Gaelynn Lea is a violinist, songwriter, and disability advocate from Minnesota. In 2016 she won NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest and she's been on the road ever since, playing her unique mix of traditional fiddle tunes and haunting original songs. She released her third full-length album called Learning How to Stay in September 2018.
Since winning the Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn has played over 425 shows in 42 states and seven countries, adding nearly 100,000 miles to their Ford Econoline’s odometer. The singer-songwriter and violinist has graced the stage of renowned venues like Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center, House of Blues and even BBC World News. This she's been featured such as SXSW, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Green Man Festival, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Halifax Pop Explosion, Treefort Music Festival and Travelers Rest Festival (curated by The Decemberists).
“Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea and set about absolutely obliterating your heart.” - Dan Auerbach (Grammy-winning artist and producer, The Black Keys)
The Yellow Room Recording Presents showcase features music from producer Peter Rodocker and his friends whom he’s collaborated with at his studio in SE Portland.
Food and drink specials until 6pm. Kids welcome until 8:30pm.
$10 Suggested Donation.
Grant Brett (Grant’s Greats) and Camille Rose (Complimentary Colors; Queer Sound) team up to bring you a monthly variety show featuring the best performers from Portland’s LGBTIQ+ community. Not just another show, The Big Gay Variety Show promises fun and surprises each month.
"A catchy and captivating song-crafter, a true storyteller.” – NPR.
Award winning Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Robin Jackson, known for his wild, theatrical contributions to bands like Vagabond Opera and the March Fourth Marching Band, has brought a strong presence to the world of indie folk. Mr Jackson, often joined by his all-star six piece ensemble of NW musicians The Caravan, draws upon the moody spirit of his rain-soaked, Portland, Or. home to create an eclectic brew of dreamy folk-pop, cinematic indie rock and above all, enigmatic storytelling.
With a degree in ethnomusicology and an unflagging musical curiosity, Jackson has lived and busked around the world, from an intentional beach community in New Zealand to the streets of Europe. He is a master of a myriad of instruments, from saxophone, to mbira and has also performed or recorded with notable acts such as Gregory Allen Isakov, Emancipator, Devotchka, and Amanda Palmer. An impresario of community and collaboration, Jackson has built on his colorful, bohemian upbringing and dedicated himself to creating and supporting music around Portland, Or where he produces a popular nationally recognized music event, the Songwriter Soiree, and lives on an urban farm with his cat and a circus. He has two solo albums; Dust Diaries (2012) and his new release Dark Stars (2017), which was recorded in the legendary Type Foundry Studios in Portland.