Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mountain Honey show Wednesday, September 20th at O'Connor's

Mountain Honey at O'Connor's 
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  • YAY!!  Mountain Honey returns to O'Connor's in Multnomah for another fun night of close harmony singing, driving banjo and cajun food.  7-9, $5.00 admission. http://www.oconnorsportland.com

Songs to work on for next Saturday

Morning class
  • Cripple Creek
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Afternoon Class
  • Old Home Place
  • Cherokee Shuffle

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Banjo Class by Mike Stahlman, Beginning/Intermediate Level, Thursday Nights at St. David’s!

Taborgrass is excited to have Mike Stahlman back this year to lead a beginner/intermediate level banjo class. We encourage banjo players to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Mike will review many of the Scrugg’s style rolls and runs and students will practice finding melodies for the songs and maybe learn a new tune or two.

Classes are $10. per session and will be held in the Grace Room at St. David’s at 7pm to 8:30pm on Thursday nights. Dates for this 5 week course are 9/28, 10/5, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This Saturday at Taborgrass!

Assignments  
  • Morning Class: Cripple Creek,  Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • Afternoon Class: Angel Band, Cherokee Shuffle
  • Jamming Only: Ragtime Annie, Love of the Mountains

Presiding at the Bluegrass Sermon this week will be Matt Snook and Dave Elliott.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Upcoming Mountain Honey Shows

We have two shows we'd like for you to have on your radar.

Mountain Honey plays at Fire + Stone Sunday September 10th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Join us for close harmonies and driving bluegrass banjo, with special guest, banjo great Alan Munde sitting in on a song or tune or two.

Free, kid-friendly. 3707 NE Fremont, Portland.




On Tuesday, come out to the Portland International Hostel, where Greg Stone and Linda Leavitt will perform an evening of duets, at the Summer Music in the Secret Garden Concert Series.
The show starts at 6:30, open mic between sets!

Admission is donation.  This charming venue is kid-friendly!

479 NW 18th, Portland.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Scrugg’s Style Banjo for True Beginners by Gretchen Amann, Saturdays at 1pm in the Music Studio

Scrugg’s Style Banjo for True Beginners by Gretchen Amann, Saturdays at 1pm in the Music Studio.

Dates for this one hour class are 9/16, 9/23, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28.  Cost is $10. per session.


First year banjo students face the difficult task of learning the picking patterns of this style while trying to read the music assigned to them. 

Gretchen has offered to coach the student through this process by conducting this one hour class on Saturday afternoons. 

Highly recommended for true beginners.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

First class for 2017/2018 season is this Saturday, September 9th at 10am

Welcome Taborgrassers!

I hope you had a great summer.

Our first class for 2017/2018 season is this Saturday, September 9th at 10am. 

We are excited to have Annalisa Tornfelt and Mike Eisler presiding at the Bluegrass Sermon at 12:45pm.

Featured music for the jammers this week is Red Wing and Head Over Heels.

Please note that there is a price increase this year for class admission to $12. 

If you are coming just to jam there is a suggested $5 donation please.

Thanks so much.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Greg


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Labor Day Mountain Music Festival at Timberline Lodge, Monday, September 4th

Please join us this Labor Day at noon on the patio at Timberline Lodge. This is the 4th year for this really fun event hosted by Linda Leavitt. 

This is the best way to get warmed up for the upcoming Taborgrass season! Jamming goes well into the night moving from the patio when dusk gets chilly, to a nice warm fire inside the grand lodge.

There are also great performances on the main stage at the outdoor amphitheater with spectacular views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. And all this is FREE!


Linda Leavitt and Mountain Honey will also be performing this week on Thursday night at 8pm at the Muddy Rudder.  Please come join in the fun!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Taborgrass Starts Saturday, September 9th at 10am!

Taborgrass is happy to be starting it’s 8th year this fall. 

Hope you all had a great summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mountain Honey at O’Connors this Wednesday, August 16th 7pm to 9pm

Taborgrass’s own Mountain Honey played at O'Connors last month to a packed crowd. Multnomah Village is a very cool place. Come join in the fun! 

Listen to the sounds of Linda Leavitt on vocal, guitar and mandolin, Greg Stone on vocals guitar, Dee Johnson on vocals and bass and Mike Stahlman on vocals and Banjo. 

We would love to see you there! Great food and drinks too. $5 admission.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Find Your Voice With Linda Leavitt!

Taborgrass vocal instructor Linda Leavitt will be leading a vocal workshop this Saturday, August 12th at Mt. St. Helen’s Bluegrass Festival in Toledo, Washington. The class will start at 10AM. Just an hour drive north, we would love to see you at the fest!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mountain Honey Duo at Fire and Stone this Sunday, August 6th at 6pm!

Greg and Linda will be performing as a duo and singing the close harmony songs of American Tradition. Would love to see you there! Free admission.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mountain Honey at O’Connors This Wednesday Night, July 26th!

Mountain Honey at O’Connors This Wednesday Night, July 26th! Taborgrass’s own Mountain Honey played at O'Connors last month to a packed crowd. Multnomah Village is a very cool place. Come join in the fun! Listen to the sounds of Linda Leavitt on vocal, guitar and mandolin, Greg Stone on vocals guitar, Dee Johnson on vocals and bass and Mike Stahlman on vocals and Banjo. We would love to see you there! Great food and drinks too. $5 admission.

GTM String Band at Blast Burger on Saturday night, July 22nd from 7pm to 9:30pm

GTM String Band at Blast Burger on Saturday night, July 22nd from 7pm to 9:30pm GTM is Greg Stone, Tony Rocci, and Marty Henick. We like to play a mix of bluegrass, Irish, and Country. We will be performing at Blast Burger Restaurant in Lake Oswego from 7pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, July 22nd. Come on down for some tasty sandwiches and beers and listen to the lively sounds of the GTM String Band. We would love to see you there!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

GTM String Band at Blast Burger on Saturday night, July 22nd from 7pm to 9:30pm

GTM is Greg Stone, Tony Rocci, and Marty Henick. We like to play a mix of bluegrass, Irish, and Country. We will be performing at Blast Burger Restaurant in Lake Oswego from 7pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, July 22nd. Come on down for some tasty sandwiches and beers and listen to the lively sounds of the GTM String Band. We would love to see you there!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mountain Honey at Fremont Theater this Sunday from 4pm to 6pm!

Come check out this new venue for bluegrass music if you haven't already. We love to support this theater. The owners have done a great job with the stage and sound.

There is a full bar and great beer selection. And it’s a nice and early show for a lazy Sunday! Hope to see you there!

$5 admission.

Mountain Honey is:

  • Greg Stone-guitar, vocals 
  • Linda Leavitt- guitar, mandolin, vocals 
  • Dee Johnson- bass, vocals 
  •  Mike Stahlman- banjo, vocals

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mountain Honey at O’Connors this Wednesday, May 31st

You are invited to join Mountain Honey at a new venue for us:

O’Connors Restaurant in Multnomah Village
7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219. 

We play from 6pm to 8pm.  We would love to see you there!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Open Mic Night at St. David of Wales - this Friday, May 12th! - Open Jam starts at 6:30, show starts at 7:30

Please plan on attending our monthly Open Mic Night at St. David's this Friday, May 12th!


This is the last Open Mic Night of the season!

Come on down and support your Taborgrass friends as they get on stage - or put together a few songs by yourself or with some friends and perform yourself! All levels welcome on stage and you'll find a very supportive and encouraging audience.

Festivities start at 6:30pm with an open jam and we'll have pizza available. Bring your own beverages please.  Adult beverages are OK. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Come join in the fun to participate on stage with a sound system, or just come to cheer on your friends! We’ve enjoyed bluegrass, opera, poetry, country music, story telling.  

Suggested donation is $10. Please throw another five bucks in the jar if you are having pizza. 

Linda and Greg will gladly be your back up band if you like.  

Sign up the night of the show. No pre-registration required.

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Open Mic Night at St. David of Wales - NEXT Friday, May 12th! - Open Jam starts at 6:30, show starts at 7:30

Please plan on attending our monthly Open Mic Night at St. David's next Friday, May 12th!

Note that we are moving the May Open Mic Night from its usual date of the first Friday of the month to the second Friday. 

This is the last Open Mic Night of the season!

Come on down and support your Taborgrass friends as they get on stage - or put together a few songs by yourself or with some friends and perform yourself! All levels welcome on stage and you'll find a very supportive and encouraging audience.

Festivities start at 6:30pm with an open jam and we'll have pizza available. Bring your own beverages please.  Adult beverages are OK. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Come join in the fun to participate on stage with a sound system, or just come to cheer on your friends! We’ve enjoyed bluegrass, opera, poetry, country music, story telling.  

Suggested donation is $10. Please throw another five bucks in the jar if you are having pizza. 

Linda and Greg will gladly be your back up band if you like.  

Sign up the night of the show. No pre-registration required.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, April 28, 2017

No Taborgrass classes tomorrow - Saturday, April 29th

There will be no Taborgrass classes on Saturday, April 29th because of a wedding at the church. 

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mountain Honey Duet Night at Fire + Stone - Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6PM

Mountain Honey Duet Night at Fire + Stone
Sunday, April 30, 2017
6:00pm  8:00pm

Join Greg and Linda for an evening of duets, singing favorites by Jim & Jesse, The Stanley Brothers, The Monroe Brothers and Gram & Emmylou.

Great artisan pizza, full bar, and some of the nicest folks in town.

3707 Northeast Fremont Street Portland, OR  97212

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

No Taborgrass on Saturday, April 29th

No Taborgrass This Saturday, April 29th!

Please don’t come to Taborgrass this Saturday the 29th unless you have a wedding gift for the bride and groom.  We have to step aside for the celebration of love and wish the happy couple all the best.

Taborgrass will resume on Saturday, May 6th.  See you all then!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mountain Honey at Fremont Theater this Sunday, April 23rd at 4pm to 6pm!



Taborgrass’s own Mountain Honey will be performing at one of our favorite new venues, the Fremont Theater located at 2393 NE Fremont St. 97212.   

We’ll be playing some new stuff as well as some of our old favorites.  I sure hope you can join us!  No cover.  Thanks folks!  Greg.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This Week’s Assignment for Graduate Jammers

This Week’s Assignment for Graduate Jammers:
  • Gilderoy
  • Wayfaring Stranger in Am
  • Shady Grove in Dm

Monday, April 17, 2017

TABORGRASS ANNUAL CONCERT - Friday, May 19th at 7:30PM

TABORGRASS ANNUAL CONCERT
FRIDAY, MAY 19TH
TIME: 7:30pm
COST $5.00

  • Start arriving between 4:30/5:00 if possible to help set up and warm up.
  • Bring cookies for refreshments during intermission (IF POSSIBLE).
  • Attire:  button down shirts any color and denim bottoms, pants or skirts.
  • Pizza provided during setup $5.00 a slice, BYOB to calm your nerves.
****Note:   Come in strong on first note of  breaks, and vocals, remember to play softly when others are taking a break especially Harp and Dobro breaks. No music stands.

MORNING CLASS SET LIST
  1. Cripple Creek…  Key A… BPM196      banjos start, 2A’s   All instruments skate 2B’s… then one time thru… fiddle… guitar… mando/harp, banjo… then dobro…. all skate
  2. I Saw The Light… Key G… BPM176   Sing first V and C…. fiddle V…. guitar  C…. sing 2nd V and C…. mando/harp  V…. banjo  C…. sing 3rd V and C…. dobro V…  all sing chorus and repeat last line
  3. Red Hair Boy… Key D… BPM 176… All skate… fiddle… guitar… mando… banjo… dobro… harp... All skate. Remember diamonds in first 3 measures of B part.
  4. Angel Band… Key G… BPM120    Sing V and C… fiddle V… guitar C... sing 2nd V and C mando V… banjo C… sing 3rd V and C   dobro  V… harp C… all sing chorus
  5. St Anne’s Reel…  Key D… BPM 144 All skate… fiddle… guitar… mando/harp... banjo… dobro… all skate
  6. Long Journey Home… Key G… BPM176… Sing : start with chorus then Verse… fiddles  v… sing 2nd V and C… guitar… sing 3rd V and C… mando/harp… sing 4th V and C… banjo/dobro… all sing chorus, repeat last line
Morning Class:  Be prepared to join the Afternoon Class around the stage to sing "Will the Circle" in the key of C after their performance.


AFTERNOON CLASS SET LIST
  1. Clinch Mountain Back Step… Key A… BPM176... banjos start 1A… all skate 2nd A and 2B’s fiddle… guitar… mando/harp… banjo… dobro… all skate
  2. Meet Me By The Moonlight… key D… BPM 138 ….(only girls sing verses)  (guys: “A” note of chord for harmony vocals) start with all sing on chorus…. #1verse… all sing  chorus… fiddle… guitar… 2nd verse… all sing chorus… mando/harp… banjo… 3rd verse… all sing chorus… dobro solo …. all sing chorus and repeat last 2 lines
  3. Whiskey Before Breakfast… Key D… BPM138… all skate… fiddle… guitar… mando… banjo/dobro… harp solo… all skate
  4. Poor Wayfaring Stranger… Key Am… BPM132 (guys “ C”note starts harmony for chorus) Greg/Herb start the song with vamping on first chord… TG order each instrument (f,g,m,b,d,h) comes in vamping first chord. (WATCH GREG TO START SINGING FIRST VERSE AND CHORUS) Fiddle V… guitar C… sing 2nd V and C… mando/harp v… banjo/dobro C… sing 3rd V and C… repeat “I’m only going over Jordan…i’m only going home
  5. Gold Rush   Key A   BPM160… all skate fiddle… guitar… mando/harp… banjo… dobro… all skate
  6. Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms… Key A… BPM192… Sing V and C… fiddle… guitar… sing 2nd V and C… mando/harp… banjo… sing 3rd V and C… Dobro... all sing chorus, repeat last 2 lines. (remember it's “ Friday night” in last verse)  
Morning class will gather around stage for final song  “Will the Circle”  Key C

THEN WE WILL SEE YA SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 20TH, FOR GRADUATION CEREMONY AND PARTY!!!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

This week's assignment for jammers

This week's assignment for jammers:
  • Fisher's Hornpipe
  • Forked Deer
  • Rose of Old Kentucky 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Don't forget that our monthly Open Mic Night at St. David's is Friday, April 7th!



Don't forget that our monthly Open Mic Night at St. David's is Friday, April 7th! 

Come on down and support your Taborgrass friends as they get on stage - or put together a few songs by yourself or with some friends and perform yourself! All levels welcome on stage and you'll find a very supportive and encouraging audience.

Festivities start at 6:30pm with an open jam and we'll have pizza available. Bring your own beverages please.  Adult beverages are OK. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Come join in the fun to participate on stage with a sound system, or just come to cheer on your friends! We’ve enjoyed bluegrass, opera, poetry, country music, story telling.  

Suggested donation is $10. Please throw another five bucks in the jar if you are having pizza. 

Linda and Greg will gladly be your back up band if you like.  

Sign up the night of the show. No pre-registration required.

Hope to see you there!



This Week’s Assignment for Graduate Jammers



This Week’s Assignment for Graduate Jammers:

  • Bill Cheatum
  • Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
  • Ragtime Annie