We’ve pulled out all the stops to give you the best Conference ever this year. And we’re not done yet. Get ready for some excellent live music filling the gaps, energizing the receptions, and generally making everything feel just a little more creative.
Here’s our music lineup for the weekend:
Justin Sheehy — In his short time here, this Los Angeles transplant has quickly become one of Portland’s favorite acoustic artists. His strong, rhythmic guitar and his smooth pop-crooner vocal will pull you in as he interprets cover songs from the 60s till now. His originals will leave you humming catchy melodies and wanting more.
Sally Harmon & Frank Gruner — Pianist Sally Harmon and bassist Frank Gruner have been making music together for more than 30 years, which included numerous national tours, 25 CD projects, and TV and radio appearances. Sally’s classical background combines with Frank’s jazz and pop background to create a whimsical and passionate variety of styles.
Honey Divers — This project of Portland-based singer-songwriter Tim Karplus is an acoustic combo specializing in inventive folk music with intricate vocal harmonies. Honey Divers are a newer act to the Portland area, but have already begun making their mark on the scene with their engaging live show, quality musicianship and relatable songwriting.
Samsel — Cary and Kelsey Samsel, who were born and raised in Portland, create bluesy, poppy love jams for anyone who will listen. Samsel’s tunes are eclectic in style and aim to please with catchy, sincere lyrics.
Kelsey Brie Mousley — Kelsey, who began writing lyrics and melodies at a young age, puts lyrics and melodies together to create the soulful, bluesy, jazz-inspired sound of her chill renditions.
The Squabble — Becky Pershing provides the lead vocals and Steve Kuepker adds guitar and vocals for this combo that plays acoustic versions of crowd pleasing hits spanning from the 60s to today.