Nina Simone Tribute, Folk Sounds at Alberta Rose

Saturday, September 10 LaRhonda Steele (above) sings the timeless songs of Nina Simone as a member of the nimble sextet led by guitarist Adrian Martin in “I Put a Spell on You.” The sextet is composed of Steele on vocals, Mark Steel (piano), Michelle Medler (saxophones, flute, vocals), Leah Hinchcliffe (upright bass, electric bass, vocals), Mike Snyder (drums) and Adrian Martin (guitar, vocals).

The following Saturday night (17th), Tracy Grammer (right) takes the stage. One of the most beloved acts in contemporary folk music, she has performed on stages since 1997. With pristine fingerstyle guitar, percussive strums, dynamic vocals and incantatory narratives, Grammar delivers a polished, personal show notable for its melodies, heart-forward content and engaging, authentic delivery. The show is Grammer’s return to Portland for the first time in years.

For the last Sunday in September (25th), Jeffrey Foucault brings his instantly recognizable sound that is a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll and folk. He’s become one of the most distinctive voices in American music and built a brick-and-mortar international touring career on multiple studio albums, countless miles and general critical acclaim.

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Nina Simone Tribute, Folk Sounds at Alberta Rose

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