We have had a rough start to our yearly series due to work conflicts. Our schedules have been forced out of sync so scheduling shows has been difficult. However, we have, more or less, figured out how to still make it happen. The rest of our shows for this year will be either on Sundays or Mondays. We look forward to sharing more great music with you in our 2017-18 season.
As you know we have already hosted 4 shows and we plan another 4.
Our next show will be Sunday, February 4, 2018. This show will feature a return visit from inventive and entertaining Cello master, Gideon Freudmann
and, for the first time, singer and multi-instrumentalist Annalisa Tornfelt
To reserve your seats for this show, you can send checks to us at 7326 SE Woodward St., Portland, Oregon, 97206. Make checks out to Dan Dover (not Doverlaff House Concerts.) Put Gideon Freudmann House Concert in the memo line. You can reach Dan for question, directions or whatever at 503.730.3189
We look forward to seeing you at the show.
First some info on Annalisa:
From her website:
Annalisa Tornfelt is an exceptional singer, songwriter, fiddler and guitarist. The eldest in a large musical family, she grew up in Anchorage, AK raised on classical music, Disney, and Chuck Mangione’s Children of Sanchez. After performing extensively with the Alaska based bluegrass band, Bearfoot, Annalisa came to Portland where she established herself as a solo artist and a member of Black Prairie. A multi instrumentalists, Annalisa also plays the nyckelharpa (a Swedish harp given to her by Peter Buck) and the stroh, an instrument the looks like the unlikely offspring of a violin and trumpet. She periodically returns to her roots performing with her family group, The Tornfelt Sisters.
From No Depression Magazine:
I’d probably embarrass myself if I put down here how many times I’ve listened to the new solo album, The Number 8, from Portland roots songwriter Annalisa Tornfelt. It’s become my go-to album for times of stress at work. I flip it on and let Annalisa’s glorious voice, beautifully crafted, humble songs, and soft guitar accompaniment take me away. It’s the kind of album that most songwriters try to make, but few succeed at, because few have put in so much time and focus to become true masters of the craft. That sounds a bit hype-y, I know, but have a listen and I think you’ll agree.
Here is some of the press buzz about Gideon and his music:
“Gideon Freudmann is a talented, experimental cellist that got the ear of producers from NPR’s All Thing’s Considered. There is sense of humor, a spirit of eclectic adventure, and a mastery of classic and jazz forms in these pieces. This fusion of talent & experiment makes for a peerless and unforgettable collection of gems.”
– Perfect Sound Forever
“Taking a modern artist’s approach to the four-stringed instrument, Gideon Freudmann has brought the cello to a new realm. His latest album is a dreamy, cinematic tour-de-force!”
– The Boston Globe
“Freudmann sounds like nothing less than a cutting-edge, avant-garde musician, whose genre-bending exploits combine aspects of performance art, new-classical, psychedelia and comedy, a sort of cross between Kronos Quartet and Leo Kottke.” – Berkshire Eagle
“Gideon is sharp, witty, prolific, talented… A cross between Woody Allen, Frank Zappa, and a touch of Peter Schikele” – Maine Public Radio
“17 tracks of twisted, madcap songs, slightly along the lines of Syd Barrett or Robyn Hitchcock, if they had ever tripped out on cello, with a little Dan Hicks humor for sanity. The melodies were memorable, totally infectious, swirling with a psychedelic vertigo and an occasional Beatlesque moment.” – Dirty Linen
And some YouTube videos of Gideon and Annalisa at work:
Gideon Freudmann Electric Cello
Robin Hood Changes His Oil
Scared You’re Gonna Leave (Annalisa)
Happy Bird Day (Annalisa)