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Feb
16
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Feb
17
Wed
Shemekia Copeland – American Strings @ Online
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Shemekia CopelandShemekia Copeland

Providing a soundtrack for our time, Copeland sings about the world around her, blending blues, R&B and Americana into a sound that is all her own. Her riveting new album, “Uncivil War” was recently nominated for five Blues Music Awards, including Song of the Year. It builds on the musically and lyrically adventurous territory that Copeland’s been exploring for over a decade — tackling the problems of contemporary American life head on with nuance, understanding, and a demand for change. It also brings Copeland’s fiercely independent, sultry R&B fire to songs more personal than political.

The Chicago Tribune’s famed jazz critic Howard Reich says, “Shemekia Copeland is the greatest female blues vocalist working today. She pushes the genre forward, confronting racism, hate, xenophobia and other perils of our time. Regardless of subject matter, though, there’s no mistaking the majesty of Copeland’s instrument, nor the ferocity of her delivery. In effect, Copeland reaffirms the relevance of the blues.”

NPR Music calls Copeland “authoritative” and “confrontational” with “punchy defiance and potent conviction,” and says “It’s hard to imagine anyone staking a more convincing claim to the territory she’s staked out—a true hybrid of simmering, real-talking spirit and emphatic, folkie- and soul-style statement-making.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer succinctly states, “Shemekia Copeland is an antidote to artifice. She is a commanding presence, a powerhouse vocalist delivering the truth.”

The American Strings series is free and open to all via Zoom. Register below.

Register Here

Feb
21
Sun
Folk Alliance International virtual conference @ Online
Feb 21 – Feb 26 all-day

Folk Unlocked headerFolk Unlocked: Connection, Discovery, Inspiration, is a five-day event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship. This is a year for innovation and creativity, and our goal is to create a space for community building and career development for everyone from the comfort and safety of their own home.

While the conference officially starts on Monday, 2/22, there are events on Sunday, 2/21, including meet-ups with artists such as John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Cathy Fink and many others.  The schedule is much too long to even summarize here, but there will be the Keynote Interview: Margaret Atwood with Anaïs Mitchell, and a session on Songs and Pursuit of Social Justice including OSU’s Bob Santelli.

For more information and to register click here or on the logo above.

Feb
23
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Mar
1
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Corvallis Guitar Society

The goal of the Corvallis Guitar Society is to act as a catalyst to bring local guitarists out of the woodwork and provide an opportunity to perform and enjoy guitar music in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The accent here is on participation and we hope people will want to participate in the open stage section also – no piece of music is too short or simple (though there is a five minute limit if we have a full sign-up sheet) and you are guaranteed a warm round of applause for showing us what you can do! We do have a limited number of open stage slots so be sure to sign up early at the front desk on the way in.

Our Mission

To promote classical and related guitar styles by providing a supportive performance environment for people of all ages and ability.

We seek to achieve this through a monthly meeting that provides an opportunity to discuss, listen to, and play solo guitar music including classical, flamenco, finger-style, jazz, as well as classical guitar ensemble styles.

Mar
2
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Mar
9
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Mar
16
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Mar
23
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Mar
26
Fri
Singtime Frolics @ Online
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 11:59 pm

Portland FolkMusic Society presents

Singtime FrolicsSingtime Frolics Online

a spring weekend of singing, jamming, learning, sharing and good food (you provide) at Portland FolkMusic Society’s annual retreat.

To register click here

Guest artists

Gordon Bok & Carol Rohl

Gordon Bok & Carol Rohl

Gordon and Carol need no introduction to lovers of traditional music. Gordon says “I’m drawn to songs that show me how others have lived their lives and sorted through their problems… They’ve shown me how to live, and if others learn something from my passing them on, that’s another pleasure.” Carol plays Celtic harp and has a special love for Paraguayan music . Washington Post said “The shimmering weave of harp tones and supple guitar rhythms cast a spell unlike anything else the duo performed.”

Stephanie Anne Johnson

Stephanie Anne Johnson

Stephanie Anne learned to sing and started to teach herself guitar in grade school, soaking up folk, blues and gospel singers. Building on that base, she went on to study music in college, and has sung opera and musical comedy. She is equally at home with her band, the Hidogs, or accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. Her music is “rooted in all that’s American,” and reflects her daily practice of cultivating joy. Her concert and workshop will leave you joyful!

Beth Wood

Beth Wood

 

 

Beth has been writing and performing full-time for twenty-three years — delighting and inspiring audiences with her exceptional musicianship and her songs that pull you into her world, all presented in the warmest most inviting way. She is well known to the Portland folk community, and if you have never spent time with Beth, you are in for a treat!

 

 

Lauren Sheehan

Lauren Sheehan

Lauren launched her recording and performing career in 2002 and has been sailing on to critical acclaim, national and international radio charts and lots of encores at venues across the US and Canada ever since. This vivacious singer delights audiences with the breadth of her material, evocative artistry and musicianship.

 

Jermaine Malone

Jermaine Malone

 

 

Jermaine writes songs that tell stories from his life, moving easily among genres from R&B to hip hop. He draws his energy from interacting with the people who come to be with him when he is performing. Jermaine says his main joy is “to bring a smile to your face, and a shake to your hips”!

 

Mar
30
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Mar
31
Wed
Los Lobos – American Strings @ Online
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Los LobosLos Lobos

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts (CLA) presents a conversation and some music with Los Lobos front men David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez on Wednesday, March 31 at 5 p.m.

The webcast event is part of CLA’s American String Series. Hosted by OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli, each segment of American Strings is comprised of a conversation and music by successful artists from a variety of genres, making for a one of a kind opportunity to appreciate and know better the great American music tradition.

Los Lobos (“The Wolves”) is an American rock band from East Los Angeles. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican music. The band gained international stardom in 1987, when their cover version of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” topped the charts in the U.S., the UK and several other countries. Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle, requinto jarocho) and Pérez, Jr. (vocals, drums, guitar, jarana huasteca) are two of the founding members of the band and wrote most of their songs together.

Hidalgo he has been featured on albums by T-Bone Burnett, Ry Cooder, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. He is also a member of the group Los Super Seven, and of the Latin Playboys, a side project with other members of Los Lobos. Pérez, the band’s primary lyricist, started out with Los Lobos playing the jarana, a small Mexican guitar, and singing. As the band ventured more into Norteño music and rock he became the drummer, first playing with just a snare drum. Eventually he moved to the front of the stage and started playing guitar again. Pérez has also been a member of the Latin Playboys. Additionally he paints and has been the art director and artistic supervisor on many of Los Lobos’ albums.

Hidalgo and Pérez will talk with Bob about their longtime collaboration and unique experience in fusing cultures and crossing genres, and play some of their music.

The American Strings series is free and open to all via Zoom. Register below.

Register Here

Apr
5
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Corvallis Guitar Society

The goal of the Corvallis Guitar Society is to act as a catalyst to bring local guitarists out of the woodwork and provide an opportunity to perform and enjoy guitar music in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The accent here is on participation and we hope people will want to participate in the open stage section also – no piece of music is too short or simple (though there is a five minute limit if we have a full sign-up sheet) and you are guaranteed a warm round of applause for showing us what you can do! We do have a limited number of open stage slots so be sure to sign up early at the front desk on the way in.

Our Mission

To promote classical and related guitar styles by providing a supportive performance environment for people of all ages and ability.

We seek to achieve this through a monthly meeting that provides an opportunity to discuss, listen to, and play solo guitar music including classical, flamenco, finger-style, jazz, as well as classical guitar ensemble styles.

Apr
6
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Apr
13
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.