3505 Pacific Ave. / Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Noon - 10 pm
All ages welcome
We're throwing ourselves a ragin' all-ages party, especially for turning 97! Join us for a handcrafted birthday beer, McMenamins Passport Discovery Hunt, and live music.
Pat’s Corner Tent:Pagan Jug Band • 2 - 4 pm
Turtle’s Guitar Mafia • 4:30 - 6:30 pm
The Van Rontens • 7 - 9 pm
Garage Door:Julie McCarl and Bodacious • 2 - 4 pm
Orenco Station Band • 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Bill Wadhams & Friends • 7 - 10 pm
Tastings • 12 - 4 pm
FacePainter/Balloon Artist • 2 - 5 pm
Discovery Hunt & Passport stamp • Noon - 8 pm • Alice Inkley
Cake & Special Birthday Beer
Wadhams & Friends is led by Bill Wadhams, singer of the '80s hit "Obsession", and the band Animotion. Before becoming a pioneer of synth pop, Bill was a singer/songwriter playing acoustic guitar and singing in pubs. He carries on that tradition here.
Pat’s Corner Tent
A fusion of Folk, Funk Grass and Gypsy Roots. It's like a whole new sandwich. Or maybe Iron and Wine meets Modest Mouse with crystal clear female lead vocals. Lead vocalist and songwriter Melodie Ayres, in seek of a major life change, upended her Kansas roots this last summer. She packed her car and shoved off for the adventure of the Cascade Mountain range and the rich music scene of Portland Oregon. After months of playing open mics she accumulated a tribe of musicians and fans to support her dream. Now The Van Rontens have created a sound like no other and are touring the country changing perspective on life one fan at a time.
Local music legend, Turtle VanDemarr, has performed in many influential bands over the years. Lead guitarist for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, the Fly By Nite Jass Band, The Freak Mountain Ramblers, Anita Margarita and the Rattlesnakes to name a few. Having been a regular in the Portland Music scene since the late 60's, he is widely known for the versatility of his guitar playing styles.Turtle has been compared to Django Reinhardt and Jerry Garcia in the San Francisco Chronicle. As a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, he is routinely hired by nationally touring acts. About six months ago he gathered together some of Portland's premier guitar players to form what is now known as "Turtle's Guitar Mafia". They play every first friday @ McMenamins Edgefield Winery and folks are loving it. A mix and match of Portland's older guitar legends with some of the hottest young-uns that have been revving up the Portland music scene. Different guitar styles, stealin' licks from each other and having way too much fun. Turtle aka known as "Zeus" is moving slow and easy and attempting to keep up with these amazing guitar slingers. Amazing to watch.
The band’s set list includes a wide variety of songs we consider “Americana” style: Folk, Classic Country, Roots Rock and Roll and Bluegrass. We feature artists including: Traveling Wilbury’s, The Beatles, Doc Watson, John Denver, George Jones, Eagles, Pure Prairie League, Gillian Welsch, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Ricky Scaggs, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley.
Longtime Portland folk troubadours Chris "Zydeco Skeeter" Miskow and Pat Buckley have revived the band they originally founded back in 1993. The Pagan Jug Band's current incarnation features an all-acoustic lineup of banjo, dobro, accordion, fiddle, guitar, upright bass and percussion, deftly mixing straight-ahead bluegrass, folk and country blues, and Louisiana Zydeco. The material is drawn from a variety of classic country, folk and roots sources, along with a large body of original songs.
"Their songs are packed with drunkenness and sex and the wages of sin, the musicians have the look of men once involved in bloodsport, but they have rather little to do with any organized religion. Organization itself, they have something of a problem with... they perform most every type of music, from bluegrass to Celtic to old-time funk and beyond, with an infectious vigor and memorable form... More bands should be like this." - Willamette Week
McCarl has worked as a professional musician wearing many hats
since age 18. Starting her career at the
top, of a mountain that is...Timberline Lodge...she sang with a jazz group for many
years and also formed many "folk groups" throughout the years. Her mentor, Mr. Richard Kohnstamm produced an
album called simply "Julie" and it was sold at Timberline. She has self-produced other albums..."Sweet
Dreams and Lullabies".. and co-produced with Pat Schweibert a project called
"Momma". She wrote several of the songs
on that album.
She had the wonderful opportunity to go to Japan and sing there
for 3 months in Toyonaka, outside Osaka and then to travel to Okinawa for a two
month stint at the Manza Beach Resort with her daughter Shannon, who joined her
in singing and experiencing the culture!
She has taught music lessons....and studied music....the whole time,
feeling that music is definitely a gift to be shared in as many ways as
possible....the world seems to need more harmony than ever!!! Currently she works at the Portland Waldorf
School accompanying the Eurhythmy classes and teaches private lessons and plays
with a wonderful group called "Bodacious"....an eclectic blues/Cajun/anything
goes group! They have just finished
producing their first CD called "Love's De' Bottom Line"
She also continues to work as a single, playing piano and
guitar, singing...and writing tunes and hoping for a more peaceful world!
Doug Stickler has been playing accordion for 34 yrs. He studied with Don Bottari and Eileen Hagen and made his professional debut as a strolling musician at the Black Angus Steak House. Throughout high school, he also performed at The Rheinlander, The Little Blarney Castle, and The Chateau La France.
After 10 yrs playing The Matterhorn Restaurant, he began working with other musicians in various combos. These have included Zydeco music with the band Bodacious; Italian opera and Neapolitan love songs with tenor, Tim Tommaso; as an accompanist for Joan Szymco's Veriditas Choir; and with Cliff Farley's Swiss Choir. He also plays in a Duo setting with violinist Frank Holman or guitarist Rouke Vanderveen. He has also been a studio musician, appearing on various CD's.
Most of his work these days is with Bodacious. Band members include Julie McCarl, Rouke Vanderveen, (who is lead guitarist with Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts), and Marvella McPartland. This versatile band is mostly a blues/boogie band that plays anything from Clifton Chenier Zydeco to Chuck Berry and rock and roll.
Bodacious has also worked together in other settings including becoming an Irish band for McMenamin's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, and a German band for the Polkafest at the Paesano Club in Cedarville Park.
His repertoire includes German, Swiss, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, French, Zydeco/Blues, and Jazz Standards, primarily from the 1930's and 40's.
He is comfortable playing in most ethnic settings as a soloist, in a band, or any combination of the two. He plays acoustically as a soloist, but uses amplification when he plays in a band.
Marvella is a Portland area singer/songwriter.
Born in Chicago and raised on the West Coast, she settled in Portland in
1982. Over the years she has performed in opening acts for many well
known talents...such as Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company,
Jesse Collin Young and the Youngbloods, the Smothers Brothers, Otis
Redding, Ricky Nelson, Bo Diddley, Kenny Rogers, Randy Newman, Nitty Gritty
Dirt Band, and many others. She has worked with the musicians of Bodacious
in various combinations for over 10 years. With a background in music
that ranges from classical to rock and roll, from folk to jazz over many years,
she plans to continue in music forever....and loves to perform with Bodacious!!
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