Monday, April 13, 2015

Canadian performers Pharis and Jason Romero come to the Portland Folk Society stage - with Mountain Honey (Greg Stone, Linda Leavitt and Dee Johnson) - this Friday night, April 17th!

Canadian performers Pharis and Jason Romero come to the Portland Folk Society stage. They’ve collected a basket full of Canadian national music awards for Traditional and Americana albums. Their hand-made instruments are among the finest in any country. Their songs and harmonies remind us of great folk duets, past and present. Radio airplay of their recordings seems constant – their songs are that good, whether in folk, bluegrass or old-time genres. 

If you enjoy the harmonies and stylings of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings then Jason and Pharis are the west-coast equivalent but with their unique vocal and instrumental twists. They will have a newly released album of their latest works available.

Opening the show is the Portland bluegrass trio, Mountain Honey. Greg Stone, Linda Leavitt and Dee Johnson all come from the Taborgrass bluegrass class experience. Greg founded Taborgrass, and all play and sing in several local bands.

Friday, April 17th at 7:30PM. 
Doors open at 7PM
St. David of Wales Episcopal Church
2800 SE Harrison Street in Portland
$20 General Admission | $17 PFS members
$10 ages 12-18 (Under 12 free)
Info: (503) 642-9100
Advance tickets available online

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Set lists for our Graduation Concert Friday, May 15th at 7:30pm

Here are the set lists for our Graduation Concert Friday, May 15th at 7:30pm.

Morning Class

  • Cripple Creek
  • Old Home Place in G
  • Red Haired Boy
  • I Saw The Light in G
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Long Journey Home in A

Afternoon Class

  • Angeline The Baker
  • Bluebirds Singing in A
  • Gold Rush
  • Tennessee Waltz in G
  • Dixie Hoedown
  • Rose Of Old Kentucky in D


Tell your friends and family and encourage them to come!



Monday, April 6, 2015

Practice lists for Saturday, April 11th

Here are the practice lists for Saturday, April 11th:

Morning Class

  • Blackberry Blossom (new)
  • Old Home Place
  • Cripple Creek
  • I Saw The Light
  • Cherokee Shuffle
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Afternoon Class

  • Angeline The Baker (new 2nd year)
  • Amazing Grace
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Hold Whatcha Got
  • Gilderoy
  • Head Over Heels

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Practice lists for Saturday, April 4th

Here are the practice lists for Saturday, April 4th:

Morning Class

  • Old Home Place (new)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Angel Band
  • St. Anne's Reel
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Old Joe Clark

Afternoon Class

  • Gold Rush
  • Lamplighting Time In The Valley
  • Billy In The Lowground
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Keep On The Sunny Side
  • Red Wing

Monday, March 23, 2015

Beginning Bluegrass & Old-Time Singing Workshop - Five Sessions Beginning Wednesday, April 1st!

Find your voice and get in touch with your inner Lynn Morris with Linda Leavitt!  We will cover all aspects of singing: Posture, breathing, your body as an instrument, rhythm, how to find your vocal range, pitch, tone, projection, dynamics, articulation and style.

We will cover Taborgrass songs, so please bring your lyric sheets.  Also bring water, a recording device if you have one and an open mind!

There will be 5 sessions, Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning April 1st. Cost is $50.

To register, contact Linda Leavitt at lleavittmusic@icloud.com or sign up at Taborgrass.