Radio Stranger wrote a Christmas song because we were playing a holiday party and the hosts encouraged us to play our own songs that celebrate the holiday season. We sort of looked at each other... (silence)... Well, I guess we're going to write a Christmas song. But it can't be cheesy. It can't be too lovey-dovey. No wise men or Jesus in the manger. It can't be a crooner song (at which point we both break into our best Frank Sinatra voices). Well what can it be about? Christmas Lights! Everyone loves Christmas Lights! So with no further ado, here it is... ta da!! "Christmas Lights" recorded live at a Cafe Artichoke Holiday Benefit Concert. Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. One World, One Love.
Acoustic Music That Grooves
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Woody Joins NW Blues Legend Anne Weiss
Woody Moran brings the acoustic groove when he joins NW Blues Legend Anne Weiss at Artichoke Cafe. Tickets $15 ea.
Radio Stranger at Doverlaff House Concerts
Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited so get there early for a great seat. Newly dubbed the "Doverlaff Tikki Bar" by Beth Wood, and hosted by Dan Dover and Cheryl Mitzlaff (Doverlaff) our funky performance space holds over 40 people. We have had some fine shows including David Wilcox, Jonathan Byrd, Peter Mulvey, Bethany and Rufus, Anne Hills and Michael Smith, Mitch Barrett and many more. Suggested ticket donation $20 ea. For more information Call (503) 730-3189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio Stranger at Library Coffee House
Enjoy free refreshments while selecting books and listening to Kelly Brightwell & Woody Moran of Radio Stranger. The Coffee House event is free and family friendly. For more information call 503-668-5537.
Durango Songwriters Expo
Brightwell & Moran meeting and greeting new faces - playing and pitching their songs
Radio Stranger Plays Benefit for Artichoke Music
This is a benefit to help Artichoke Music raise funds to pay the expenses for our move and for the remodeling to the new location. Radio Stranger joins Anne Weiss in a benefit show for Artichoke Music. Huck Notari starts the evening off followed by the gypsy jazz of Clambake Two. Suggested donation $20 - $100
Artichoke Holiday Concert
Beth Wood hosts a holiday benefit concert for non-profit Artichoke Music and sock drive for our community, which features a fantastic lineup of Portland acoustic talent.
Alexa McDonald and Gary Furlow, Richey Bellinger, Dale Jones and Ann Heyen, Anne Weiss, Alexa Wiley, Radio Stranger, Ed Haynes, Adrian Martin, Matt Meighan, Beth Wood
Radio Stranger CD Release PDX
This is our official Portland CD Release party -- and rained-out Woodfest re-do! Anyone who attended Woodfest gets in FREE :)
Join us for an evening of local art and music at Arte Soleil, an amazing new creative arts market in East Portland. Lots of local artisans' work is featured in the space (just in time for the winter holiday season). The Baron Ward will open the evening with a set of their energetic harmonies and catchy tunes. Owners Pete Fennell and Kris Bella will be on hand to talk about the artists and their mission. Then we'll rock out with the full Radio Stranger band!
Bring a friend and BYOB. Light snacks will be provided. Suggested donation $15 at the door.
Come celebrate the season with friends, hear our newest tunes and support this important new hub for the arts in PDX!
Radio Stranger Far-West Official Showcase
This is a BFD and Radio Stranger is stoked! Chosen out of hundreds of the best folk and americana performers in the United States, Radio Stranger was awarded one of the twelve performance slots at Far-West 2017. With six performers on Saturday night, performances begin at 7:00 pm and Radio Stranger closes the official showcases at 9:30pm.
House Concert - Radio Stranger EP Release Party - Picnic - Free Beer - Open Mic - Raffles
THE MUSIC. Doors open at 5:00pm. We'll start the music at 5:30pm with an Open Mic. So bring your instrument and stop by the ticket booth to sign up for the open mic. Last year we had some fantastic musicians entertain us at the open mic, some even booked gigs as a result!
DAN WEBER. What a treat, as we have the fantastic musical storyteller Dan Weber as our MC. In addition to his MC duties, Dan will also play a set of music for us. www.danwebermusic.com
RADIO STRANGER. Brightwell & Moran's Radio Stranger band will take us into the night with songs from the new CD, as well as songs from their individual collections. The band includes well known Portland musicians: Jean-Pierre Garau (keyboard), Michael Henchman (bass), Jeff Koch (guitar), Mark Powers (drums).
RAFFLES & AUCTION. Of course, this is a CD Release party for songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran as well. Every ticket will receive a FREE EP of the new Radio Stranger Crosstalk, which was made possible in part from funds raised at last year's Woodfest Party. So we are going to do it again with some cool raffled items and auction to help fund the next batch of songs.
Okay, if you've read this far, then this probably sounds like a lot of fun for a Saturday evening. Tickets are $20 each at the door, but to help us plan the event we are selling advance tickets for only $13.50 ea. You can sign up for the Open Mic in advance when you purchase your tickets. See you at the show!
Woody Moran @ Art In The Pearl
This makes Woody's 4th appearance at Art In The Pearl; twice with great friend Halelupe, and last year with a dedicated set following the amazing Beth Wood. This year, Woody starts off the Sunday morning Songwriter Stage at 11:00 am.
Radio Stranger plays the Blue Room Bar @ Cartlandia
Come out and join Kelly Brightwell & Woody Moran for a great Friday night of music at The Blue Room Bar at Cartlandia. You can grab a late night snack from some of the best gourmet food carts in Portland and bring it into the Blue Room to get a beer (or whatever) and listen to the music. This sounds like fun.
Radio Stranger at Cafe Artichoke
Radio Stranger (Brightwell & Moran) join Portland's own Michael Henchman with his "songs from roads less traveled" for a set of their eclectic acoustic pop music. $15.00 at the door. Phone for advance reservations. 503.232.8845
SOLD OUT - Radio Stranger Joins David Wilcox
Kelly Brightwell & Woody Moran as Radio Stranger open the David Wilcox show at the Doverlaff House Concert with a great set of their Eclectic Acoustic Pop co-writes. Wilcox appeared on the cover of Acoustic Guitar Magazine which described him as James Taylor combined with the "husky breathiness more reminiscent of the late Nick Drake" and said he was the "best known of the brilliant crop of singer-songwriters to emerge in the late '80s." David uses open tuning extensively, often in combination with customized capos with notches cut out to allow lower strings to ring open. He's been featured in Performing Songwriter magazine on five occasions. Suggested donation is $20.00. Contact email@example.com to purchase your tickets.
Radio Stranger at the Buffalo Gap
Kelly Brightwell & Woody Moran performing together as Radio Stranger join an exciting lineup of performers including The Baron Ward for a great night of music.
Radio Stranger Television Concert
Kelly Brightwell and Woody are recording a 30 minute Radio Stranger concert for later broadcast as part of the Local Roots Concert Television Series to promote NW area music at CCTV Studios in Salem.
Woody Moran Plays Benefit for Soldier Songs & Voices
Join Woody, Kelly Brightwell and Robert Owen for the first in a series of fundraisers to benefit Soldier Songs & Voices. The format is Songwriters In The Round, although you might hear a few Radio Stranger songs in the mix. No cover charge but donations will be accepted during the performance.
Woody Moran with Jean-Pierre Garau Uncorked
Pianist JP Garau joins Woody at one of the best wine bars in Portland. JP has recorded on Woody's last two projects as well as accompanied Woody at gigs, live recordings and a television performance. They have a great musical chemistry, so don't miss this special appearance.
Reigning in the Feckin Fall
REIGNING IN THE FECKIN FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL FOOD BY VONFABULOUS - BEER BY FECKIN BREWERY BANDS: VON HOWLERS, BRASS TACKS CHRIS BARON TO KEEP US CLOSE KARMA WOODY MORAN COME AND ENJOY AN AWESOME DAY ! Only $5 at the door.
Radio Stranger Acoustic Show
Kelly Brightwell & Woody Moran play an acoustic show at the Open Door Songwriter Potluck Dinners, at the Historic Ascension Church. Potluck dinner at 5:30pm and music at 6:30pm. This is a great room for hearing live acoustic music and offers a wonderful sense of community. Tickets $15 available at the door.
Woodfest III House Concert by Radio Stranger
Saying goodbye to summer and welcoming autumn it just doesn't get any better than a celebration at Woodfest III. Awesome food & drink, pot luck and bbq, house concert performance by Kelly Brightwell & Woody Moran's RADIO STRANGER band. Bring lawn chair/blanket and your instruments for an open mic before/after performance. Marty Gallagher and Joe Reed who have produced the sound for most all of the big Portland street festivals are doing the sound. Hosted by Peter & Charity Hudnut in their backyard gardens. Admission is $10 donation and includes a copy of the new RADIO STRANGER CD. VIP tables are $20 per person but come with appetizer plate, signed CD, and their own table and chairs. (No need to bring your own chairs!) Great raffle prizes, and some amazing live auction items to support the next Brightwell & Moran CD. Doors at 5:00pm so you can grab a great spot on the lawn for the concert and sign up for the open mic. Pot Luck at 5:30pm. Music at 6:00pm