Kinzel & Hyde
While September still means beautiful, warm days, the nights begin to get chillier, which means it's necessary to take advantage of as much outdoor music as possible while we still can. Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame inductees Kinzel and Hyde take listeners on a bluesy road trip for their ears at Sunriver's SHARC Amphitheater. The duo plays traditional blues and roots music that will have listeners on their feet and singing along. From Hyde's expert harmonica to Kinzel's slide and finger guitar stylings, the blues are alive. 5 pm. Friday, Sept. 11. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. No cover.
There's no better time than a Friday evening to do some boot scootin' downtown. Portland's Scratchdog Stringband mixes upright bass, fiddle, guitar, and banjo with three-part vocal harmonies to create a rockgrass sound that will have your feet and hips moving. The trio embraces folk and Americana rhythms while incorporating elements of jazz, country, rock, and blues. Free string music? Sounds like the perfect late summer evening. 6:30-9 pm. Friday, Sept. 11. Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. No cover.
Taken by Canadians
With beginnings in alt-country and folk, Oceanside, California's Taken by Canadians turns on the electricity and turns up the volume with a decidedly more rock 'n' roll sound. Trading stand up bass, violin, and acoustic guitar for a more electric lineup, the band has been working on an album of rock 'n' roll. Hopefully the band will bust out a few of its folksier tunes, as the band's first album, Here's To Returning All The Tragedy We Saw, features some sure-fire folk gems. 9 pm. Sunday, Sept. 13. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.