Win Tickets ($34): Michael Hurley, AC Sapphire (Album Release), Isabeau Waia’u Walker @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Freak Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Michael Hurley, AC Sapphire @ The Old Church Concert Hall on July 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 13.


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July 16, 2022
6:30PM Doors, 7:30-9:30PM Show | $17-$22 | All Ages
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The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Michael Hurley could be called the godfather, or grandfather, of ‘freak-folk” but the Oregon-based singer, songwriter, artist and storyteller’s roots go back to his childhood in rural Pennsylvania and early forays into New York City, where he found kindred spirits like Peter Stampfel, Sam Shepard and the Holy Modal Rounders. The 2019 inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame has, in recent years, been embraced by the likes of Devendra Banhart and Byron Coley, both of whom have released his albums on their labels. But all along, Hurley has marched to his own drummer, as a truly original American artist.

Bright gloom, a single duality of the many that define Isabeau Waia’u Walker. Songs that are soothing and soft while powerful, accessible while complex, sweet but aching. The tension of the contradiction that she holds nest in her core and reverberates through the layers of her product: storytelling, collaboration, presentation, music. Culture, race, and language surface in her work; half a life in her native Hawaii, the second in Oregon. For over a decade of being a high school teacher, she made music, slowly amassing an impressive YouTube subscribership. She orchestrated an early retirement from education to redirect attention to music, allowing her to tour as a member of Y La Bamba and to record her EP, Better Metric. “Woman,” a track off the EP, making OPB music’s Oregon’s top songs of 2020. The last year and a half has been spent recording and preparing for the release of her full length album, Body, recording at The Center for Sound, Light and Color Therapy. Body is now out and available wherever you listen to music.




  1. Lindsay on June 30, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    This is happening my birthday weekend , I LOVE the Old Church and Michael Hurley . Would be the best b day present to win ! Thank You!

  2. Jessica on July 5, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Anything Michael Hurley is my ultimate summer playlist. I would love to see this American classic in person!

  3. Amber capwell on July 5, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    I would love to attend this show!!

  4. David on July 5, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Been checking this dude out since his Holy Modal Rounders days- he truly is an original!

  5. La Quita Martin on July 6, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Mary Mac I’m taking you if I win!!!!

  6. Harry Wohlsein on July 12, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    No plan to do anything on July 16, it’s been several years since I have seen Michael Hurley it would be great to hear what new songs he has written.

  7. Katy on July 13, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Got to sing with Isabeau at TOC once, and really want to hear her live again. Plus, Michael Hurley, duh

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