On Friday March 16, the Reedwood Friends Church stage comes to life with the energy, talent, and enthusiasm of the young Western Artists Lisa, Theresa, and Daniel Hanson a.k.a The Hanson Family. They share the stage in this month’s Portland FolkSong concert with Tom Swearingen, Oregon’s Cowboy Poet who was featured last month in these pages.

The Hanson trio excels at Western Swing, yodeling, rousing fiddle tunes with energetic harmonies and vocal arrangements. Their performances are sparked with humor and audience participation.

With deft instrumentation, yodeling mastery and a deep love for music, The Hanson family has been awarded the 2014 Academy of Western Artists Duo/Group of the Year, the 2014 Western Music Association Crescendo Award, the 2013 Kamloops Cowboy Festival among others. See hansonfamilymusic.com.

Concert begins at 7:30 pm and the Church is located at 2901 SE Steele St. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $20/$17 PFS Members/$10 ages 12-18 and under 12 are free. Reserve at 971.678.5736/or online at portlandfolkmusic.org/concerts.php