Recent news, events and highlights
The Portlanders - A new folk band in Portland, OR
"What rollicking fun! The Portlanders bring the perfect blend of blues, folk, humor, romance, pathos, and wackiness to our legendary music scene. We loved every minute of it and wished for more." – Carolyn Wieden, fan
We hope you'll come and enjoy the exquisite harmony singing and masterful playing with Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, and Lauren Sheehan.
"Steve's awesome guitar—Mick's fantastic stand-up bass and hammered dulcimer—Kate's beautiful ukulele, guitar, and banjo—Lauren's gorgeous bluesy mandolin and guitar—and Kevin Shay Johnson's terrific harmonica and guitar—put them all together and you've got perfection."
Tillamook Burn, #6 folk radio, Feb 2015.
Upcoming Concerts » | Purchase » | Tillamook Burn details »
Tillamook Burn is Lauren Sheehan and Zoë Carpenter, a mother-daughter duo from the coastal mountains of Oregon.They launched Tillamook Burn in January 2015 with a self-titled EP, which features their instinctive vocal harmonies backed up on guitar, banjo, and mandolin
“These ladies project soul, style, and skill with every note.” — Huffington Post, view
Lauren Sheehan & Zoe Carpenter At SERFA Showcase 2014. View video
“The Light Still Burns” a companion CD for a new book, “Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson's ‘Banner’ Guitars of WWII”, by John Thomas.
» BBC Story on the Kalamazoo Gals, featuring Lauren’s music from The Light Still Burns
» NPR radio story, Laura the Luthier
» The Oregonian, "Portland's Lauren Sheehan salutes 'Kalamazoo Gals' with the guitars they built"
» Oregon Music News, "The Kalamazoo Gals"
» NBC NY
» The Light Still Burns details
» Kalamazoo Gals website
2012 Portland Music Award for outstanding achievement in Folk music.
2010 Accepted into the Library of Congress with 80 other female roots instrumentalists as part of the MusicBox Project, "Americana Women”.
2011 NPR – featured artist in story about the MusicBox project.
2011 Rose City Ramble, my 3rd CD, charts in the top 10 CDs for 2011 on folk radio, #8 for the year and got airplay in 15 different countries.
» View Rose City Ramble
2012 Folk Alliance panelist for Robert Johnson Tribute. Presented with stellar blues musicians and scholars Jimmy Duck Holmes, Steve Johnson, (RJ's grandson), L.C. Ulmer, Scott Ainslie, Jerron Paxton and Scott Barretta. It was an honor.
2012 guest on River City Music, distributed to around 150 radio stations nation wide and XM satellite network.
» River City Music
Listen to Part 1 [mp2 file]
Listen to Part 2 [mp2 file]
2012 Winter Folk 24 – Waterfront Blues Festival, Oregon Country Fair, on faculty for Centrum's Voice Works and Acoustic Blues programs.
Black Rat Swing - Lauren Sheehan String Band, with Spud Siegel and Bill Uhlig. View video
Return to top