Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival

Grand Lodge

1 - 10 pm

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)
Mission Spotlight • 1 - 2 pm 

Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders • 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Hailey Verhaalen • 4 - 5 pm

Darci Carlson • 5:30 - 6:30 pm 

Britnee Kellogg • 7:30 - 9 pm 

Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage:
The Robert Henry Band • 2 - 2:30 pm 

The Robert Henry Band • 3:30 - 4pm 

The Robert Henry Band • 5 - 5:30pm 

Connie Jo Collins, CJ’s Country Dance Instruction • 6:30 - 7:30 pm 

Garage Door:
Bigfoot Mojo • 2 - 4 pm 

Whiskey Darlings • 4:30 - 6:30 pm 

Silver Lake 66 • 7 - 10 pm

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

Silver Lake 66

Modern Americana

7 - 10 pm

Garage Door

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

Britnee Kellogg

Edgy vocal stylings

7:30 - 9 pm

Main Stage (on the lawn)

Britnee Kellogg

 

Britnee Kellogg was three years old when she started singing, and she’s never stopped. Her impressive career began at local fairs and talent shows—anything that gave her the chance to perform. If it had a stage and a microphone, she was there.

Her love of country music started at nine years old, when she attended a Johnny Cash & June Carter-Cash concert. Smitten from the first note, Britnee knew that she had found her chosen career. Every day since then has brought her one step closer to her dream.

Today, you’ll find Britnee sharing the stage with the likes of Blake Shelton, Eric Paslay, Lee Brice, Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Keith Urban. You may have also seen her on Season 11 and Season 12 of American Idol. She has a large fan base, with a local and worldwide following.

Most recently, Britnee has been focusing on writing and performing her original music and covers with her band. It’s a deeply personal project, one that allows her to truly showcase her rich, edgy vocal stylings. You can find her rocking out on stages all across the US, writing music, or playing at small breweries and local venues in the Portland area. She is also working to create her first EP, which will be out in 2018.

Britnee’s goal is to create a sound that people can relate to their own personal stories, and to inspire others to pursue their dreams. She is a driven, passionate artist with so much creativity and a love for her craft.

 

Website:
http://www.britneekellogg.com/

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/BritneeKelloggMusic/

Instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/britneekellogg/

Connie Jo Collins

6 - 7:30 pm

Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage

Darci Carlson

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Main Stage (on the lawn)

Darci Carlson

2017 Ameripolitan Music Award's Outlaw Female of The Year, Seattle native Darci Carlson packs a punch with her high energy, true country originals and tastefully revived classic country favorites. Dust your boots off for this sure fire foot stompin' affair.

Website:
http://www.darcicarlsonmusic.com/

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHH5uQ62VZA&sns=fb

The Robert Henry Band

Country

5 - 5:30 pm

Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage

The Robert Henry Band

RHB was invited to compete in the Battle of the Bands at the Ponderosa Lounge this past spring. Voting in the preliminary rounds showed the Robert Henry Band had a strong following and fans were eager to hear the RHB “old country” sound. The group was the Battle of the Bands winner for 2018! The RHB has a combined 100 plus years of music experience. All of the members are home grown Oregonians and proud Pacific Northwest artists! Robert is a student of traditional country music and the stories it tells. He has a deep respect for the great artists that came before him and a desire to preserve this uniquely American art form. He loves God, his family and friends, and the military. Sundays are spent fishing, watching some football, eating his mom’s cooking, and singing on the front porch with his brothers and sister. 

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/RobertHenryBand

Youtube:
http://youtu.be/4na_7RcaK-M

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/rhenrymusic

Website:
http://www.roberthenrymusic.com/

Instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/roberthenrymusic/

The Whiskey Darlings

A downhome duo

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Garage Door

The Whiskey Darlings

The Whiskey Darlings is a downhome duo from Portland, OR, featuring sweet harmonies, acoustic guitars, and mandolin. When Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef-both popular, local solo performers in their own right-recently discovered their shared love for singer/songwriter music of the 1960s and 70s, they instantly began crafting original music in the same vein. Rainwater brings his musical background in blues and bluegrass, while Van Kleef offers her stunning soulful vocals and background in rock and folk.

Website:
http://www.thewhiskeydarlings.com

Hailey Verhaalen

4 - 5 pm

Main Stage (on the lawn)

Hailey Verhaalen

Born and raised in Oregon City, Oregon, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Hailey’s passion for music has driven her since she stepped in front of her first large audience at a third grade talent show. Since her younger days, Hailey has opened for big time acts such as Deana Carter, Love and Theft, James Otto, Craig Wayne Boyd, The Moonshine Bandits, and more. She has performed at popular Nashville venues like The Bluebird Café, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, and The Listening Room, and has turned heads at Oregon’s biggest festivals, rodeos, venues and Portland’s own Moda Center. Today, one of Hailey’s favorite places to share her songs is in increasingly crowded local venues where her growing legions of fans, thanks to a solid following on social media, sing along to her original material.

Along with being a gifted, natural singer, Hailey’s ability to weave her experiences into tightly crafted, catchy songs lifts her above the norm of today’s it-all-sounds-the-same country. The ability to create an authentic space within each song is what keeps her fans coming back to her live performances and downloading new singles as quickly as they come out. These songs like “Rerun,” and “Shooting Stars” from her brand new EP “The Real Stuff”, which reached #9 on the iTunes Country Music Chart, speak to the universal truths of life: love and heartbreak, moments and memories, and staying true to who you are without relying on the usual clichés. The new EP, is her third studio recorded EP that features a collection of songs she has written since her move from her hometown to Nashville, TN in October 2016.

Hailey Verhaalen is an authentic talent whose inner flame shines bright, and a young woman with deep, family roots that keep her grounded, heart-driven and full of excitement for a promising, musical future.

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/HaileyVMusic/

Website:
http://haileyverhaalen.com/

Instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/haileyvmusic/

The Robert Henry Band

Country

3:30 - 4 pm

Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage

The Robert Henry Band

RHB was invited to compete in the Battle of the Bands at the Ponderosa Lounge this past spring. Voting in the preliminary rounds showed the Robert Henry Band had a strong following and fans were eager to hear the RHB “old country” sound. The group was the Battle of the Bands winner for 2018! The RHB has a combined 100 plus years of music experience. All of the members are home grown Oregonians and proud Pacific Northwest artists! Robert is a student of traditional country music and the stories it tells. He has a deep respect for the great artists that came before him and a desire to preserve this uniquely American art form. He loves God, his family and friends, and the military. Sundays are spent fishing, watching some football, eating his mom’s cooking, and singing on the front porch with his brothers and sister. 

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/RobertHenryBand

Youtube:
http://youtu.be/4na_7RcaK-M

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/rhenrymusic

Website:
http://www.roberthenrymusic.com/

Instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/roberthenrymusic/

Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders

Classic Country

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Stage (on the lawn)

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/

Bigfoot Mojo

Blugrass duo

2 - 4 pm

Garage Door

Bigfoot Mojo

Upright bassist Belinda Underwood and national mandolin champion Josiah Payne met on the bluegrass scene in Portland, Oregon, as hired hands in other award-winning bands. Musicians in multiple genres since childhood, they both grew up in family bands before moving to Oregon, and were feeling orphaned without their families until they found each other in 2012. After playing together for 3 years as "Josiah and Belinda", they adoped the mascot of the Northwest when they became Bigfoot Mojo.

Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they have many creative offerings, including this new incarnation. Josiah and Belinda continue to mesmerize audiences with groove-based melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies (the kind that sound genetically-blended), setting a new standard for original music which defies genre boundaries.

Bigfoot Mojo plays with other amazing guest musicians to create a trio, quartet or bigger. Lately they have been featuring world-traveling guitarist Pete Kartsounes, when he is home from tour! Also featured is the young national twin fiddle champion Wilhelmina.

Josiah and Belinda also play together in the high-energy bluegrass band The Wild Wood and in their Middle Eastern funk band, Al Farasha.

 

Website:
http://bigfootmojo.belindaunderwood.com/

The Robert Henry Band

Country

2 - 2:30 pm

Pat’s Corner Country Dance Stage

The Robert Henry Band

RHB was invited to compete in the Battle of the Bands at the Ponderosa Lounge this past spring. Voting in the preliminary rounds showed the Robert Henry Band had a strong following and fans were eager to hear the RHB “old country” sound. The group was the Battle of the Bands winner for 2018! The RHB has a combined 100 plus years of music experience. All of the members are home grown Oregonians and proud Pacific Northwest artists! Robert is a student of traditional country music and the stories it tells. He has a deep respect for the great artists that came before him and a desire to preserve this uniquely American art form. He loves God, his family and friends, and the military. Sundays are spent fishing, watching some football, eating his mom’s cooking, and singing on the front porch with his brothers and sister. 

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/RobertHenryBand

Youtube:
http://youtu.be/4na_7RcaK-M

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/rhenrymusic

Website:
http://www.roberthenrymusic.com/

Instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/roberthenrymusic/

Mission Spotlight

1 - 2 pm

Main Stage (on the lawn)

Mission Spotlight

After escaping a dry, fundamentalist town in eastern Washington, three of the members of Mission Spotlight moved
to the big city (Portland, Ore.) where they met two bourbon-drinking atheists who would help them fulfill their
dream of starting a country/indie/folk band.

The band's sound is built around singer/songwriter Kurt Foster's baritone voice.
Foster grew up in the church in Southern California. His musical education was a a mix of hymns, Joy Division on the
radio and the Buck Owens and Gram Parsons songs family friend and country musician Jann Browne taught him.

After moving to the Northwest in 1990 and playing in several indie rock bands, Foster's divorce helped him find
focus in the stories he wanted to tell in his music.

Once the alcohol haze of those years lifted, Mission Spotlight was born. The band explores the classic country and
western themes of love and loss and mixes them with the post-punk rock sounds they grew up on. Sad stories,
soaring vocal melodies and dramatic guitar hooks. It's more Magnolia Electric Company than George Jones.

Mission Spotlight performs regularly at the Pacific Northwest's finest venues. They have been privileged to play with
greats like Sturgill Simpson, American Aquarium, and Lindi Ortega.

The band's first two albums (Everything That Floats and Keep The Good Ones Close) were recorded with the
legendary Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studios.

Mission Spotlight's newest album (Remember The Time) finds the band collaborating with one of their musical
heroes, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy). The band met Lytle through mutual friend Howe Gelb and quickly bonded over a
love of the wilderness and early country music.

The new album (coming in Sept. 2018) was recorded at Lytle's home studio in Modesto, Calif. and The Map Room in
Portland.

Reviews:

"Their high-and-lonesome country sound is easy on the ears while it tugs at the heartstrings."- Portland Mercury

"Mission Spotlight has crafted a modern soundtrack suited for the American West, and it feels pretty damn sincere." -
Willamette Week

"A handsome compendium of twang and tears..." - Portland Mercury

Mission Spotlight is:

Kurt Foster - Vocals, guitar
Danny Facinetti - Drums
Fasil Debeb - Guitar
Ryan Lynn - Pedal Steel, lap steel, guitar
Jeremy Dietz - Bass

 

website:
WWW.MISSIONSPOTLIGHTBAND.COM

Email:
MISSIONSPOTLIGHT@GMAIL.COM