Aug 2-5

Photo by Liz Devine

Chris Gaffney needs our help. A familiar face to Pickathon as the lead soul man of the Hacienda Brothers, now facing one of the biggest challenges of his life – a bout with Liver Cancer. What I would like to do is call out to everyone who knows Gaff and the HB’s, and hope that […]

The Next Generation.

Like any other sort of history, folk music has spanned several layers of time. Being 2008 and the onslaught of technology I feel for many it is difficult to absorb and find the pick of the litter. Many have even gone as far as to say that folk music is dead and never again will […]

Hotel Info…..

Great News! We have situated our 2008 Partner Hotel for all who will be attending Pickathon and not wanting to camp. There is both a special “Pickathon” rate ($73 + tax) and a (near) 24 hour shuttle which can be used for folks who fly into PDX (Portland Airport) and for folks to go to […]

Singing for the Trees.

Laura Gibson is a magical seahorse in the ocean of artists we have here in Portland, OR. She writes and sings songs on the most simplistic level, expressing her observations on life and its stillness. Her voice is honey-sweet and her charm is undeniable, a simple girl with wise words and gorgeous melodies. Anyone in […]

The Son of Earle

Named after Townes Van Zandt, and calls American songwriting rebel/legend Steve Earle ‘dad’, Justin Townes Earle has lyrics and cord progressions running wild through his veins. Starting 2008 fast out of the gate releasing his first record with Bloodshot, and currently touring the good ‘ol U.S. with both the Felice Brothers and McCarthy Trenching. No […]

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