March 2014

Every Thursday in June: McMenamins Ringlers Pub-

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

7pm - The Windshield Vipers - (New McMenamins house band) Lex Browning, Dan Schauffler, Tom Royer, Rich Gooch, Jon Koonce - This is a real fun night. There will be a different guest every week sharing the second set w/ the house band. All styles of music are welcome. The spirit of loose,but grooving the unexpected and music for music sake. Come on down, we love it. JK.

JUNE 2014

Fri. June 13th - Grand Lodge - Forest Grove - Solo. 6pm 
Sun. June 15th - O’Connors - Country Side of Sunday - 7pm 
Sat. June 21st - Duff’s Garage (New location) Jon Koonce Trio 9pm

Mon. June 23rd - Laurelthirst - Jon drums w/Peter Pants 6pm

July 2014

Fri. July 4th - Rock Creek Tavern - 9pm Jon Koonce Trio

Sat. July 5th - Nehalem Bay Winery - 3pm Jon drums w/Peter Pants

Mon. July 7th - Laurelthirst - Jon drums w/Peter Pants 6pm

Thurs. July 10th - Kennedy School - Freak Mtn. Ramblers - 7pm Jon plays drums

Sun. July 13th - O'Connor's Country Side of Sun 7pm

Sat. July 19th - Edgefield - Jon drums w/Peter Pants

Mon. July 21 - Laurelthirst - Jon drums w/Peter Pants 6pm

Fri. July 25th - Grand Lodge - Jon drums w/Peter Pants 6pm

Sat. July 26th - Lake Oswego - Fest of Arts - Windshield Vipers

Sat. July 26th - Marks On The Channel - Scappoose, OR - 9pm Jon Koonce Trio


Willamette Week Pick

Jon Koonce and One More Mile

[FOLK] Last year, local singer-songwriter Jon Koonce released his fourth album, It Can Never Happen Here, to little fanfare. Its tough songwriting and crisp instrumentation, though, have made the work a slow-growing standout among recent local-folkie releases. Koonce's indignant political stance on songs like the title track and "Rich Man's War" (an original, not the Steve Earle tune) invests the album with a particular urgency, though even when he's tackling personal issues instead, his gritty voice and plainspoken lyrics lend gravitas. Koonce is an overlooked talent deserving wider exposure in Portland and well beyond. JEFF ROSENBERG. 8 pm. McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 Old Cornelius Pass Road., 645-3822. Free. All ages.