Friday, September 13, 2019

Tonight! OBA Presents Nu-Blu at Reedwood Friends Church


The Oregon Bluegrass Association
proudly presents 
Nu-Blu
Friday, September 13, 2019

Reedwood Friends Church
2901 SE Steele St., Portland

Nu-Blu's heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn's caramel-coated soprano is one of the bands defining traits--at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group's backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Zach McCracken (banjo) and Justin Harrison (fiddle/mandolin) round out the quartet's warm, layered, American roots sound that builds to a full country sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that cant be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.


GA $21 + OBA Members $18 + Kids 12-18 $10.50 (under 12 free)

Tickets available at the door for an additional $4

Doors open at 7   Concert at 7:30


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

3rd Annual Waverly Jamboree Sunday, September 15!


Join us at Waverly UCC for our third annual musical jamboree featuring  Japanese Koto, Bridging Voices Youth Choir, and Taborgrass music from Shoegrass.  

Celebrate our partnership sharing space with some of Portland's finest artists and musicians.

The concert will begin at 3:00 in the Waverly sanctuary followed by popsicles and ice cream bars for all.

Come kick-off fall with us. A family friendly event.  No cost.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

New Fiddle Tune! June Apple

June Apple is a traditional fiddle tune found in a collection of old mountain tunes of the North Carolina region published in the 1920's. Fiddler Tommy Jarrell recorded it in the late 1960's.

Have fun with June Apple!

Find it on the Music Page.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Taborgrass classes start Saturday, October 5th with NEW HOURS - 1pm to 4pm, for both classes.

Taborgrass classes start Saturday, October 5th with NEW HOURS - 1pm to 4pm, for both classes.

Our first Taborgrass Open Mic night of the season will be Friday, October 4th.  Doors open at 6pm for jamming.  Pizza at 6:30pm and performances start at 7pm.

See you there!

Waverly UCC
Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward
3300 SE Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Portland Audubon Jam starts Sunday, September 1, 2019.


This is a monthly bluegrass jam sponsored by the Oregon Bluegrass Association and organized by Rich Powell.   It starts at 12 noon and continues until about 4:30 p.m.   Come for all or part of the day!  There's lots of room for jammers and listeners, plus great views and Audubon's educational displays and gift shop.   

It's held at the Audubon Society, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210.  There is a parking lot across the road, and additional parking is allowed on wide shoulders of Cornell Road. 

If you've seen announcements that this jam starts in October, please adjust your calendar because it's starting in September this year.  Confirmed dates for the rest of 2019 are October 6, November 3, and December 1.