FRIDAY, JUNE 1 at 1:00 PM // BOXCAR STAGE
SUNDAY, JUNE 3 at 11:15 AM // PORCH STAGE
Larry Yes is a socially-engaged artist, songwriter, and musician whose work focuses on positivity, humor, and fostering social bonds through creativity. In his nearly 30-year musical career he has collaborated with Michael Hurley, Mirah, Josephine Foster, Sonny and the Sunsets, Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), The Blue Flowers, The Art of Flying, Bob Corn, Pink Widower, The Yogoman Burning Band, Six Foot Sloth, Hitting Birth, Apegrave, and more
Larry Yes has played shows with Donovan, Elliott Smith, Daniel Johnston, and Low. He’s toured Europe multiple times and has played the Quiet Music Festival and SXSW. Other projects include the Optimist Club, an experimental instrumental musical liquid light experience, with artists, Toussaint Perrault and William Rihel.
Larry Yes hosts “Free Art in the Park,” a public party/art therapy session that invites the public to create art in a social setting. He has also presented “Positive Words,” a community-sourced installation of paintings incorporating uplifting language. Larry Yes’ visual art has been shown at PDX Contemporary Art Window Project and the Portland Building, and he has collaborated with the Portland Museum of Modern Art.
“So; what record gets the most repeat plays here at Woodbill Acres? LOVE VIBES. I tried sending out love vibes to all the creatures of the universe but it didn’t work. Through Larry it works. You got to indulge and it will take care of you. Rare; be ready and go.” — Michael Hurley
Some fun facts about Larry Yes:
- Larry Yes was born in 1974 in Milwaukie, Oregon.
- At age 8 he played asteroids with Sun Ra and somehow won.
- His art focuses on love and human connection.
- He is a native Oregonian who lives in Portland.