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30th Annual WINTERFOLK - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
Jan 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:00

$30 Advance
$32 Day of Show

A fantastic lineup of folk singer-songwriters join together to raise money for Sisters of the Road.

Performers include:
Tracy Grammer
Jim Page/ Billy Oskay
Anna Tivel
Kate Power/ Steve Einhorn
Tom May and Donny Wright w/Matt Snook
Sky in the Road
Peter Yeates/Rich Gillette/ Mike West

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Tracy Grammer | 7:00 PM
TRACY GRAMMER rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic American folk" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, the duo released three internationally celebrated, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter's mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's band members. Called “the new voice of modern folk music,” the duo was clearly in its ascendancy when in July 2002, Carter suffered a fatal heart attack while the duo was on tour. He was 49; Grammer, 34.

Determined to honor the duo's journey and bring Carter's songs, and those of other favorite writers, to broader audiences, Grammer has kept to the road, releasing solo albums as well as selections from the Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer archives. Her latest release, LITTLE BLUE EGG, is a collection of intimate recordings from the duo's home studios. LBE was the #1 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2012, and once again, the duo were the #1 most-played artists for the year.

Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer is also a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Carter's reclusive accompanist. Stories about the duo's first meeting, Carter's quirks and fancies, or Grammer's own misadventures and missteps are woven thoughtfully into the set list to create a uniquely personal evening that connects audiences to performer, to the Carter/Grammer legacy, and most importantly, to one another. Additionally, Grammer has begun down the songwriter's path as part of RealWomenRealSongs, and is sharing her fresh, fledgling efforts -- and the stories behind them -- on her current tour, to the delight of her longtime fans. more >>>
Jim Page | 7:00 PM
Jim Page was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.” Having recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs Page is a force to be reckoned with. Originally a California native Jim Page has called Seattle and the Pacific Northwest “home” since 1971. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, and Roy Bailey. He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, most of northern Europe, and Taiwan. Renowned lyricist Robert Hunter says, “If Jim Page ain’t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I’m T-Bone Walker,” and Bonnie Raitt says, “I'm a longtime admirer.” The late Utah Phillips said it best: “If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.” more >>>
Anna Tivel | 7:00 PM
Raised among the ferns and the farmland of Northern Washington, lyric-driven songwriter Anna Tivel loved words long before they became the backbone of her music. After moving to Oregon in 2007, she slowly discovered the friendly music scene as a fiddle player, and soon after picked up the guitar and began to write. Her latest album was released in June 2014 on Portland's well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Anna is based in Portland, OR and spends her time reading and writing and touring and fiddling and watching her dog try to catch flies by the window.

"These are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart, and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound." - No Depression

"Anna's strength is that of a lyricist. Her songs are filled with lines that intrigue and haunt." - David Steinberg more >>>
Double guitars, man & wife, banjo and ukuleles; two sublime voices and hot strings. Romantic, funny, authentic, beautiful. Good medicine with fresh songs and old stories. The music of Kate & Steve delivers the real deal in a push-button world. They have appeared as special guests on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion and won the Grand Prize from Music2Life in Kerrville, Texas for songs that make a difference with Power's song "Travis John."

Twenty-five years of teaching people their first chords at Artichoke Music in Portland, Oregon, and a lifetime in concert as folksingers, Kate & Steve were inspired to create the Ukalaliens method for teaching people to play and sing and took it to the road in October 2009.

Ukalaliens, Steve & Kate have brought their fun and simple method and lifelong experience with a trunk full of dozens of Kala ukuleles to teach the uninitiated how to play and sing. Their mission to mentor beginners is growing musicality regionally and through their Ukalaliens Songbook and "You Can Play the Uke!" Homespun DVD's, around the globe. Reputed as the Johnny Appleseeds of ukulele in America, the Ukalaliens are opening doors for thousands who never dreamed they could learn to play a musical instrument.

"Sometimes we don't know what we have until we've lost it; other times we don't know what we've been missing until it enters our lives. Such was the case when Kate Power and Steve Einhorn introduced me to my first ukulele. My son and I have become addicted to this little musical powerhouse. Thank you, Quality Folk!" - Carter Brey, Principal Cellist, New York Philharmonic

"The Ukalaliens Songbook (A Beginner's Guide To Ukulele Fun) by Kate Power and Steve Einhorn is a charmer. Handcrafted by the authors, the book/CD boasts delightful illustrations by Steve and performances by both Steve and Kate. The songs are a blend of well-known traditional tunes and the author's originals all taught via the text and patient encouragements on the CD. A small and happy book for a small and happy instrument." - Jumpin' Jim Beloff, Flea Market Music


"So earthy and fresh is your music. I love it." - Lloyd "Tommy" Doss, Sons of the Pioneers
"Your music is wonderful! I love your harmonies. Keep on!" - Pete Seeger
"Steve & Kate are the Roy & Dale of folk." - Mary Flower
"Exquisite." - Eric Andersen
"You guys are the best - the absolute best." - Dave Carter more >>>
The founder and director of "Winterfolk" and producer of the decades-long syndicated broadcast "River City Folk" is joined by quintessential Portland sideman and pal Donny Wright.

Writing and playing his own music, and eloquently interpreting the songs of others; sharing through his music history, romance,and his travels with folks throughout the U.S., Canada and overseas in concert halls and clubs; hosting and performing weekly on the national radio/TV program River City Folk--that is just a glimpse at Tom May’s 44 years as a professional folksinger. more >>>
Sky In The Road | 7:00 PM
Sky in the Road creates music with an organic feel that reflects their unique native Oregonian perspective. They describe their music as folk-based winding its way through Americana, country, Celtic, world folk, gypsy jazz, new age, rock, reggae and more. Known for their tight, soaring vocal harmonies they fill out their sound with a variety of instrumentation including 6 and 12 string guitar, Irish bouzouki, banjo and East Indian harmonium. more >>>
Rich Gillette and Peter Yeates first performed together in 1972, not long after Peter arrived in Oregon from Dublin, Ireland. The two singers had much in common. Rich had a lifelong love for Irish music that originated with the Irish songs he’d been taught by his father when he was a little boy. Peter had had a successful professional career in music in Ireland. They shared a respect for Ireland’s often tragic history and a love of the songs that told the stories of Ireland’s past and its heroes.
They spent several years performing as a duo in the Pacific Northwest and developed quite a following. When Peter left to tour internationally, Rich joined the popular Northwest folk group, The Rite of Spring. more >>>