Waterfront Blues Fest Street Jams: Isabel Dammann & Cameron DeWhitt

The Waterfront Blues Fest is thrilled to be bringing tunes to the streets at the Portland Winter Light Festival, bringing music to downtown Portland as folks make their way from the World Trade Center to Pioneer Courthouse Square. This jam will feature Isabel Dammann & Cameron DeWhitt.

Isabel Dammann and Cameron DeWhitt are a new fiddle-clawhammer banjo string duo based in Portland, OR. Performing both fresh arrangements of traditional folk tunes and captivating originals, they draw influences from Old Time, Scandinavian, Bluegrass, and Celtic fiddle traditions. DeWhitt plays banjo and sings with Morgan Harris and George Jackson as Tall Poppy String Band, whom Country Queer dubbed “an old-timey, queer supergroup.” They are the host of Get Up in the Cool, a weekly old-time music and interview podcast, featuring conversations and musical collaborations with today’s most influential traditional musicians, such as Jake Blount, Laurel Premo, Tatiana Hargreaves, Bruce Molsky, Adam Hurt, and Dirk Powell. Dammann often can be found composing and touring nationally with her violin-guitar-tabla chamber-folk trio Sprig of That, with whom she has performed at notable venues and festivals across the country, including Pickathon, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Blue Ox Festival (WI), Seattle’s Triple Door and Portland’s The Old Church. Sprig of That released their debut original album “bloom” in early 2023, produced by Wes Corbett and engineered by Grammy-winning engineer Dave Sinko.


Isabel Dammann & Cameron DeWhitt