Articles by: Greg Homolka

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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High Energy Jams, Choice Covers Highlight The Infamous Strindusters’ Portland Show (SHOW RECAP/PHOTOS)

The Infamous Stringdusters’ expansive Across The Great Divide Tour brought the quintet to Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom last Friday, March 9th. Having won the 2018 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for Laws of Gravity, and ...

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Mike Gordon Delivers Expansive Show, Big “Cities” Set Closer in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Mike Gordon and his band came to Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom on Saturday, February 10th and played an expansive, flowing show for the jam-packed crowd. Gordon’s band includes Scott Murawski on guitar, Robert Walter on ...

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ALO and Monophonics Bring the Love to Portland With Tour d’Amour (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

ALO (a.k.a. Animal Liberation Orchestra) brought their 12th annual Tour d’Amour to Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom last Friday, February 9th, as they spread the love up the West Coast from their Bay Area home. For ...

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