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MUSICAL LINEUP

Friday

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Pete Kartsounes

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Friday 7 pm

Pete is an award-winning singer-songwriter, flat picker, and cutting-edge musician’s musician, No stranger to life out on the road, Pete has spent over two decades bringing his voice and guitar to stages all over the world.

He will also be bringing his music to Yoga on Saturday morning. 

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five letter word

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Friday 8 pm

Mix three singer-songwriters, several stringed instruments, and a variety of percussive techniques, and you get Five Letter Word. This Portland-based trio of powerful women includes Leigh Jones (guitar, percussion), Megan Alder (guitar) and Audra Nemir (bass), blending their signature harmonies into songs from folk to bluegrass to blues and beyond.

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Handmade Moments

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Friday 9:15 pm

Partake in HandmadeMoments and be effortlessly guided through wistful and deep channels of musical flavor, rich with hearty roots and fungi, vegetables home-gardened and watered from the sacred well of American musics: jazz old-time country blues soul hip-hop rock (and it don't stop). Glistening with insight and whimsy, long-simmering with righteous compassion and beauty, Handmade Moments are a fearless all-weather duo - complementary spirits of musical tightrope and magic - serving up entrée to their secret river of goodness.

Quattlebaum: Banjo Slinger and Folk Singer

QUATTLEBAUM

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Saturday 7 pm

Armed with banjo, guitar, and a dream, Southern-fried troubadour, Austin Quattlebaum, spreads around his wildly swampy blues and backwoods folk. An upholder of tradition who jolts new light into vintage practices, Quattlebaum’s a talented player…

Trio Set featuring James Rossi and Jeremy Elliott

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Mah Ze Tar

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Saturday 8:30 pm

Māh Ze Tār is a musical fusion project by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Maz Karandish. This project was propelled by the vision of fusing traditional Eastern music with modern electronic composition as a form of cultural preservation. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist covering grounds from Raga, Maqam, and Dastgah to Harmony, Jazz, and Opera. He has been studying music from a very young age and has spent extensive time exploring world music within each of their respective traditions over the past two decades. Maz utilizes his voice in addition to about a dozen instruments to bring the various forms of music to life. 

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Never Come Down

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Saturday 9:30 pm

Weaving together modern and traditional styles of bluegrass and Americana, Never Come Down is a Portland, Oregon-based 5-piece composed of Joe Suskind (guitar), Crystal Lariza (vocals), Brian Alley (banjo), Kaden Hurst (mandolin), and Ben Ticknor (bass). Their dedication to thoughtful songwriting and dynamic arrangements highlight polished technical skills and a commitment to listening to each other. Formed in 2018, the band released their self-titled debut that year and their second album “Better Late Than Never” followed in 2021.

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Kate Dinsmore

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Sunday 10 am

Morning Set!

Kate Dinsmore is a singer-songwriter based in Seattle, WA. A dynamic performer and vocalist, Dinsmore brings her songs to the stage with an undeniable presence.

Her music is powerful and emotional, with influences ranging from Jazz to Rock to Americana. 

Her voice is at once triumphant and intimate. The perfect soundtrack to dropping off the last of your ex’s stuff and driving off into the sunset.

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ollella

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Sunday 7:00 pm

Ellie’s career as a musician started young when she sang before she could talk. Trained as a classical cellist, she blends her technical background with authoritative vocals, live-looping, and improvisation. 

Her playing has been featured on radio stations, in films screened at film festivals (Sundance, Aspen, Newport Beach), and on recordings with other artists, including Grammy-winning artist Peter Kater. She's drawn to music because it unlocks a particularly organic flavor of humanity – one that fits the type of world she believes in.

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The Lowest Pair

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Sunday 8:15 pm

Fans already know the chemistry of The Lowest Pair and the blend between Palmer’s Midwestern charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl’s poetic and playful way with words. Kendl’s voice finds the link between Nanci Griffith and Gillian Welsh, and her barefoot-in-the-cool-river-water mystique, combined with Palmer’s worn paperback ease, always makes for a captivating sound.

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WORKSHOPS

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Wild Spring Vegetables

A Foraging and Tasting Workshop
with Lorelle Sherman

Saturday 10 am in the Kitchen

Spring in the PNW is a season of abundance! From wild herbs and salad greens to foraged vegetables and edible blossoms, this is an amazing time to learn how to add new ingredients and flavors to your diet. We will discuss sustainable foraging, plant identification, followed by a slow stroll around the festival grounds to illuminate the diversity of edible foods all around us and the endless ways to utilize them. Before this workshop is over, we will have collected enough foraged foods for Chef Sebastian Carosi to concoct a hyperlocal wild dish in his workshop.

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Earth Pigment Paint
with Hosanna White

Saturday 1 pm in the Kitchen

In a world full of synthetic dyes and colorants, connecting with the mineral realm is a refreshing and grounding way to divest from fossil fuel-based arts. The Cascade range is a geologically rich and colorful landscape shaped by its volcanic history.  Come meet some of the colorful soils and stones of the Cascade foothills as we refine them for pigment and make body paint for our adornment during the festivities. We'll also discuss foraging practice and other paint-making possibilities. 

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Wild Edibles Cookery

with Chef Sebastian Carosi

Saturday 3:00 pm in the Kitchen

With very few seasonal expressions in your favorite local grocery store, pharmaceutical dependencies on the rise, and the rapid decline in our overall health, it is our own responsibility to learn how to eat nutritionally off the land for optimum health... whether it be from the forest floor grocery store or your own backyard, there is more nutritional density found in wild-harvested edibles than in the majority of fresh veggies offered in that aforementioned grocery store... join Chef Sebastian Carosi for a wild foods tasting and an open discussion about exploring the viable advantages and economics of eating wild... if you've never tasted a pickled pine cone or a pickled cattail then this workshop is for you...

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Intro to Mushroom id
with Ryan Campbell

Sunday 1 pm in the Kitchen

Come learn how to Identify mushrooms on your own!

Join middle school science teacher, and mushroom enthusiast, Ryan Campbell, for a session on basic mushroom identification. In this session, we’ll cover the basics of mushroom ID. The session will start by looking at the basic structures and growth cycles of common mushrooms in the PNW. Then our group will head out for a forage scavenger hunt around Picaflores to collect different types of mushrooms. We’ll end by identifying the various mushrooms we find, looking at spores, and a conversation about how to find and identify edibles.

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Songwriting Workshop
with Jenner Fox

Sunday 2:30 pm in the Yurt

Come prepared to make up a song! We will write from prompts, explore our individual "taste," share what we come up with, and support each other in our musical journeys. 

All genres and levels are welcome. Prizes incorporating “fungi” into a song. 

The workshop will be held in the yurt at 12pm on Sunday.

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mushroom cultivation in your home or garden
with Eric Baer

Sunday 3:30 pm in the Kitchen

Growing mushrooms at home is fun, and it’s no more complicated than baking sourdough bread. With a bit of effort, you can produce dozens of pounds of delicious edible mushrooms like Oyster, Lions Mane, and Wine Cap in your basement, porch, patio or, garden. We’ll go over the most common mushrooms varieties in home cultivation, the equipment and space you’ll need, and how to do it. This class’s basic cultivation concepts will apply whether you grow from spore prints you find in the forests or from grain spawn you purchase from the many excellent growers in Oregon. At the end of the class, you’ll go home with a bag of mushroom spawn to get you started.

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ACTIVITIES

 
Mega Potluck at Folk & Forage

MEga Potluck

Friday 6 pm

Largest potluck in the west!

Bring a dish hearty enough to feed 5-10 people and feast with your new friends!

Mushroom Costumes by Strings and Shadow

WAltz of the Mushrooms

Saturday 5:30 pm

A fungi-themed parade and costume contest! Show us your mushroom costumes! Awards and Prizes will be given to the best costume.

Inspo photo by Strings and Shadow.

Yoga Instructor Dana Rivkin at Folk & Forage

Morning Yoga

Saturday & Sunday 9 am

Yoga at Folk and Forage will focus on connection; connection to yourself, to others, and to nature. These classes are breath-focused fluid movements guided by alignment cues that explore anatomy and play. This is a sweet time to slow down, listen, and feel. A great way to start the morning and prepare you for a weekend of foraging, friends, and fun. (No previous yoga experience required)

 Live music by Pete Kartsounes (Sat.)

and Mah Ze Tar (Sun.)

Chanterelle hunting at Folk & Forage

Foraging Competition

Awards Show: Saturday 7 pm

8 hours to explore the surrounding woods and compete for prizes! Awards will be given for Largest Mushroom, Most Edible Mushrooms, and Most Special Mushroom.

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Best in Show

Awards Show: Saturday 7 pm

Like your favorite old county fair, except...mushrooms. Are you a mushroom cultivator? Show off your homegrown mushrooms and win prizes! Awards and prizes will be given in the following categories: Best in Show Edible and Best In Show Psychotropic.

Maker's Market at Folk and Forage

Maker's Market

All Weekend

Calling all artists, crafters, and makers! We’d love to have you bring your wares to sell or barter at Folk and Forage. The Maker's Market a.k.a. Shakedown Street is open to anyone wishing to hawk their wares. For more info, click here

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Stone Soup Sunday

Sunday 6 pm

Everyone contributes one small thing which leads to an incredible bounty. We will provide alliums, root vegetables, and spices. If you plan to join, please bring a carton of vegetable broth and a vegetable of your choice. Feel free to contribute any sides if you'd like (meat, bread, cheese, etc), but we will keep the soup vegan to accommodate everyone.