Win Tickets ($40): Mr. Sun + Never Come Down @ The Old Church | American String Band, Bluegrass

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Mr. Sun + Never Come Down @ The Old Church Concert Hall on March 1. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 21.


From our sponsors:
Mr. Sun + Never Come Down
March 1, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $20 | All Ages
More info:

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

Mr Sun comprises 3 generations of some of the sharpest minds to apply themselves to the American String Band.

Legendary fiddler Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent, and is a member of the original “nuclear” generation of pickers who extended Bluegrass, Jazz, and Classical music to find their common ground; Mr Sun is the latest iteration in that legacy. Joe K. Walsh is one of the foremost contemporary mandolinists, with 4 award-winning years in the Gibson Brothers 2 solo recordings, and a Berklee professorship. Grant Gordy is a standout in the crowded field of Acoustic Guitar Wunderkinds. Grant’s work was quickly recognized for its kaleidoscopic excellence and startling emotion, fusing Jazz and Bluegrass concepts to an unprecedented degree. The group recently added the masterful bassist Aidan O’Donnell, a Brooklyn, New York (by way of Scotland) jazz veteran.

The 4 musical personalities of Mr Sun are so strong and personal that one might imagine the group could explode, but for the palpable love and humor that emanate from every note they play. The group means to take a relaxed approach to writing its own chapter in the American Music Saga with their new CD “The People Need Light”.

Weaving together modern and traditional styles of bluegrass and Americana, Never Come Down is a Portland, Oregon based 5-piece composed of Joe Suskind (guitar), Crystal Lariza (vocals), Brian Alley (banjo), Kaden Hurst (mandolin), and Ben Ticknor (bass). Their dedication to thoughtful songwriting and dynamic arrangements highlight polished technical skills and a commitment to listening to each other. Formed in 2018, the band released their self-titled first album that year and second album Better Late Than Never in 2021. They’ve toured internationally and have found acclaim at festivals and venues such as Iceland Airwaves, John Hartford Memorial Fest, Americanafest, FreshGrass and RockyGrass.





  1. Kick Toft on February 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    My kind of thing!

  2. Carol Trekas on February 9, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Need my Bluegrass fix on please.

  3. Leonard on February 14, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Love bluegrass!

  4. Brenda on February 15, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Sounds wonderful!

  5. Giselle on February 15, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    I would love to win this tickets and have a date night and thank you so much for great opportunities.

  6. david m on February 15, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    pick, pick, pick. that’s all they ever seem to do together. that and smoke the blue grass. about time they go to church. pick me, i’ll go to.

  7. David on February 16, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Kinda like a bluegrass supergroup!

  8. Christine Skorjanc on February 17, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Oh love this venue and what a great concert to see there.

  9. Baby J on February 19, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    NCD Band played at our wedding. My wife and I are expecting our first child on March 4th. Maybe we can have it early at the concert!

  10. Bonnie on February 21, 2022 at 3:39 am

    I am an\ critical care nurse and I need to get out of Eugene and revive myself!!

  11. Emma Funk on February 21, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Been a fan and a friend of the group for some years now. Really craving some live bluegrass music after the last 2 years, and this group never disappoints!

  12. Lisa M Long on February 21, 2022 at 9:27 am

    This will be a great show!

  13. Josh Levine on February 21, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    The people need light!

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