Past Shows | Links to Performers

Welcome to Eastside Bluegrass, where we bring some of the best talent from around our region to you. We invite you to come and enjoy this fun and rousing music with us in our many concerts throughout the year. Everyone is welcome! Take a look at some of the great groups we have coming this fall and into next year. Admission is only a suggested $10 per person donation at the door and we have a full service snack bar, great seating, fantastic sound and great company. Our concerts are usually held on the third Saturday of each month unless we have special show or a conflict with a holiday.

Jamming begins at 5:30pm so bring an instrument and join in. Don't play? Well, bring your voice and sing along!

Show begins at 7:00pm with usually two groups split by a "tweener" act and a break for refreshments. Very relaxed atmosphere and plenty of time to talk and visit with friends, musicians and new acquaintances. You can also download our current flyer that you can print, post and give to your friends by clicking here.

Click on the name or website name on the left column of any of the groups to go to their website and listen to what super talent we have in store for you. If you have any comments or suggestions for our new website let us know!

Eastside Bluegrass series is proud to have our fabulous sound system at our concerts courtesy of Mark Gensman of "Ground Zero Sound".

See ya there! Click here for a map to the concert location.

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Mason Smith
Promoter/Emcee
Eastside Bluegrass Series
email: Mason
music "Marching through Georgia"courtesy of The Loafers)

SPECIAL VIDEO: Steve Blanchard sings "Eight More Miles to Louisville" during October show!!

SPECIAL ARTICLE WRITTEN ABOUT ESB IN EAST PORTLAND NEWS! CLICK HERE TO READ!

Click Here for a printable flyer for 2014!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE AMAZING GROUPS
THAT HAVE AREADY PLAYED ESB!

NEW!!
Videos of Previous shows!

Ken Cartwright of KENC Productions has made excellent videos of previous shows. We will be highlighting and linking to these shows as they become available. Click the show below you would want to review and enjoy again. Tell others to check out the website and they can see for themselves what a great time they can have at Eastside Bluegrass Series!!

January 12, 2013 show featuring the Rogue Bluegrass Band and the Widcoll Bros.
February 16, 2013 show featuring Stumbleweed
March 16, 2013 Two Old Goats and a kid
March 16, 2013 Old Circle Eastside Concert Series

April 20, 2013 Happy Birthday to Billy Ashmun at Eastside
April 20, 2013 CinderBlue
May 11, 2013 The Bluegrass Regulators

Winter/Spring Lineup for 2014!

May 10th

"Neahkahnie Mtn"

TBA

 

"The Loafers"

Neahkahnie Mountain Band-The Neahkahnie Mountain Band plays straight-up bluegrass mainly, but also some sideways folk and mountain music with a bluegrass twist. They take their name from the fabled Neahkahnie Mountain on the Northern Oregon coast, where tales of hidden pirate treasure keep folks searching for riches to this day. Talk about breaking down the urban-rural divide: this band features members scattered from eastern Oregon to the Coast. Rich Bayless (vocals and bass), Ken Vigil (vocals, mandolin, fiddle), Patty Spencer (vocals and banjo), Michael Tevlin (vocals, harmonica, guitar), and Danny Lee Allison (vocals and dobro).

West & Bruner
Mark West is an Oregon based songwriter, singer, and multiinstrumentalist. Over the years, he has worked in a variety of bands and as an accompanist with other musicians. He began his musical career at a very early age and eventually grew to understand the full meaning of the term ”starving artist”. Although Mark never gave up his musical dreams, he felt the need to provide for his family and while working as a remodeling contractor, he met Charlie Brunner. Charlie Brunner grew up in Northeastern Wisconsin, back when polka was king. He quickly developed an appreciation for songs that told stories, in a language that he could actually understand. Continuing still is Charlie’s musical quest of playing guitar, singing, and writing songs in a language that we can all understand. A few years back, Charlie (also a contractor) was sent out by Mark’s cabinet people to do a kitchen cabinet install. Time passed and after working several different remodels together, it dawned on both Mark and Charlie that they were spending more time talking about music, guitars, amps and other cool equipment, than they were actually working. So, the writing was on the wall (so to speak), for either of them to get their work done, it meant the pursuit of musical camaraderie outside the job-sites.

The Loafers are an acoustic quartet based in the Portland, Oregon metro area, specializing in bluegrass, jazz and old time instrumentals, with a few classic vocals thrown in for good measure. Dee Johnson plays the bass providing rock solid time keeping for the group.  In addition, she has also been known to back up Dave as a harmony singer on a few songs.  She also plays bass with the Grapevine Bluegrass Band out of Seattle.  Dee also plays guitar and contest fiddle. Dave Elliott is the mandolin player and lead singer and has been a member of several well-known Portland-area bands, including Surefire, Old Friends, Columbia and Sunny South.  Dave also hosts a bluegrass program on KBOO 90.7FM in Portland every other Tuesday. Mike Stahlman plays “Scruggs-style” 5-string banjo with just enough melodic influences to interpret old fiddle tunes and jazz standards.  Additionally he sings harmony and occasionally lead vocals.  Mike also plays with Lee Highway and is a veteran Sawtooth Mountain Boy as well a former member of Sunny South.  Mike teaches banjo in conjunction with Portland Community College. Aaron Stocek plays the guitar for the band.  In addition to being a dynamic rhythm player comfortable with bluegrass or jazz, he plays exciting bluegrass solos.  Aaron started playing guitar in Tucson, Arizona and helped form the band Degrees Plato. You can contact The Loafers by emailing davescapos@yahoo.com or phone Dave at 503-663-3548.