Lane Norberg is a singer-songwriter from Bozeman, MT. He grew up learning to play piano and drums, but didn’t begin playing the guitar until college. During these years, Norberg began to write and record his own music, often in his apartment bedroom. His songs are driven by faith, love, and all of life’s up’s and down’s. Lyrics are thoughtful, and often involve details from his own life. In his own words: “I believe that music is a unique way to express the kinds of things we all go through every day. I want my music to be relatable to people, because I think you can really communicate an idea through song if your lyrics are believable and authentic.” Musically, the songs are very approachable and easy to listen to, and the style is beautifully simplistic.
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!
Outfitted with an array of instruments, You Knew Me When is a husband and wife indie folk-rock duo with a full band sound. Based in Ouray, CO, by way of Nashville, TN, Cie and Karisa Hoover uprooted from their home and full-time jobs in June of 2012 and set plans to tour the nation for a full year…however, they never stopped. Since that time they have continued to tour full time, creating and serving up an array of craft brewed compositions coast to coast, as well as releasing three studio albums, including their latest offering “Into the Looking Glass”. The album is a culmination of mile-markers and moments derived from giving up everything and finding new paths together.
From the historic Apollo Theater to the open air of Washington Square Park, NYC’s 5j Barrow has inspired audiences with their own soulful ‘rollicking folkicana’ music, evocative imagery, and lyrics that tug at the heart. Founded by Broadway performers, Eryn Murman and Jason Hite in the fall of 2011, 5j Barrow was named “Best Band in NY” after winning The Greene Space WNYC/WQXR’s ‘Battle of the Boroughs 2014’. They have built a loyal following on the streets of the city and continue to engage with audiences as they tour North America full-time with performances that are both intimate and rousing. 5j Barrow just released their first installment of three upcoming EPs produced by Grammy nominated David Mayfield, titled “The Journey, Vol. 1.”
Dennis Dabbs (of Wild Me): Math Folk singer songwriter from Tennessee that tells the stories from the long road that got him where he is and calling Portland home.
Chris Arnold ( of Faded Pages): Portland singer songwriter with a love and passion for his craft that pours out through his voice in every lyric.
Sounjaneer: Witchy folk music from Oregon that meets you where you are with her heart and soul.
Post Rock Trio – Bear Clouds sound is inspired by their formative teenage years discovering Indy rock bands from small towns of The PNW and beyond. The band members having toured nationally in various other groups such as Antlerand, La ChaCha and Deelay Ceelay, found themselves residing within blocks of each other in Portland OR. The spirit of Bear Clouds is based in friendship, love, libations, determination and not giving a damn about current musical trends. Lou Reed once said “You can’t beat two guitars, bass and drums” Bear Clouds embraces this minimalist approach to rock, yet adds a shimmer of experimentation to the their live sound in order to uncover new directions and inspire each other.
Ladies of Sound is a musical duo from LA, built on the immaculate harmonies and rigorous musicianship of songwriters Cyndy Fike and Cristina Vane. Vane, an Italian-born, French-raised Guatemalan transplant fell in love with the uniquely American styles of delta blues, old time music, folk, country, and classic rock; while Fike, hailing from Texas, fuses her love for pop, r&b, and electronic with her staunchly country and folk roots. As such, their repertoire includes an exciting range of music from traditional old time banjo tunes to rock classics from the 70s and 80s, as well as explorative instrumentation and vocal arrangements. They will be embarking on a 16 day tour of the West Coast in April and will be releasing videos and covers in the new year.