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Fire in the Works! with Robin Jackson, Lewis Childs, and Lesley Kernochan

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A Garden Concert in NE Portland (location announced upon ticket purchase)

Three eclectic songwriters and an all-star band present this July 4th concert at a private garden sanctuary in NE Portland! Pop the kombucha and join us for a dreamy, whimsical night in the garden as we celebrate connection and the resurgence of live music on this auspicious day of inter-dependence!

This is a VERY SPECIAL reunion of three unique NW songwriters and long time friends, Robin Jackson, Lewis Childs, and Lesley Kernochan. Eclectic songwriting and storytelling, bohemian antics, and indie folk twang connect the styles of our songwriters — who will also be joined by a band of Portland musical wonders including:

Michelle Alany - violin, vocals Michael Galen - drums Michael Dougherty - bass

Enjoy all of the aspects of connection and joy as we ignite our own creative fires this Summer! And there will still be time to knock off a few fireworks after if wanted.

TICKETS are limited to 50. All seating and the show will be outdoors. Please come with COVID safety in mind for others. You will receive the exact venue address upon purchase of your tickets.

ABOUT ROBIN JACKSON "A captivating song-crafter, a true storyteller." - NPR. An Award-winning songwriter, teacher, activist, and spirited impresario, Jackson has built on his colorful, bohemian upbringing and dedicated himself to creating connection through art and music. He has played with everyone from Marchfourth to Gogol Bordello to Amanda Palmer to Devotchka and most recently with The Polish Ambassador. His songs are an eclectic brew of dreamy, vintage folk-pop. whimsical Americana, gypsy-tinged jazz, and acoustic storytelling. He has two albums out; 'Dust Diaries' (2010) and Dark Stars (2017).

ABOUT LESLEY KERNOCHAN Lesley Kernochan is an Americana folk singer/songwriter with prayerful lyrics and occasional bursts of jazzy mouth trumpet. Within each song Lesley's versatile voice brings music to life that is "uniquely beautiful... with lively and sharp intelligence [No Depression]." Lesley has an eclectic background as a saxophonist, contemporary classical composer, operatically trained coloratura, and musical saw player before gravitating to piano and guitar. She has five original records that span many genres, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT LEWIS CHILDS Lewis is a songwriter, international performer, educator and recording engineer based in Portland, Oregon. Coming straight form the source, Childs delivers a truly enigmatic and soul-stirring style of song-crafting. His eclectic and diverse musical style is accentuated by his vast vocal range and penchant for storytelling. He sings in many languages and has a diverse set of musical influences that inform his work as a songwriter and producer, notably the music of Brazil. A true troubadour, his music helps to tell the story deep inside all of us. Lewis is the founder of Groundswell Studios.


Lucidity Festival: Dusty Barrel Stage & The Family Stage

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So glad to be returning to this dreamy, idilic festival. I love the size, and that it's about half acoustic, half electronic music. Also the land is so beautiful. I'm delighted to be joining the fabulous crew at Dusty Barrel Stage this year, as well as returning to the family area to share music and community creating. Hope to see you there this spring! More details of showtimes and locations TBA.

Germany & Belgium Album Release Tour

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I'm thrilled to be touring Germany again this February through March, with a few shows in Belgium as well. It will be mostly in trio form with Helge Klein on bass, and Konrad Matheus on drums. Here are the European show dates:

Feb 25 - Lübeck @ Tonfink

Feb 26 - Eckernförde @ Spieker

Feb 27 - Husum @ Winterconcert Series Im Bahnhof

Feb 28 - Sylt @ Winterconcert Series, Friend's Bistro

Feb 29 - Gingst @ Wohnzimmer der Stadtinfo

Mar 1 - Parchim @ Irish Pub

Mar 4 - Bad Salzuflen @ Wüstener Krug

Mar 5 - Hamburg @ Deichdiele

Mar 6 - Düsseldorf @ Max Brown

Mar 7 - Bielefeld @ Legere Hotel

Mar 8 - Wuppertal @ Kontakhof

Mar 11 - Paderborn @ Fischerhütte

Mar 12 - Homburg @ Mandy's Lounge

Mar 13 - Köllerbach @ Uhrmacherhaus

Mar 14 - Temse (Belgium) @ De Gulden Cop

Mar 15 - Rupelmonde (Belgium) @ Loze Vissertje

Mar 17 - Berlin @ Valentin Stüberl

Mar 18 - Stolberg @ Anderswelttheatre

Mar 19 - Magdeburg @ Blue Note

Mar 20 - Margburg @ Q

Mar 21 - Bergadorf @ Chrysander

ARISE Music Festival

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Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO

Delighted to be a part of this magical festival! Details on where and when to come. Meanwhile, here is more exciting information about the festival:

ARISE Music Festival will return again to the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado on August 2-4, 2019. ARISE is Colorado’s beloved summer music festival, anchored in the love of live music. The multi-genre music festival offers75 stages of world class performances ranging from funk, reggae, bluegrass, jam, hip-hop, rock, electronic, folk to conscious roots music. This year's eclectic lineup will feature sets from Tipper, Beats Antique, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Sunsquabi, CloZee, Rising Appalachia, Voodoo Dead, Aqueous and The Main Squeeze along with a long list of other talented acts that are incredible live. Other ARISE primary attractions include yoga, workshops, art, film, activism, a renowned Children’s Village plus all the fun and co-creative excitement that can get packed into a 3-day camping festival. All told, ARISE will feature well over 200 scheduled performances and presentations throughout the weekend. Don't miss it!

With a long-standing commitment to planting one tree for every ticket sold, and an unwavering leave-no-trace ethos, the ARISE Festival’s core values are grounded in a stated mission to serve a vehicle for community-building and creating a festival experience which inspires positivity, joy and active engagement in issues of social justice.

Germany Tour

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I'll be touring Germany this spring with the delightful multi-instrumentalist Aaron Jones. Here are the dates and locations. Feel free to pass the word to your Deutsche freunde!

May 11 Berlin @ Alter Roter Löwe Rein

May 12 Magdeburg @ Blue Note

May 14 Leipzig @ Tonelli's

May 15 Schwerin @ Kulturmarkt

May 16 St. Peter-Ording @ Café Instinkt

May 17 Münster @ Fyal Central

May 18 Düsseldorf @ Café Kwadrat

May 19 Köln @ Cafe Lichtung

May 20 Bad Bentheim @ Altes Museum

May 22 Offenbach @ Hafen2

May 23 Bamberg @ Live Club

May 25 Halle @ Palais Restaurant

May 26 Stolberg @ AndersWelt Theatre

May 27 Hamburg @ Spielbudenplatz

May 28 Hamburg-Bergedorf @ Jazzclub

May 29 Parchim @ Cityfest