THE WHISKEY DARLINGS

An americana/folk-based duo from Portland, OR, featuring Michele Van Kleef and Rob Rainwater.


We are SUPER EXCITED to share the new album with you guys! The CD release show will be on April 9, 2018, at 7pm, at the Lake Theater & Cafe in Lake Oswego, OR. This show will be all-ages friendly. General admission tickets are $15 each. A reserved table for four near the stage can be purchased for $80. The show is likely to sell out, so please buy your tickets online now to ensure you'll have a seat. The new CD will be available for purchase.

We'd like to shout-out a big THANK YOU to everyone who pre-purchased the new album in the last month! With those funds, we were able to record drums and vocals in the very fine Opal Studio in Portland, OR, with Kevin Hahn co-engineering and co-producing. The album is called "The Weight of Time" and includes 9 new, original tracks and one super special cover song. We can't wait to share it with you! We're currently in post-production, and we'll soon be submitting it all to a local CD manufacturer and online digital distributors.

To our delightful donors: We'll email you soon to arrange delivery of your special copy of the album!


SHOW schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 @ 7pm
Album Release Show featuring a full band! All ages, $15 cover, likely to sell out, please consider purchasing tickets in advance.
Venue: Lake Theater & Cafe
Map It: 106 North State St., Lake Oswego, OR

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 @ 7-9pm
Venue: McMenamins Edgefield Winery Tasting Room. Ages 21+, no cover.
Map It: 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 @ 2-3pm
All ages, no cover. We love us some library!
Venue: Tualatin Public Library
Map It: 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 @ 7-10pm
All ages, no cover.
Venue: McMenamin's Grand Lodge
Map It: 3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018 @ 8-11pm
All ages 'til 9pm, no cover.
Venue: McMenamin's Boon's Treasury
Map It: 888 Liberty St NE, Salem, OR 97301

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018 @ 7pm
We'll be with our full band! All ages, outdoors, no cover.
Venue:  McMenamin's Old Church & Pub.
Map It:  30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070

SATURDAY, JUNE 30 @ 7-9pm
Ages 21+, no cover.
Venue: McMenamins Edgefield Winery Tasting Room
Map It: 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 @ 4-6pm
All ages, no cover.
Venue: Bridgeport Village Center Court
Map It: 7455 SW Bridgeport Rd., Tigard, OR 97224

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 @ TBA
We are honored to be opening for the award-winning blues artist, Ty Curtis! We'll be with our full band. All ages, no cover.
Venue:  Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concerts
Map It:  Wilsonville Town Center Park - 29800 SW Park Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 @ 7pm
All ages, outdoors, no cover.
Venue:  McMenamin's Old Church & Pub
Map It:  30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 @ 11:30am
All ages, outdoors, no cover.
Venue: Pettygrove Park
Map It: Inner courtyard at 200 Market St., Portland, OR 97201

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 @ 8-11pm
All ages, no cover.
Venue: McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern
Map It: 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018 @ 7pm
All ages, outdoors, no cover.
Venue:  McMenamin's Old Church & Pub
Map It:  30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070

 

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get the music

"Live Sessions"
Released 2015

"Christmas Songs"
Released 2016

"The Weight of Time"
Coming in April 2018!


When they first met and discovered their shared love for singer/songwriter music of the 1960s and 70s, Van Kleef and Rainwater began crafting original music in the same vein, blending sweet harmonies, acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica. and sometimes fiddle, bass, and drums.  Rainwater brings his musical background in blues and bluegrass, while Van Kleef offers her stunning, soulful vocals and experience in rock and folk.

"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."
-Kelly Jones, Portland Radio Project

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