Che Apalache with special guests The Hillwilliams
Oct 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States.

Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repetoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album, “Latingrass,” is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.

Portland bluegrass group The Hillwilliams opens the show.

$18 Advance
$22 At the Door
Ticket sales ended Oct 13, 2019 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Che Apalache | 8:00 PM
The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), his most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and in 2013 decided to hit the stage.

In 2017 the band received grants from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to tour the United States. Everywhere they went on their five-week ramble, they were met with enthusiasm and praise. At the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV they were awarded first place in the Neo-Traditional band competition. The momentum is growing for Che Apalache, and the future looks promising in both South and North America. more >>>
The Hillwilliams are a group of Portland musicians who have come together to celebrate the high lonesome sound and hot picking of traditional Bluegrass.
Brought together initially by admiration for Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, and David Grisman’s 1970’s bluegrass supergroup, Old and in the Way, and featuring members of several of Portland’s top bluegrass influenced bands (Sneaking Out, Twisted Whistle, Tin Silver and A Mile to Go) , The Hillwilliams blend three strong vocalists, smoking fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo picking and a fun high energy vibe. Whether they are performing their tribute to Old and in the Way, or playing the best of the traditional Bluegrass repertoire inspired by the likes of Bill Monroe, JD Crowe, and The Stanley Brothers a good time is guaranteed for all. more >>>