Artichoke Music, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. features many live music offerings each month along with a full schedule of music classes during the day. The concert space in the back is a great-sounding room and an intimate listening experience. Seating is limited so call ahead for reservations: 503.232.8845
Saturday May 9 is the CD release soiree for Carl Solomon’s new disc, Promised Land at 8 pm. $15 cover includes the new CD. Known as The Weaver of New Americana Tales, Solomon has assembled a band featuring Megan Cronin on the violin, Jimmie K on percussion, Paul Kwitek on bass, Chris Merrill on keyboards and the Kelly Bees singing harmonies. Suzan Lundy opens the evening with a set of originals. carlsolomonmusic.com.
Saturday May 16, a trio of Portland songwriters, Kelly Bosworth, Avery Hill, and Chris Stewart share an evening of song to kickoff their summer tour connecting the regions of their varied family histories.
Bosworth and Hill were both highlights at last spring’s Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. Find out about dates and places at kellybosworth.com, averyhilltunes.com, chrisstewart.net. 8 pm, $15.