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 $15 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 second 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.


Mason Smith
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!!


Coning Shows!

October 10th.

Puddletown Ramblers



Hardshell Harmony


puddletownPuddletown Ramblers is an experienced five piece band founded in 1996 who performs original compositions, Traditional Bluegrass, Americana and Acoustic music utilizing soulful lead and harmony vocals and dynamic, tasteful instrumentals. Puddletown Ramblers are based in Portland, Oregon and travel extensively in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. With a large repertoire, variety in their set list choices and a sprinkling of comedy, the Puddletown Ramblers have entertained audiences all over the Pacific Northwest and have become a favorite of many promoters and music lovers.
From the beautiful Columbia River Gorge this high energy group is full of spirit,and comedy. Playing original songs from the masters of long ago and helping preserve live traditional music is what makes this group have a following of music friends and pickers. This four piece group has performed at many venues across the Pacific NW. Members include Candie Robarge on the bass fiddle and husband Mike Robarge picking guitar. Chuck Haynie does a bang up job on the five string while the youngster of the group, Clint Miller plays a unique freestyle fiddle they all blend together for a unique sound.Having Eastern influence is noticeable with this band. Blending harmony and sweet simple picking these musicians and there choice of songs make a foot tapping, knee slapping, good time, with harmony vocals that sets them apart from others.


October 16th

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado featuring Portland's own Ellie Hakanson

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, featuring Portland's own Ellie Hakanson is a high-energy five-piece bluegrass band located in the Western Frontier state of Colorado. Their distinctive sound showcases an eclectic range of influences that marry second and third generation bluegrass, delivering a unique experience that captivates audiences and keeps them guessing: It’s a powerful, high mountain “bluegrass explosion” that features world-class banjo and mandolin playing, incredible vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world. Fronted by internationally acclaimed two-time National Banjo Champion Jeff Scroggins, their distinct style is immediately recognizable due to Jeff’s unique and diverse range of influences, which include Alan Munde, Don Reno, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. His fiery style and lightning-fast licks have earned him worldwide recognition and have left many a first-time listener in stunned disbelief! The band also features the award-winning mandolin playing of Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins: Coming from an entirely different generation both musically and in life, Tristan brings his own individual sound and musical perspective to the group. At only 20 years old, Tristan is an award-winning instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter in his own right while the instrumentals he shares with Jeff play a large role in the band’s unique and energetic style. To round out the experience, West Virginia native Greg Blake provides powerful bluegrass vocals steeped in country heritage, bringing a truly authentic sound developed from a lifetime of singing bluegrass, gospel, and country. Twice nominated for SPBGMA’s “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year” award, Greg’s phenomenal guitar playing has earned him nine nominations and five consecutive wins as SPBGMA’s Guitarist of the Year. In addition to their individual accomplishments, the band was featured as one of No Depression Magazine’s “Six New Discoveries”, standing alongside established greats that include Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn, and Danny Paisley.

November 14th

Corral Creek




Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

corral creek Corral Creek Connection lay Gospel/Secular bluegrass. They greatly enjoy involving the audience and have played at the OBA Gospel Show, Butteville General Store, Moograss, banquets, retirement centers, fundraisers, worship services, and farmer's markets. The group is from Newberg and is comprised of Ron Taylor, Pam Young, Grady McKenzie, Ric Siewert, Ed Fegles, Rachael Smith
The award winning original roots music group Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising continues to stack up awards and accolades while performing their high-energy shows throughout the West. Awards include guitar player Dennis Nelson being named 2008 Roots Music Association Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year and banjo player Tom Tower winning the $10,000 prize in the 2010 City Love Music Contest. In 2012 their upbeat tune “Am I A Fool For Your Love” won a spot on The Alternate Root Valentine Sampler and their song “Risky Business” was chosen for the Ambassadorship Program through Rock the Cuts (sponsored by Super Cuts). In 2013 their song “Death Grip” kept them in the Super Cuts Ambassadorship program, and they continue to ride the success of the January 2013 release of their 4th all-original recording into 2014. While in the middle of promoting “Lowground” the band somehow found time to complete their long-awaited Christmas CD “Spending Every Christmas With You” – much to the delight of radio personalities and fans everywhere.
Currently touring to promote the release of their all-original 5th CD, this troupe of entertainers continues to spend as many hours as possible sharing their music with the general public. “Lowground” was released for international radio airplay on January 1, 2013 and in it’s 1st week of release became the #1 bluegrass album downloaded for radio airplay and contained all 10 of the top ten singles downloaded for radio airplay in any genre. It held the #2 spot for the remainder of the month and stayed in the top 25 throughout the month of February. Kathy Boyd provides the bass beat and sparkle to Phoenix Rising, Tim Crosby on fiddle, Tom Tower is a master storyteller and the duties of both banjo and Dobro, and Dennis Nelson playing lead and rhythm guitar.

January 9, 2016


Misty Mamas





Brian Oberlin
Bluegrass Trio

This band (together since 2005) has made a real name for itself in the Vancouver/Portland acoustic music scene. Collectively these women have decades of experience playing and singing in harmony. MISTY MAMAS serve up Home-Style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, traditional and original songs as well as tasty instrumentals combining the American genres of bluegrass, old time, gospel, folk and country music. Family friendly, the band can include interactive songs that engage the younger set. The MISTY MAMAS are Carol Harley (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin), Katherine Nitsch (vocals & guitar), April Parker (vocals, mandolin, accordion) and Eileen Rocci (vocals & upright bass). The band got its name from Carol Harley, founding member of the very popular local Americana Band, Misty River. Eager to connect with their audience, the Misty Mamas tailor performances that not only entertain but educate as well. You might hear historical secrets and local lore woven into the music. Timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics are laced tightly together creating a musical experience rich with history, steeped in tradition and performed with character and exuberance.
OBrian Oberlin Bluegrass Trio (with Peter Schwimmer and Paul Hirschmann)
Portland’s super group of bluegrass pickers get together for a one-time show. All three have many years experience in playing professional bluegrass. Expect to hear this trio play some bluegrass standards and a few of their own bluegrass tunes.Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his 12-year professional career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Brian is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra.Since 2011, Brian has incorporated Italian solo mandolin pieces, including virtuosic music from Calace, Marucelli, and duo style techniques, in his repertoire and has plans to record a classical solo album in 2013.