3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Saturday, March 6, 2021
All ages welcome
Please maintain social distance on the property and keep your mask on at all times, except while eating/drinking. During live music you must stay at your designated table (sorry, no dancing yet).
All dayFreeAll ages welcome
99 years is a BIG deal, so we're honoring this grand old building with a (covid-safe) celebration! Join us for live music and celebratory food & drink specials throughout the day.
Hotel guests can join in the fun with a Passport Hunt! When you finish, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free night's stay.
Belinda Underwood | 2:30 – 4:30pmBigfoot Mojo | 5 – 7pmSonny Hess | 7:30 – 9:30pm
Known far and wide for her sensual guitar playing, songwriting gifts and soulful vocals, local blues legend Sonny Hess fires up shows around town performing in a variety of forms and combinations - solo, in duos, full bands, and as part of the venerable NW Women Rhythm & Blues, which may include fellow blueswomen Lady Kat, Duffy Bishop and many more. Named Outstanding R&B Act and Best New Artist when the Sonny Hess Power Band appeared in 1991, Hess has brought her particular brand of the blues to northwest audiences for nearly two decades. She's also been a serious supporter of fellow artists, producing the NW Women R&B shows and playing regularly with Ellen Whyte (as part of the duo Jane Doe), Leah Hinchcliff, and Lisa Mann.
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.
Underwood is a life-long musician and dancer who brings elements of the world's
folk art traditions together with her own Western training and luscious
soul-creation. An artist and traveler, she has enjoyed visiting other
lands in order to study the roots and living masters of those
traditions. A believer in music without the borders created by genres or
cultures, Belinda composes and writes equally passionately about love and human
evolution as she does trees and animals, using a clever wit to reveal the
interconnectedness of all things.
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