Gypsy swing with James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks

Happy Hour!

Gypsy swing with James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks

Sat, May 18, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 7:45 pm)

$6 advance ‚óŹ $6 cash at the door

This event is all ages

Every third Saturday of the month!

Free admission for kids 16 and under!

James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks
James Mason - Violin
James has played and recorded Bluegrass, Country, Swing and Jazz. In 2014 James won the National Swing Fiddle Championship in Weiser Idaho and The Bob Wills Fiddle Championship in Greenville Texas.

James regularly performs in Portland with Pete Krebs and The Portland Playboys, The Djangophiles, Rebecca Kilgore and various others.

Pete Krebs - guitar and vocals
Two-time Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee, Pete Krebs has been a fixture on the Portland music scene since 1987. His musical pursuits have spanned several decades and genres, including punk rock, Western swing, old-time, jazz and folk. His bands have included Thrillhammer, Hazel, Golden Delicious, Pete Krebs and The Gossamer Wings, The Stolen Sweets and Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys.

He's shared the stage with a broad range of world-class musicians including Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Peter Rowan and The Hot Club of Cowtown. He's performed at venues and festivals large and small, legendary and infamous, including CBGBs, Preservation Hall, Pickathon and Lollapalooza. He's received mostly good press from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Magnet and No Depression.

Pete Lampe - bass
Holding down the rhythm on upright bass, and giving you those tempos you love to swing to, is Pete Lampe (Midnight Serenaders, The Libertine Belles, The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands, The Barn Door Slammers, Djangophiles)... and you'd better believe there's a damn good reason all those great swing bands rely on Pete! Pete literally knows the bass inside and out, and is one of the most respected bass luthiers on the west coast, operating Pete's Upright Bass Shop in Portland, Oregon.

Tracy Kim - guitar
Tracy is a member of The 12th Avenue Hot Club, and The Kung Pao Chickens, and has been involved in many other bands and endeavors over the years including teaching, composing, and producing music, as well as projects in film and commercial scoring. Not only is Tracy well versed in many styles, he is a strong rhythm player, and a very inventive and colorful soloist. He is a co-founder of the Happy Valley School of Music.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212