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Timberline Lodge Announces Lineup for Free 2013 Labor Day Americana Music Festival
This summer, Labor Day 2013 falls on Monday September, 2nd. Mark your calendars now for an afternoon and early evening of live outdoor music compliments of Timberline Lodge. Following last year’s popular Labor Day “Tribute to Tradition” tribute to Woody Guthrie in Timberline’s historic amphitheater, Timberline has decided to again play host to another fun-filled and free Labor Day celebration. This time, the event will feature some of the country’s top performers of Americana and bluegrass music.
The music will kick off on Labor Day at 1 p.m. with one of the most popular northwest bluegrass bands, The Great Northern Planes. At 2 p.m. local favorite Chris Kokesh and Broken Top take the stage with their beautiful blend of country-folk, bluegrass, and original Americana music. At 3 p.m., Austin, Texas based singer/songwriter Sam Baker will share his introspective and captivating talent for songwriting and storytelling. At 4 p.m., Chris Kokesh retakes the stage, this time joined by North Carolina singer/songwriter Jonathan Byrd in a spectacular duet paring called The Barn Birds. At 5 p.m the rootsy, California based quartet of Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack will perform. Rita possesses one of the most memorable voices in contemporary Americana music, and her heartfelt country soul, authentic delivery, and smart songs are gathering fans throughout the country.
At 6 p.m. and The Timberline Americana Music Festival will feature our headliner, The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. Peter Rowan’s legendary bluegrass career started in 1964 as a member of none other than Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. Peter played guitar and sang lead as well as haunting duet harmonies with Mr. Monroe, and together they co-wrote such classics as “Walls of Time.” A multi-talented and pioneering musician, Peter went on to embrace various musical genres including forays into folk, blues, reggae, twang, and rock music. He is famous for pioneering a west coast bluegrass and country rock sound in the 1970’s that produced numerous songs for bands such as the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and culminated with Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements, David Grisman, and John Kahn and their hugely popular bluegrass recording of “Old and In The Way” featuring such Rowan classics as “Midnight Moonlight.” Today, The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band is a perennial favorite and one of the top touring bluegrass bands in the country, consisting of outstanding players, Keith Little on banjo, Paul Knight on bass, Mike Witcher on dobro, and Scott Law on guitar and vocals. Mr. Rowan’s performance will surely be a memorable crowd-pleaser, and a highlight of Timberline’s legacy of concerts.
Join us on beautiful Mt. Hood as we celebrate another Labor Day at historic Timberline Lodge. Admission is free! The venue is family-friendly (but no dogs please) and food and beverage will be for sale, including featured beverages from the Mt. Hood Brewing Company, coffee drinks from the Boyd Coffee Company, and delicious barbeque from Timberline’s culinary team lead by executive chef, Jason Stoller Smith.
For room reservations, call 1-800-452-1406. For more information call (503) 272-3134.
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