Past Shows | Links to Performers

Welcome to Eastside Bluegrass, where we bring some of the best talent from around our region to you. We invite you to come and enjoy this fun and rousing music with us in our many concerts throughout the year. Everyone is welcome! Take a look at some of the great groups we have coming this fall and into next year. Admission is only a suggested $15 per person donation at the door and we have a full service snack bar, great seating, fantastic sound and great company. Our concerts are usually held on the second Saturday of each month unless we have special show or a conflict with a holiday.

Jamming begins at 5:30pm so bring an instrument and join in. Don't play? Well, bring your voice and sing along!

Show begins at 7:00pm with usually two groups split by a "tweener" act and a break for refreshments. Very relaxed atmosphere and plenty of time to talk and visit with friends, musicians and new acquaintances. You can also download our current flyer that you can print, post and give to your friends by clicking here.

Click on the name or website name on the left column of any of the groups to go to their website and listen to what super talent we have in store for you. If you have any comments or suggestions for our new website let us know!

Eastside Bluegrass series is proud to have our fabulous sound system at our concerts courtesy of Mark Gensman of "Ground Zero Sound".

See ya there! Click here for a map to the concert location.

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Mason Smith
Promoter/Emcee
Eastside Bluegrass Series
email: Mason
music "Marching through Georgia"courtesy of The Loafers)

SPECIAL VIDEO: Steve Blanchard sings "Eight More Miles to Louisville" during October show!!

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CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE AMAZING GROUPS
THAT HAVE AREADY PLAYED ESB!
Coning Shows!

January 9, 2016

 

Misty Mamas will not be able to play tonight so instead we thank

Corral Creek Connection

for stepping in for them!

 

Brian Oberlin
Bluegrass Trio

Corral Creek Connection lay Gospel/Secular bluegrass. They greatly enjoy involving the audience and have played at the OBA Gospel Show, Butteville General Store, Moograss, banquets, retirement centers, fundraisers, worship services, and farmer's markets. The group is from Newberg and is comprised of Ron Taylor, Pam Young, Grady McKenzie, Ric Siewert, Ed Fegles, Rachael Smith

 

 

OBrian Oberlin Bluegrass Trio (with Peter Schwimmer and Paul Hirschmann)
Portland’s super group of bluegrass pickers get together for a one-time show. All three have many years experience in playing professional bluegrass. Expect to hear this trio play some bluegrass standards and a few of their own bluegrass tunes.Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his 12-year professional career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Brian is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra.Since 2011, Brian has incorporated Italian solo mandolin pieces, including virtuosic music from Calace, Marucelli, and duo style techniques, in his repertoire and has plans to record a classical solo album in 2013.

February 13. 2016

Nu-Blu

nubluNationally recognized Nu-Blu, based in Siler City in central North Carolina, is comprised of Carolyn Routh, who handles bass and vocals; Levi Austin on vocals and banjo; Austin Koerner, who plays mandolin; and Daniel Routh, who is the band’s Renaissance Man – guitarist, singer, manager, and tour coordinator, among many other roles. The group brings its lively and entertaining version of Americana-bluegrass music to audiences across the nation year-round. Their sound acknowledges the traditional institutions that have shaped it, yet is innovative and daring enough to bring a fresh sparkle to contemporary acoustic music that lands them squarely in the forefront of bands blazing the trail in Americana entertainment.  Influences range from the sounds of original bluegrass pioneers like Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Lester Flatt to rock bands of the 1980’s, and modern contemporary sounds such as Alison Krauss and Union Station.  Nu-Blu’s full, welcoming sounds provide a home for listeners and encourage them to explore new sounds, create personal roots, and imagine music free from labels.

March 12, 2016

Fellow Travelers

 

Slipshod

Fellow Travelers Pull up a stump and enjoy vocal harmonies and warm acoustic instrumentals that hark back to forgotten songs of the Oregon Trail, Civil War and take you through the ages to modern Americana. The Fellow Travelers’ repertoire is comprised of folk, blues, country, and rock styles with something for audiences of all ages. Consisting of a fiddle-sawin’ children’s book illustrator and artist, a bass-pluckin’ middle school English teacher, and a guitar-pickin’ industrial hygienist, this band will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Doug Hancock on guitar, Lisa Mundorff on fiddle, and Rene Pearson on bass.
Slipshod- Oregon's best Americana dynamic duo. Steve Blanchard and Matthew Snook take their guitars, banjo and dobro to the limit. Best of bluegrass, blues, Americana and Old-Time music.

April 9, 2016

Rose City Bluegrass

 

 

Hardshell Harmony

Rose City Bluegrass formed a long time ago in Vancouver, Washington, there was a place called The Steeple Center, an old church where bluegrass classes were held. It is where we met and “steeped” ourselves in the music. Strangers became friends and when The Steeple Center was eventually sold and classes ended, we decided to continue to meet and jam, first at one house and then another. One day, Charlie was asked to perform bluegrass at a gig. He called his friends, Gretchen, Gene, and Garrett and we put together a set of our favorites from the weekly jam. We collected more gigs (and more sets), chose the name Rose City Bluegrass, cut a demo CD, and a developed a website. We’ve now played for non-profits, political rallies, weddings, backyard barbeques, and farmers markets. Where will the bluegrass journey take us next? Watch the calendar and stay tuned. The rest will be history. The band is comprised of Gene Alger, Gretchen Amann, Garrett Maass, and Charlie Williamson.

hardshell picHARDSHELL HARMONY BLUEGRASS BAND
From the beautiful Columbia River Gorge this high energy group is full of spirit,and comedy. Playing original songs from the masters of long ago and helping preserve live traditional music is what makes this group have a following of music friends and pickers. This four piece group has performed at many venues across the Pacific NW. Members include Candie Robarge on the bass fiddle and husband Mike Robarge picking guitar. Chuck Haynie does a bang up job on the five string while the youngster of the group, Clint Miller plays a unique freestyle fiddle they all blend together for a unique sound.Having Eastern influence is noticeable with this band. Blending harmony and sweet simple picking these musicians and there choice of songs make a foot tapping, knee slapping, good time, with harmony vocals that sets them apart from others.

May 21, 2016

Horsenecks

 

 

Tenbrooks

Horsenecks are a hard hitting transcontinental Old Time and early Bluegrass stringband with roots in Portland, OR and Liverpool England. The Horsenecks play a varied and dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with the high-energy performance of a group of people who love the music they play. Top-shelf musicianship and a love of the lost art of Old Time music are swiftly making them a well-loved and highly respected staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK. Gabrielle Macrae; fiddle, Barry Southern; banjo, Kevin Sandri; guitar, Brian Bagdonas; bass.
Tenbrooks- Born out of good times, porch pickin' and inspired by the strong harmonies of The Stanley Brothers, Tenbrook takes turns leading vocally and switching instruments for a good time had by all.