Upcoming Dates

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Galway Bay Irish Pub - Celtic Music Feis
St. James's Gate vs. Tillers Folly - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 3/10 - 8:45PM - Convention Center Main Stage
880 Point Brown Ave NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
(360) 289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

This should be fun.  We are not sure as musicians what "vs." is supposed to mean - as we are not boxers, but I suppose it is to make it sound exciting, and we will be ready.  For me, I am looking forward to hearing all the bands and Tillers Folly is among them.  Please find information on their music here:  http://www.tillersfolly.com/index/  However, they should know I am related to Billy Rotchford who went 17-12-8 from 1897-1904.  More on him here:  http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/rotchford-billy.htm

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Galway Bay Irish Pub - Celtic Music Feis
St. James's Gate - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 2/10 - 3:45PM - Galway Bay Main Stage
880 Point Brown Ave NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
(360) 289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

6 days of music.  Join us for this set on the Main Stage.  It's been a while, so we are pleased to be back.  Welcome DTV - Mr. Dylan Thomas Vance to the stage!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

St. James's Gate - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 1/10 - 12:PM - Galway Bay Banquet Room
880 Point Brown Ave NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
(360) 289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

Join St. James's Gate along with a myriad of other bands that will be performing over this six day festival including friends like Hank Cramer, Coming Up Threes and Culanti.  We hope to make many new friends while we are there.  Come join us for this very fun festival that celebrates all things Irish. 

Friday, October 27th, 2017

St. James's Gate Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 6/10 - GB Banquet Stage - 10:00PM
880 Point Brown Avenue, NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

Join us as we close the night in the banquet hall and get ready to raise the roof!  Looking forward to this set.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

St. James's Gate Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 5/10 - CC Rock Stage - 7:30PM
880 Point Brown Avenue, NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

Second set of the day - This one at the Convention Center Rock Stage...  Join us for this and many other sets of music at the Feis.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Galway Bay Irish Pub - Celtic Music Feis
St. James's Gate vs. Stark Raving Plaid - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 4/10 - CC Main Stage - 3:45PM
880 Point Brown Ave NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
USA
(360) 289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

Our fourth show is in the Convention Center and we perform another "vs." set with Stark Raving Plaid.  Looking forward to starting the day with you all.  Also happy we get to ease into the day.  See you then festival friends.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

St. James's Gate - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 9/10 - CC Rock Stage - 8:45PM
880 Point Brown Avenue, NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

Close to winding up our visit to this years festival.  We love playing music for you all and thanks to all who put on the event.  Thank you!

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

St. James's Gate vs. Tallymore - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 8/10 - Galway Bay Main Stage - 6:15PM
880 Point Brown Avenue, NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

Join us in the pub!  Looking forward to this set.  We love playing at Galway Bay and are all looking forward to playing for you.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

St. James's Gate vs. Tallymore - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 7/10 - CC Main Stage - 2:30PM
880 Point Brown Avenue, NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

St. James's Gate is joined on stage by Tallymore in our last of the combo presentations.  This should be fun!

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

St. James's Gate - Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis - Set 10/10 - CC Rock Stage - 1:15PM
880 Point Brown Avenue, NE
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-289-2300 [map]
Price: https://irishmusicfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/79196?ref=ebtn

Thank you everyone!   We look forward to coming back another day.  This Sunday farewell set will be special.  Hope to see you.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Bahttsi - 7PM-10PM
30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
USA
503-427-2500 [map]
Price: N/A

Bahttsi joins the McMenamin's family once again - this time for a show at the Old Church and Pub in Wilsonville.  I've played here before and its always fun. 

Past Dates

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

St. James's Gate plays the Portland Marathon - Noon-2:PM
5885 NW St. Helens Road
Portland, OR 97211
USA [map]

The band plays the course for the runners as they pass by.  Join the fun and be part of one of the largest runs in the NW.  Joining us on fiddle for this gig will be the fantastic Peggie Moje'.

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Bahttsi - Happy Hour at the Thirst - 6:PM
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-1504 [map]

Bahttsii returns to the Laurelthirst for some fun Happy Hour jams.  Come out and join us.  You won't even need a hall pass.

 

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Farewell to Summer Party with StJG - 7:PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]
Price: N/A

Thank you to Nana's Irish pub for a great summertime of shows.  This is our final night at Nanas for the summer.  See you there!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Farewell to Summer Party with StJG - 8:PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]
Price: N/A

Summer's almost over, but it is still beautiful at the beach.  Join St. James's Gate for two amazing shows at Nana's Irish Pub. 

 

Friday, August 25th, 2017

St. James's Gate at Kells Irish - 9:00PM
112 SW Second
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 227-4057 [map]

We are happy to play a sub night at Kells for the Coming Up Threes.   As they have another job, we will be filling in and it will be really fun.  Join us for originals, pub singers and traditional reels and jigs.  See you there! 

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Private Party with StJG - Private event
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]
Price: Private event

We are looking forward to being a part of a great private event at Nana's...  Sorry, this is not a public show.  Invitees only. 

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

PRIVATE EVENT
PRIVATE EVENT - Anna Paul and the Bearded Lady - N/A
Price: N/A

I'm pleased to once again join AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady comprised of Anna Leander, Paul Evans and Joseph Appel for this great private party in our neighborhood.  Nothing but a good time. 

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Steveneson Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass Jams - eve
Stevenson, WA [map]
Price: N/A

Pickin' and grinnin' with Griff Bear and Dylan

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Summertime Saturday Noight with StJG at Nanas - 8:00PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]
Price: N/A

Night #2!   Another fun time at the coast!  Come early for dinner and stay late with us!  A great staff, and a great band = a great time!  Hope to see you and yours at the coast!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Summertime with StJG at Nana's - 8:PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]
Price: N/A

Join St. James's Gate as we hit the coast once again at one of the very best pubs in Oregon.  Sun, fun and tunes.  Join us for the weekend and enjoy Newport.  See you there!

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

St. James's Gate returns to Kells Irish Pub - 9PM
112 SW Second
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 227-4057 [map]

We are very pleased to return to Kells Irish Pub in Portland where we have had so many great shows with good friends and a great staff.  A big thanks to Gerard for reaching out to us and welcoming us back for this fun weekend of shows.  Join us both Friday and Saturday at the place where our first album was recorded live.  This will be a blast.  See you then!

Friday, June 30th, 2017

St. James's Gate returns to Kells Irish Pub - 9PM
112 SW Second
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 227-4057 [map]

We are very pleased to return to Kells Irish Pub in Portland where we have had so many great shows with good friends and a great staff.  A big thanks to Gerard for reaching out to us and welcoming us back for this fun weekend of shows.  Join us both Friday and Saturday at the place where our first album was recorded live.  This will be a blast.  See you then! 

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Sat night with StJG at Nanas - 8:PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Nanas Irish Pub
St. James's Gate at Nana's Irish this Summer! - 8:PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
USA
541--574-8787 [map]
Price: N/A

Join St. James's Gate for two shows - Friday and Saturday - June 23 and 24 at the best pub on the coast...

Friday, May 26th, 2017

The O'Neill Public House
Bahttsi Memorial Weekend Kickoff Party - 930PM-1AM
6000 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97213
USA
503-233-1178 [map]
Price: ??

Bahttsi welcomes you to your Memorial Weekend Party!  That packing can wait until morning.  Come join Griff, Greg, Dylan, Mark, Matt and Marc as we perform tunes we recently recorded on Mt. Hood, original songs, fun covers and improvisations.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Bad Album Night 7 - You've Brought This On Yourselves... - 8:PM
6129 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97213
503-288-2944 [map]
Price: We may have to pay you...

Gee Dad!  It's time for Bad Album Night again....  Hard time at work?  Trouble adjusting to the first 100 days?  Slip back to the days of yesteryear where bad celebrity choices, moog synthesizers and just plain weird moments in recorded history are put on display by the aural attack presented by DJ WhatNot and DJ Titan Strohmburg III ESQ.  Join us!  Do not be afraid...  Everything New is Bad Again!

     

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Bahttsi at the Rock Creek Tavern - 8PM
10000 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 645-3822 [map]

Join Bahttsi for one more Saturday night...  The band is thrilled to be coming out to McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern for a night of great music, good food and good times.  The pub is a classic and our band will be a great addition to their rotating bands.  Fans that are close will be happy to come and see us there.  More details here:  https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/169002-bahttsi

Cheers all! 

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Prairie HS
The Return of the 501's - 6:30PM
11311 NE 119th St.
Vancouver, WA 98662
USA [map]

The 501's are a doo-wop accapella group that was formed in 1983.  It's been a long time since we have sang together, but I am really looking forward to singing a few tunes with my fellow 501's; Skot Barker, Rod Tucker and Jonathan Garcia.  Rehearsals have proven that it didn't take long for us to work up some tunes as well as the National Anthem.  We will be singing for an alumni fundraiser.  This will be fun!.  Hope to see some friends from Prairie and BGHS.   

 

Friday, April 14th, 2017

The O'Neill Public House
Bahttsi Freaking Friday at the O'Neill Pub - 930PM-1A
6000 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 233-1178 [map]
Price: ??

Welcome back to the O'Neill Pub friends freaks and Friday dreamers!   Looks like we made it!  Let's get ready to dance off the week and have some fun.  Bahttsi soothes your brain with all-original music, great covers and fun old-timey for the new times.  Join us at the O'Neill Pub for great drinks, good food and good times.  You need to come to this...  It's been a long week.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The River Church
Passover Celebration - Private Event - 530PM
Camas, WA [map]

Looking forward to playing bass and performing with a wonderful collection of musicians;  Paul Evans, saxophones and other instruments, Joseph Appel, guitars and Michelle Alany, multi-instrumentalist for a wonderful celebration of Passover for Vancouver's Jewish community. 

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Nana's Irish Pub
Held Over! St. James's Gate at Nana's Irish St. Patrick's Weekend! - 7:00PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
USA
541-574-8787 [map]

The band is thrilled to be asked to stay through Sunday to perform for you once again.  Nana's Irish is the best pub on the coast and we invite you to come see us there March 18 and now 19 too!  See you there!

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate - St. Patrick's Weekend Celebration! Gig #4 - 7:PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
USA
541-574-8787 [map]
Price: tbd

We are really excited to be at Nana's Irish Pub for St. Patrick's weekend.   While we are sad that we couldn't find a way to make it all work on Friday, we are so happy to be able to come and celebrate with all of you in the manner that befits the holiday.  We will be playing a full evening of music and will be ready to rock.   Join StJG at the best pub on the coast! 

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Spirit Mountain Casino
St. James's Gate - St. Patrick's Weekend Celebration! Gig #3 - 9:PM-1:AM
27100 Salmon River Hwy
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
USA
503-879-2350 [map]
Price: tbd

St. James's Gate is very pleased to be returning to Grand Ronde and the Spirit Mountain Casino for another awesome show on St. Patrick's Day starting at 9:PM and running until 1:AM.  Join Griff Bear on fiddle, Dennis Elmer on drums, Dylan Thomas-Vance on guitars and yours truly on bass for a fantastic dance party.  The band will be playing everything from jigs, reels, pub singers and originals.  So come to Grand Ronde to enjoy the music and stay in the hotel, enjoy the luck of the Irish in the casino and enjoy one of their many great food and drink locations.  Thanks to the Spirit Mt. team for their extra efforts to have us return.  We appreciate you! 

 

Friday, March 17th, 2017

St. James's Gate - St. Patrick's Weekend Celebration! Gig #2 - 3:30PM-5:30PM
1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
USA
503-284-4805 [map]
Price: tbd

StJG loves the County Cork!  A great staff and wonderful food and drink make this a favorite neighborhood pub.  The last time we performed there we literally created a huge dance party!  Join us from 3:30PM-5:30PM for an afternoon jam!  Expect more of the same and come prepared to dance with your leprechauns as we celebrate St. Patrick's together.  We look forward to seeing you there!   Cheers friends!

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The O'Neill Public House
St. James's Gate - St. Patrick's Weekend Celebration! Gig #1 - 1:30PM-2:30PM
6000 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213
USA
503-233-1178 [map]
Price: Cover yes - $10. Kids 12 and under are free! Support this pub!

We love traditions and one of the most heartfelt is our performances for many years now at the O'Neill Public House (formally Biddy McGraw's).   The staff and team at the O'Neill are making great things happen and we are looking so forward to having you and your wee ones join us for an amazing party.   So join us from 1:30PM-2:30PM to dance, sing, raise a glass and raise your voices.  The St. Patrick's party is about to begin!  Lots of other music throughout the day there also - $10 cover - Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Friday, March 10th, 2017

The Old Church Concert Hall
St. James's Gate and Amadan - 7:30PM
1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
USA
503-222-2031 [map]
Price: $10 Advance, $15 at the door - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2884243

We are very pleased to announce that St. James's Gate and Amadan will jointly present a concert together at Portland's lovely Old Church Concert Hall.  This event is to get you in the spirit of the season with a concert of tunes that you may not hear at any of our other performances.  This is a chance for us to perform for you in a setting that will allow us to share songs and stories of our original music, ballads, jigs, reels and even a few sing-a-long pub singers. 

The concert will begin at 7:30PM with our friends from Amadan, a high-energy Celtic group that pairs very well with St. James's Gate with outstanding musicians and talented performers alike.  There are sure to be some surprises in store for you as the bands will each share the stage to truly ring in the season of All Things Irish

Tickets are only $10 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, but will be $15 at the door.  We will have vendors, concessions, beer and wine and of course our music merchandise for sale.  Your support of this ALL AGES concert will allow us to bring you more of these types of concerts that bring the excitement of our pub performances, but in a concert hall atmosphere that allows us as musicians to perform our very best, and give to you our gift of music.  We hope to see you there!  Tell your friends!   

 

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Bad Album Night 6 - Old Sounds for the New End Times - 8PM
6129 NE Fremont Ave
Portland, OR 97213
USA
503-288-2944 [map]
Price: We might have to pay you...

Bad Album Night 6 - Old Sounds for the New End Times is coming to a new venue - Mad Hanna on Fremont.  You will like this bar.  The other appropriate thing is that they call their DJ booth the Cat Box.  So yes, we will come and drop our load - of albums - at the Cat Box at Mad Hanna.  Albums like the Happy Goodman Family, The Drunken Penguin, the Ethel Merman Disco Album and Sebastian Cabot's reinterpreted readings of Bob Dylan.  Yes, this is happening.  Be kind to our new friends and tip the bartender well.  This well could be our very first and last appearance here, so make an effort to come to Mad Hanna on Fremont to hear our very worst.   This will be fun!

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Nana''s Irish Pub
St. James's Gate - Quartet - 7:PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
USA
541-547-8787 [map]
Price: N/A

St. James's Gate is thrilled to be back at Nana's Irish Pub.  With Griff Bear on fiddle, Dylan Thomas-Vance on guitars, and Dennis Elmer and myself holding the down the rhythm section; the quartet will be presenting a variety of jigs, reels, pub singers and original music all for you.  The staff at Nana's are absolutely outstanding and we hope you can join us in Newport for a couple of great shows.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate - Quartet - 7PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
USA
541-574-8787 [map]
Price: N/A

St. James's Gate is thrilled to be back at Nana's Irish Pub.  With Griff Bear on fiddle, Dylan Thomas-Vance on guitars, and Dennis Elmer and myself holding the down the rhythm section; the quartet will be presenting a variety of jigs, reels, pub singers and original music all for you.  The staff at Nana's are absolutely outstanding and we hope you can join us in Newport for a couple of great shows.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Bahttsi - 9:PM
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-1504 [map]

Bahttsi is ready to come back to the fabulous Laurelthirst Pub to rock the new year!   New tunes!  Rehearsed and ready to go, this will be a great show.  Come and see us.  Our heartfelt thanks to all that worked to save the institution that is the Laurelthirst Pub!  Cheers all!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Bad Album Night V - V is for Victory? - 8:PM-11PM
4830 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218
USA
503-287-5800 [map]
Price: N/A

Its time to bring back out our very worst vinyl to share with you.

Welcome to Bad Album Night V ~ V is for Victory?

Join DJ WHATNOT, DJ Titan Strohmburg III and DJ Nordic Cowboy at The Spare Room on Jan. 22nd at 8P for an evening of patriotic tributes, celebrity mistakes, tiki torch fires, religious puppets, Scandinavian cowboys and disco infernos. So bring those you care the very least about for an evening of the absolute worst music imaginable.  More info here on fb


You've made this choice. Now its time to pay the piper. 

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 8:00PM
10000 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 645-3822 [map]
Price: N/C

I'm joining Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan for a fun show at Rock Creek Tavern.  Join us!  TGIF!

Friday, December 30th, 2016

St. James's Gate Good Riddance to 2016 Happy? Hour Show and Almost New Year Show! - 7PM-9PM
1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
503-284-4805 [map]
Price: N/A

St. James's Gate is thrilled to be back at the County Cork for a happy hour show that will kick 2016 to the curb!  Had enough?  Need some more?  Want to just have a great meal and a drink away your 12 months of woe?   Join St. James's Gate in a great small venue that is both family friendly and features an incredible staff.  It's time for some post yule and pre 2017 reflection.  Join us for a pint and a laugh from 7P-9P.  We will be playing happy hour originals and traditionals.  We hope to see you!  Positivity in 2017!  Remain hopeful friends!  Joy starts with you.  Here is the fb info and link  M

 

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Bahttsi Holiday Show at the Laurelthirst - 8:30PM
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-1504 [map]
Price: No Charge

Join Bahttsi for the holidays...  We had such a fantastic time at the Laurelthirst the last time, and seeing you all was great.  We are very happy to be back at the Thirst and we will be ready to rock.  Come cheer the year with somebunny.   Here is the fb info and link.

 

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Vancouver Hilton
Hanukah Chabad Celebration with Eric Stern and Paul Evans - 5PM
Vancouver, WA [map]
Price: PRIVATE EVENT

Although this is a private event, it is always an event for me to perform with these two gentleman.  I am looking forward to this Hanukah celebration with composers and outstanding musicians, Mr. Eric Stern and Mr. Paul Evans.  Always a joy and a musical journey, this one will be a blast!  Joys of the season!

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Nanas Irish Pub
St. James's Gate Night Two at Nana's! - 7:00PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]

Night number TWO!  Are you ready to have some fun this holiday?  We can't wait!  Thank you Dave Bassett www.bassettstudios.com for these awesome band pictures.

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Nanas Irish Pub
St. James's Gate Quartet at Nana's!!! - 7:00PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]

We Love Nana's and we are ready to warm the room with some winter jams.  Thank you again to Dave Bassett with www.bassettstudios.com for these awesome band pictures.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

CI Bar
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 8:PM
18786 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualitin, OR 97062 [map]

I have had an absolute blast playing with Catherine and her band.  Please join me, Catherine and the band at the CI Bar in Tualitin.   We will be playing a mix of Jimmy and Catherine's originals and many other tunes.  Join us!

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The O'Neill Public House
Bahttsi at the O'Neill Public House - 9:30PM
NE 60th and Glisan
Portland, OR
503.233.1178 [map]

Hey kids - It's Bahttsi - It's a Friday night and you want to blow off some steam.  So why not join us at the O'Neill at 60th and NE Glisan?  Dance and spin your worries away with friends.  You have a fever and Bahttsi has a cure.  Cool off with us....  It's 4 You, not just 4 the Band!

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Penner-Ash Tasting Room
HERTrio (Huston/Elmer/Rotchford) - 11:AM-4:PM
15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Road
Newberg, OR 97132
United States
503-554-5545 [map]
Price: N/C

Day two of playing in this fabulous setting for wine, jazz and good times.  Frank Huston shares his guitar prowess and leads the band in a number of vocal tunes as well.  Dennis Elmer on vibes and drums and myself on basses and vocals.  Come out to try some great wines and listen to some fantastic music.  Join us!   Both of these amazing photos courtesy of Kathryn Elsesser - support her efforts - thanks Kathryn. 

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Penner-Ash Tasting Room
HERTrio (Huston/Elmer/Rotchford Trio) - 11:AM-4:PM
15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Road
Newberg, OR 97132
United States
503-554-5545 [map]
Price: N/C

Tis the season and the wines are flowing...  Join Frank Huston on guitars and vocals, Dennis Elmer on vibes/drums and yours truly on basses and vocals for a great afternoon of jazz and rock n' roll in a fabulous setting.  You need a break.  Come out and enjoy some jazz and many other flavors in the vineyards with us.

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Trails End Saloon
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 8:30PM
1320 Main Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-656-3031 [map]

Join Catherine, Jim, Ralph, Willow, Dennis and I for a great evening of music in Oregon City.  Fall is here.  Time to come in from the rain and raise a glass.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The O'Neill Public House
Bahttsi at the ONeill Public House - 8:30PM
NE 60th and Glisan
Portland, OR
503.233.1178 [map]

Join Bahttsi at the O'Neill Pub for a great show to include fiddle tunes, new to you songs, instrumentals and fun.  Come have a drink and enjoy the music!   Show starts at 8:30P and runs till 11:30P with lots of room for dancing.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate at Nana's Irish! - 7:00PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541.574.8787 [map]

THIS JUST IN:   START TIME NOW 7:PM...  Word on the street is that Dennis is coming down Sat. to join us on drums too!

Night number two!  Join Dylan, Matt and Griff Bear as we play trad tunes, pub singers, originals and covers into the evening.  Raise a glass and tip your bartender!

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate Trio at Nana's Irish - 7:00PM
613 NW 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-8787 [map]

THIS JUST IN:   START TIME NOW 7:PM...

The band is thrilled to be back to join you this fall once again at Nana's Pub.  Dylan, Griff and Matt will be bringing new tunes and fun.  As a trio, we will be playing more traditional sets and fiddle tunes for you to enjoy.  We can't wait...  See you all then!  Our thanks to David Bassett for these wonderful pics.  Visit his site at www.bassettstudios.com

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Aurora Colony Pub
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 8:PM
21568 Highway 99E
Aurora, OR 97002
503-678-9994 [map]

Join Catherine as she brings her full band to Aurora.  This local pub looks like fun, so am looking forward to performing there. 

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Bahttsi Rocks the Laurelthirst - 9:00 pm
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-1504 [map]

Join Bahttsi as we return to the wonderful Laurelthirst Public House. We are looking forward to this and welcome you to a joy bomb of great music and dancing. Bahttsi will play all original music from their upcoming release REPLICA with Griff Bear on fiddle/mandolin, Marc Visnick on bouzouki, Greg Scholl on guitar/trombone, Mark Burdon on drums, Dylan Thomas Vance on guitars, Michael Hudson on the sound board and Matt Rotchford on basses. Tip your bartenders and let's get ready to have a blast and dance your week. Come on down and git down!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Encore Concert Series - 7:PM
15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98684 [map]
Price: Free

Once again I will be joining my long-time collaborator on piano, Thomas Rheingans, for his concert series.  This concert will feature tangos, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and many jazz favorites with the trio.  I hope you can join us.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Starday Tavern
Happy Hour with Paul Brainard and friends - 6:PM
6517 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206
971-888-4001 [map]

Time to get up c'mon get Happy...   Join Oregon Music Hall of Famer Paul Brainard, and yours truly on bass for some original tunes, head scratchers and plain ol' good time jams.   It's been a hard week already, you need to come take a break.   Portland's "Most Ok'est" bar! 

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

CI Bar
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 8PM
18786 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Tualitin, OR 97032
503-692-2765 [map]

Join Catherine and the band for some tunes and brews at this fun music venue in Tualitin.   Food is pretty good too.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Wranglers
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 9:PM
Canby, OR 97236 [map]

Join Catherine and the band for some real country honky tonkin'.  This should be interesting! 

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 8:00pm
10000 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 645-3822 [map]

Looking forward to coming back to the Rock Creek Tavern...  Join Catherine and the band at a great venue for some cool sounds to close the summer.

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Ballad Town Billiards
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 9:00pm
Forest Grove, OR [map]

Looking forward to playing music with this guy, Ralph Porter.  He may play one or all of these guitars...  Come and find out!

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Oregon Brews and BBQ
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 3:30PM
400NE Baker Street
McMinville, OR 97128 [map]

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
Held Over! Added show for Labor Day weekend - 8:30PM

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate Labor Day Weekend Party at Nana's! - 8PM
613 NW 3rd St.
Newport, OR 97365 [map]

 Join the boys of St. James's Gate as we return to the coast to close out the summer.  Joined this time by Dennis Elmer on Drums; Matt, Griff and Dylan look to make these shows even more revved up than the last.  We love Nana's and the town that is so kind and welcoming to us.  We hope to see you out for both nights of music on both Friday and Saturday nights.  Tip well but don't tip us over!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate Labor Day Weekend Party at Nana's! - 8PM
613 NW 3rd St.
Newport, OR 97365 [map]

Join the boys of St. James's Gate as we return to the coast to close out the summer.  Joined this time by Dennis Elmer on Drums; Matt, Griff and Dylan look to make these shows even more revved up than the last.  We love Nana's and the town that is so kind and welcoming to us.  We hope to see you out for both nights of music on both Friday and Saturday nights.  Tip well but don't tip us over!

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Bahttsi ROCKS THE FARM 2016 - 5PM
Hockinson, WA [map]

This is a private event and invite only but WHAT A BLAST.  This event blends good friends, good times and great food and music.  What else do you want?  Thanks to John and Beth for making this happen yet again.   Join us for music on Saturday starting with Shorty and the Mustangs, Gold Dust and then the unexplainable but always danceable BAHTTSI.  We will have a blast and are looking forward to this.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Hillsboro Tuesday Market
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 5:30PM
Price: Free

Join Catherine and the band in this nice summer outdoor show.  Hillsboro Tuesday Market has lots going on - come check it out.  http://www.tuesdaymarketplace.org/

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

CI Bar and Grill
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 8PM
18786 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062 [map]

Join Catherine and her band for a rocking good time at the CI Bar and Grill. 

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Ballad Town Billards
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 9PM
Forest Grove, OR [map]

 Join Catherine Loyer and the full band for a mix of country, blues and originals with great vocals. 

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Wilsonville Amphitheatre
Catherine Loyer and Strawberry Roan - 7:00PM

Join Catherine and the band for this outdoor show and enjoy some summertime tunes. 

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
Hank Cramer and Matt Rotchford Duo - 8PM
613 NW 3rd St.
Newport, OR 97365 [map]

Join Hank Cramer (guitarist and baritone folk singer extraordinaire) and I for two shows (Fri. and Sat.) at Nana's Irish Pub.  Pub singers, sea shanties and many other songs that you will love.  I have had the pleasure of recording on numerous albums with Hank over the years, so this is a real treat to play this gig with him.  Pick up a CD when you see us!  Nana's is certainly worth a visit when you come to the coast.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
Hank Cramer and Matthew Rotchford Duo - 8PM
613 NW 3rd
Newport, OR 97365 [map]

Join Hank Cramer (guitarist and baritone folk singer extraordinaire) and I for two shows (Fri. and Sat.) at Nana's Irish Pub.  Pub singers, sea shanties and many other songs that you will love.  I have had the pleasure of recording on numerous albums with Hank over the years, so this is a real treat to play this gig with him.  Pick up a CD when you see us!  Nana's is certainly worth a visit when you come to the coast.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Landmark Saloon
Jessica Stiles - Happy Hour - 6PM
4847 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97206
503-894-8132 [map]

I'm very pleased to be joining hometown hero Jessica Stiles for a Happy Hour set at the Landmark Saloon.  Based in Nashville, TN., Jessica brings her lovely music back to town for this intimate set at one of Portland's great happy hour hangouts.  Jessica will be joined by guitarist Dylan Thomas-Vance, drummer Sean Oldham (Richmond Fontaine) and yours truly on basses.  Looking forward to this great night of original country music.

Check out Jessica's fb music site here:  https://www.facebook.com/Jessica-Stiles-music-page-177968272342825/?fref=ts 

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Private Party
Anna Paul and the Bearded Lady - 5PM
Portland, OR 97211 [map]

I'm pleased to once again join AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady comprised of Anna Leander, Paul Evans and Joseph Appel for this great private party in our neighborhood.  Nothing but a good time. 

 

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Paul Brainard Jazz Quartet - 6:PM
6517 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206
971-888-4001 [map]
Price: None

Happy Hour Grooves and the sun is back in Puddletown.  Come join us at Starday Tavern for some even happier hour grooves with Paul Brainard on steel guitar, Mary-Sue Tobin on saxophones and Micah Kassell on drums.  This ought to knock out whatever has been on your mind.  This will be lots of fun so get out and git down.  I also hear rumor of A/C in the house...  See you Tuesday

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Catherine Loyer and Strawbery Roan - 9PM
Forest Grove, OR [map]

Join Catherine Loyer and the full band for a mix of country, blues and originals with great vocals. 

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Bahttis plays the OCF Fourth of July Party! - Dusk
24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298 [map]
Price: PRIVATE

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Enzo's
The Myelin Ensemble is honored to play Corrie and David's BIG Wedding - 3P
Portland, OR
Multnomah [map]
Price: PRIVATE

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Bahttsi at Betsiefest - Still a mystery
Portland, OR
Multnomah [map]
Price: Private Party

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate at Nana's - 8:PM
613 NW 3rd St
Newport, OR 97365
Lincoln [map]

This is the place to be as we wind up a two weekend residency of music at this amazing beach town.  Join us for food drinks and music by Griff, Dylan and yours truly...

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate at Nana's Irish Pub - 8:PM
613 NW 3rd St
Newport, OR 97365
Lincoln [map]

Weekend Number 2!!!  Last weekend was a blast so come on down!  Do you like singing?  Dancing?  A perfect pint?  What you waiting for?

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Nanas Irish Pub
St. James's Gate at Nana's - 2 weekend stand! - 8:PM
613 NW 3rd St
Newport, OR 97365
Lincoln [map]

Join us for night number 2 of a 2 weekend love fest with Newport.   Come on down!

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Nana's Irish Pub
St. James's Gate - Trio 2 weekend stand - 8PM
613 NW 3rd St
Newport, OR 97365
Lincoln [map]

This pub is a bunch of fun.   Join us for great music, great food and drink.  What a wonderful community.  Join us for 2 weekends - June 10, 11, 17 and 18!