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Circus No. 9 w/The Lillian Sawyer Band

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

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Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.

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Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, Jamband, and more. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists like David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, and Larry Keel. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

Banjo extraordinaire Matthew Davis is the winner of both the National Banjo Championship and the Rockygrass Banjo Contest, not to mention the achievement of his musical chops at just age 18. Davis has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, among other venues and shows around the country.

On the mandolin is Virginia’s own Thomas Cassell, a now Tennessee transplant. Cassell is the winner of the 2016 Rockygrass Mandolin contest, and has performed on stage beside artists including Darrell Scott, Bryan Sutton, Aofie O’Donovan, Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Billy Strings, and more.

Festivals include: Big Ears, John Hartford Memorial Fest, Blue Ox, Frankfort Bluegrass, Shenandoah Valley Music Fest, Three Sisters, Bristol Rhythm & Roots.

Lillian Sawyer Band

The Lillian Sawyer Band offers a refreshing take on bluegrass music. Featuring hard driving bluegrass rhythm, the band approaches their repertoire of original songs and instrumentals, fiddle tunes, and bluegrass favorites with a unique sensibility and sensitive ensemble playing. Drawing heavily upon jazz influences, the Lillian Sawyer Band employs the palette of bluegrass music to explore the limits of their improvisatory and ensemble abilities.

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