A slap of a bass, a twang of a string, and the sweet sounds of vocal harmonies characterize the 8th Annual Pickathon, which occurred on August 4th and 5th 2006.
On this year's CD we bring you 16 hand selected performances that allow you to bear witness to a musical movement that is continuing to make its mark on the national landscape.
Performer's Include Be Good Tanyas, Hacienda Brothers, Freakwater, Duck River, Dirty Martini, Mary Flower, Foghorn Stringband, Rosie Brown, The Earl Brothers, Tracy Grammer, Danny Barnes, Shiftless Rounders, The Hunger Mountain Boys, Dickel Brothers, Jackstraw and the Crooked Jades.
The creative nexus for the Pickathon continues to be the
Portland music scene with contributing help from like minds all around the country. Portland's unique mix of small to medium musical venues continues to allow a diverse group of musicians to follow their instincts while growing a dedicated following in the community.
The Pickathon takes place each year sometime in August just outside of Portland.
You can find out the latest in scheduled events, pictures, and sounds at the Pickathon website - www.pickathon.com.