Pacific City Folk Festival

Pacific City Folk Festival 2013

There will be three performances open to the public and free of charge at “Twist Wine Company” featuring the following artists: Dan Dover; Jerry Towell; The Tummybuckles; Andy Goncalves; Gary Furlow; and, John Manns.

Friday, July 26th 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 27th 2 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.

Dan Dover comes from Oklahoma and now resides in Portland. As Dan says in one of his songs entitled Oklahoma City July 21, 1969, “…And me I’ve roamed 10,000 miles just lookin’ for the tune…” Dan is a self-described “poet, philosopher and songwriter”. He plays acoustic guitar and has been writing songs for over 35 years. His music is mostly original contemporary folk and some covers.

Jerry Towell is a gifted musician from Portland. He studied music at Mt. Hood Community College and is a fine guitar player and songwriter with an excellent voice. His melodic guitar rifts and soothing voice have inspired many to seek out tutoring lessons from places in hopes of chasing their dreams." In addition to his solo act, Jerry accompanies Dan Weber and fronts the classic rock band “House of Shims”.

The Tummybuckles sound draws on studies of classical music theory as well as club-style rock & roll. Chris Baron writes, sings and plays acoustic guitar. Megan Cronin also writes, sings and plays violin and viola. Leo Aguirre plays percussion for the band.

Andy Goncalves is a guitarist and singer/songwriter who played cello as a youth and has loved to sing as long as he can remember. He picked up a guitar in 1992 and only since moving back to Portland in 2008, did he begin to write and compose music. Andy says, “Music for me is about finding freedom for true expression, letting the inside out, and with that the opportunity to open my own heart as well as others’ more fully.” Andy also is a member of the band “Boa Saida” which performs an artful blend of progressive folk and classical music.

Gary Furlow plays guitar and sings. He was born and raised in New Orleans and now makes the Pacific Northwest his home. That makes for a unique mix of mountains, gators, rain, bayous and the people he's met along the way. The soul of the deep South still finds its way into his songs as does the spirit of the Northwest. Gary also fronts the band “Gary Furlow and the Loafers”.

John Manns is a singer/songwriter who plays acoustic guitar. He was the winner of the West Coast Songwriters' N.W. Chapter Best Performer of 2011. In additional to his solo performances, John plays in the band “Sweet Home”.

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