Season’s Greetings!


Hello Friends. We hope everyone had an enjoyable, holiday season. If you’re like us, it always helps to remember that you were just as overweight in August as you are now. That said, we hope to see you this Thursday, January 8, at Biddy McGraw’s on NE 60th and Glisan! It’s a free show, and the bar stools run out like hot cakes on a cold morning, so get there early and take a load off, man.

Here’s a little tune, written by Jon, that you can listen to:

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We’ve got a lot of new material that we’d like to share with you, but you’ll have to come out to hear it so we don’t have to mess up our clothes and get arrested for breaking into your house again.
Downbeat at 8.

It’s hot out there, but don’t sweat it!

Howdy all,
Well, this summer has been treating us well. We had a great time at the Bluegrass on the Boardwalk event in Brookings, OR over the 4th of July. This month, we have several other festival experiences coming up, and we invite you to come out and see what all the fuss is about:
There’s this:


and, of course, this:

But, before you start planning too far into the future, let’s focus on this evening. It’s going to be hot today and there’s no denying that most of you do a fairly poor job of tolerating this heat. Like this guy:

Sure, you could wander around aimlessly, from one water fountain to the next. Or, you could seek relief from neighborhood resources. However, do you really want to get caught drinking a miller lite in your neighbor’s kiddie pool? Again? Of course you don’t.

This evening, instead of elbowing your way through a sweat-spangled max train during rush hour, why not head down to Valentine’s Happenings (232 SW Ankeny) for some easy relief? We’ll provide the tunes. No Cover. Starts at 6.

Knowing your onions

Hey folks,
Firstly, a big thank you to Jacob Miller @ The Bridge City Crooners, Well Swung, John and Ezra from the Secret Society Ballroom, and all of you who came out to Saturday’s sockdollager. We had a blast and look forward to more of that brand of good times. For more information regarding the aforementioned greatness, please visit:

This coming Friday(6/20), we will be firing things up at The Starday Tavern.
Show starts at 9. No cover, no problem. If you are considering the pursuit of an evening that includes “classic cocktails and no BS”, the Starday Tavern is the place to be. Our contribution will be a night of free music for your listening pleasure. A limited number of scholarships are made available via the PDC and Water Bureau, so get there early.

Mighty Fine

Hey folks.  Hope the beginnings of summer are inspiring and less damp than you have haplessly become accustomed to. Like you, we have been focusing on retrieving waterlogged items from the yard and seeing if they still work.  As well, we have been working on a bunch of new songs and are excited to share them with you, via the various sound systems of some great local venues. Re-harmonized bluegrass classics and a handful of jazz standards are the current focus, which puts us in a position to consider questions regarding how and why traditional music forms are able to maintain themselves.  We often situate and register ourselves as a bluegrass band, but, by our own willful admission, we are absolutely not a bluegrass band. One goal that we have is to take old music and make it our own, without sacrificing what we deem essential and modifying things to cater to our own strengths while maintaining the value that was established long before we showed up.  Hopefully, our answers to these questions are worth your time and coin and, as such, we would love to see your fancy faces at some upcoming shows.

On June !4, we will be kicking off the night for Jacob Miller and The Bridge City Crooners as they release their new EP A Love Like This.  A wonderful and talented band playing original. toe-tapping, early American jazz and ragtime.  These guys are absolutely fantastic. Joining us will be an equally excellent band by the name of Well Swung.  These folks play straight-up Bob Wills Texas Swing, and very well.  We highly recommend not missing this show.  Hope to see you all soon.  


Well, hey there friends & neighbors!

Well, The Jade Lounge sure was fun. Thank you to all that came out.
This Thursday, May 22, we will be playing at Biddy McGraw’s on NE 60th and Glisan. Show is from 9-12, so make sure to catch a nap after work (it’s better than napping in the establishment). Biddy’s is an excellent choice for us, as a band, and you, as an outgoing, socially adept human. Let’s make Biddy’s our common denominator this Thursday, shall we? Show is free, food is great, the drinks are exactly what you crave, and the atmosphere is worth shaking multiple sticks at.

Come on out!