A Folk Benefit for Rising Tide and Direct Resistance to Climate Change
Join local musicians from country, bluegrass, and folk traditions for an evening of food, fun, and song to fight climate change! The night kicks off with cellist & folksinger Anna Fritz (Portland Cello Project), heats up with bluegrass shredders The Wild Wood, and finishes off with a rockin set from Johnny Cash cover band, Counterfeit Cash. Proceeds will support Portland Rising Tide, an all-volunteer, grassroots network organizing locally to promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis and take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.
Ecotrust at 721 NW 9th Ave Ste 200, Portland, Oregon 97209
Friday, May 22 at 7:30 PM
$5-$50 sliding scale admission. No one turned away!
For more info, visit the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1636959343184713/
Anna Fritz performs original songs for cello and voice, touching on themes of gender, justice, spirituality, and connection to the natural world. She has the training of a classical player and the experience of a touring rocker, which gives her brand of folksinging a unique flavor. Songs from her most recent album, The Gospel of Tree Bark, can be heard at http://annafritz.com.
The Wild Wood is a high-energy string band drawing from bluegrass, folk, punk, and gypsy jazz. This constellation of accomplished young stars (including 2 national champions – mandolin and fiddle) has been drawn together by the affinity they share for traditional folk music, its re-emergence and evolution. http://http://josiahpayne.com/wild-wood-home/
Counterfeit Cash is a loving tribute to the incomparable legacy of Johnny Cash and his musical family. What began in 2004 as an acoustic duo has gradually developed into a tight, rocking ensemble with a repertoire of more than 70 Cash (and Carter) classics. Partnered with Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Counterfeit Cash released a music video last year that calls attention to the threat of increasing coal train traffic. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1jrXVWi
Leave It in the Ground!