Posted by ScottK on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
So this is very Portland. There's this newish bicycle shop on NE 42nd Ave right across the street from the Moon & Sixpence, which is where Foghorn has been playing in the corner every Sunday night for years. But this bicycle shop, Velo Cult, is also a pub. And they are now hosting The Gold Diggers every other Tuesday night, which is a new old time band featuring BHO member Isaac Enloe on banjo and bicycle frame builder Travis Cooper on fiddle. I popped in tonight for the first time to check it out and loved the place right away. Ran into Eric and Linnea from Flat Rock Stringband. After a while Flat Rock banjo player Brooks showed up. We got to talking surfing, 'cause Brooks just bought a new (used) 9' board. I used to surf on the Oregon coast with my kids and had a 9' Rueter. So now I'm thinking maybe I should get another board and get back on the water. But surfing aside, The Gold Diggers sounded great and will be a welcome addition to the Portland old time scene. And Foghorn will be playing a CD release party at Velo Cult on Sept 27. Looks like Velo Cult is a welcome addition to the Porltand old time scene as well. And they're hosting The Triplets of Belleville on October 10. How cool is that? :-)
All for now, Scott
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @3:10:01 AM
What an amazing scene, Scott. And it's great that you get to be in the middle of it.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @4:08:24 AM
How amazing is that? Both the consuming passions of my life (five-string banjo playing and all things cycling) in one venue! You're a lucky man.
Banjo Island Says:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @4:43:58 AM
Love it! Bluegrass bike pub - you may have given me an idea there... :)
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