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Molly Elkins and Craig Jahne are longtime friends and experienced members of the Portland music scene, playing in local bands Rock Doctors, Angela Haywood and Soul Expression, Probable Cause and The B4s. In 2015 we decided to branch off from our loud and rowdy rock ‘n roll background and simmer down a bit.  And so the Simmer Down duo was formed.  Start with a variety of popular folk, country, rock, pop selections then simmer them down to simple acoustic arrangements using vocal harmonies and the occasional looper to fill out the sound.  Our song list includes well known songs as well as some gems from lesser known artists:

Jackson – Johnny Cash and June Carter
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton
Crazy – Patsy Cline
Remedy – Adele
Nightingale – Nora Jones
Life By The Drop – Stevie Ray Vaughn
White Rabbit – Jefferson Aeroplane
I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
Cold As Ice – Foreigner
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
White Liar – Miranda Lambert
From This Valley – The Civil Wars
Murder of Crows – Lindy Ortega
Dusty Boxcar Wall – Eilen Jewell
Sea of Love – Eva Cassidy

We are members of rock and roll band The B4s and R& B band Angela Haywood and Soul Expression.  We can provide a wide variety of entertainment options for you occasion – from a backyard BBQ to a Farmer’s Market, a quiet wine bar to a full-blown block rockin’ party.

To book Simmer Down duo or any of our other bands contact us at simmerdownduo@gmail.com or call or text Craig at (503) 330-8890.