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Living in a splendid landscape in the valley of the Blue Mountains, I am retired from teaching at Eastern Oregon University and from a stint at owning an art gallery, The Blue Turtle. In my "spare" time, I am a musician playing bass and singing with Blue Plate Special and have my own band, Porter and the Pale Ales. I am been certified as a ukulele instructor through the James Hill Ukulele Initiative at Level I. Our community group, CUCU, the Coalition of Union County Ukuleles, hosts a Strum Circle every third Monday.I play a little bit of mandolin, dulcimer, and ukulele with The Tailgate Trio.I also play with The Three Rivers Dulcimer Society in the Tri-Cities area in Washington State. 

This page is intended to be a spot to gather all the busy-ness of my work and play and I hope some of the links help you. As a librarian, it is a compulsion to gather information...a feature, not a bug!

Download our CD...Music at the Market, with Porter and the Pale Ales, The Summit Ridge Band, Matt Cooper X-Tet, and the Ten Depot Street Syncopators...brand new! Hot off the turntable!

DigStation - Indie Music Downloads

 The Velotones on YouTube!

Check out the Velotones here on YouTube! They are performing "Route 66" for the Elgin, OR stop during Cycle Oregon 2010!

I am a beginning mandolin player and dulcimer player . . .

Ron Ewing Dulcimer