3505 Pacific Ave. / Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Saturday, October 6, 2018
All ages welcome
When you imagine Oktoberfest, what comes to mind? Beer, music, more beer, bratwurst and hamburgers, and more—exactly how McMenamins pictures it.
Front LawnHaldeman's "OOM-Pah" Boys • 1 p.m.'til 3 p.m.Ma Fondue • 3:30 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.Hawthorne Roots • 5:30 p.m. 'til 7 p.m.Cedar Teeth • 7:30 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Garage DoorTanner Cundy and Sean Hudson • 2 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.The Soulful Daze • 4:30 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.Catherine Loyer & Strawberry Roan • 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
RoamingBalloons & Facepainting • 3 p.m. 'til 6 p.m.
Cedar Teeth hails from the Cascade foothills, where the sound of saws cut through the Oregon woods and the lights of Portland set the western horizon aglow. The music of Cedar Teeth is shaped by the experience of living in this margin dividing the wilderness from the city. From the five members of the band emerges a fusion of guitars, banjo, keys and trombone, propelled by bass and drums, while vocal harmonies weave through the music. Their songs are thus sweeping and immersive, at turns rustically melodic, lyrically raw, and aggressive, as they explore the tensions of our time: love, loss, and destruction in a morally ambivalent landscape.
Over the past five years, Cedar Teeth has steadily crafted a distinct sound and set out to bring together audiences and fellow musicians from Portland to Seattle. Starting off 2015 with a series of shows in Park City, Utah during Sundance Film Festival, Cedar Teeth has gone on to perform at major venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, like Seattle's Tractor Tavern, as well as festival sets at Cascadia Rainingman and Summer Meltdown, alongside bands like Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition. Songs from their debut album, Hoot, have since been licensed for television programming on PBS and film soundtracks in America and Europe. Heading into 2016, Cedar Teeth will soon return to the studio and record their sophomore album before hitting the road, to bring their brand of NW roots rock to audiences far beyond the Cascade foothills from where their music is born.
From clubs, festivals and corporate events, to session work, touring, and radio jingles, Catherine Loyer has a rich career in music. She is known for her electric presence and a voice that has power and control to spare.
Catherine is backed by a top notch band, consisting of Jim Loyer on acoustic guitar, Toby Rapp on bass, Dennis Elmer on drums, Gabriel Trees on lead guitar, and Willow Welson on vocals. She and Strawberry Roan play an array of originals, artistic covers, as well as everyone's favorites. The songs range from country, to pop, roots rock, and even rock-n-blues. By adding their own personal slant, Catherine and each player create the distinctive sound, known as Strawberry Roan.
With a busy gig schedule, Catherine and Strawberry Roan plays on, creating fans wherever they perform.
The Hawthorne Roots are a 4-time award winning, sister fronted roots rock n' roll band from Bozeman, Montana. The group brings a soulful and energetic performance to the stage, every lyric sung with passion and authenticity. Their genre defying original material is built off of soulful vocals, three part harmony and guitar riffs reminiscent of bands like The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks, and Fleetwood Mac. Their uniquely branded "Revved Up Roots Rock" genre has gained momentum and admiration within the northwest community and beyond.
The group tours heavily in the western region, working tirelessly to build their brand and expand their audience. The band is on tour promoting their debut EP, "On Second Thought" released June 2018.The music of The Hawthorne Roots comes straight from the heart.
Stay tuned and keep in touch.
Todd Tracewell has joined up with some old friends for some soul filled acoustic jams. "The Soulful Daze" will take you down many roads of inspiration.
Ma Fondue delivers a diverse palette of danceable grooves creatively fusing R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues and Americana. Featuring hidden gems from legendary performers, as well as memorable music from lesser- known artists, Ma Fondue infuses their uplifting live show/dance party with powerful musicianship and high energy improvisation.
Ma Fondue:Nayibe Rojas, Vocals
James Mason, Guitar & Vocals
Sean Patrick Martin, Drums & Vocals
Mike Zilis, Keyboards
Ben Rougeou, Bass & Vocals
When you happen across a Tanner Cundy show, you get the
feeling from the moment he picks up his guitar that you're in for a unique
experience - and you'd be spot-on, as the Cornish-born Cundy might say.
It wouldn't be out of place to assume that this guy has a novel approach to
music; he's a self-described "hardcore lefty" who slings a
right-handed guitar upside down, lays claim to having played a German bass lute
on a pop record and has filled many a role for a wide variety of acts from
Portland and beyond. Check his journal and you'd come across
entries like engineering a score for the 48 Hour Film Festival and fronting an
Irish rock band. Browse his setlist and you'd find gems from every decade
- Floyd fans, those whose favorite band is The Band, even Tool aficionados
would take note of familiar titles amongst the dozens of original tunes he's
This variety of experience gets blended on high to create some truly memorable
sets, and it's clear that Cundy's time playing live with many local groups
(Will West and the Friendly Strangers, The Druthers) has had the perfect
seasoning effect. If you enjoy a skillful, authentic performance, coupled
with rapid-fire humour and a couple pints of local fare, then you would do well
to catch the next Cundy performance.
For over twenty-five years, Lynn Haldeman has been performing in the greater Portland area. Lynn's sound reflects his reputation as "The Sweetest Accordion in Oregon." Whether playing toe-tapping music in the Lawrence Welk style on his accordion, or with his fully costumed German "oom-pah" ensemble of accordion, clarinet and tuba; Haldeman's audiences of every age stay completely entertained. Known for their sing-a-longs and audience requests, the band adds of a fun musical touch to any event.
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