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Woody Pines: 
Pretty Blue Eyes

As the quintessential Americana artist for the 21st century, Woody Pines epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound and embraces a simpler time. “Everything from swing band to old country blues goes into our music, along with life’s influences,” says Pines, who left home with his guitar on his back and made it through 49 states before he was 19.

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: 
Rock n' Roll

Portland-based Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside vigorously mines a sweet spot between modern and vintage. Sallie’s voice has elicited comparisons to classic jazz and blues icons, yet it is stoked with the fire of youth and rebellion, too, an instrument capable of conveying raw emotion and nuanced artistry in the same breath. Intertwining elements of swinging roots rock, country, jazz, and blues with a contemporary lyrical stance and Ford’s instantly recognizable voice, the quartet is steadily earning a growing following throughout the Pacific Northwest.

David Moore & Jeff Ratner: 
Old Dog

With Jeff Ratner on up-right bass and David Moore on keyboard and banjo, you’ve most likely seen these two familiar faces sharing the stage with Langhorne Slim.

Frank Fairfield: 
Title Unknown

23-year-old Frank Fairfield plays a more tradition style of old-time folk/blues. Its the type that tugs at the heartstrings of this native Kentuckian (and likely anyone familiar with Appalachian-style folk music). The music seems like it should be too old for young Frank Fairfield, but he moves and molds it like a grizzled veteran. Furthermore, Fairfield is a native Californian, from nowhere near the mountains that spawned this genre. I have to believe he’s had to explain himself on more than one occasion.

Woody Pines: 
Long Gone

As the quintessential Americana artist for the 21st century, Woody Pines epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound and embraces a simpler time. “Everything from swing band to old country blues goes into our music, along with life’s influences,” says Pines, who left home with his guitar on his back and made it through 49 states before he was 19.

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: 
Cage

Portland-based Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside vigorously mines a sweet spot between modern and vintage. Sallie’s voice has elicited comparisons to classic jazz and blues icons, yet it is stoked with the fire of youth and rebellion, too, an instrument capable of conveying raw emotion and nuanced artistry in the same breath. Intertwining elements of swinging roots rock, country, jazz, and blues with a contemporary lyrical stance and Ford’s instantly recognizable voice, the quartet is steadily earning a growing following throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Woody Pines: 
Weed Smoker's Dream

As the quintessential Americana artist for the 21st century, Woody Pines epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound and embraces a simpler time. “Everything from swing band to old country blues goes into our music, along with life’s influences,” says Pines, who left home with his guitar on his back and made it through 49 states before he was 19.

Woody Pines: 
I Satisfy

As the quintessential Americana artist for the 21st century, Woody Pines epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound and embraces a simpler time. “Everything from swing band to old country blues goes into our music, along with life’s influences,” says Pines, who left home with his guitar on his back and made it through 49 states before he was 19.

Woody Pines: 
Countin' Alligators

As the quintessential Americana artist for the 21st century, Woody Pines epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound and embraces a simpler time. “Everything from swing band to old country blues goes into our music, along with life’s influences,” says Pines, who left home with his guitar on his back and made it through 49 states before he was 19.

Anais Mitchell: 
Coming Down

From her current home base in a 200-year-old farmhouse in rural Vermont, Anaïs Mitchell writes songs that are as intimate as conversations and as rich in detail as short stories.