Saturday, July 6, 2019

Edgefield’s 108th Birthday Party

Edgefield

All day

All ages welcome | 21 & over in the Winery

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About Edgefield’s 108th Birthday Party

We’ll mark the property’s 108th 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!

Music:

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Brother Not Brother • Noon - 2:30 pm

Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders • 3 - 5 pm

Rich Layton and Tough Town • 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Mexican Gunfight • 8 - 10 pm

Little Red Shed
Pilar French • 2 - 4 pm

The Soulful Daze • 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Falcon Heart • 7 - 9 pm

Winery Tasting Room
The Columbians • 7 - 9 pm

On Property:

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Face Painter and Balloon Guy • 1 - 4 pm

History Presentations:

Edgefield Ballroom •  free all ages welcome
Artifact Discoveries Reveal East County’s Early History  East County historians Chuck Rollins and Steve Lehl • 9:30 am

Recollections of Prisoners and the County Jail at Edgefield • Former county prisoner and poor farm worker Mark Parsons • 10:15 am

Bringing New Life & Art to the Old Poor Farm in the 1990s • McMenamins artists Jennifer Joyce & Lyle Hehn • 11:15 am

Screening of Edgefield history video • 12:15 pm

Event Schedule

Mexican Gunfight

Seasoned & soulful songcraft

8 - 10 pm

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Mexican Gunfight

Mexican Gunfight is a rock band with a big and easy notion of what "rock" can do. Stylistic influences abound: blues grit, country lyricism, the soulfulness of gospel, a jam thrown in ... even tinges of Latin and jazz dot their sonic landscape. But the Gunfight doesn't lay claim to being a blues, country or gospel act ... they're really just a rock band.

The band's instinctive ability to play seamlessly together is perhaps one of the first things to impress, and betrays the band's experience: Mexican Gunfight's personnel have wandered the U.S. tour routes together for nearly a quarter century, in a half-dozen different outfits, thousands of shows and in hundreds of venues (not to mention a variety of interesting vehicles). Perhaps most notably, their incarnation as The Renegade Saints got regional acclaim and national attention back in the early '90s, but even then they were too rockin' to be a jam band, and definitely too free-form to be grunge.

Since that time the members of Mexican Gunfight -- individually and collectively -- have been notable fixtures in the NW music scene; there's a high probability that you have seen at least one of them playing at a bar, club, theater or festival over the last several years.

The Gunfight pays homage to acts as diverse as Neil Young, Hothouse Flowers, Willie Nelson, Santana, Glen Campbell and Little Feat while offering just as much stylistic variety in its originals. They borrow songs from their "ancestral" incarnations, including the Saints but also Kerosene Dream, The Strangers, Dixon, Tremor Guild and Nine Days Wonder. (Bassist Dave Coey -- a prolific songster in all of his bands since the '80s -- has recently popped out a few new tunes that the band quickly worked over live a few times and brought into the studio.)

The spirit behind Mexican Gunfight's music is - simply put - to consider everything fair game and have a blast rocking it up.

Al Toribio, guitar and vocals
Dave Coey, bass and vocals
Ned Failing, drums and vocals
Mike Walker, piano and organ

 

Official site:
http://www.mexicangunfight.com/

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/mexicangunfight

Falcon Heart

Indie Folk

7 - 9 pm

Little Red Shed

Falcon Heart

Soaring, melodic harmonies, and captivating storytelling form the foundation of Falcon Heart's Folk inspired Indie/Rock sound. With influences ranging from Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes to Sublime and Elvis Presley, Falcon Heart expresses love, loss, and lessons learned from the evergreen city of Portland, Oregon.

Falcon Heart was conceived when a Craigslist ad brought musicians and Oregon natives Marcus Glaze and Aaron DeRosso together almost ten years ago. They have been refining their friendship, songwriting, and performance skills through various projects ever since, forming Falcon Heart in 2015 with the addition of bassist Robert Williams and electric violinist Jean Mastaler.

Glaze, a natural born performer, joins his instrumental, vocal, and songwriting talents with those of DeRosso, a meticulous and engaging long-time drummer, singer/songwriter, and recent guitarist. Williams embellishes upon Falcon Heart's melodies with his catchy and intricate bass lines, while Mastaler blends her classical sensibility with her fierce electric violin into the expressive, nuanced, and explosive sound that is Falcon Heart.

The Columbians

Bluegrass and Americana

7 - 9 pm

Winery Tasting Room

The Columbians

Peter ‘Spud' Siegel on mandolin, Joel Marshal on guitar, and Bill Uhlig on up-right bass. The Columbians play a mixture of acoustic Bluegrass and Americana eclectic.

Rich Layton & Tough Town

Swampadelic Soundtrack

5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Rich Layton & Tough Town

 

Rich Layton & Tough Town are keepers of the flame for American roots music. It's high octane swamp rock, country, rockabilly and the honky tonk blues echoing from an East Texas roadhouse. The band has a signature sound that sits right alongside such eclectic artists as Marty Stuart, Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson. Each set takes audiences for a ride from Sun Studios to Chess Records, and Muscle Shoals to Bakersfield. Rich's original songs fit seamlessly into the mix, weaving his Gulf Coast roots through tales of rock and roll redemption, harmonica-fueled and swampified.

 

Together over a decade now, the band has released three albums and performs at major festivals and showcase clubs throughout the Northwest.  Each year, Rich joins Lyle Lovett as a special guest when Lyle tours the NW. Rich also has played on Portland tour stops by his long-time friends Lucinda Williams, Buckwheat Zydeco (R.I.P.), Dale Watson and many more.

 

 

Website:
https://richlayton.us/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/richlayton.us/?eid=ARDNFvAbxTyxYFzoad0UrLcKv4POrnYmJTVgttjfJQr7Mvu87tJ6KwabQrQyv_oAn7c-TtJ6yiqjQkBC

The Soulful Daze

Soul filled acoustic jams

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Little Red Shed

The Soulful Daze

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.

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

Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders

Classic Country

3 - 5 pm

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Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders

Co-founder of BR549 and three-time Grammy nominee Gary Bennett grew up in Texas and Washington State. He received his first guitar and wrote his first songs at eight-years-old. He played bass in a local, traveling country gospel band when he was 16.

He worked as a timber cutter before playing in Portland country bands full time at 25-years-old. He moved to Nashville in 1993 and met Chuck Mead to start BR549. The band travelled the world many times over while recording five albums on Arista Records.

Besides earning 3 Grammy nods, Gary has appeared on countless TV shows such as Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Nashville TV and more. In 2013 Gary returned to the Pacific NW, bought the home he was raised in and started the Coattail Riders. 

Shawn O'Connor grew up in Kelso, Washington and began playing guitar at age 10. He's been a regular on the Portland music scene for over 20-years.
He's worked with Nicolette Larsen, Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Joni Harms and has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Blackhawk, Diamond Rio, Lonestar and Mark Collie to name a few.

Rudi Spain bass player worked with such notable Portland bands as Buckboard and has been on the Portland music scene for over 30-years.

Website:
http://www.gbatctr.com/

Pilar French

Eclectic Rock

2 - 4 pm

Little Red Shed

Pilar French

Pilar French is one of those unexpected talents who can bowl you over with intelligent, passionate songwriting and give you a groove to rock out to. She's a varied musician, and not just because she plays guitar and bass (depending on the situation): one minute she's in lounge mode, her voice all silk and smoke, and the next she's belting out a slightly askew blues tune. French calls it twisted funk 'n' blues, but she has an intimate, introspective side as well. She can evoke Marlene Dietrich singing Cole Porter, Nicolette Larson, Steely Dan, Maria Muldaur and Sarah McLachlan, just to name a few.

French has lived in Portland for 10 years and become deeply ingrained in the music scene through participation in a variety of bands and musical partnerships. She started in bluesy, funky bands, including Soul Patrol Mission and Swerve, then spent time with local art songstress Kate Mann in Ginger Lovely. French later found herself working with singer Lara Michell (Carmina Piranha, Dirty Martini) in a Duran Duran tribute band, which led to her joining Michell and Nicole Campbell's goofy cover band, Guilty Pleasures and One Hit Wonders.

Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/pilarfrench

Face Painter & Balloon Guy

1- 4 pm

Roaming

Brother Not Brother

Noon - 2:30 pm

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Brother Not Brother

Brother Not Brother (formerly Hammerhead) is a Portland-based Indie-Folk duo that's been rocking since 2015. They blend their folk influences with elements of rock, psych, pop, and 'emo' music, ultimately culminating in a live performance that is surprisingly hard-hitting and powerful for a two-piece; their signature being that they play all the percussion between the two of them with their feet as they play and sing.

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

Website:
https://brothernotbrother.bandcamp.com/