perform Saturday, December 10, 8 pm in an intimate concert at Café Artichoke, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

The duo of Chris Baron and Dors Ward count the Avett Brothers, Pearl Jam, The Doors and songwriters as influences. Megan Cronin’s violin and voice helps their energetic sky-high harmonies soar. See thebaronward.com.

Night Folk is Rich “Waggs” Waggoner, a songwriter for 40+ years whose humor and compassion shines through. Bandmate Doug “Spud” Henderson and Piers Munro are seasoned players too. See reverbnation.com/nightfolk.

Doors open 7:30 pm and tickets are $15. Advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com. 503.232.8845/