Eric Lilavois and Isaiah Dominguez joined me in the studio for a hearty chat about paying homage to the music that raised us, touring, and the common thread that holds us all together, the songs we write. Plus these talented gentlemen gave a preview of tonight’s performance at The Blue Room Bar in Portland, playing their original songs “Vultures,” and “The God In Our Glass,” and a beautiful cover of Jimmy Eat World’s “Hear You Me.”
These two incredibly talented men are journeying down the west coast on a winter tour, sharing their heartfelt, experiences of life, love, and loss through song and story. It was an honor to have them stop in to Portland Radio Project for some music and hilarity on air.
Everything about Eric is poetic and enchanting. He has a gentle way about him, but something about his presence is massive, so much so you can’t take your eyes off of him. His songs are filled with honesty and passion, and his articulation within the stories he tells are second to none. Eric is an artist’s artist on every level, both as a performer and a producer. He hails from Los Angeles as owner of Crown Studios in Pasadena, California and is one of the owners of the infamous London Bridge Studios in Seattle, as well as London Tone Music.
Isaiah carries a similar magnetic nature about him. He captures you with his unassuming and welcoming personality, and he melts your heart with his Ray LaMontagne vocal tone. The imagery Isaiah uses in his songs captures you with both the rawness of the story, and the smooth movement of his melodies. Isaiah has the talent, the drive, and the discipline to put him in place as someone you must see live.
My favorite part of the interview with these two, was that they joined me in playing a fun little game on air. We asked the listeners to offer holiday words on our talk board and twitter account, and had ourselves a little songwriter’s improv session. We had about six or seven words in all, and took off playing a song that hadn’t been written yet, live on air, using the words the listeners gave us. It was hilariously entertaining. One of the words offered was gluttony, and thanks to the genius wit of Isaiah, even gluttony made it into the song.
Listen to Cheerful Holiday Gluttony
You’ll be hearing a lot more from these two as they become northwest giants, starting tonight at The Blue Room Bar, right here in Portland. 7:00PM to 10:00PM with Ken Shima, and me, Amber Sweeney.
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