Musical Performance     

Summer Concert Featuring True North

Free and open to the public
Thursday, August 16, 2018
5PM – 7PM

  • Free
  • Family-friendly

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: Musical PerformanceAudience(s): Family-friendlyLocation: Portland

Celebrate our beautiful Oregon summer at a free concert by True North on the Oregon Historical Society’s outdoor plaza!

Americana quartet True North is emerging as a Pacific Northwest powerhouse of intelligent, memorable songs, and lush instrumental and vocal performances, with the crazy-good picking and harmonies of a band deeply rooted in traditional folk and bluegrass genres.

True North co-founders Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

Fronted by award-winning singer-songwriters Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel, True North is rounded out with two Pacific Northwest bluegrass superstars Martin Stevens and Josh Adkins. Grainger is making a name for herself in songcraft, collecting accolades and awards at Wilflower! Arts and Music Festival, IMEA, Telluride, Merlefest, and Kerrville songwriting competitions.

The band’s newest project, Open Road, Broken Heart, after receiving great reviews, debuted at number 1 on the Folk DJ Charts for national radio airplay and has continued to stay in the top fifteen for the past six months on the Roots Music Report. Their 2014 release, Elsebound, received very favorable reviews from music critics here and abroad, spent 25 weeks on the Roots Music Report’s top ten (national folk charts) and was the number 7 folk album of the year.

On stage, True North exemplifies the most compelling aspects of live acoustic roots music: storied songwriting, mad instrumental skills, and vocals that alternately bring you to tears or raise ecstatic hairs on the back of your neck.