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Oregon Folklife Festival-still operating?

29 May 98 - 04:09 AM (#29619)
Subject: Oregon Folklife Festival
From: dusterjim

Just thought that I would post this bit of info. Oregon Folklife festival - June 19-21, Corvallis Oregon. I'll send you a schedule if your interested. Email dusterjim@hotmail.com


30 May 98 - 01:21 AM (#29672)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival
From: leprechaun

I'm interested. So's Casey. You can post a schedule here if you like.


30 May 98 - 02:37 PM (#29698)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival
From: dusterjim

Here is the schedule MAINSTAGE: Sat, June 20 11 am: HOST BAND: Uncle Sam - Corvallis acoustic-groove band Noon: Irene Farrera - Latin American uplifting songs w/percussion 1 pm: The Leftovers - Country swing from Eugene 2 pm: Steve Owen Band - Brilliant Texas songwriter w/humor and great band 3 pm: Heidi Muller - Washington dulcimer player and songwriter 4 pm: Chuck Pyle - Classic Western songwriter from Colorado 5 pm: Joseph Pusey - Middle Eastern music with belly dancing 6 pm: Babes n' Boyz - Babes With Axes with Eugene instrumentalists 7 pm: Joanne Rand - Earth-based spritual music 8 pm: Chata Addy and Susama - African music from legendary Addy family Sun, June 21 11 am: HOST BAND: The Nettles - Celtic and old-time dancibility Noon: Shanghaid On The Willamette - Sea Shanties from Portland 1 pm: Theresa Demerest & Good Company - Oregon jazz stylist w/band 2 pm: Oscar Lopez - Latin guitar, Narada Records artist with band 3 pm: David Roth - Positive, healing songs from masterful songwriter 4 pm: Linda Allen & family - Longtime NW folksinger and daughters 5 pm: Casey Neill - Applessed Records, Celtic & protest songs w/mandolinist 6 pm: Kerosene Dream - Portland's folk-rock band, soon to play HORDE fest 7 pm: Charles Littleleaf - Native American flutist. songs 8 pm: Crosseyed - Blues folk-rock from Seattle CHILDREN'S - Municipal Building Sat, June 20: 10 am: Robert Pasley 11 am: Puppet and Mask Theater 12 noon: Jory Aronson Sun, June 21: 10 am: Madison/McCoy 11 am: Debbie Diedrich and Kid's Choir WORKSHOP: - Municipal Building Sat, June 20: 1 pm: Heidi Muller - dulcimer 2 pm: Doug MacArthur and Jeffra - harmony singing Sun, June 21 noon: Linda Allen - singing 1 pm: Zak Borden (Casey Neill Band) - mandolin 2 pm: Debbie Diedrich - songwriting 3 pm : Sacred Harp Singalong Municipal Bldg Sat, June 20 5 pm: Adam & Kris - Popular folk duo from Portland 6 pm: Ben Bochner & Friends - popular Eugene songwriter 7 pm: Tom Heinel - Wacky, inspired songwriter from Eug. 9 pm Marimba Madness w/ Basa Basa! Sun, June 21 5 pm - 8 pm Open Mike 9 pm Marimba Madness with the Maharimbas! Community Stage - 1st Christian Church Sat, June 20 Noon: HOST BAND: Where To? - Folk Ensemble, great originals 12:30: Jim Page - Topical songwriter, NW legend 1 pm: Terra - Harmony vocals from Salem Duo 1:30: Blue Sage - Beautiful folk instrumentation, songs 2 pm: Debbie Diedrich - "Crone-babe", superb songwriter 2:30: Laura Kemp - Eugene's folk-rock award winning performer 3 pm: T.R. Kelley - Edgy, bluesy songs from "bass-babe" 3:30: Dave Plaen and Jeff Hino - Sizzling Corvallis acoustic blues 4 pm: Carmaig DeForest - Punk ukelele from San Francisco 4:30: Craig Einhorn - Classical guitar and vocals 5 pm: Vocal Tangent - A Capella folk choir 5:30: Mare Wakefield - Eugene folk-rock performer w/ new CD 6 pm: Doug MacArthur and Jeffra - Bay area gold country songs 7:30: Apricot Jam - Acoustic improvisation, N.M. faves now in Portland Sun, June 21: 12:30: Madison/McCoy - Country-flavored originals 1 pm: Jonathan Kingham - Seattle songwriter 1:30: Meryle Korn - Traditional autoharpist 2 pm: Paul Scheerer - Bluegrass cover songs and originals 2:30: Carol Valentine - Southern Oregon folksinger 3 pm: Tom The Juggler - Wild stunts, humorous and fun 3:30: Mick Overman - Bay Area's busiest club performer 4 pm: Crannell & Krevans - Winners of Kerrville, Texas "new-folk" award 4:30: Robin Hurt - Oregon singer-songwriter 5 pm: David Jacobs-Strain - Oregon's teenage blues phenom 5:30: Lew Jones - Adventurous Portland songwriter 6 pm: Jim Farrand - Cake Records recording artist from Seattle 6;30: HOST BAND: Dawning Of the Day - Celtic standards 7:30 Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer - Texas originals, fluent backup


08 Jun 98 - 02:50 AM (#30295)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival
From: dusterjim

thought that I would make this thread current and make the schedule more reader friendly
MAINSTAGE: Sat, June 20
11 am: HOST BAND: Uncle Sam - Corvallis acoustic-groove band
Noon: Irene Farrera - Latin American uplifting songs w/percussion
1 pm: The Leftovers - Country swing from Eugene
2 pm: Steve Owen Band - Brilliant Texas songwriter w/humor and great band
3 pm: Heidi Muller - Washington dulcimer player and songwriter
4 pm: Chuck Pyle - Classic Western songwriter from Colorado
5 pm: Joseph Pusey - Middle Eastern music with belly dancing
6 pm: Babes n' Boyz - Babes With Axes with Eugene instrumentalists
7 pm: Joanne Rand - Earth-based spritual music
8 pm: Chata Addy and Susama - African music from legendary Addy family
Sun, June 21
11 am: HOST BAND: The Nettles - Celtic and old-time dancibility
Noon: Shanghaid On The Willamette - Sea Shanties from Portland
1 pm: Theresa Demerest & Good Company - Oregon jazz stylist w/band
2 pm: Oscar Lopez - Latin guitar, Narada Records artist with band
3 pm: David Roth - Positive, healing songs from masterful songwriter
4 pm: Linda Allen & family - Longtime NW folksinger and daughters
5 pm: Casey Neill - Applessed Records, Celtic & protest songs w/mandolinist
6 pm: Kerosene Dream - Portland's folk-rock band, soon to play HORDE fest
7 pm: Charles Littleleaf - Native American flutist. songs
8 pm: Crosseyed - Blues folk-rock from Seattle
CHILDREN'S - Municipal Building Sat, June 20:
10 am: Robert Pasley
11 am: Puppet and Mask Theater
12 noon: Jory Aronson
Sun, June 21:
10 am: Madison/McCoy
11 am: Debbie Diedrich and Kid's Choir
WORKSHOP: - Municipal Building Sat, June 20:
1 pm: Heidi Muller - dulcimer
2 pm: Doug MacArthur and Jeffra - harmony singing
Sun, June 21
noon: Linda Allen - singing
1 pm: Zak Borden (Casey Neill Band) - mandolin
2 pm: Debbie Diedrich - songwriting
3 pm : Sacred Harp
Singalong Municipal Bldg Sat, June 20
5 pm: Adam & Kris - Popular folk duo from Portland
6 pm: Ben Bochner & Friends - popular Eugene songwriter
7 pm: Tom Heinel - Wacky, inspired songwriter from Eug.
9 pm Marimba Madness w/ Basa Basa!
Sun, June 21
5 pm - 8 pm Open Mike
9 pm Marimba Madness with the Maharimbas!
Community Stage - 1st Christian Church Sat, June 20
Noon: HOST BAND: Where To? - Folk Ensemble, great originals
12:30: Jim Page - Topical songwriter, NW legend
1 pm: Terra - Harmony vocals from Salem Duo
1:30: Blue Sage - Beautiful folk instrumentation, songs
2 pm: Debbie Diedrich - "Crone-babe", superb songwriter
2:30: Laura Kemp - Eugene's folk-rock award winning performer
3 pm: T.R. Kelley - Edgy, bluesy songs from "bass-babe"
3:30: Dave Plaen and Jeff Hino - Sizzling Corvallis acoustic blues
4 pm: Carmaig DeForest - Punk ukelele from San Francisco
4:30: Craig Einhorn - Classical guitar and vocals
5 pm: Vocal Tangent - A Capella folk choir
5:30: Mare Wakefield - Eugene folk-rock performer w/ new CD
6 pm: Doug MacArthur and Jeffra - Bay area gold country songs
7:30: Apricot Jam - Acoustic improvisation, N.M. faves now in Portland
Sun, June 21:
12:30: Madison/McCoy - Country-flavored originals
1 pm: Jonathan Kingham - Seattle songwriter
1:30: Meryle Korn - Traditional autoharpist
2 pm: Paul Scheerer - Bluegrass cover songs and originals
2:30: Carol Valentine - Southern Oregon folksinger
3 pm: Tom The Juggler - Wild stunts, humorous and fun
3:30: Mick Overman - Bay Area's busiest club performer
4 pm: Crannell & Krevans - Winners of Kerrville, Texas "new-folk" award
4:30: Robin Hurt - Oregon singer-songwriter
5 pm: David Jacobs-Strain - Oregon's teenage blues phenom
5:30: Lew Jones - Adventurous Portland songwriter
6 pm: Jim Farrand - Cake Records recording artist from Seattle
6;30: HOST BAND: Dawning Of the Day - Celtic standards
7:30 Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer - Texas originals, fluent backup


19 Jun 98 - 04:34 AM (#31015)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival
From: dusterjim

Folklife festival this weekend, more info at
www.dnc.net/users/unisun


04 Jan 11 - 09:59 PM (#3067444)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival
From: Joe Offer

Is this festival still operating every year, or has it folded?

-Joe-


04 Jan 11 - 11:21 PM (#3067477)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival-still operating?
From: Mark Ross

Hasn't happened in years Joe. I live 45 minutes away, and haven't heard a thing at least.


Mark Ross


05 Jan 11 - 08:31 AM (#3067696)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival-still operating?
From: Amergin

This is the first I've ever heard of one existing....However, there was a multi-venue folk festival a few months back in Portland....I think Peter Yarrow was one of the performers....I understand they want to do it again this year....

There is apparently a festival going on this weekend in Portland too...bluegrass and americana I gather.

Also there is a folk festival each September over in Sisters....


20 Jan 11 - 02:10 AM (#3078429)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival-still operating?
From: Daver

The Oregon Folklife Festival, which had been produced in Corvallis, died several years ago. It had suffered from a perpetual disagreement on whether it should be a venue for local unpaid musicians or a major production with professionals brought in from outside. It would go with local musicians until someone who wanted to make it big-time took over for a few years, burned out and then someone local took it back for local musicians. Unfortunately, the last time a big-time director burned out there was no one local to take it over, so it died.


03 Apr 11 - 05:31 PM (#3127859)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival-still operating?
From: GUEST,LLW

Too bad. Thanks for the info. We are planning trip to OR from the east coast and had hoped to take it in! Maybe it will revive someday...


03 Apr 11 - 10:16 PM (#3127961)
Subject: RE: Oregon Folklife Festival-still operating?
From: reggie miles

Last I heard, the Sisters Blues event, which was all about bringing in 'supposed' big name talent and asking locals to play for free was badly in the red. I don't think that they could blame that loss on the local talent, given that they weren't getting paid. I'm not certain that this event is still happening.