A fusion of folk, funk grass, and gypsy roots. Or maybe Iron & Wine meets Modest Mouse. Lead vocalist and songwriter Melodie Ayres, in seek of a major life change, packed her car and shoved off for adventure in the Cascade Mountain Range and the rich music scene of Portland, Oregon. After months of playing open mics she accumulated a tribe of musicians and fans to support her dream. With Melodie on classical guitar (while playing the kick drum), accompanied by mandolin, fiddle, banjo, upright bass, and percussion, The Van Rontens have created a sound like no other. They are currently touring the country changing perspective on life.
Change your life at Sunday music, live atop the raised platform at Fort George, always at 8pm and never a cover.
WHERE: Upstairs at Fort George, 1483 Duane Street Astoria, Oregon 97103 Map