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Lauren is playing concerts, local shows and continues teaching at Pacific University, from her home and on Zoom. You can find her performing regularly west of Portland OR and along the coast and occasionally in the Portland area. She presents concert and festival shows in solo, duo and band configurations. The band is “Great Auntie Lo” and features danceable Bluesbilly music at low volume with electric guitar, bass, small drum kit and keyboards/ accordion.

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Echoes of the Season

Share an ancient tradition and pass another long dark night in good company with music, stories and poetry while we wait for the winter solstice and the promise it holds. Lauren Sheehan and Steve Cleveland celebrate this season with guitars, accordion, banjo, piano, exploring themes of darkness and light in old songs and contemporary material; Celtic, bluegrass, early jazz and blues, modern and hippie folk & original songs and poems. Expect some sing along opportunities and an old Carol or two as the mood brightens.

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Great Auntie Lo - Nov. 18, 2022
Bluesbilly good time music.
Lauren Sheehan, Fred Ingrams, Steve Cleveland, Ronnie Ontiveros.

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Portrait by Erik Sandgren

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2022 | New Poster, by Fred Ingrams.

WATCH our only 2020 summer show here

2019 | “Frankie and Jonnie” - Performance by Kenny Brown and Lauren Sheehan at the Port Townsend Blues Festival.

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2019 | Lauren Sheehan at the Mission Theater & Pub, Portland Oregon.

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Tillamook Burn, #6 folk radio, Feb 2015.

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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. View video

Cross Cultural magic with Yu-feng Chung on the pipa, with Lauren in Tiachung, Taiwan.

#3 on folk dj chartsAmazon

Lauren and John Thomas during recording session for CD to accompany "“Kalamazoo Gals: The Story of the Extraordinary Women (and a Few Men) Who Built Gibson’s WWII ‘Banner Guitars".

“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"

» The Light Still Burns details
» Kalamazoo Gals website


» Lauren Sheehan, "The Gals of Gibson Project".

» Lauren doing Blind Boy Fuller’s “My Baby’s So Sweet” on a Gibson Banner guitar.

"Waggoner's Lad" from the Harry Smith Tribute show, Portland.
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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”.
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2011 NPR – featured artist in story about the MusicBox project.
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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.
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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

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