Sunday, October 2
Tickets $16.50 in advance
$20 at the door
7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland 97219
Kate & Steve "bring us to that place that can only be reached at the hands of journeyman artists.
The power and precision of their performance gives us the complete trust to lean into the music, to get lost in it."
-- NW Examiner, Portland, Oregon
Lifelong singer and songwriter Kate Power plays and sings from the broad brush of the heart. Her DADGAD guitar, open-back banjo, 6-string ukulele, bones, bódhran and piano spring songs to life well worth repeating.
Kate came of age during the folk revival in the 60's in New York City and "metropolitan New York" aka New Jersey. Kate was opening at fifteen years old for luminaries like Townes Van Zant, Loudon Wainwright III, and U. Utah Phillips in local coffeehouses and northeastern festivals where she established her place in the folk scene before her migration to Portland and the Pacific Northwest in 1977.?
Kate's song "Travis John" was the unanimous Grand Prize winner at the Texas Kerrville Folk Festival, whose judges included folk icons
Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, and Peter, Paul & Mary.?
Steve Einhorn, iconic owner of the socially-conscious Artichoke Music from 1981-2006, is a lifetime musician with a sure sense of a good story and songs you can feel. After starting out in New York City and Boston, he found his way to Portland and the Great Northwest in 1978.
His playful warmth and wit open hearts, his voice glows with sweet molasses and a shade of grit, and the classic sound of his guitar lends rich and elegant backgrounds.
His guitar and harmonies are sought after and found behind dozens of recordings for popular artists in the Pacific Northwest.
Kate and Steve connected over the counter at Artichoke Music and have been harmonizing songs and life since 1994. They've been featured as special guests on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, and they've shared the stage with many folk luminaries, including the iconic Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton.
"Genuine, warm, and welcoming, hearing Kate and Steve sing is like coming home." -- Vika Miller, Thriving Life
“Their music embodies reverence -- for the craft of songwriting, for the folk tradition,
for the audiences they sing to and for this complicated, terrible, beautiful world that we live in.
Kate's earthy banjo and her emotive voice ring with compassion and hope;
Steve's spot-on guitar leads and wry sense of humor are grounding, organic, the perfect complement.
A]l time stops when they sing together." -- Tracy Grammer
$16.50 in advance, $20 at the door
(This concert does sell out.)