Three acts to converge for free show at Park Place
Grodie Bros., Sig Paulson, Chasing Ebenezer on stage March 26
From the heavy to the humorous, three acts coming to Park Place Café this Saturday cover a wide range of lyrical and music territory.
The Grodie Brothers, Chasing Ebenezer and Sig Paulson play 6:30-9:20 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Park Place, 288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Chasing Ebenezer plays soul-searching tribal folk music, and comprises guitarist-singer Ben Sadler and his violinist-singer wife Heidi Sadler, as well as Bryan Atkinson, who plays African djembe drum.
Our songs are socially conscious and encourage people to care for the poor and the broken, Atkinson says. We have a single coming out within the next few weeks about sex trafficking from the perspective of an enslaved prostitute addressing johns.
A mid-tempo rock song, Slavery was inspired by a clip from documentary the Sadlers saw on the subject of human trafficking, Ben Sadler adds.When humans become products to be consumed instead of people to be honored, its putting somebodys humanity in a place where it is diminished, he says.
The single will also be on the trios upcoming record Outcasts and Refugees, set to be released later this year.
A country-blues-folk singer-songwriter who plays guitar and harmonica, Paulson says he loves playing at Park Place because its a listening room, where people genuinely enjoy original music. Paulson calls his music Hippiebilly and Free Range Americana and says folks call him The Northwest Renegade Troubadour.
Hes released four records, Movies and Magazines, Tangled In My Roots, Totempole, and a six-song EP titled Sacamperjuice.
Paulson lists among his signature songs the anthemic We Got Rain.
It speaks about what many of the other states are either proud of, or are known for, and then for Oregon, the catch line is In Oregon We Got Rain! he says.
The Grodie Bros.
Sometimes known by the moniker Night Folk, the Grodie Bros. are Doug Spud Henderson on vocals, Rich Waggs Waggoner on guitar and vocals, and Piers Munro on harmonica and vocals.
Henderson says the trio does about 85 percent original material, as well as songs by such musicians as John Prine. The groups originals include Waggoners humorous tune Love Is, which includes the lyrics: Love is a lot of I told you sos, losing the remote control, more naps than nooners / Love is appliances breaking down, in-laws coming to town, keeping your sense of humor.
Folks seem to enjoy our music and our show for the lyrics of the songs and the groups energy and comradeship," Henderson adds.
To learn more about Chasing Ebenezer, visit chasingebenezer.com.
To learn more about Sig Paulson, visit sigpaulson.com.
To learn more about The Grodie Bros., visit reverbnation.com/nightfolk.
To learn more about Park Place Cafe, visit parkplacecoffe.com.