Annual event at Doug Fir Lounge outdoor patio every Sunday, July through August.
Pickin On’ Sundays are BAAACK! The annual event returns this summer and will take place on our patio every Sunday from July 10th to August 21st. This year’s lineup is:
7/10 - Pretty Gritty
7/17 - If Birds Could Fly
7/24 - Beach Fire
7/31 - Will West & The Friendly Strangers
8/7 - Vaudeville Etiquette / Shane Brown
8/14 - John Ostrom Band
8/21 - Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Jupiter Hotel Tent)
August, 7th, 2016
3:00 pm FREE
Though all four members of Rabbit Wilde grew up running around wooded areas of the same small town in the farthest Northwest corner of Washington state, brothers Zach and Nathan didn't meet Miranda, the third founding member, until they had all ended up in New York City. This kind of backyard folk seasoned by the edge, polish and fervor of big-city inclinations is at the root of their high-energy sound and stage presence.
The group revamps classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of six-string ukulele and Jillian Walker on cello. With their widely varying influences, three distinct vocal styles and copious amounts of foot-stomping, they demonstrate a sound and presence that's at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations and genres.
Lewi Longmire + the Left Coast Roasters (Jupiter Tent)
August, 21st, 2016
3:00 pm FREE
"Lewi Longmire’s preferred list of his own recordings runs 42 albums—the complete discography (from acoustic to rock to Valvoline ad spots) would choke a Nano. Regarding live shows, it’s more likely the 37-year-old Portland musician has a gig scheduled around town than not. 'The peak of the madness was 2003,' says the local legend. 'I played 282 shows that year. I musta been nuts...and young. Peter Buck recently joked about my presence around town. He thought it was weird to go see a band in Portland and find I wasn’t playing in it.'
Born to a family of musicians in a Rio Grande farming community, Longmire has a famed versatility (he plays electric and upright bass, pedal and lap steel and traditional guitar, organ and piano, mandolin, drums, harmonica, banjo, trumpet, fitful violin and, as a Universal Life Church minister, has been known to marry bandmates), which led to him being called “the session musician’s session musician.” He started early, mastering instruments in school and playing whatever was needed for those few bands available. After a brief stint at the University of New Mexico, Longmire started touring a folk-punk project around the West Coast, and, a decade later, finally settled ’round Portland. He says he 'devoted [him]self to being a hired gun in the Americana circles.' "