Articles by: Greg Homolka

Mapache and Grateful Shred Bring California Grooves to Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Portland, Oregon got an injection of some SoCal vibes when Mapache and Grateful Shred stopped by Mississippi Studios on Thursday, August 16. The L.A.-based groups played to a crowd curious to see what these relatively ...

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Cody Jinks Plays New Songs, Covers Randy Travis in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Cody Jinks played the second of two nights at Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom last Friday night, giving the sold-out crowd a healthy dose of authentic country music. I say “authentic” because this isn’t music that’s ...

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String Cheese Incident Enjoy Sunny Skies, Welcome Specials Guests In Eugene, OR (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

After headlining the first two nights of the High Sierra Music Festival, String Cheese Incident closed out the weekend with a pair of shows at Eugene, Oregon’s Cuthbert Amphitheater on July 7 and 8. Beautiful, ...

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Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival Brings Greensky Bluegrass, The Devil Makes Three, Leftover Salmon to Lincoln, Nebraska (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

On Sunday, May 20th, Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinewood Bowl Theater hosted the Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival, headlined by Greensky Bluegrass and featuring The Devil Makes Three, Mandolin Orange, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Before Sunday’s festivities, ...

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Cody Jinks Thunders Across the American West With Colter Wall and Red Shahan (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

In the run-up to the release of Cody Jinks’ new album, Lifers, due out in June, Jinks and his band headed out west to stir things up and give fans a taste of things to ...

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Ron Artis II and The Truth Turn Portland Performance Into a Family Affair (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Ron Artis II’s evening performance at Portland, Oregon’s Star Theater on Sunday, April 22 capped a busy weekend for the soulful blues singer and guitarist. He’d already talked and performed for TedxPortland event and taken ...

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Tyler Childers & Lillie Mae Greeted By Eager Audience at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

To say the music of Tyler Childers has found its audience would be an understatement. Last Thursday night, the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon was shoulder-to-shoulder with revelers eagerly anticipating the appearance of their red-haired ...

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The Mother Hips Battle Adversity, Show Portland Fans That “It’s Alright” (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

About a third of the way into their Saturday night set at Portland, Oregon’s Doug Fir Lounge on March 24, The Mother Hips guitarist/vocalist Greg Loiacono introduced “It’s Alright,” a song he wrote last summer ...

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Umphrey’s McGee Delivers Big, Covers Beastie Boys On Night One of Portland Run (SHOW RECAP/PHOTOS)

Umphrey’s McGee spent two nights at Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom on March 16 and 17, giving fans a big double dose of inspired jams. Friday night found Umphrey’s in top form, playing songs spanning their ...

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Yonder Mountain String Band Bounces Through Portland’s Crystal Ballroom (SHOW RECAP/PHOTOS)

Yonder Mountain String Band played Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom last Thursday, March 15 as part of their spring tour. Yonder brought along newgrass/Americana string band outfit Old Salt Union to get things warmed up. Bassist ...

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