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Kevin Karrick - Solo Guitarist Guitarist from Portland, OR

Will travel up to 200 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 53 Reviews
  • 82 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 7 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $250 per event

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I offer personalized, solo performances for special events, such as festivals, wine tasting, parties, restaurants, weddings, and corporate events. My guitar work is perfect for wedding ceremonies, and for creating the groove for receptions and parties. When called upon I love to sing acoustic and jazzy pop music. My repertoire includes popular tunes from James Taylor to Stevie Wonder, and classical favorites from Bach, Faure, Handel, Pachelbel, and a large library of standards from the American songbook. In Colorado I played all along the Front Range, from Sheridan, WY to Colorado Springs, and the Mountain Resorts in the Rockies, from Telluride to Steamboat Springs as a soloist and with my band, Swing Essence. Since moving back to Oregon in 2013, I have played many events in Portland and surrounding areas, including the coast, and Tacoma down to Eugene. I am very proud of the many testimonials received from of wedding, private and corporate clients. Guitar has been a life long endeavor, starting when I was just 10. I have background in acoustic and electric rock, folk music, classical and jazz. I have formal training in concert band and orchestra, theory and composition and experience as a soloist, arranger and band leader. BOOKING Just inquire! You will receive a quote for adding my music for your event and any travel required. For your event, I take every step to ensure that everything goes smoothly and you and your guests love the music. BEYOND SOLO GUITAR My Acoustic Trio consists of me on guitar and vocals with upright bass and either violin or a woodwind instrument. TESTIMONIALS (in addition to testimonials on The Bash) "Kevin is a guitarist and vocalist in possession of a wide range of styles and a big repertoire. He’s become a frequent performer at Five-0-Three and never disappoints." - Restaurant five-o-three "Kevin, The word that comes to mind is delightful. It is just so musical ... just what I love to hear. This is a real musician playing ...One of the most delightful things I've heard in a long, long time. ..Brilliant" - Internationally Renowned Guitarist, Friend and Teacher, Martin Taylor "Every bride wants their special day to be delightfully memorable. Kevin selected and played a beautiful display of music that delighted the entire crowd. His professionalism and excellent communication throughout the wedding preparation process was seamless and stress free. Kevin went out of his way to learn and play a special song that I requested, and would sing to my husband during the event. I was extremely appreciative, and my husband was touched by the surprise. I highly recommend Kevin to play at any event. He is well rounded and a great person to work with." - Bonni R." "This surely was an easy part of my planning! When my first band told me they could not fulfill their obligation and play at my wedding, I was in a slight panic; however, when I found Kevin and had some correspondence with him, I was completely at ease! I can't emphasize how grateful I am to Kevin and his band! They did a terrific job and all of the guests enjoyed the music. His communication is great, he understands your style and gives great suggestions! I had great comfort knowing we will get what we've asked for...but they exceeded our expectations! I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends!" - Avelina K.


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Review by Gwen O.

WeddingReviewed on January 1, 2024From Arch Cape, OR

Kevin was a perfect find! His music and styling was just what we wanted to make our very, intimate ceremony perfect! He played a couple tunes that we had requested and everything else we left up to him - he did not disappoint! It was absolutely ??! Thank you Kevin for your time, musical styling and kindness! We couldn't be more grateful!

Review by Mary C.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 8, 2022From Newberg, OR

Kevin was amazing! He was so easy to work with and performed beautifully. It was everything we wanted. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs a musician for any event! Thank you Kevin you made our day extra special.

Review by Kimberly E.

WeddingReviewed on October 4, 2019From McMinnville, OR

Kevin you are just a dream! Kevin is extremely talented and gifted, but he is also a great communicator and excellent collaborator. He set the mood for our wedding, and had guests dancing even though it was just a dinner! He also was so generous in helping us out with picking songs or learning any new ones for our specific requests. To top it off, he suggested a duet between he and the bride with the groom surprisingly joining in that left the room in joy and happy tears. Kevin is a great value and necessity to any thoughtful gathering. Thank you Kevin!

Kevin Karrick - Solo Guitarist:

Thanks so much Kimberly. It was an honor to be included in your wedding day plans. Wonderful ceremony and a very warm reception, and your vocal performance was exceptional and so moving. Kevin

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Song List 

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  • Blackbird | Lennon-McCartney
  • Here Comes The Sun | Lennon-McCartney
  • Here There and Everywhere | Lennon-McCartney
  • Norwegian Wood | Lennon-McCartney
  • True | Martin Taylor
  • Linus and Lucy | Vince Giraldi
  • Lewis and Clark | Tommy Emmanuel
  • That's The Spirit | Tommy Emmanuel
  • Little Martha | Duane Alman
  • Overjoyed | Stevie Wonder
  • You've Got A Friend In Me | Randy Newman
  • La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful) | Nicola Pavioni
  • Bright Size Life | Pat Metheny
  • James | Pat Metheny
  • Don't Know Why | Nora Jones
  • El Farol | Santana
  • Runaway | 60s
  • Sleepwalk | 50s-60s
  • Tequila | 50s-60s
  • Air On A G String | Bach
  • Arioso | Bach
  • Bourree from Lute Suite 1 | Bach
  • Cavitina | John Williams
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Prelude from Cello Suite 1 | Bach
  • Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake) | Bach
  • Mood For A Day | Steve Howe
  • Air from Water Music | Handel
  • Bourree | Handel
  • Fur Elise | Beethoven
  • Ode To Joy | Beethoven
  • Canon in D | Pachebel
  • Lagrima | standard
  • Malaguena | Traditional
  • Pavane | Gabriel Faure
  • Simple Gifts | Anonymous
  • Romance | Standard
  • Ain't Too Proud To Beg | vocal
  • All My Lovin | Beatles
  • All Shook Up | Elvis
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Crazy Love | Morrison
  • Days Like This | Morrison
  • Don't Be Cruel | Elvis
  • Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight | Taylor
  • For Once In My Life | pop
  • Forever Young | Bob Dylan
  • Groovin | 60s
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
  • How Sweet It Is | James Taylor
  • I Can See Clearly Now | pop
  • Into The Mystic | Morrison
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • Little Wing | Hendrix
  • Late In The Evening | Paul Simon
  • Lay Lady Lay | Bob Dylan
  • Loves Me Like A Rock | Paul Simon
  • Maybe I'm Amazed | McCartney
  • Moondance | Morrison
  • Something In The Way She Moves | James Taylor
  • Spooky | Classics IV
  • Stand By Me | pop
  • Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay | Otis Redding
  • Stray Cat Strut | Brian Setzer (vocal option)
  • These Dreams Of You | Morrison
  • These Are The Days | Morrison
  • Tupelo Honey | Morrison
  • The Two Of Us | Lennon-McCartney
  • Under The Boardwalk | Standard
  • Unchain My Heart | Ray Charles
  • Under The Boardwalk | pop
  • Use Me Up | Bill Withers
  • When I'm Sixty-Four | Lennon-McCartney
  • Wildflowers | Tom Petty
  • XO | John Mayer
  • You Are The Best Thing | Ray LaMontagne
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life | Stevie Wonder
  • You Send Me | Sam Cooke
  • Con Alma | Dizzie Gillespie
  • Corcavado | Jobim
  • Dindi | Jobim
  • The Dolphin | Luis Eca
  • Forest Flower | Lloyd
  • Gentle Rain | Bonfi
  • Girl From Ipanema | Jobim
  • Green Dolphin Street | Standard
  • My Little Suede Shoes | Parker
  • Night and Day | Cole Porter
  • The Night Has A Thousand Eyes | Standard
  • One Note Samba | Jobim
  • Road Song | Wes Montgomery
  • Serenata | Standard
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile | Standard
  • Softly As In The Morning Sunrise | Standard
  • Song For My Father | Standard
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • Triste | Jobim
  • Wave | Jobim
  • Chameleon | Herbie Hancock
  • Cold Duck Time | Standard
  • Mercy Mercy Mercy | Joe Zawinaul
  • Night Rhythms | Lee Ritenour
  • Ain't Misbehavin' | Fats Waller
  • All The Things You Are | Jerome Kern
  • Almost Like Being In Love | Standard
  • Beyond The Sea | Bobby Darin
  • Bluesette | Toots Theilman
  • Blue Moon | Rodgers and Hart
  • Blue Skies | Bing Crosby
  • Don't Get Around Much | Ellington
  • How High the Moon | Les Paul and Mary Ford
  • In A Mellow Tone | Ellington
  • Freddie The Freeloader | Miles Davis
  • Joy Spring | Clifford Brown
  • Lullaby of Birdland | Mel Torme
  • L-O-V-E | Nat King Cole
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay | Gershwin
  • Route 66 | Standard
  • Seven Steps To Heaven | Miles Davis
  • Stella By Starlight | Standard
  • Stompin' At The Savoy | Standard
  • Sweet Lorraine | Standard
  • S'Wonderful | Gershwin
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Jerome Kern
  • They Can't Take That Away | Gershwin
  • Tuxedo Junction | Standard
  • Walkin' My Baby Back Home | Nat King Cole
  • A Kiss To Build A Dream On | Standard
  • Beautiful Love | Standard
  • Beatrice | Sam Rivers
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans | Standard
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me | Standard
  • Emily | Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • Embraceable You | Gershwin
  • Georgia On My Mind | Hoagy Carmichael
  • How Deep Is The Ocean | Irving Berlin
  • I'm In The Mood For Love | Standard
  • My Romance | Rodgers and Hart
  • My One and Only Love | Gershwin
  • Like Someone In Love | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Prelude To A Kiss | Ellington
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Skylark | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes | Jerome Kern
  • Tenderly | Standard
  • The Very Thought Of You | Standard
  • What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

April 21, 2024 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dundee, OR

Past Events

December 22, 2023 • Wedding
Fri1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Arch Cape, OR
October 14, 2023 • Fundraiser
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tualatin, OR
September 22, 2023 • Charbonneau Golf Club
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wilsonville, OR
August 28, 2023 • Club Event
Mon6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Albany, OR
July 21, 2023 • King's Raven Winery
Fri6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Oregon City, OR
July 8, 2023 • Butteville General Store
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aurora, OR
June 25, 2023 • Nicoletta's Table
Sun6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lake Oswego, OR
June 23, 2023 • King's Raven Winery
Fri6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Oregon City, OR
June 21, 2023 • Corkscrew Winebar
Wed8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Portland, OR
June 16, 2023 • Private Party
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Portland, OR
June 15, 2023 • Memorial Service
Thu12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Portland, OR
June 11, 2023 • Nicoletta's Table
Sun6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lake Oswego, OR

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