Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival

Grand Lodge

1 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Free admission

All ages welcome

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About Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival

Our annual music festival returns for a day of performances on multiple stages – and hold on to your hat as we feature Classic Country, Honky Tonk, Americana, Country Rock and Tejano.

Main Stage on the Lawn

1 p.m. * Caleb Caudle – As part of our Great NW Music Tour
2:30 p.m. * Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash Country Rock
4 p.m. * Los Supremos De Los Hermanos Flores Conjunto Tejano
5:30 p.m. * Jenny Don’t and The Spurs Vintage Country
7:30 p.m. * Cloverdayle – 
Modern Country

Pat’s Corner Americana Stage

2 p.m. * Silver Lake 66 – Modern Americana
3:30 p.m. * Jawbone Flats – Roots Americana
5 p.m. * The Lonesomes - Americana
6:30 p.m. * Connie Jo Collins: CJ’s Country Dance Instruction – A line dancing lesson from this expert instructor

Garage Door 

7 p.m. * Gary Bennett and the Coattail RidersHonky Tonk 

 

In addition, plan to update your country collection by shopping onsite at our specialty Western Market Place – a new hand-tooled belt buckle, perhaps?

 

About Western Market Place vendors

Western Market Place vendors

Hawk Leather Goods

Tim Hawk began leather tooling four years ago as an artistic creative outlet. He has since developed this hobby into fine leatherwork, supporting his beliefs that anything created in this world should be long lasting and functional. He is continually researching methods for quality custom leather goods that follow the theme of function, form and fashion. Tim currently specializes in quality wallets, belts, cuffs, guitar straps and pick guards.

Website: http://www.hawkleathergoods.com/

Dolls n Trolls Vintage

Dolls n Trolls is a curated collection of vintage clothing, accessories and small wares from the last century. Focusing on pretty and weird and preserving the past, Sadie Davis combs through closets and thrift stores to find the pieces, lovingly cleans and restores them all to pass on to the next generation of stylish folk. There's a bit of history in every piece and a story behind the wear and tear. You can find Dolls n Trolls booth at Red Fox Vintage Woodstock in the Woodstock neighborhood of Portland as vendor #5.

Rotating selection of goods: www.etsy.com/shop/dollsntrolls

Xylem Jewelry

Chris Miskow is the artist behind Portland-based Xylem Jewelry. A musician and maker of musical instruments, he started Xylem in 2015 as a way to utilize all of the small pieces of instrument-grade wood that was left over after building a guitar or mandolin. Each piece is made by hand, and is often comprised of three or more different types of wood, sometimes creating a different look on each side of the pendant. Some of the woods used are Padouk, Macassar Ebony, Pink Ivory, Myrtle, East Indian Rosewood, Walnut Mahogany, Camphor, Cedar, Australian Blackwood, Madagascar Rosewood, Maple, Palo Escrito, Cocobolo, and Thuya.  No stains or dyes are used, just the natural grain and color of a variety woods, creating a naturally colorful look.

Website: http://xylemjewelry.com/

Philly Finds Western-style Snap Shirts

Phil Favorite scours thrift and resale shops all over the Portland area for the best Western-style snap shirts and other Western wear and offers the best of what he procures to the patrons of Philly Finds. Carrying a stock of more than 150 garments for every pop-up event, Philly Finds offers top brands in both men’s and women’s wear for Western-style shirts, vests, jackets and boots.

Event Schedule

Cloverdayle

7:30 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.

Main Stage

Cloverdayle

Nashville based husband and wife duo Cloverdayle originally hail from the Pacific Northwest.Since the birth of Cloverdayle in 2008, Chad & Rachel Hamar have had a relentless determination to bring their brand of country music to the masses in a grassroots way. The duo moved from their home state of Oregon to Nashville, TNin the Fall of 2013.Not insearch of fame, fortune, or record deals, but with one overriding goal - to push themselves assongwriters. So they've written, and lived, and toured, and written, and lived, and toured, and written some more. Pulling from those real life experiences, Chad & Rachel have literally been writing and performing the soundtrack of their lives...and their friends' lives...and perfect strangers' lives. Flashback to 2010, Cloverdayle teamed up with songwriter and producer Terry McBride, Play Something Country, If You See Him, If You See Her, and Dwain Rowe, (long-time band leader for Brooks & Dunn), to record a 4-song demo EP.That freshman project opened upnumerous doors and has allowed the duo to embark upon their more recent adventures. In the spring of 2012, Cloverdayle began work on their first full-length album in Nashville titled 9 Miles Down a 10 Mile Road.As avid songwriters, Chad & Rachel penned orco-penned each ofthe 13 tracks on the album.The debut single, Like We Were Kids Again, featured Jason Aldean's band and was produced by New Voice Entertainment, (Thompson Square, Parmalee). Like We Were Kids Again received accolades on Billboard.com and was heard on country radio across the United States and abroad.The follow up single, It Is What ItIs, was picked upby the popular Canadian TV series Heartland and was featured inan episode that is now streaming on Netflix. After joining forces with producer Steve Sundholm, (whose credits include projects with Carrie Underwood, Kenny Rogers, Ryan Tedder, Jim Brickman and Lady Antebellum), to complete production on the 9 Miles Down A 10 Mile Road album, Cloverdayle once again partnered withSundholm in 2015 for their highly anticipated second full length album Off The Grid. During their 2017 summer tour, Cloverdayle debuted their latest and quite possibly most personal song and it garnered such an emotional reaction from fans that Chad & Rachel knew they needed togetin the studio and record it right away.However, Scars was not written overnight.The initial concept for the lyric started back in 2013, after Rachel had an unexpected major surgery, waking up with what she described as both physical and emotional scars?.Knowing that we all share the common threads of hurt and healing, (and especially with everything that's happening inour world), the message of this song is universally relatable. Outside of the studio and songwriting worlds, Cloverdayle is best known for their energy-fueled and compelling live show and have shared the stage with industry heavyweights including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum. Cloverdayle is currently back in the studio and gearing upto release their next full length album in the summer of 2018.

 

Website:
http://cloverdayle.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/cloverdayle

Spotify :
https://open.spotify.com/album/6wJT7bJsVxdhSskCbAkD0t

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Cloverdayle

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/cloverdayle/

Connie Jo Collins, CJ's Country Dance Instruction

6:30 p.m. 'til 7:30 p.m.

Pat’s Corner Americana Stage

Jenny Don't & the Spurs

5:30 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.

Main Stage

Jenny Don't & the Spurs

If you have a love for old classic country artists such as Hank Williams Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson then you might have a soft spot for this Portland band. Jenny Don't sings from the heart and Sam, Kelly, and Christopher play like there is no tomorrow. Jenny Don’t And The Spurs features Jenny Connors guitar and vocals, Christopher March on lead guitar and lap steel with Kelly Halliburton (Pierced Arrows, Dead Moon) bass and Sam Henry (The Wipers) on drums.

Website:
https://www.jennydontandthespurs.com/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vfyZ8IckxQ

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/JennyDontAndTheSpurs/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jennydontandthespurs/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqapgfBVS1A

The Lonesomes

5 p.m.

Pat’s Corner Americana Stage

The Lonesomes

When you think about The Lonesomes, there's the feeling of the old West, not just in the band's name but in their sound and feel — something that put you in mind of tan chinos, boots with spurs and shots of rye at the local saloon. Their most recent full-length CD, “There’s No Denying Josephine,” contains shining elements of The Byrds (jangly 12-string guitars and a trumpet solo a la "So You Want To Re A Rock & Roll Star"), Tom Petty, Neil Young (the guitar solos), and the Allman Brothers (nice mix of Hammond and dual guitars) sprinkled tastefully throughout. It has the necessary punk-slash-honky-tonk charm to qualify as an alt-country gem. Since then, they’ve added more twang with B-bender guitar and steel but never stray far from their classic rock roots. With a new video and two new songs set for pre-summer release, 2018 promises to be a busy one for one of Portland’s strongest Americana outfits. 

 

ReverbNation:
http://www.reverbnation.com/thelonesomes

Stream Music Catalog:
https://thelonesomes.bandcamp.com/

Los Supremos De Los Hermanos Flores

4 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.

Main Stage

Los Supremos De Los Hermanos Flores

Los Supremos De Los Hermanos Flores

Founded in the mid 1970’s by three Flores brothers from the Woodburn area, Los Supremos de los Hermanos Flores has been performing up-tempo, toe-tapping dance music throughout the Pacific NW ever since..  Their Conjunto-Tejano sound transcends not only generations, but also racial boundaries.  

The current band is made up of seasoned musicians that share a passion for what they do and take the extra time to bring the audience into the “Supremos” fold.  They incite the audience to smile, tap and yes, dance, dance, dance!

LOS SUPREMOS BAND MEMBERS

Bajo Sexto & Vocals; PAUL DURKETT:  

Paul started out as a folk singer in 1962, and then in 1968 he switched to rhythm & blues. He plays blues harmonica & guitar.  Durkett fell in love with Tejano music after listening to Little Joe y La Familia, soon learned to play the Bajo Sexto and started singing in Spanish. He recently relocated to Portland, Or.  On his first weekend in Portland, he heard the familiar sounds of Tejano music as he listened to KBOO radio.  He started calling in & requesting songs.  Those calls eventually led to a connection from  the DJ’s to the Flores brothers.  Paul is now a full-time member of Los Supremos de Los Hermanos Flores and has incorporated the Bajo Sexto, Bajo Quinto, guitar and harmonica into the band.

Drummer & Vocals: DENNIS YBARRA: 

Dennis comes from a family of musicians and has always had a passion for music.  He grew up watching his dad Pete Ybarra perform Tejano music throughout his life. This led him to learn how to play several musical instruments.  As a teenager he had the opportunity to play alongside his dad, which gave them both great pleasure and honor.  In his 20’s his father passed away. Dennis was lead to take the reigns of his father’s band (Suave Band).  Dennis recently joined Los Supremos and is looking forward to great things.

Bass; Alberto (Beto) Flores:

Beto, has been playing bass for over 14 years, and has had the good fortune to train with industry’s greats as Skip Battin of The Byrds, Gary Fontaine of Nu Shooz and Melvin of the Dan Reed Network. 

Albert has also worked with and recorded albums for Rick Caliar (El Debarge of Motown Records) and joined Rick in the Gospel Choir Band at Newsong Church. 
When Albert is not spending time with his wife and daughter, he can be found rehearsing, playing the Portland club scene and sampling local microbrews.

Vocals; Nasario Flores:

Nasario has been in the music business for many years. He started out as a DJ, dance promoter and then along with his brothers Emilio and Margil, created the bandm, Los Supremos De los Hermanos Flores. Nasario was the band’s lead singer in the 70’s  He continues to lend his vocals & stage persona to the band. 

Accordion & Vocals; Margil Flores:

Margil has been a lover of music since his childhood.  He bought his first guitar when he was only 12 years old.  He has participated in many contests taking top honors in singing and playing.  As a founding member of Los Supremos de los Hermanos Flores, Margil brings musical passion and expertise.  In the early 80’s, the band found itself without an accordion player, Margil jumped at the chance of mastering a new musical instrument.  In less than a few months, Margil was front and center playing accordion & singing.  His passion for Conjunto music comes across when he picks up the accordion goes through a few rifts and let’s his vocals do the magic.

Jawbone Flats

3 p.m.

Pat’s Corner Americana Stage

Jawbone Flats

Formed by musicians with a passion for the Northwest outdoors, Jawbone Flats takes its name from the ghost town of the same name nestled deep in the Opal Creek Wilderness of Oregon. Since 2008 JBF has traveled throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California playing an eclectic blend of original and cover songs drawing from the influences of bluegrass, country, alternative country, blues, and rock music led by five alternating lead singers backed by lush harmonies. Interlocking melodies from B-bender Telecaster and acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica, and pedal steel guitar are woven into the solid rhythmic fabric of fretless bass and drums to produce a wonderfully entertaining, irresistibly danceable, and downright “flatifying” sound.

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

Website:
www.jawboneflats.net

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

2:30 p.m. 'til 3:30 p.m.

Pat’s Corner Americana Stage

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart and soul", The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band in 1995, he's performed with most every major artist in the Country and Americana music community. Stuart was personally given permission to use the band's name by Johnny Cash himself and was also honored by the Man in Black with an invitation to record songs at Cash's own home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Two other iconic music legends,Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, were also early believers who were instrumental in helping Stuart get his start.With the release of their critically acclaimed debut CD "Walk Alone" in 1999, the Bastard Sons quickly proved they were no novelty act. Withstrong songwriting and great musicianship, the Sons' quickly jumped to the forefront of the growing Alternative Country Music scene. No stranger to the road, their constant touring and hard work have built the band a loyal grassroots following both in theStates and overseas.Whether performing in front of thousands at a festival in the US or Europe, or playing all night in a Texas dance hall, for Stuart it's all about respect. "The Bastard Sons never were, and never will be, a Johnny Cash tribute band." It's always been about honoring the musical ideals of our heroes, and paying respect to the originality, integrity, and independence that made those artists who they are. Our goal was always to find our own road, and to continue to keep the sounds and traditions of American Roots Music alive.The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash have released 5 outstanding CDs: "Walk Alone", "Distance Between", "Mile Markers", "Bend in the Road", and their latest, "New Old Story", currently out on Randm Records. Their music hasbeen featured in film, television, and compilation CDs around the world.

Website:
http://www.bsojc.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/bsojc

Reverbnation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/bastardsonsofjohnnycash

Website:
http://randmrecords.com/

Silver Lake 66

2 p.m.

Pat’s Corner Americana Stage

Silver Lake 66

Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define modern Americana with a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues. Their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations for their knack of authentic, heartstring-tugging songwriting, impeccable harmonies and ardent guitar-playing. For nearly a decade through the 1990s, Francis and Overbo called Los Angeles home when they fronted a band called The Ruby Trees. The couple performed in a slew of local LA clubs, which includes appearances at Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance at The World-Famous Palomino Club. Following a move to Portland, Francis and Overbo dealt with illness-related adversity that sidelined them from performance. But rising healthy and happy,  they found themselves adopted by a likeminded tribe of Portland musicians who helped them get back into the art of music-making. It was then that Silver Lake 66 was born. In August of 2016, the duo released a new LP, Let Go Or Be Dragged, featuring a collection of songs drawn from personal experiences of travel, love, loss and adversity. A group of local veteran musicians from the Portland Americana community round out the vocally driven, warm, tremolo-laden sound. The album has been a resounding success with Americana radio, receiving airplay from over 55 stations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. The album hit #19 on the Roots Music Report’s album chart, and the song “San Francisco Angel” reached #18 on its singles chart. 

The Huffington Post’s Randy Radic describes Silver Lake 66’s music as “elegant simplicity” and “the real McCoy.” For Folk’s Sake’s Jonathan Frahm calls the duo “the real deal” and highlights their “sweet harmonies that mesh the entirety of their sound together.” 

Press Kit:
https://www.silverlake66.com/epk

Caleb Caudle

1 p.m. 'til 2 p.m.

Main Stage

Caleb Caudle

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n' roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina's punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to quit his day job and focus solely on music -- five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves. He was recently dubbed "the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon - rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite," by Rolling Stone editors for their list of "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know". He's played Nashville's famed AmericanaFest multiple times and his song, "Borrowed Smiles" was featured on last season's dramatic season finale of CMT's Nashville. And as 2018 approaches, he's not slowly down; he's on the lineup for the 11th Annual Cayamo, the musical cruise that travels from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize, next to icons like John Prine, Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Lee Ann Womack. And most importantly, he's gearing up to release his eighth and most refined album yet, Crushed Coins.

 

Caleb Caudle has always been busy, but in his eyes, things started to really change in 2012, when he released Tobacco Town. While the record was built on a "real shoestring budget" at a friends house, Caudle wanted to replicate the stripped-down feeling of a live performance and gave fans an idea of what to expect. With the intent to tour, he did just that -- traveling around the country playing medium-sized clubs and venues, while simultaneously working on 2014's Paint Another Layer On My Heart. This time, he wanted to make a bonafide studio record; complete with Lydia Loveless' sultry backing vocals, the Bruce Springsteen-inspired approach to classic country was a notable transformation in Caudle's sound. He continued to tour, gaining new listeners, and started garnering media attention. In 2016, he released Carolina Ghost. The album took the leap into real country, in his own words, "About as country as I'll ever go." No Depression noted that the record had "a nice progression, sonically and emotionally," while American Songwriter described it as, "an album that feels pure, natural, and unconcerned with radio play." Meanwhile, The Bitter Southerner simply put it that, "In a just world, he would be on every country radio station."

 

But one of Caudle's strongest attributes, which journalists and listeners alike continue to find endearing, is his unique and genuine method of songwriting, which Paste Magazine compared to Jason Isbell. "The lyrics are very biographical. I write about what I know, so my albums are a snapshot into a six month window of my life." From announcing his romantic vulnerability with Paint Another Layer On My Heart to actually finding love on Carolina Ghost, Caudle's strong lyrical driving force makes him consistently relatable. And his newest project, Crushed Coins, is no exception to that rule. Since his last release, Caudle's inspiration has shifted; he's gotten married and has traveled across the country, exploring different national parks (Yosemite, Arches, and Joshua Tree to name a few) with his wife.

 

Set for release on February 23, 2018, Crushed Coins is a dark and dreamy narrative about following the light at the end of the tunnel. "I think the overall theme of the record is trying to find hope in a dark place. It's about relying on the people and the things that you love," Caudle says, who was inspired by soul, blues, and jazz, specifically Miles Davis' In A Silent Way. However, producer Jon Ashley is well-versed in a multitude of genres, having produced records for bands like Band of Horses, Hiss Golden Messenger, The War on Drugs, and Dawes. While the two have worked together before, co-producing both Paint Another Layer On My Heart and Carolina Ghost, the duo wanted to take a different approach than ever before.

 

"Crushed Coins is a departure from my past records in a few ways. We recorded a lot of it out in Los Angeles, which took me out of my comfort zone -- having made the last couple albums at home [in North Carolina]. We discussed how albums used to work as a whole, they were something more than just a group of songs," says Caudle, who describes the album as, "Not exactly a concept record, but a ‘bigger picture' project." On the search for a new sound, he decided to include new instruments, in hopes of transitioning from the country purity heard on Carolina Ghost to a multi-influenced and consequently, genre-less, new record. Crushed Coins features over a dozen extremely talented musicians, including Joshua Hedley, Erin Rae, noted electric guitarist Megan McCormick, pedal steel playerBrett Resnick, and bassist Kevin Black (who you probably recognize if you're a fan of Sturgill Simpson or Margo Price).

 

Though Crushed Coins is an 11-song album, Caudle originally headed into Mixtown USA's studio with 23 songs, all written during one of the most prolific times of his life. "We approached this record with an anything-goes mentality, unafraid to do whatever the songs called for," he told Rolling Stone Country. And while the album was made with the intent of escaping a specific genre, Caleb Caudle manages to be universally relatable with a mix of empathetic lyrics and a pristine blend of varying sounds. If you're looking to revive your tastes with something fresh, but also like that warm feeling of musical nostalgia, look no further than Crushed Coins.

 

Website:
http://calebcaudle.com/