[JANGLE FOLK] Dave Shur is a master of taking somberness
and peppering it with giddiness and goofballery. He’s a melodic acrobat
who can lull you into a folksy, dreamlike haze then snap you righ
Nick Jaina must have known he was already loved when he emerged on the Doug Fir stage to see a packed house, but that didn't stop him from bribing the audience. “They're as big as your head,” the songwriter said of the massive cookies he baked prior to the show and plopped next to the merch booth selling his new album, A Bird in the Opera House. Jaina wasn't the only one debuting ...
The first Portland Folk Festival has just announced its preliminary lineup — a healthy mix of local and international artists, who will be appearing in spaces throughout Downtown, Alberta, Mississippi and Southeast Portland from August 19-22. Most local folk fans will probably be familiar with names like Loch Lomond, the Freak Mountain Ramblers and Future Historians, but there are a few less ...