This show is presented by Fremont Recording, a comfortable, high-quality recording studio in a 1915 home in NE Portland, featuring analog and digital recording.
The Colin Trio
The Colin Trio is songwriter Colin Hogan on vocals, guitar, and piano; Brian Link on bass; and Matt Ramsdell on drums and percussion. The Trio combines jazzy, country blues with Southern soul, led by Colin’s sultry vocals. They can also be found as the rhythm section for many other Portland bands.
Tim Connell & Eric Skye
A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Tim Connell has created a sophisticated and original global mandolin style. Regarded as one of the top American interpreters of Brazilian choro, Tim has also developed his own unique voice for the instrument, described in a recent Mandolin Magazine cover story as “fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative.”
Tim regularly tours Europe and America in the international mandolin super-group The Ger Mandolin Orchestra led by Mike Marshall. He has been a featured guest at national conventions of the Classical Mandolin Society of America, and is on staff at the prestigious Mandolin Symposium founded by David Grisman. Tim has performed with a roster of great mandolinists, including David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg,Rich Del Grosso and Don Julin. Tim tours with several of Brazil's greatest seven-string guitarists, his own swing quartet Stumptown Swing, and Americana rockers the Old Yellers.
Most often billed as a jazz guitarist, Eric Skye actually occupies a unique niche, exploring areas between Americana, jazz, and blues, all threaded together with a healthy respect for groove and unadulterated acoustic tone. Skye’s release, A Different Kind Of Blue -a solo guitar re-imagining of the Miles Davis’ iconic Kind Of Blue- was acknowledged by the Davis family and named in Acoustic Guitar magazine’s top ten albums of 2012. His recent 2015 release Artifact with longtime Jackson Browne guitarist Mark Goldenberg was also critically acclaimed.
Eric Skye has been featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar, Jazziz, Premier Guitar, Guitar World, Jazz Improv, 20th Century Guitar, Acoustic (UK), Akustik Gitarree (Germany), and was recently on cover of Acoustic Guitar magazine in China. Skye has performed on live morning television for NBC and FOX, and has been featured on both NPR and PRI. In 2011 Eric Skye was bestowed the rare honor of having the renowned Santa Cruz Guitar Company release a signature model guitar, the 00-skye.