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Saturday, March 16, 2024
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The leprechauns are on our side, bringing us rainbows and merriment for St. Patrick's Day. Join us for multiple days of food & drink specials, McMenamins own Irish Stout, live music and plenty of hijinks.
Friday, March 15
Garage DoorBrittany Danielle * 5-7pmMoon Music * 7:30-10pm
Pat's CornerHardly Strictly Irish * 5-7pmPossibly Irish * 7:30-10pm
Saturday, March 16
Garage Door Adams, Martin, and Linahon * 2-3:30pmKinvara * 4-5:30 pmJump at the Sun * 6-7:30pmForest Grove Outlaws * 8-10pm
Pat's CornerThe Pyrettes * 2-3:30pmThe Old Yellers * 4-5:30pmBroken Compass Bluegrass * 6-7:30pmCedar Teeth * 8-10pm
Sunday, March 17
Garage Door Spud & The Snakeskinners * 2-4pmCrimson & Clover *4:30-6:30pmChasing Ebeneezer * 7-9pm
Pat's CornerElias Alexander Band * 2-4pmSequoia Rose * 4:30-6:30pmRamblxr * 7-9pm
Our St. Patrick's Day whiskey returns! This in-demand spirit only comes around once a year; get it while you can! 200ml flasks go on sale Sunday, March 17 at the hotel gift shops, bottle shops, Edgefield Distillery and select locations.
Cedar Teeth didn't plan to start a band around the campfires
that lit up their Oregon youths in the forests of the Cascade foothills that
form a clear-cut divide between Portland and the surrounding wilderness. The genre bending roots troupe owe their
inception to bassist Rayson Gordon, who forged a musical link between friends
and provided their secret headquarters: a cedar shed on his grandparents' 40
acre forestland on Green Mountain Road. In their new practice space, campfire
tunes turned into intricate songwriting and friendships became a partnership.
Following their 2014 debut album, Hoot, Cedar Teeth built
their reputation on stage, whether at festivals like Summer Meltdown and
Wildwood, or at clubs throughout the Pacific NW, where they have joined bands
like Fruition, Shook Twins, Motopony, Hot Buttered Rum, and Magic Giant.
On their 2017 EP, Farewell To Green Mountain, Cedar Teeth
explore everything from indie rock and grunge to psych folk and bluegrass,
reflecting the diversity inspired by their lives on the dividing line of
societal opposites. Produced by Larry
Crane (Elliot Smith, The Decemberists), the EP leans heavily on backwood
harmony, allowing complex song structures and off-kilter melodies to support
tales of love and war and the moments in between. In one sense, Farewell to
Green Mountain is a goodbye to both their formative practice space and the
vanishing wilderness and community they knew growing up; a sense of loss that
makes its way into songs such as "Cancer" and "Mama's Mourning". But then again, a voice of defiance emerges
in songs like "Winter" and "Echoes Grounding", testaments to renewal and
resilience in the face of the dying light.
While their range of sonic interests and influences defy
easy classification, it is difficult not to hear Levon Helm, Rick Danko and
company, The Band, hollering from the grave. Indeed, imagery reflecting organic
flesh and bone, mingling with gnarled old-growth roots music, is what this band
is all about. Call 'em whatever you
like: they are harmonizers and collaborators and Cedar Teeth won't let the fire
The Old Yellers began in early 2001 when founding members Michael Berly and Matty V Hartless came together with the goal to write great songs built around vocal harmonies and well crafted stories. The idea was to write songs with a message that could be felt and understood by nearly anyone. They were soon joined by friends Diego Joyeux and Tim Connell and this core group has been playing together in one form or another ever since.
In the years that followed, albums were made, tours were undertaken, fun was had and many great musicians would take their turn coming in and adding to the overall magic. It is difficult to label them any one thing, because at times they have seemed more Rock and Roll, or Alt-Country, or Americana, or Folk Rock, but there is and always has been, a consistency, a uniqueness, something special, that has woven itself throughout the path they have traveled. Whether you call them The Old Yellers or The Yellers, they are are at heart, an American band, writing and performing their own original music, that above all, strives to evolve the consciousness of the global community and generate a real revolution of spirit.
The Bands powerhouse core has been blessed to surround themselves with a cast of stellar musicians who have, for nearly 15 years, formed the family band that is The Old Yellers. The band defies the limits of categorization into a single genre and can take a crowd on a seamless journey from raucous country honky tonk, to tender heartfelt ballads, past a potential Irish jig and back to the cornerstone of rock and roll all in the span of just a few songs. Yeller music is an eclectic blend of rollicking good time songs that win crowds over again and again.
The Pyrettes are a hot Portland based multi-genre band who capture a range of music from Folk, Blues, Hot Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, Latin, Caribbean, Shanties and more! Fronted by mother/daughter team Kate & Signe Larsen, they captivate audiences with their twists of genre and brilliant harmonies.
"Sprouting as a neighborhood jam group in 2015, the Forest Grove Outlaws have quickly grown into a Washington County staple. Spreading into smoked out, whiskey fueled bars all over the region, the boys have expanded their musical landscape to encompass a truly unique sound, rooted in classic outlaw country, while incorporating modern rock 'n' roll. Love, rebel attitudes and psychedelic adventures fuel FGO's poetry, while structured jamming paints the canvas. Strokes of improvisation during live performances provide a unique encounter every time the outlaws take over town."
Jump at the Sun is an infectiously joyful and enchanting chamber folk quartet that plays mostly old dance tunes and songs from American, Celtic, Canadian, Argentinian and other International sources.
Kinvara is the name of an Irish town in County Galway as well as the
name of a four person band based in Portland, Oregon. They have been
making music together for over 22 years and have recorded three CD’s.
Band members include Grant Crowley, Sue Davis, Mark Masterson and
Dennis O’Malley. They all sing and play the following instruments: guitar,
mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, whistles, bodhran, and banjo. One of
Kinvara’s claim to fame is that they offer a variety of different voices
and musical arrangements to their performances.
The group was first drawn to Celtic Music by listening to bands like The
Bothy Band and Planxty. They had infused traditional melodies with the
rhythms of rock and roll, making it more accessible to younger
audiences. Kinvara plays airs, jigs, reels, as well as some of the more
contemporary interpretations of Celtic Music and song by groups such
as Dervish, Solas and The High Kings. They also perform songs from
other folk traditions, some rock and roll favorites as well as a few original
Over the years, Kinvara has played at many local Irish Pubs as well as
several McMenamins properties in Oregon and SW Washington. They
also enjoy playing at weddings, wakes, schools and local farmers
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