Win Tickets: Freak Mountain Ramblers @ Goodfoot Lounge | Country Blues, Bluegrass, Rock

Pipeline has a pair of tickets to see the Freak Mountain Ramblers on Saturday, April 30 at the Goodfoot Lounge. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 29.

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From our sponsors at The Goodfoot:
Freak Mountain Ramblers
w/ Electric Jackstraw
Saturday, April 30
9 p.m. | $7 | 21+

The Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark Street
thegoodfoot.com

Our twice yearly blowout featuring two of Portland’s most beloved Americana acts. Jackstraw plugs in and adds drums for their early set, to be followed by the psychedelic forays of the legendary Freaks!

The Freak Mountain Ramblers present a unique blend of Rock ‘n Roll, Bluegrass, Alternative Country, and Country Blues. With a lineup including 3 members of the inimitable and notorious Holy Modal Rounders/ Clamtones amalgamation of the ’70s and ’80s, FMR has its roots in the underbelly of the alternative music scene that existed at that time both in Portland and across the country. During the past 7 years the Freaks have accumulated a loyal following in the Portland area by dependably creating beauty and bedlam at their live shows, and by producing four CDs that successfully translate that energy and excitement to disk. Unlike any other band in the Pacific Northwest, FMR presents a show where the spotlight rotates among 5 lead singer/songwriters, each with his own distinct character and approach to life and music. The 6th member is a veteran drummer with his own tale to tell, and even an occasional song to sing.

After ten years on the road and five albums, Jackstraw is a Northwest institution. This coal-fired Portland quartet plays the kind of music as deep and old as the silt washing out of a defunct Appalachian strip mine. Most of the time it’s bluegrass, but not always. As often as the boys rip through a Stanley Brothers chestnut, they tap into their own deep collection of originals, swerve into honky-tonk or barn-burn a rock ‘n roll classic. Throughout the band’s history, critics have been quick to praise their energy and speed, often drawing comparisons to punk music. It’s true, Jackstraw does play fast. But the band never replaces musical depth and feeling with showmanship.

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26 Responses to Win Tickets: Freak Mountain Ramblers @ Goodfoot Lounge | Country Blues, Bluegrass, Rock

  1. donivee April 27, 2011 at 10:40 #

    I would like to see this band very much.
    Thank you

  2. Jess April 27, 2011 at 11:09 #

    I am a huge bluegrass fan, and love the vibe of this band. I also love any excuse to head to the Goodfoot! :)

  3. Kym April 27, 2011 at 11:34 #

    Oh please, oh please, oh please! I just love the Ramblers!

  4. Katy Mcinally April 27, 2011 at 15:00 #

    I would love to win

  5. Sarah April 27, 2011 at 20:53 #

    I love both these bands but I’m trying to save money so I’m not letting myself go to shows! Unless they’re free…

  6. Jacq April 27, 2011 at 21:13 #

    The Freaks are always our desire! And we are certainly gamblers for winning Ramblers tickets to get our groove on! Cheers!

  7. Molly April 28, 2011 at 12:38 #

    PLEASE! My hubby and I need this! We can’t go to the Jackstraw and Freaks shows at Laurelthirst very much because of the no kiddos rule…I know we could get a babysitter for a killer show like this!

  8. d@Ve April 28, 2011 at 14:26 #

    so i screwed up last weekend and took my friends to see ‘bluegrass’, only to find the band had more of a southern rock vibe. don’t know how many times i heard them say, ‘daVe, this is some great bluegrass’ with dripping sarcasm. help me redeem myself!

  9. Heather April 28, 2011 at 14:28 #

    Aaaw yeah!

  10. Lisa April 28, 2011 at 14:29 #

    My husband loves finding new bands!

  11. Marika April 28, 2011 at 14:41 #

    My best bluegrass gal is coming into town to escape the 19ft of snow she’s been shoveling in Truckee for the last few months…she needs a night out that involves pickin’ up something other than a shovel!!

  12. Mary Ann April 28, 2011 at 14:56 #

    I love me some Freaks! Jackstraw is one of my faves…

  13. Jon April 28, 2011 at 15:00 #

    I see them regularly at the Thirst, would be a good change to see them somewhere else. Soon enough they’ll be playing outdoors regularly!!

  14. Josh C. April 28, 2011 at 15:10 #

    I haven’t seen the Freak Mountain Ramblers since I got down to their jams at Pickathon. I’d love to go to the show!

  15. Sarah LaRue April 28, 2011 at 15:11 #

    I have to move away from my best friend. She loves this band, and nothing would be more awesome than being able to take her to see them play before I leave!

  16. Dana April 28, 2011 at 15:25 #

    i need some good bluegrass in my life.

  17. Belinda April 28, 2011 at 15:42 #

    Great bands!! Fun!

  18. Erin April 28, 2011 at 17:52 #

    Oh awesome, love them and their name. Pick me, pick me!

  19. maya April 28, 2011 at 18:27 #

    If I get a freebie ticket I can drink more! duh!

  20. Lori April 28, 2011 at 19:32 #

    Love these guys-would love to see them again

  21. Jackie April 28, 2011 at 20:10 #

    I love freaky boys!

  22. donivee April 29, 2011 at 09:38 #

    I love bluegrass and the Goodfoot…was there last night bought two pieces at the art show. I’ve never seen a band there, I’m new to Portland and I just want to go. Real, real bad…please me.
    Thank You Very Much
    Donivee

  23. Melissa Jasper April 29, 2011 at 11:56 #

    Bring it on!!!…

  24. Gray Lance April 29, 2011 at 13:04 #

    I just turned 60 and would LOVE to have an evening of Blue Grass to enjoy this milestone in my life.

  25. Sofia April 29, 2011 at 14:45 #

    yea! hell yea!

  26. Jennifer Kleffner January 29, 2012 at 19:03 #

    My mom has been going to see the Freaks at Laurelthirst just about every Sunday for at least three years! She loves them!

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