Cafe Artichoke at Artichoke Music

Location

2001 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland
,
OR
97202
,
US

Website

Description

Artichoke Cafe presents an evening with award-winning cowboy poet Tom Swearingen and Western Music Association Harmony Group of the Year winners Notable Exceptions. Tom Swearingen is an Oregon horseman who tells stories of the people and land of the American West through original cowboy poetry that is often inspired by his own experiences and observations from the saddle. Tom brings his stories to life with rhythm and rhyme and a style that makes him a popular performer not only at cowboy gatherings and horse camps, but also in singer-songwriter circles and wherever else you find folks who appreciate well-crafted verse. Notable Exceptions, the duo Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps, are known in the world of western music for their finely crafted vocal harmony. Their original tunes are lighthearted and conversational. For accompaniment, Judy's tasteful rhythm guitar is right on the button; Jennifer sweetens the sound with tidbits of harmonica, rhythm instruments, flutes and whistles. The result is fun, fresh, bold Americana.

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Past Events

Sunday
Nov
18
2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
“Larry Wilder brings hope and joy to audiences through Americana music. “ - Bill Furman, CEO The Greenbrier Companies, Portland, OR http://www.larrywildermusic.com/ Larry has brought his heart and passion for Americana music to over 2000 audiences on three continents. Magnetic, fast-paced entertainment with electrifying banjo, guitar and vocals, Larry is a National Yodeling Champion. Larry has opened for Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Lily Tomlin and Pete Seeger. Join the thousands who have felt right at home with Larry. You’ll be singing along! As a musicologist and curator of American music, Larry brings fascinating stories behind the artists and songs remind us how we are all part of the great music of America! Bellows & Squawk: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Popular Song https://www.bellowsandsquawk.com/ Bellows & Squawk will explore the pervasive influence of minstrelsy on American music and entertainment in general. They will present popular songs written from 1848 to 1912, showing how minstrelsy is intertwined with the evolution of the popular song in America, including parts of a presentation they gave at Reed College in January, 2018. Among their artistic influences Bellows & Squawk count Mickey Katz, Spike Jones, Slim Gaillard, Ethel Merman, Sophie Tucker, Bert Williams, Count Basie, George Burns, and Gracie Allen.
Saturday
Oct
13
2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Friends from different coasts, Mary Flower and Scott Ainslie will be together for an evening of some of the finest acoustic blues, ragtime, delta, and slide guitar playing available. Flower will be familiar to Portland music fans and is known for her fine musicianship, her skill as a guitarist, and her warm vocals. She is a fine songwriter and arranger, as well. Ainslie transcribed all of Delta Blues legend Robert Johnsons songs and published a book of them (Robert Johnson/At the Crossroads, Hal Leonard 1992) and has a reputation for singing the music as well as he plays it. His repertoire always includes some originals and other roots blues performers, too. Together, these two will deliver some of the finest blues singing; ragtime, delta, and slide guitar playing available today. Two sets by two great musicians. This is not to be missed. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Saturday
Sep
1
2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year and 3-Time Female Performer of the Year Singer-Songwriter Juni Fisher with IWMA Top-5 Male Cowboy Poet Tom Swearingen opening. Performing at Portland, Oregon's premier 'listening room' Cafe Artichoke at Artichoke Music. Beer, wine, coffee, tea, and light snacks available. Seats are limited so advance purchase is recommended at https://090118.brownpapertickets.com/. Doors open at 7:30. Show 8-10.
Sunday
Feb
25
2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2pm
2pm
Artichoke Cafe presents an evening with award-winning cowboy poet Tom Swearingen and Western Music Association Harmony Group of the Year winners Notable Exceptions. Tom Swearingen is an Oregon horseman who tells stories of the people and land of the American West through original cowboy poetry that is often inspired by his own experiences and observations from the saddle. Tom brings his stories to life with rhythm and rhyme and a style that makes him a popular performer not only at cowboy gatherings and horse camps, but also in singer-songwriter circles and wherever else you find folks who appreciate well-crafted verse. Notable Exceptions, the duo Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps, are known in the world of western music for their finely crafted vocal harmony. Their original tunes are lighthearted and conversational. For accompaniment, Judy's tasteful rhythm guitar is right on the button; Jennifer sweetens the sound with tidbits of harmonica, rhythm instruments, flutes and whistles. The result is fun, fresh, bold Americana. All ages general admission $15 at Artichoke Music in advance or at the door (doors at 6:30). Also available at Brown Paper Tickets (subject to fee). https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3170788