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The Whiskey Darlings is a downhome duo from Portland, OR, featuring sweet harmonies, acoustic guitars, and mandolin.  When Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef—both popular, local solo performers in their own right— discovered their shared love for singer/songwriter music of the 1960s and 70s, they instantly began crafting original music in the same vein.  Rainwater brings his musical background in blues and bluegrass, while Van Kleef offers her stunning soulful vocals and background in rock and folk. For updates and info, follow The Darlings on Facebook:

Performing at local wine bar 503 Uncorked.
Performing at local Irish pub Maher's.


WED, JULY 5, 2017 @ 6pm
Bridgeport Village Center Court
All ages, no cover.
7455 SW Bridgeport Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224

FRI, JULY 7, 2017, @ 6:30pm
Pheasant Run Winery Tasting Room
All ages, no cover.
21690 Main Street
Aurora, OR 97002

SUN, JULY 9, 2017 @ 4-6pm
Fundraiser event
Location and event details TBD

WED, JULY 12, 2017 @ 7-9pm
Concerts in the Park
All ages, no cover.
Aurora City Park Amphitheater
21081 Main St NE, Aurora, OR 97002

FRI, JULY 14, 2017 @ 2-5pm
Lee Farms
All ages, no cover.
21975 SW 65th Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97062

FRI, JULY 21, 2017 @ 7-10pm
Industry Restaurant
St. Irene's High Dive Tasting Room
Ages 21+, No Cover
20185 SW 112th Ave,
Tualatin, OR 97062

TUES, JULY 25, 2017 @ 7-10pm
McMenamin's Old Church & Pub
All ages, no cover.
30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

THUR, JULY 27, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Opening for Boyd Small's All-Star Blues Showcase featuring Ty Curtis, Lloyd Jones, Carlton Jackson, & Boyd Small.
Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concerts
All ages, no cover.
Wilsonville Town Center Park
29800 SW Park Place
Wilsonville, OR 97070

FRI, JULY 28, 2017 @ 5-8pm
Chehalem Winery Tasting Room.
All ages, no cover.
106 South Center Street
Newberg, OR 97132

SAT, JULY 29, 2017 @ 12-4pm.
Paradise Harley-Davidson.
All ages, no cover.
10770 SW Cascade Ave.
Tigard, OR 97223

FRI, AUGUST 11, 2017 @ 7-10pm
Aurora Colony Days Beer Garden.
Ages 21+. Cover TBD.
The Historic Octagon Building
(behind Aurora Antiques)
21581 Main St. NE
Aurora, OR 97002

SAT, AUGUST 12, 2017 @ 3-5pm
Wilsonville Brewfest
on the Piazza at Villebois
All ages. Tickets: $20.
Proceeds benefit the local community!
11422 SW Barber St.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

WED, AUGUST 16, 2017 @ 11:30am
Pettygrove Park
All ages, no cover.
Behind the building at
200 Market St., Portland, OR 97201

WED, AUG 30, 2017 @ 7-10pm
McMenamin's Old Church & Pub
All ages, no cover.
30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

SUN, SEPT 3, 2017 @ 1-4pm
St. Josefs Winery - Wine on the Patio.
All ages, no cover.
28836 South Barlow Road
Canby, OR 97013

SAT, SEPT 9, 2017 @ 2-3pm
Booknotes Concert Series
Wilsonville Public Library
All ages, no cover.
8200 SW Wilsonville Rd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

SAT, NOV 11, 2017 @ 6:30-9:30pm
Private Event


Having gained a loyal following soon after their debut, The Whiskey Darlings released a live album in late 2015.

In late 2016, they released a Christmas album with seven traditional holiday songs and two originals!

are for sale at shows and by mail.

are available through iTunes.


The Whiskey Darlings performed live on the Premier Performance Stage at Portland Radio Project in November 2015. Host Kelly Jones said, "With their delightful harmonies, storytelling lyrics, interactive performance style, and lighthearted humor – these two musicians had the audience roaring with laughter and singing along throughout their live performance."

Read Kelly's full write-up and listen to the full performance at this link!

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