This show was a benefit for the Jeremy Wilson Foundation. A snippet from last fall is featuring our own Lara Carlisle and Marilee Hord.They will be performing Feb 24th at The Laurelthirst with the rest of the Mustangs. Little did we know that Marilee would soon need the benefits of The Jeremy Wilson Foundation! She injured her shoulder and will require surgery. This means she will not be able to play fiddle for some time. The 24th benefit is to help with Marilee's expenses.

Shorty & the Mustangs at Gram Jam II in Portland, OR, on 11/4/17. Lara Carlisle vocals, Mitch Gilbert steel, Marilee Hord vocals & fiddle, Phil Hornik bass, ...

We were in the studio tonight working on demos. Marilee Hord and Lara Carlisle did some overdub vocals and nailed it. We will be reaching out to some new places to play and the demos should be persuasive.

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Thanks for a great night at The Landmark Saloon! We had a ball playing for y'all.

Thanks to all who made Gram Jam II a musical and financial success! The specific numbers are not in but are well above last year's. Participants and audience members should be very proud of their contributions to the community and The Jeremy Wilson Foundation.

Looking for someone to "film" Gram Jam II. Any ideas?

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A gutsy move by the Flying Burrito Brothers. Covering Aretha's soul classic. Here is Aretha on Merv Griffin. The Gram Jam will hand this one back to the ladies on Nov. 4th. Lara Carlisle and Marilee Hord will be singing this one.

Another soul classic covered by Gram Parsons and the Byrds on Sweethearts of the Rodeo. William Bell a great Stax songwriter here performing the original, You Don't Miss Your Water. Yep, the Gram Jam will be doing this classic with our old friend David Lipkind singing it.

Gram Parsons is noted for fusing Country and Rock n Roll, but soul was also in the mix. His taste in covers was impeccable. Dark End Of The Street by the great and sadly underrated James Carr was covered by The Flying Burrito Brothers. Hear it at the Gram Jam on Nov. 4th as sung by Lewi Longmire and Lara Carlisle.

Woo hoo, a marathon rehearsal for Gram Jam II yesterday. Thanks to Lewi Longmire, Bret Ervin Lien and Jason Rockmore for coming down on a rainy day and killing it. Things are really shaping up, do not miss this show kids!

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The Gram Jam II Poster with guests listed on it is completed. Kristina Stuart has done it again! If your name appears on here, it could be helpful to share as time passes. We are 24 days away gang!

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Shorty and the Mustangs

October is here and The Mustangs return to the second Friday of the Month for Happy Hour at the Ol Landmark Saloon!

Fri Oct 13, 20171 TimeLandmark SaloonPortland, OR
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We are hard at work rehearsing for Gram Jam II. We have a terrific lineup of guests joining us this year! We will be announcing the list early next week. The show is November 4th at The Mission Theater and advance tickets are available at They are a total of $11.00 with fee. They will be $15.00 at the door. Get em now and save!

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Steely Pete in Lefty's new hat.

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In preparation for Gram Jam II, we are wading into the legacy of Gram Parsons again. A few interesting items have come up. Apparently Gram gave Leon Russell his famous top hat. It gets weirder, listen to the story. On another subject, Cry One More Time appears on GP, one of Gram's solo albums. Turns out that isn't him singing lead. Barry Tashian was in a band called The Remains and was an old friend of Gram's. He brought the song in for consideration on the album and dropped in what he thought was a guide vocal track. It stayed for the album version. Emmylou and Gram sing back up. BTW, The Remains were the openers for part of the Beatles last tour of America in 1966. It's all one big crazy circle.

Leon Russell shares a story about the tophat he wore in the Mad Dogs and Englishman Tour

A musical tribute to Gram Parsons hosted by Shorty and the Mustangs with special guests. A benefit for the Jeremy Wilson Foundation. Tickets on sale NOW!

Sat Nov 4, 20171 TimeMcMenamins Mission TheaterPortland, OR
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