The Filthy Skillets are a new 5-piece bluegrass & Americana outfit, based in Portland but hailing from all over the darn place. After a year of well-received gigs performed to their pets and wives, they’re primed and ready to inflict themselves on a real life audience. Expect bluegrass classics, a sprinkling of original material, some unoriginal material, and a cast-iron guarantee of no ‘Wagon Wheel’.
4-7 daily, great food and drink specials. 4 screens for Blazers & Timbers Games.
Get Off Your Ass Bluegrass – Every Tuesday
Hike down to the Ranger Station for the best FREE show in town. Dobros, mandos, banjos, guitars oh my! We have a rotating cast of players from Portland to Nashville. Check out our website and Facebook page to see the weekly line-up but you’ll have to be here to catch surprise guests.
Open Mic – Every Thursday
Come one come all to The Ranger Station Open Mic every Thursday. Join Hosts Dave Kelsay (drums) and Brian Bays (guitar) for one of if not the best open mics in town. You’ll find both beginners trying their skills and professionals polishing there tunes. Walk-ins sign up at 8:30 or sign up in advance at The Ranger Station Thursday Night Open Mic Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1599623770320984
Trivia with Geeks Who Drink – Every Wednesday
Trivia with Geeks Who Drink every Wednesday. Come on over and expand your dome with host Kyle Long. Prizes, great food, drink, music and good times. Hope to see you there!
Humbird:: Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. This show will be part of a national train tour, a collaborative art project steeped in American history, landscape and mysticism.
Sarah Parson:: Goddess of vocal grit and power, Sarah’s recent release “Shhh” bites at your ankles, lights a fire under your ass and then breaks your heart. Watch out world. This won’t be a secret for long.
Olivia Awbrey:: Since releasing her debut studio EP, Fight or Fight (2017), Olivia Awbrey has has made a home for herself in the folk-punk and psych-rock communities in the Pacific Northwest and England. Unafraid to blur lines between folk, psych and punk, her style has been likened to Esme Patterson, Liz Phair and Courtney Barnett.
Progressive PsychoBilly Folk Grass. What is it? It’s a goat chewing on a can, it’s a cat scratching at your door, its foot stomping music that makes you want to drink a beer and eat a biscuit. It’s music that makes you jump up and down, and wake up humming in the morning. It’s tunes that stick in your bones like peach cobbler. It’s new timey, post retro, pre apocolyptic, south appalachian, gypsy folk rock.
From the land of endless winter, Twin Cities based Collapsing Stars have been quietly making a name for themselves throughout the American west. Blending blues, roots, folk, and Americana sounds with a hint of modernity, comparisons range from Iron & Wine and the Lumineers, to the Black Keys and Ben Harper. Their debut record titled ‘2012’ has received some noteworthy accolades including praise from Dan Wilson, the Semisonic frontman who has co-written songs for the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, Weezer, and Adele’s 2011 hit Someone Like You. In 2018 they were selected as an official SXSW artist out of a pool of over 8K applicants. NPR Music named them a top 100 SX artist out of 2K showcasing acts. They are currently on tour to promote their first full length album titled ‘2012.’