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.