Articles by: Greg Homolka

Fantastic Negrito Bares His Soul in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Fantastic Negrito only had about 50 minutes to initiate the crowd at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to his brand of spirited blues and soul music last week. Equipped with a big voice, a big ...

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Michael Franti and Spearhead Lift Spirits in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Michael Franti and Spearhead’s September 9th concert at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon was perhaps summarized best when my companion mentioned that Michael Franti deserves some sort of humanitarian award. Michael Franti and Spearhead came ...

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Tyler Childers Delivers Alt-Country Goodness to Hungry Portland Fans (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

If you’re into independent country music, you may have noticed a lot of recent Internet chatter about Tyler Childers. The 27-year-old Kentuckian recently released his first full studio effort, Purgatory, and it did remarkably well ...

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Steve Earle & The Dukes and The Mastersons Treat Portland To Night Of Powerful Americana (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Steve Earle & The Dukes rolled through Portland, Oregon on Monday, August 14th, delivering a long set that featured music spanning Earle’s storied career, to an attentive and appreciative audience at Revolution Hall. Husband and ...

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Oregon’s 4 Peaks Festival Balances Gorgeous Scenery Laid Back Jams (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The DM Stevenson Ranch just outside of Bend, Oregon came alive over the past weekend as more than two thousand people gathered to help the 4 Peaks Music Festival celebrate its tenth year. The music ...

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Willie Nelson brings Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen to Lincoln for a Country Music Trifecta (SHOW REVIEW)

Fans of genuine country music found reason to celebrate in Lincoln, Nebraska Wednesday, June 7th when a caravan of country stalwarts came to deliver its goods at the Pinewood Bowl Theater. Robert Earl Keen, Dwight ...

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Marco Benevento Shares His Joy of Music With a Rousing Performance in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Marco Benevento brought his road show of positive energy to Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom on April 8th, giving people a rousing performance, filled with that intangible thing we all seek in live music — a ...

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The Infamous Stringdusters Jam With Vince Herman and Members of Fruition Over Huge Two-night Portland Run (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Bluegrass jam juggernauts The Infamous Stringdusters delivered a one-two punch to Portland Oregon, playing shows Thursday and Friday night (April 6-7) at the Wonder Ballroom. Having already spent the better part of 2017 out on ...

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Yonder Mountain String Band Welcome Special Guests and Creative Covers in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom came alive Friday night as Yonder Mountain String Band brought their progressive bluegrass party to town. Nearly 20 years into the band’s existence, they continues to play dynamic shows, and bring ...

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ALO Deliver Sunshiny Vibes at Portland Tour d’Amour Closer (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

ALO’s 11th annual Tour d’Amour made its final stop at Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom on Saturday night. After a winter that was exceptionally cloudy and wet, including the wettest February on record, the good people ...

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