The Clinton Street Theater will host Delmark Goldfarb on Saturday October 25th at 8 pm for a night of original songs, blues and Americana. Tickets are available at the door and all ages are invited.
Delmark Goldfarb is a survivor of the 60’s Folk music boom. He heard the music and took it to heart, moving to New York City as a teenager. He played all the Folk clubs, meeting many of his heroes in the Folk world. He followed his musical interests to Memphis and years later, he moved west to Portland. Goldfarb spent time performing and promoting music. His Rose City Blues Festival of 1987 eventually grew to be the Waterfront Blues Fest.
His passion for songwriting never waned. One song, “Portable Man,” was also issued on an anthology titled Give Us Your Poor, a fundraiser to end homelessness put together by the prominent folk label, Appleseed Records. Goldfarb cut the song with John Sebastian, founding member of the Lovin’ Spoonful and it sits right next to Bonnie Raitt, Bon Jovi, Keb’ Mo’ and Bruce Springsteen on the CD. Portland’s Curtis Salgado also recorded the song on his CD Soul Activated. John Sebastian calls him “”the best new writer of good-time music I know.”
His songs have migrated around the world just as he has travelled throughout Europe and the Middle East. After several years of collaborating with instrumentalists in Israel, Belgium, France and England, Goldfarb plans to wrap up a new “international” cd with a few tunes recorded live at this concert. Special guests to highlight the Portland concert include drummer Michael Beach (Brothers of the Baladi); blues harpist Cliff Ashmon (Hudson Rocket Band), Miz Mary on washboard with support vocals by Joe Baker, Audrey Goldfarb (“Audreality”) and Hawthorne icon George Thrower.