Groove Time Music opened in early 2014 and is now accepting new students for guitar, mandolin, and banjo. With extensive teaching experience and patience,
Nik strives to give the best music lessons in the Portland area; designing custom
lesson plans to fit any and all of your musical interests. You are guaranteed
to love our fun, laid back, yet studious environment. Groove Time is also available for recording and mixing music. Located at Old Belmont Square in Southeast Portland.
Wooden Sleepers is a folk trio based in Portland, Oregon with occasional special guests. This band is genuinely a group effort as all of the members write material and are multi-instrumentalists. You won't help but sway and stomp your feet to their heart welling harmonies and enchanting grooves. Binding the beat, Phil Krug holds 'em all together on the bass, laying a subtle funk frenzy, while Nolan Gordin and Nik Kemmer trade off mandolin and guitar, pouring with emotion for all the world's glory and sorrow.
Nik Kemmer has been writing music since 2007. He released his first album titled A Shade Under Green in 2012. It is an acoustic release of ten tracks. Seven of which have lyrics and three are instrumentals. The style of this album ranges through folk, funk, acapella, Spanish classical, space rock, and introduces a genre which Nik has been calling 'dream wave'. The recordings are crisp and clean, intended to make the listener feel like they are taking in a live performance. These acoustic sessions were recorded between fall 2011 and spring 2012.