Win Tickets: Freak Mountain Ramblers & Jackstraw @ The Goodfoot | Rock, Bluegrass, Alt Country

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Freak Mountain Ramblers on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at The Goodfoot. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 5.

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From our sponsors at The Goodfoot:
Jackstraw @ The GoodfootFreak Mountain Ramblers & Jackstraw
Saturday, October 6, 2012
9 p.m. | $8 | 21+

The Goodfoot
2845 Southeast 29th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292 | More Info:

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.

Jackstraw formed in 1997 when rhythm guitarist Darrin Craig and lead player Jon Neufeld met mandolin picker David Pugh and bassist Jesse Withers at Artichoke Music, a Portland guitar store. Six records and 14 years later, the band has toured throughout the United States, playing roadhouses, clubs, listening rooms and festivals.

Along the way, they’ve shared bills with bluegrass greats such as Del McCoury and Tim O’Brien and welcomed legends like Danny Barnes and Tony Furtado as temporary band mates. The band’s devoted following includes bluegrass purists, altcountry fans, kids looking to dance, and people who know a good tune when they hear one. Jackstraw has developed a reputation over the years for their impeccable musicianship and hard-driving original songs.

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15 Responses to Win Tickets: Freak Mountain Ramblers & Jackstraw @ The Goodfoot | Rock, Bluegrass, Alt Country

  1. Carlen October 3, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Please…pick me. I never win anything :(

  2. Tigg Orr October 3, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I need these tix! Been too long since I cut a little rug!!

  3. Jessica October 3, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    I love pickin’!

  4. Mark October 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I am a freaky huge altrockgrasscountryblues fan. This show sounds like it is right up my alley!

  5. Tom October 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    I want to ramble my freak mountain for free. It’s starting to get expensive.

  6. Tomas Hinsley October 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Huge Bluegrass fan and I owe my girl a concert! I promise to buy a cd and get my bluegrass on!

  7. Sam Finigan October 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    I want to enjoy a kick ass time at a kick ass place that is why!

  8. Sean October 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Because 7 is my lucky # and I’m the 7th post.

  9. Cory October 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm #


  10. Stacy October 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    pick me so you can see my SWEET dance moves! You won’t be sorry!

  11. Mandy October 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Interesting write-up on Freak Mountain. I’ve been seeing these fellas for the past 10 years and not sure if I’d call them “rock-n-roll”. I think they are something much cooler, like “rock-n-jam”! Excited to get shakin’ at the Foot again on Saturday. And hopefully PDX Pipeline would like to pay for my drinks! :-)

  12. Amanda October 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Good ol’ American tunes in a ramblin’ bluegrass style! I love it and the venue and will gladly be there. Could use the financial help those because Steve Kimock tickets for Friday are expensive!

  13. PQ October 4, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    been looking for a good bluegrass band…

  14. Andy October 5, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Freak Mountain is one of the more jammin’ bluegrass bands around town. They always put on a great show and can get feet on the dance floor. Goodfoot is, of course, one of the best venues in town to catch live music. I’d love it if you picked me out of the hat (or Sean, because I feel kind of bad that he can’t count…)

  15. Mollie October 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    I’ve never seen then, but I love bluegrass; sounds fun!!!

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