Please note that this show has been rescheduled from March 17, 2020: all tickets from the original date will be honored for the rescheduled date.
Josephine County combines the talents of four powerful traditional musicians into one exceptional musical experience ranging from the United States to Ireland and back.
Award-winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown dedicated herself to traditional music at a very young age. Classical, French Canadian, Bluegrass, Country, and much more can be found in her wide-range of musical expertise. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Shipman’s love of traditional music is apparent in his mastery of Bluegrass, Country, and Irish styles of playing. His detailed and thoughtful guitar, mandolin, and banjo playing captivate and delight audiences nationwide. Irish flute player and singer Hanz Araki is known worldwide for his command of traditional music. Those sensibilities, both inspired and disciplined, have made him a household name from the UK to Japan. Among the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, singer Colleen Raney brings warmth and authenticity to music from Ireland, Appalachia, Scotland, and beyond. Colleen’s bodhrán playing is both driving and nuanced as it weaves between melody and rhythm.
Josephine County has recently released its first album, titled East to the West, which features gorgeous four part harmonies, dynamic instrumentals, and a strong commitment to the traditions that brought them together from each of their disciplines. “Brilliant album, it’s like a band decided to make a mix tape for me of all my favourite types of folk music. A lovely journey across the bumpy musical road of America-na.” - Máirtín de Cógáin, traditional Irish musician, storyteller, and actor.
6pm doors – 7pm show | $20 adv. – $25 day of
We are very excited to be hosting live music shows again in our listening room. OLS is committed to providing a safe environment for all who work, listen, or perform live music in our venue. Because our venue is so small, we will require all staff, volunteers, performers, and patrons to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when they attend OLS events AND to wear masks indoors unless they are actively drinking, eating, or performing.
Proof of vaccine must come directly from the health care provider that performed the vaccination and can be a photo or physical copy of the vaccination card or record with an accompanying photo ID. Full vaccination means that the date of the performance you are attending is:
* at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
* at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID vaccine.
We hope we can ease these restrictions once further progress has been made reducing transmission of the virus. Until then we greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation.