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Robert Richter

Every 2nd Wed at Alberta St Pub we record 5 NW Indie Artists performing a 30 minute concert for airing on the Local Roots Radio show heard every Sunday night from 7 pm to 9 pm on KMUZ-FM 100.7 in Salem and streaming live online everywhere at KMUZ.org. The first 90 minutes of the radio show are devoted to playing all original recently released NW Indie music and the last half hour is when we air the live recorded concerts.

To date we have recorded more than 130 concerts since our beginning several years ago. The artists that have performed have included Annalisa Tornfelt, Lewi Longmire and the Left Coasters, Redray Frazier, Ashleigh Flynn, Karyn Ann, Ara Lee, Kathryn Claire, Metts, Ryan and Collins, The Get Ahead, Haley Johnsen (upcoming in Mar) and more than a hundred other established and up and coming NW artists. The genres as well vary from rock to country to singer/songwriters. Nearly every concert is standing room only.

It has been called by the musicians who perform one of the best Indie Music Showcases anywhere. The live recording and appreciative audience makes for a unique experience for everyone. The recordings have been stellar and many of the artists have used the recordings on CD's and other links.

The cost has always been just $5 to get in. It always starts around 7 pm. In addition many of the best sidemen in Portland have performed at the series. Read more about our concerts at www.facebook.com/localrootsmusicnw

The series is run by volunteers who do everything from selling merch to working the door to the emcee. It is a music community event that continues to grow and entertain every month.

Skip vonKuske

"Years before occupiers arrived making it an international media headline, The Malheur Wildlife Refuge was home year round to all manner of animals and birds. Portland Cello Project's own Skip vonKuske created an original soundtrack to this film, documenting a year at the refuge, and will perform it live during the premiere screening at Alberta Rose Theatre on February 21st 7 PM. A portion of ticket sales benefit educational programs of The Malheur Field Station."



Donald Horn

I just submitted the Liza! Liza! Liza! calendar listing, but it would not allow me to put in our website. Can you do that for us?


It said it wasn't a valid website...but we use it everyday.


Don @ triangle

Pati deVries

I'd like to post the upcoming Rusted Root date on July 21 at Revolution Hall with Toad the Wet Sprocket

Matt Miner

Rock the Village: Rich Layton & The Troublemakers with special guest Jon Koonce

Friday, March 3, 7:00pm
O’Connor’s Vault
7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy.
Tickets: http://troublemakersmarch3.brownpapertickets.com

Matt Miner Presents and O’Connor’s Vault welcome roots rockers Rich Layton & The Troublemakers with special guest Jon Koonce to the heart of Multnomah Village, Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm.
Both Rich and Jon are dedicated "keepers of the flame" for American roots music. When they join forces, the fuse is lit for a night of high octane swamp rock, country, rockabilly and the honky tonk blues!

Rich Layton & The Troublemakers echo the sound of an East Texas roadhouse. With comparisons to such artists as Marty Stuart, Dave Alvin and JD McPherson, the band’s live shows take audiences for a ride from Sun Studios to Chess Records, and Muscle Shoals to Bakersfield. Rich's original songs thread seamlessly into the mix, weaving his Gulf Coast roots through tales of rock and roll redemption, harmonica-fueled and swampified.

Together a decade now, the band has released two albums, and performs at festivals and events throughout the NW, including the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Each summer, Rich joins Lyle Lovett as a special guest when The Large Band comes to town. Rich also has played on Portland tour stops by his friends Lucinda Williams, Dale Watson and the late Buckwheat Zydeco.

Jon Koonce is an Oregon Music Hall of Fame member for his early work with Johnny and the Distractions, and has just released his 13th album, The Lost Cause. Since the seventies Jon has built parallel careers fronting rock bands and singing his own songs solo on acoustic stages across the country. His gritty blue-collar approach to rock carries over in his solo work with strong unabashed statements about right, wrong, truth and justice, supported by clean, clear energetic guitar work.

Information: mattminermusic@gmail.com.

Gordon Lee

Hi Music Lovers!
The Gordon Lee Quartet with Warren Rand, Carlton Jackson and Tim Gilson will play original and classic jazz Thursday, Apr 27 at Arrivederci in Milwaukie 7:00-10:00. It'll be a groove.

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