So close yet so far!!  Working on some great updates, so hang on!


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Check it out!!! I am ITCHING to play, so Olivia and I will be putting together something extra special. Currently, it appears this is my ONLY performance for the month of July! Join us at Whiskey Junction tomorrow night at 9pm!! You won't be disappointed!! ... See MoreSee Less

Basement Brew and Useful Ladies at Whiskey Junction

July 12, 2017, 9:00pm - July 13, 2017, 2:00am

It's going to be quite a Wednesday of music as usual! Basement Brew will sharing the night with Useful Ladies (members of Useful Jenkins) for a night that you won't want to miss! Karen and Olivia from Useful will be rocking your world for the opening set with special guests! We hope you can make it to this FREE show 🤘21+ 10pm start

7 months ago  ·  

Yessssss!!! I'm so excited that I can finally officially announce that Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles will be covering fiddling duties with Useful Jenkins during my maternity leave!!! I wish SO dearly that I could be at this show (but not enough to wish that the baby comes 9+ days late!!). Please go!Tell your friends! Send me video!! This will be quite the show!! ... See MoreSee Less

Useful Jenkins: featuring Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles

April 14, 2017, 8:00pm - April 15, 2017, 1:30am

Useful Jenkins is returning to the west bank for another spring performance! We will be playing the Triple Rock Social Club on Friday, April 14th, with our good friends Cascade Crescendo from Portland, OR. Our violinist (Karen Kozak) is going to be wrapped up with new born baby duties, so we are honored to have Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles fill the spot! This marks our first performance together but definately not the last. Stay tuned for more information! ______________________________________________________ CASCADE CRESCENDO, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jam, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk (formerly of Tin Can Gin) joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo sounds and high lonesome harmony vocals. Cascade Crescendo recorded their first studio album in Spring 2016 at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR. The album features fiddle player, Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band) on five tracks and a guest appearance by drummer Nick Werth (Yak Attack, Ghost-Note). Cascade Crescendo is gaining steam, quickly winning over fans across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. In the past year they've shared the stage with bands including Pert Near Sandstone, Vince Herman, Gipsy Moon, Trout Steak Revival, Henhouse Prowlers, Front Country, Danny Barnes, The Last Revel, Useful Jenkins, and more. They're returning to Northwest String Summit this summer for the 2nd year in a row and are embarking on a national tour this spring! Doors @ 8:00 Cascade Crescendo: 9:30 - 11:00 Useful Jenkins: 11:15 - 1:15

12 months ago  ·  

Thank you to Jeremy Larson of Askew View Photo for the review and the pictures!! It's going to be a great 2017!! ... See MoreSee Less

Useful Jenkins at Stringdingers put on an amazing show and helped everyone at The What's Up Lounge ring in 2017!! Check out a couple of my favorite photos and be sure to click the link to see them all and to read my review! Photos by Jeremy Larsen of Askew View Photo askewviewphoto.com/blog/2017/1/useful-jenkins-starts-out-2017-right-at-the-whats-up-lounge

1 years ago  ·