[NFBWATLK] Concert spotlighting two of our members

Robert Sellers robertsellers500 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 5 04:38:49 UTC 2017

I'd encourage people to purchase the latest CD that Fine Company released.
Some excellent songs on it and there harmony is excellent.

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From: NFBWATLK [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marci
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Don Mitchell and Jim Portillo are definitely living the lives they want with
their excellent music. I would encourage all who are able to attend. The
music is lively and high quality. 

> On Oct 4, 2017, at 12:18 PM, Don via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> "Fine Company" and "Three Together" concert
> Concerts are held at  Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE 
> Stephens Street, Portland, OR 97214.
> Doors open at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30.
> www.portlandfolkmusic.org/concerts.php
> Friday, October 20: Fine Company and Three Together The PFS October 
> concert presents a "double-triple": two power-house trios bringing 
> songs and stories ranging from old timey to modern popular music.
> Fine Company Fine Company is the lead-off group. These 
> Smithsonian-Folkways recording artists, Bill Murlin, Jim Portillo and 
> Ron Dalton on guitar, banjo and bass, keep that old timey feel with 
> rich vocal harmonies that extend into their new compositions. Bill is 
> a long time PFS member, having served on the board, the Singtime 
> Frolics and Concert Committees. He recently played a major part in the 
> Smithsonian Folkways presentation of Roll Columbia, a new album of Woody
Guthrie's Columbia River songs.
> Jim fell in love with folk music as a kid in El Paso Texas while 
> listening to Doc Watson on the radio. Lessons, open mics, playing with 
> many friends and stealing licks from pickers like Wayne Henderson helped
hone his skills.
> He's part of the Seattle Folklore Society concert committee. 
> Ron, who has the vocal range to sing bass or tenor, is by day a 
> teacher in Edmonds, Wash. He wrote three of the originals on Fine 
> Company's CD. He also sings with the Seattle group Burgundy Pearl.
> Fine Company
> Fine Company contributed two recorded songs to the Roll Columbia 
> album. In Fine Company is the trio's first CD. Laurie Lewis, one of 
> the leading ladies of bluegrass says, "Fine Company has a welcome air 
> of love and dedication in their thoughtful arrangements and choice of 
> songs. These are songs that beg to be sung, and Jim, Bill and Ron join 
> their voices with obvious and infectious delight".
> Bluegrass star Kathy Kallick says that Fine Company evokes the 
> folk-trio sound of the 1960s.
> Three Together Three Together is the second part of this exciting 
> double bill. Originally formed in 1997, the group consists of Doug 
> Smith, Don Mitchell and Judy Koch Smith. They blend their voices and 
> instruments for an evening of folk, pop and soft rock with an emphasis 
> on harmonious FUN! They won the Peoples's Choice Award at the 2011 
> Florence Winter Folk Festival at the Oregon coast. They also were 
> awarded the Lions prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow award in 2009 for 
> outstanding service to non-profits throughout the Northwest by performing
concerts for many worthy causes.
> Doug is a nationally and internationally known finger-style guitarist 
> who has performed for PFS before. He won a Grammy in 2005 for 
> collaboration on the album, Pink Guitar, a tribute to Henry Mancini. 
> He was the winner of Winfield's Walnut Valley Music Festival 
> finger-style guitar championship in 2006.
> Three Together
> Don is the former Director of Instruction at the Emil Fries Piano 
> Technology School in Vancouver, WA. He is an expert at vocal harmonies 
> and music theory and plays the acoustic guitar along with many other 
> instruments. Give him an instrument, and he'll quickly learn to play it.
> Judy, who started playing flute in 6th grade, comes from a large 
> musical family and brings her singing and instrumental abilities to 
> round out this exciting group. Her CD Keep it Under 90 covers old 
> favorites by Billy Holiday, Phoebe Snow and Van Morrison among others. 
> on how music connects us.
> Bringing these two groups together blends the love of the folk 
> tradition with a fresh perspective.
> For more information call (503) 267-8547. 
> Tickets: $18 General Admission, $15 PFS Members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 
> 12
> free)
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