Portland sure is lucky to claim New Orleans’ own and one of the most accomplishment saxophonists today, Mr. Reggie Houston. ”When Reggie Houston’s Crescent City Connection brings the funk, they lay it down on black satin sheets and make it blush! Featuring some of the region’s finest funk musicians like Ben Jones on bass, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jimmy Russell on guitar, and Michael Elson on keys.” They’ll be at Jack London Revue Friday night for an evening of voodoo music to ward away any Friday the 13th fears you might have.
Vocalist and songwriter, Anandi, began her career as a singer-songwriter, recording three albums of original songs before turning to jazz. For her debut at Jack London, “Anandi will perform beautiful renditions of jazz classics and provocative arrangements of well known pop tunes as well as a smattering of soulful originals.”
“A sultry tumble of rise up singing incantations, reverential ballads and sensual spirituals, SOUL SHINE! is unabashedly romantic, enchanting, heart-opening, soul stirring and blush you true. Imagine Norah Jones and Janis Joplin reading Rumi… barefoot.”
SOUL SHINE! is:
Mike Horsfall, vibes
Tim Gilson, cello
Dave Captein, bass (acoustic and Fender Rascal)
Brent Follis, drums and magical shakers
Shelly Rudolph, Soul Siren
Shelly is a member of Musicians Rising Up and Filmmaker Robert Parish recorded part of last month’s Soul Shine debut for the series.
This April, PDX Jazz is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). As part of a series of Thursday night shows hosted by Matt Sazima, the Kirk Kalbfleisch Trio will be playing on April 12 at Solae’s Lounge. The group will include Matt Sazima on keys and RJ Reyes on bass.
Hook-laden indie rock from… ALBERT HAMMOND JR.
with Pinky Pinky
Albert Louis Hammond Jr. is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer, most famous for his role as rhythm and lead guitarist, as well as occasional keyboard player and backing vocalist, in the American rock band The Strokes – (maybe you’ve heard of them.)
Soul’d Out Festival 2018 Proudly Presents The GodMother of Soul: Erykah Badu w/ special guests. Erykah currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas. Self described as a “mother first”, Badu is a touring artist, DJ, teacher, community activist, 25 yrs vegetarian, recycler, and conscious spirit.
If you still want to rock out to dope jams on a Wednesday, but maybe the Schnitz isn’t what you’re feeling, check out Portland faves Gold Casio, Sheers & Mood Beach at Holocene for the cool, cool price of free.
Holocene and Gold Casio Present: Black and Gold Mass, a multi-media music event to celebrate the release of Gold Casio’s SINNERS EP. The show will include projection visuals, a custom photo booth, some special surprises in the set, and more.
Fresh off the heels of the COSMIC DISCO RITUAL TOUR, a multi-show ceremonial act which included stops at SXSW and Treefort Music Fest, Portland/Brooklyn-based Gold Casio will release their sophomore EP, SINNERS. Conjured in the halls of a 19th century church, the work takes a darker tone than the band’s debut, bringing the listener on a emotional journey of love and betrayal. It’s also the first collection of songs to include all of the band’s four members in it’s formulation from start to finish. SINNERS EP is at once a mystery and an understanding, it’s music for those who believe in Magic and Chaos thriving.
SINNERS EP is out April 20th on Freakout! Records. Catch the band’s release show 4/18! FREE party!
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Join us for our first interactive event featuring performances by One From Many, Niamh and Cada Gerrans. Mingle with local musicians, try new instruments and meet some of Portand’s best industry pros – all in attendance to help the next generation of musicians and professionals find different and interesting ways to experience music.
Across her four critically-acclaimed albums, Seattle artist Sera Cahoone has become known for creating stirring, hushed Americana music that embodies raw emotionalism. Her songs have always been the sort that grab the listener by the collar and pull them close. And yet fans may not even realize they’ve yet been held at arm’s length until they hear the revisited arrangements on her new, forthcoming EP, The Flora String Sessions, due for self-release on April 20, 2018.
Cahoone has always been a master of intense lyrical intimacy. And while her exquisite live band has provided her previous recordings with lush, intuitive instrumental support, there is something remarkably pure about hearing some of the best songs of her career delivered in this more nuanced manner.
As she has steadily gained a wider audience over the past twelve years, the Denver-native-turned-Seattle-mainstay has toured with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards, Blitzen Trapper, and Gregory Alan Isakov, to name a few; but it was a duo tour with Guy that set the pair spinning toward this project.
When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”
The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.
With a passion for music and a love of all things radio, Jen Emerson joined the PRP team in 2016. Jen’s musical involvement includes a long history of choral and jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon