7/25/13 – NW Documentary Bike Night

7pm | Mission Theater – 1624 N.W. Glisan

Join NW Documentary and HTP for a night of ukes and bikes of all kinds.




Previous engagements


6/5/13 – Mississippi Pizza

9pm | Mississippi Pizza– 3552 N Mississippi Ave

HTP joins electro-uke jam wiz ilikeyournewhaircut for a magical evening of strings and slices. 


5/2/13 – Ash Street Saloon

9pm, doors at 8 | Ash Street Saloon–225 sw Ash st. Portland, OR

HTP joins fellow uke lovers Toucan Sam and the Fruit Loops, along with bio-mechanical rockers The Modern Golem for a night of magic at one of Portland’s most notorious rock venues. $5 cover, 21+.


3/16/13 – HTP at Niche Wine & Art

Time 8 pm | Niche Wine Bar–1013 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Come enjoy high-class beverages and lo-class entertainment in the original Vancouver.  High capacity bike parking right out front.  Passports not needed.

12/02/12 –BikeCraft After Party!

8pm | Velo Cult | 1969 NE 42nd Ave

Join HTP and special guests for a night of celebration following the opening day of this year’s BikeCraft!


12/02/12 – The Sprocket Podcast

Join The Sprocket Podcast as they sit in on an evening with HTP, recorded live from Timo and Esther’s house!


5/19/12 – HTP at Niche Wine & Art

Time 8 pm | Niche Wine Bar–1013 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Come enjoy high-class beverages and lo-class entertainment in the original Vancouver.  High capacity bike parking right out front.  Passports not needed.


5/11/12 – Pedalpalooza Preview Party

Time 7-10 pm | VeloCult Bike Shop–1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland

The organizers of the WNBR and Pedalpalooza are excited to announce a Pedalpalooza Pre-party! Come join HTP and Shift for a night of music, drinking, and bikes, bikes, bikes!


5/5/12 – Uko De Mayo 

8pm | Someday Lounge–125 NW 5th, Portland

3 Ukulele mega-bands, 1 crazy night. Join Honkytonk Prison, Toucan Sam and the Fruit Loops, and the Ukeladies for Cinco de Mayo Portland style.


4/22/12 – HTP with Chris Rogers

8pm | The Waypost Coffeehouse and Tavern–3120 N Williams Ave, Portland


4/21/12 – Honky Tonk Prison with The Honeycuts

9:00pm | Slims Coctail Bar in St. Johns –8635 North Lombard Street, St. Johns


2/13/12 – Worst day of the Year Ride

11:00am-1:00pm | Community cycling center | 1700 ne Alberta, Portland

1/07 /12– Slim’s Coctail Bar with The  Streakin’ Healys and Stumblebum

9:00pm | Slims Coctail Bar in St. Johns –8635 North Lombard Street, St. Johns


12/24/11 – Hello Cruel World‘s Christmas Eve radio show on 107.1FM KZME, Portland

4:30pm | Portland

HTP joins other great local artists in an evening of holiday music on the air.


12/4/11 – BikeCraft

3:30pm | Sandbox Studio | 420 ne Flanders, Portland


11/12/11 – Niche Wine Bar

9:00pm | Niche Wine Bar | 1013 Main St, Vancouver, WA

An enchanted evening of wine, women, and song.  Oh, and some men too.


11/11/11 – Mississippi Pizza

 playing with our good friends Airshow; showtime 9:00 pm

Airshow knows how to make you feel good, and they play music as well!  There hasn’t been a double-bill this important since 11/11/11, when we played Plew’s Brews together.


11/11/11 – Plew’s Brews with Air Show

9:00pm | Plew’s Brews | 8409 N. Lombard, St. Johns

North Portland’s finest growler bar allowed us to share the stage with some of the best musicians to come out of Arbor Lodge.


10/12/11 –Uketoberfest!

9:00pm | Someday Lounge | 125 NW 5th Ave, Portland

With Toucan Sam and the Fruit Loops and Me Uke and Everyone You Know


8/11/11-Sunday Parkways

Southeast Sunday Parkways  -  music stage at Laurelhurst Park; showtime 3:15 pm

Make a day of it!  Come out for the biggest street party in Portland, then after biking or walking or rollerskating or whatever on the 9-miles of car-free streets, relax and listen to some fine Honkytonk sounds.


06/29/11 – Hoot Owls, Cobwebs & Nuts: Portland Radio Nurtures Mel Blanc

7:30pm | PSU School of Fine Arts, Portland


05/31/11 – Radio Daze–Behind the Microphone, a Mel Blanc Project production

7:00pm | The Secret Society | 116 NE Russell, Portland



  • About Honkytonk Prison

    Honkytonk Prison was formed in 2010 by a bunch of bicycle-riding, good-for-nothin' kids with nothing better to do than sit around a living room drinking beer and reminiscing about things that happened before most of them were even born. Freakin' hipsters.

    HTP sings "Golden Country" hits, mostly from the 60's and 70's. It's the kind of stuff they used to play in smoky steak diners and Elk's Lodges. Some originals are creapin' into the set list as well. We all play ukulele, except Norman, but if you find a ukeaccordion please let us know.

    Active Members: Amos Hunter, Caroline Zavitkovski, Chelsea Kline, Esther Harlow, Timo Forsberg, Norman Buccola, and Vivian Yuan.

    Past/Hiatus members: Ken Southerland, Andrew Kraus, and Nickey Robare.