Artichoke Community Music’s July events take place most Wednesdays-Sundays, starting the Friday after the holiday weekend with Woodlander + Gary Furlow & the Loafers at 7 pm. The trio of musicians is a longstanding musical brotherhood that has played together since the 1970s.
The music is an upbeat blend of folk, bluegrass, country, Cajun, swing, blues and reggae, among other roots of Americana music. They perform on a variety of instruments with rich three-part harmonies, a strong tilt toward original songs and a well-developed talent for entertaining audiences. All three members–Kerry Canfield, Paul Douglas and Will Hobbs–are singers, multi-instrumentalists and writers.
Other performers during the month include Lloyd Jones, The Western Flyers, Jody Carroll, and Mookie and the Jazz Cats. July ends with two special fundraising shows for the Portland Music Mural Project and Portland Radio Project Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30.
Additional information and tickets at artichokemusic.org/LiveMusic.html.