Welcome!

JaFco is a catchy alternative pop/rock band formerly known as Echo Park based in Portland, Oregon. The band is mainly  focused on writing and performing their original brand of eclectic pop/rock music. However, they have been known to play select shows assaulting it's audience with a very large repetoire of cover tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond.

Divorce and Bacon 

JaFco Nation, 

Well there you have it. Our new album title. Divorce and Bacon. Never mind that it may sound eerily similar to "The Force Awakens". Hmm, coincidence? Yeah, probably is. Here is the album cover for DNB. Starring our old stomping grounds in SE Portland. Look closely for bands we have been in and very cool Hawthorne landmarks! If all goes as planned (it usually doesn't) we should have the new record out later this year.

Leave your remarks below! 

Doubt  

JaFco Nation, 

What? Back to back blogs? Heck yeah! 

We wanted to share some of our past work that never saw the light of day. This song is called Doubt. We wrote it back in 2010. We even recorded a rough version in the studio when we were laying tracks for Entire Stripes Black in 2015. But yep you guessed it, didn't make the record. 

Enjoy this version of the tune from 2011. Enjoy. 

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Easy to Smile  

Dear JaFco Nation, 

Keeping in the theme of original music, here is another tune from our past. Like If I Can't Have Her, this was a song written by Doyle prior to him joining up with us in 1988. We "Echo Parkized" it & recorded it on our original demo in 1988 and recorded it again for the Echo Park The Originals record in 2011 but it did not make the final cut. Enjoy an oldie but a goody. 

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If I Can't Have Her  

Dear JaFco Nation, 

When we were recording Echo Park the Originals in 2010-11, we tracked several of our very first tunes together. This particular tune written by Jim Doyle before he joined Echo Park in 1988 became a favorite of ours. In fact we recorded a version of it on our first demo in 1988. This version of "If I Can't Have Her" was recorded in 2011 and was finalized in January of 2012. It did not make the record, but it is still one of favorites to play. Enjoy. 

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New JaFco Music Update! 

JaFco Nation, 

We are hard at work on the new record and have a solid side 1 now. Those of you that remember LPs know what we are talking about! We have several dark horses in the running to round out the next album and are fine tuning those bad boys now. 

New JaFco Music Update 

Nation, it has been awhile since we last blogged. Hmmm, we suck. 

We are working on the next record. It is really coming along nicely. We have several tunes in the works and this new offering will be full of magical moments and we are eager to share it with you all. No word yet on the release date, but be on the lookout for updates and news as we work on it! 

For now, here is a little treat of Mac laying trax to a new tune!

Unsure- Last But Not Least! 










Dear JaFco Nation!

So often the last song on an album goes undiscovered. Well here is your opportunity to listen to the last song wrapping up the Entire Stripes Black album. Unsure sounds like a song off of Groove Gallery because it was originally written around the same time. We just brought it to life for the ESB record.

Check it out on our website or here on Sound Cloud!

https://soundcloud.com/user-180998104/unsure

Make Believe - CD Contest  

Hello JaFco Nation,

For this weeks blog post, we thought we would share a tune that didn't make it on the ESB record. But, we had played it live several times in 2015-2016. So here's the rub: Doyle wrote and sang the verse lyrics in French. If you can figure out what he is saying and post the lyrics in English in the comments section, we will send you a free signed Entire Stripes Black CD. Que la fête commence!

Contest ends April 15th, 2017!!!
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Previous events

Music By The Pond! JaFco

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Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 HWY 99W, Dundee, Oregon

No charge. Join us for Duck Pond's summer music series, Music at the Pond. Enjoy hanging out with JaFco while sipping on delicious Duck Pond wine. Lawn games and picnic items will be available to complete your perfect day in wine country. We will be doing many originals from our upcoming record along with some of your favorite tunes from years past.

See http://www.duckpondcellars.com for more information.

Extended Hours Event - 3RD ANNUAL EXOTIC & CLASSIC CAR SHOW

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Domaine Serene Vineyard & Winery, 6555 NE Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR 97114

Extended evening event from the 3rd Annual Exotic & Classic Car Show. The Car Show starts at 4 pm and go to 6 pm.

Experience a beautiful selection of collector cars, matched only by the stunning array of Domaine Serene wines - including exclusive library selections and newly released 2015 Clubhouse Commemorative Cuvée. As an added bonus, enjoy live music from JaFco and food from local vendors during this one of a kind summer evening event!

Block Party at Grove - Hosted by EkoLiving

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Grove, 1385 NW 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97210-2650

We are the hired guns for this gig! Join us for Grove's grand opening block party presented by EkoLiving Apartments!

This isn't your regular neighborhood block party. Come by after work and sip on an ice cold beverage, grab a snack, and mingle with neighbors along NW 23rd. For dessert grab a scoop of Ben & Jerry's on us. Soak up the sun while you enjoy games, live music, cotton candy & more!

What is Grove?

Grove is your minimalist day dream come true with ultra-modern lofts & studios. Our design team believes in sustainable living and have worked to create efficient spaces where you don't have to worry about your carbon footpint. Amenities include clean finishes, hardwood floors, fireplaces, washers & dryers, and appliances that multi-task! Everything is right where you need it in this prime Portland location.

Our leasing team will be providing tours of these high-efficiency living spaces. The EkoLiving team will be available take rental applications on-site. For more information on Grove visit ekoliving.life.

For this event only we will be offering rent specials, house warming gift baskets, gift cards, & more! This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry, but please do us a favor and RSVP if you would like to come! Furry friends are welcome - we will have water & treats available!

Private Event

Portland, OR

Private Event

JaFco LIVE!

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Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97225

After playing at Dublin Pub as Echo Park several years ago, we will take the stage again as JaFco.

Come down to the "Cheers" of Portland and enjoy all the pub has to offer from several draft beers on tap and good ol' pub grub.

$5 cover charge at the door that goes to the bands.

Looking forward to seeing the gang out there!

Check out http://dublinpubpdx.com/ for more information!

14th Annual Pearls & Oysters

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Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 HWY 99W, Dundee, Oregon

Now in its 14th year, the annual Pearls & Oysters celebration brings together incredible Oregon wine, delicious food, live music and great company. Please join us in this favorite Willamette Valley wine event.

Local band JaFco will keep the party moving with their blend of original pop/rock songs along with some of your favorite covers.

$75 per guest | $70 Wine Club

Limited availability. Purchase your tickets today by contacting the winery directly at 503.538.3199

Celebration takes place in their wine cellar event space – dress warmly!

Last Friday featuring JaFco @ Cellar 55

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Cellar 55 Tasting Room, 1812 Washington St. , Vancouver, WA 98660

Public show, all ages welcome. No Cover Charge.

Cellar 55 is a unique, cooperative winery tasting room featuring 3 boutique wineries from Walla Walla and Eastern Washington. Their hand crafted wines are produced by Washington’s rising stars. Many of their wines are produced in small quantities and not available through mainstream distribution.

Cellar 55 has a variety of non-alcoholic drinks from water to sodas. Meat and cheese plates are available for purchase.

Check out the Cellar 55 Tasting Room website here: https://cellar55tastingroom.com/

JaFco- Private Event

Hermiston, OR 97838

Private wedding reception event.

JaFco @ Sno Road Winery

Sno Road Winery, 111 West Main, Echo, OR 97826

Sno Road Winery is nestled in the small Historic Town of Echo, Oregon. Their Echo West Vineyard sits on the windswept bluffs overlooking the Umatilla River.

Come check out the winery and listen to the cool sounds of JaFco! See you there.

More details to follow........

Live Music by the Pond

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Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 OR-99W, Dundee, OR 97115

Free Event! Celebrate the end of summer the right way at Duck Pond Cellars! JAFCO will be keeping the crowd moving with their yacht rock style of music, from Sinatra to KISS. Enjoy a flight of Duck Pond wine or sip your favorite glass/bottle.

Phat Cart, a Portland staple food truck will be on site with 4-5 of their incredible ‘Bentos’ for purchase.

Let’s take advantage of this beautiful weather while we have it. We look forward to seeing you!

RagTag Revival 2017

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316 NE 389th St., Woodland, WA 98674

Vintage Festival and Marketplace.

Three days, Ten acres of vintage treasures in the country. 100 vendors, local beer and wine, Food Trucks, lots of surprises in store, Sunday is family day. Parking is free, sorry NO PETS allowed.

Vintage trailer rally/ Hootenanny at Ragtag rally

For Friday pre-sale tickets $15.00 online or $20.00 at the door. Good for Saturday too. 22nd. 10 am - 5:00 pm $2.00 (per person ages 2 and over) Vintage trailer open house 10am - noon

Live music by JAFCO 3pm-7pm

Domaine at Dusk

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Domaine Serene Winery, 6555 NE Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR 97114

Their popular summer evening event brings together local food vendors, live music from Jafco, and your favorite Domaine Serene wines.

Complimentary for Members | $30 Non-Members (pay at door)

Reservations are encouraged but not required. You can RSVP in one of the following ways:

  1. Email: hospitality@domaineserene.com

  2. Phone: 503-864-4600

  3. Website: https://www.domaineserene.com/Events

For more vineyard information, please visit the Domaine Serene website! https://www.domaineserene.com/Estates