Win Tickets ($36): Bill and the Belles @ The Old Church Concert Hall | American Stringband, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Bill and the Belles @ The Old Church Concert Hall on October 27. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 24.


From our sponsors:
Bill and the Belles
October 27, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $18 ADV | All Ages
More info:

The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Happy Again isn’t exactly happy. But the delightfully deadpan new album from roots mainstays Bill and the Belles is full of life, humor, and tongue-in-cheek explorations of love and loss. Happy Again marks a new chapter for the group by featuring all original music penned by founding member Kris Truelsen. Over eleven tracks the group shows their knack for saying sad things with a bit of a smirk, and tucked amongst the grief and jubilation are some jingle-worthy oddballs for which the band is well known. The raw songcraft along with the deft production touch of Teddy Thompson gives Happy Again an emotional punch that deepens with each listen. Bill and the Belles is Truelsen on guitar, fiddler Kalia Yeagle, bassist Andrew Small, and banjo/banjo-uke player Aidan VanSuetendael. They revel in the in-between: deeply engaged with the stringband tradition and eager to stretch those influences to contemporary settings. Happy Again is the latest chapter of that ongoing story: what happens when a stringband from East Tennessee lays down a session at Motown. It’s a welcome evolution that feels familiar and timeless.




  1. Hunter M on October 11, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    I grew up with Kalia! Would love to see her and the band live

  2. Carol Trekas on October 11, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Stringband, yes.

  3. Jonathan on October 18, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    This sounds awesome!

  4. Fae on October 18, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    My partner and I have really different taste in just about everything but string band grief and jubilation is one thing we both love and can agree on! We haven’t gotten out much since before covid, we would really love this. 🙂

  5. Molly on October 22, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    This would really put me in the Holiday Spirit – I’ve always wanted to go to something at this location, and I love Christmas concerts.

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