Winterfolk XXVI – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – February 1st, 2014

Winterfolk XXVI

Winterfolk XXVI

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$30 adv/$32 dos

For this 26th anniversary of Winterfolk, Portland’s largest annual folk music concert and a benefit for Sisters Of The Road, we are pleased to welcome headliner David Mallett, traveling from Maine to perform for us.

In a career spanning four decades, Mallett has recorded 14 albums and has had several of his songs covered, including the American folk classic “The Garden Song” (Inch by inch, row by row), and has performed in concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. David Mallett has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s "A Prairie Home Companion." Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, Mallett’s body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, and the Muppets.

"He harks back to the earnest ambitions and heartfelt melodies of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, singing with the conviction that folk can still be heroic." – The New York Times

The Founder and Artistic Director of Winterfolk, Tom May will be joined this year by Wyoming singer/songwriter Chris Kennedy, who contributed a memorable cut to the Winterfolk XV album. Tom and Chris released an album this year and will perform some of those songs at the event. They will be joined by bass player/vocalist Donny Wright.

Other Northwest musical treasures gracing the stage at this year’s Winterfolk include Brooks Robertson and John Standefer, an incredible duo of fingerpicking guitarists who wowed the audience and critics at the annual Chet Atkins guitar appreciation gathering in Nashville. We will also be joined by country roots-oriented Dan Weber, who has been appearing at festivals throughout the U.S. this year.

Rounding out an exciting lineup will be the jazzy originals of coastal chanteuse Jill Trenholm, virtuoso Celtic music from Hanz Araki and Cary Novotny and the evocative songs of exciting newcomer Jaspar Lepak.

Part of the Winterfolk tradition is a raffle for a handmade guitar and studio time. Enter to win a beautiful handcrafted acoustic guitar by Clark County luthier Loren Schulte along with one day of studio time at Billy Oskay’s Big Red Studio. The entire prize package totals $3,600. Raffle tickets are $10, and are available at Artichoke Music (3130 SE Hawthorne), Arcane Amps (3341 SE Hawthorne) and Sisters’ admin office (618 NW Davis). The winner will be drawn at Winterfolk, but the winner need not be present at the concert to win.

There will be music for everyone at Winterfolk XXVI, along with the satisfaction of knowing that attending really does make a difference in our community. Guests can be sure that every dollar raised at Winterfolk goes directly to the people it is intended to help. All of the artists, national or locally based, completely donate their time and their talent. This participation is one of the unique elements of this event that has been happening annually for over a quarter of a century to benefit Sisters Of The Road.

Sisters continues to do its work of providing low-cost and no-cost meals in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood. Founded 34 years ago, it remains a shining example of an organization reaching out and helping to change people’s lives, one hot meal at a time.

ABOUT SISTERS OF THE ROAD: Founded in 1979, Sisters Of The Road uses nonviolence to support community driven solutions to the calamities of homelessness and poverty. Sisters' cafe is open to everyone, serving low cost, hot, nutritious meals. Sisters also provides job training, support to parents and children, and innovative solutions to the issues surrounding poverty and homelessness through self and community advocacy.

Thanks to Winterfolk's generous sponsors:
Sysco Portland
City Graphics
Artichoke Music
Music Millennium
Billy Oskay's Big Red STudio
Horse Brass Pub
Ambling Bear Distribution