Articles by: Greg Homolka

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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Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Grateful Dead Crystal Ballroom Shows in Portland (RECAP/PHOTOS)

On Friday and Saturday, February 2nd and 3rd, Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band celebrated the 50th anniversary (down to the very day!) of the Grateful Dead’s historic “Quick and The Dead” shows at ...

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Groove Hard, Cover Allman Brothers in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Fresh off the Jam Cruise boat and, prior to that, a European tour playing saxophone for The Rolling Stones, Karl Denson decided that enough just wasn’t enough and embarked on a winter tour that brought ...

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