bar ode, ‘Whiskey'.
The band formed in 2012 when all members met while working at The Portland Grill, the city's famous high-rise watering hole. The first time the group played together, Crystal brought a couple of songs, a bottle of whiskey and no expectations. With Max Cheswick on lead guitar, Mike Cook on bass and the steady beat of Ray Maestas drum, the sister's music was brought to life and CORNER was born.
Since then their sound has flown the airwaves of Portland Radio Project and KMUZ Radio in Salem and pulsed the stages of Portland's iconic Star Theatre to Seattle's euphoric Hempfest. The group is eagerly working on their second album, a follow up from their 2014 EP ‘Rude Awakening' and is set to record this spring. Using an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach, CORNER is bound to surprise you.
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