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Karyn Ann : Presented by Sou’wester Arts
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Described as a “combination of Patty Griffin grit and Amy Winehouse grace” by American Songwriter, Portland-based Soul/Americana singer-songwriter Karyn Ann has been charming audiences across the US with her powerful vocals and emotive lyricism. Her debut album Into the Depths (2015) and subsequent follow-up Be Loud (2018) garnered critical acclaim and radio play, leading this once geologist now turned-road musician to gain a steady following along the West Coast and beyond.

She’s shared stages with Haley Johnson, Liam St. John, and Fox and Bones, as well as Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls (at the 2017 Women’s Redrock Music Festival), and has performed at the legendary Bitter End in NYC . Her work is featured in the award-winning full-length film Undeserved (2016), and most recently in the indie-short Second Story (2022), which has gone on to receive the “Gold Award for Best Acting Duo” by the Independent Shorts Awards, and ‘Best Romantic Short” by the IndieX Film Fest

Despite the pandemic, Karyn Ann released three singles (“Who You Were”, “Don’t Practice Law”, “Probably”) in 2020, and received notable recognition for her work. She was selected for the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist showcase, placed runner-up in the Red Lodge Songwriters Contest, placed TOP 100 in the singer-songwriter category of the Great American Songwriting Contest, and won second in the Bay City Arts Center Joe Wrabek Memorial Songwriting Contest. Additionally she wrote, recorded and produced an EP entitled- “I Am Not Yours” based on the works of early 20th century poet Sarah Teasdale, which debuted in March 2021. Currently, Karyn is working on new material for an indie-electric/synth rock EP titled “Consequence of Fear” slated for release in late 2022, and dropped her latest single “Wasting Time” on September 17th! Go take a listen!

Music: AC Sapphire @ The Sou'wester
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Currently living in the beautiful small village of Joshua Tree, CA. The death place of Graham Parsons and birth place of many artistic visions! Just a couple hours away from Los Angeles, Annachristie has been writing and recording her newest EP “Sibling Rivalry” while soaking up the mountain views.

She was born outside of Philadelphia, PA in a suburb called Downingtown some might know as home of the blob diner. Annachristie grew up in a two bedroom red brick house with 7 home-schooled siblings, ironically just a couple blocks away from an elementary school. As the kids would walk home from school, she and her brothers and sisters would sing songs, do cartwheels, ballet and try to sell toys to the other kids. Her father Dennis Sadler (founder of Songwriter’s Conspiracy) supported all 8 children as an antique dealer. Annachristie followed in his footsteps in the trade of buying and selling in order to dedicate more time to her real passion, music.

Annachristie is musically emerging from a life long project with her sisters, Sisters3 who successfully released “Coruscate at the Meadow Gate” (2012 NYC release recorded at The Cutting Room) under Modern Vintage Recordings. They also recorded “Star Spangled” (2009) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the same church Feist had recorded her early albums.

The latest, light-hearted release “Sibling Rivalry” will be her fourth release to date and her first solo release since her premiere album “Elixer for the Human Heart” (2005). Currently, she is in the thick of booking a release tour both in the USA, as well as in Europe.

She has shared the stage with artists such as Amos Lee, First Aid-Kit, Langhorn Slim, and Hoots and Hellmouth. As luck or hard work would have it. Annachristie and Sisters3 sang all the backup vocals for Sharon Little on her tour with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. She has made appearances on Mountain Stage, NBC Ten Show, Good Morning New York, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Bliss Fest.

She is as hard working as a donkey and as magical as a unicorn.

Annachristie has had a long romance singing in the subways of NYC sharing her music with the transient city traveling relentlessly with a vigor for adventure that you can taste when she sings. She is a true minstrel looking to sing you a song on the way, a siren luring you to look at the ocean.

Will you come along?

Music Mike Coykendall
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Veteran songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Coykendall has been amazingly prolific over the last three decades or so. Currently most well known for his duties as a sideman, producer, and recordist via his work with M Ward, Blitzen Trapper, She & Him, Annalisa Tornfelt, & Tin Hat Trio, to name a few, Coykendall has been making his own unique outsider records since the mid ’80s.

Pony Hunt : Presented by Sou’wester Arts @ The Sou'wester
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Pony Hunt : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Pony Hunt is a New Orleans based band that plays like a ghostly jukebox; hazy melodies with sweet, lingering waves of nostalgia.
Born in California, raised in Chicago, transformed by Oakland and set alight by New Orleans, Jessie Antonick’s heart and hands are continually consumed by her passion for songwriting, building, and creating space—an eternally braided compulsion for crafting and evoking emotion, for creating worlds where one’s spirit can roam free—where a wandering mind can find home.


Antonick discovered a love for music early in life in the live venues and record shops of Chicago.  Captivated by doo-wop artists as a child and thrilled by indie and punk rock as a teen, it was her discovery of classic American styles that inspired her to learn to play the guitar.  


Longing for the ocean air, she soon settled in Oakland, CA, living on a sailboat whilst building and repairing sails as the push and pull of the tides slowly found their way into her blood, then to the page, and finally to her guitar.  The rising and falling pulse of her heart and the chatter of her mind pushed her to create an elegant, transportable canvas cottage where she set in solitude to discover the melodies and rhythms passing through the light and upon the sea air.  Antonick soon discovered a new home in her ‘78 Chevy van and she followed the sound of the rushing Mississippi River down to New Orleans where she found herself humbled by cultural beauty and set ablaze with inspiration.


It was in New Orleans where Antonick began writing the new Pony Hunt release VAR!.  In VAR! she investigates the heart and mind entangled, looking to understand how to be at home with one’s self, exploring the dualities of mind at play within her journey of emotional connection, societal imposition, gender, lost identities and the lesser understood–– discovered variables amongst the seemingly ever still. 

Noah Kite : Presented by Sou’wester Arts @ The Sou'wester
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Noah Kite : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

The son of an acting coach and a therapist, Kite seems to have it in his DNA to blend the dramatic and analytic. Each musical wave crest and fall mirrors a turn in the story. Instruments rest for minutes before suddenly emerging. Emotions and motifs sustain and then drop into oblivion. The tone switches suddenly from accusation to epiphany. It is the sound of someone going through it.

Alongside the the musical tumult, the steady voice of Kite never loses his cool despite the searing intimacy of the song’s content. He thoughtfully guides us through the story of his relationship, in as well as struggles with friends, substances, sex and codependency. He has been clearly affected by the proceedings, but is determined to stare into them without blinking.

Lindsay Clark : Presented by Sou’wester Arts @ The Sou'wester
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Lindsay Clark : Presented by Sou’wester Arts


“A rare exhibition of the weight that minimalism can bear in contemporary, reflective folk music. ”


Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional and english folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from within. Exquisite and pitch perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation, with a background of (usually her own) multi-tracked vocal arrangements. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, Appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father’s record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a vibrant place as an artist with a penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others.

Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Adam Torres, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Michael Hurley. “Crystalline” was released in 2018 via boutique German label Oscarson.

Her forthcoming full-length album (which she wrote, produced and co-arranged), Carpe Noctem, features guitarist William Tyler, Alela Diane, Sage Fisher (Dolphin Midwives), Alexis Mahler (Shook Twins) & Andy Rayborn (Paper Gates). It was engineered and arranged with Jeremy Harris (Vetiver, Adrienne Lenker, Hand Habits), and is out 6/24/22 with Audiosport Records (NL). She has also recently collaborated on Michael Hurley’s latest release, Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter Records). She is currently at work on her first collection of lyric memoir-in-essays. PRE-ORDER CARPE NOCTEM


Peter Donovan : Presented by Sou’wester Arts @ The Sou'wester
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Peter Donovan : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Peter Donovan is an astute musical storyteller. His perceptive songs span genres and feature narratives based on both real-life and fictitious characters, written with a contemplative heart. After finding success and a dedicated fanbase with Seattle’s All The Real Girls and his side project The Rose Petals (alongside Elijah Ocean), Donovan returns in 2022 with his first proper solo album, This Better Be Good.

His previous releases spun expertly-crafted character sketches that earned plaudits from Paste Magazine, Consequence of Sound, American Songwriter, and more. With This Better Be Good, Donovan spreads his wings, combining the plaintive soul of indie rock, the heartfelt sincerity of Americana, and the stirring studio pageantry of ‘70s singer-songwriters, drawing them together to explore more intimate depths.

This Better Be Good is Donovan’s most personal effort yet; a loose concept record about the ups and downs of an ultimately doomed romance between two people. The songs are more reflective than bitter; more nostalgic than sad. It’s an album about learning and growing from lived experiences and reflecting on past failures in the interest of future successes. Donovan has managed to create an album that is sonically nostalgic and modern at once, both soul-stirring and dripping with heartache. It’s a roadmap of his past seen through fresh eyes, and a triumphant first step in this new chapter.

New Victorian : Presented by Sou’wester Arts @ The Sou'wester
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

New Victorian : Presented by Sou’wester Arts

New Victorian is the ethereal, small-rock project from Portlander Scott Taylor. 

Sou’wester ARTS WEEK 2023
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 19 @ 11:00 am

4th Annual ARTS WEEK!

During Arts Week The Sou’wester hosts 30-35 artists and art collectives for a week of residency work culminating in a weekend (Friday and Saturday) of music, studio tours, performances and installations.

Over the past 9 years we have held an event around this time of year to highlight the creative process and the experiential nature of the Sou’wester Residency Program. Each year this event brings amazing artists to this neck of the woods and shines creative light into the darkest heart of winter.

The focus of Arts Week 2023 is SHIFTING CYCLES:

“Our reliance on a known occurrence has been disrupted. This shift is replacing existing patterns and problems. Collective action and individual insight paving our path forward.”

On the weekend, Friday and Saturday March 17th and 18th, 2023 the public will be invited, free and open to all, to tour the grounds and surrounding areas for a weekend full of installations, music, performances and open studios.


(The Sou’wester has regular residencies offered year-round in addition to residency events such as the annual ARTS WEEK. Applications for the Sou’wester Standard Residency are separate from ARTS WEEK and accepted on a rolling basis.)

Thank you to our Arts Week 2023 Sponsors!











Singing in the land Workshop & Experience @ The Sou'wester Lodge
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Singing in the land:  earth magic, song, and the body 

Thursday, May 25 5-7 pm
Join bodyworker, musician, and animist priest ell rieke (they/them) in residency at the Sou’wester for a magical, musical exploration of connection with the earth, our ancestors, and the world of spirit.  Part workshop, part participatory sonic experience, we will spend the first part of our time in conversation, talking through questions like:  what is magic and why does it matter?  Where do songs come from?  Is the earth talking to us?  How can sound and rhythm help us navigate this complicated, painful, beautiful world?  
In the second half of our gathering, ell will guide participants in using voice and body to connect with spirit and the earth.  They will teach some songs of the season, from both folk and modern traditions, and then guide a gentle ritual of reverence and celebration for the coming of summer.  You will be invited to sing or hum and move your body, and are also welcome to just sit and experience.  All bodies, voices, and backgrounds are welcome, including kids! 
Please bring something to sit on, and cozy layers in case the evening is cool.  You may want to bring a journal and pen, if you like taking notes, and are also invited to bring a special object (that will return home with you) and/or flowers for the group altar.