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PFS Concerts now booking for 2017-2018

Unless otherwise noted below:
Concerts are held at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens Street, Portland, OR 97214.
Doors open at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30.

Colonial Heights Presbyterian is located between Hawthorne and Division. Stephens is one block north of Harrison.

No concert in December!

Friday, January 19: Misty Mamas and Fadin’ by 9

Portland FolkMusic Society kicks off 2018 with two delightful musical groups.

Misty Mamas MISTY MAMAS serve up home-style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, traditional and original songs as well as tasty instrumentals combining the American genres of bluegrass, old time, gospel, folk and country music. Family friendly, the band can include interactive songs that engage youngsters. The band got its name from Carol Harley, founding member of the Misty Mamas and the very popular local Americana Band, Misty River.

Eager to connect with their audience, the Misty Mamas tailor performances that not only entertain but educate. Misty Mamas lace together timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics, creating a musical experience rich with history, steeped in tradition and performed with character and exuberance. The band, together since 2005, has made a real name for itself in the Vancouver/Portland acoustic music scene. Collectively these women (plus Tony Rocci since October 2014) have decades of experience playing and singing in harmony. Released March 2009, Misty Mamas' CD, Wild Rose of the Mountain, genuinely captures the essence of these musicians on stage.

The Misty Mamas are Katherine Nitsch (vocals and guitar), April Parker (vocals, mandolin, accordion) Eileen Rocci (vocals and upright bass) and Tony Rocci (guitar, mandolin and vocals).

Listen to Misty Mamas' music (3:11 mins long) and

more (11.37 mins long).

Fading by 9 FADIN’ BY 9, a bluegrass band based in Vancouver, Washington, delivers hot-pickin’ (on bass, guitar, fiddle, and banjo), tight harmonies, and a mix of “bluegrassified” rock, folk, and bluegrass covers and originals. They create a unique, uplifting, high-energy sound that will keep your feet tapping all night long.

The Vancouver Columbian describes this talented band as “masters of fusing bluegrass with rock and folk sounds.”

Fadin’ by 9 features Dave Irwin on guitar, Joe Lapidus on Banjo, Seth Moran on fiddle, and Ben Shafton on bass. All four take turns singing lead and harmony vocals, with three and four-part harmony an integral part of their sound.

Fading by 9 The band has played at many venues and festivals in Washington and Oregon, including the Magenta and Kiggins Theaters in Vancouver (the latter in a series of joint concerts with the Misty Mamas to packed houses). Fadin’ by 9 has also played at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, WA, the Camas “Music in the Parks” series in Camas WA, the Recycled Arts Fair in Vancouver WA, the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, the Eastside Bluegrass series in Portland, the Beaverton Farmer's Market, the Tygh Valley Bluegrass Festival, and the High N’ Dry Bluegrass Festival in Bend, OR.

For band member bios and links to music and videos, head to here .

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Tickets: $20 General Admission, $17 PFS Members, $10 ages 12-18 (under 12 free)

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