I’ve wanted to discuss the topic of duos and duets on the show so last Thursday I was joined by one of Portland’s best duo’s, Fox and Bones. Scott Gilmore and Sarah Vitort brought in a collection of songs for our PDX Spotlight Playlist, that represented a broad scope of artists for this shows topic. I’ve been lucky enough to interview both Scott and Sarah twice before Thursday’s broadcasts so this makes them the first artists that I have sat down with three times. At the top of the show I presented them with the tongue in cheek “Founding members of the three-timers club” certificates.
Like some of the artists on our playlist both Scott and Sarah have other musical endeavors but as a duo find something unique in this new songwriting process. “It’s really nice for me to be able to get out of my stubborn nature and learn some new harmonies… so it’s pushing me in a really nice direction” Scott said when talking about working with Sarah on their new single Gravity.
Fox and Bones are currently working with Justin Phelps at The Hallowed Halls to complete their self-titled EP. The duo also shared exciting details about their upcoming European tour. I was lucky enough to have them play three live songs, one of which was the new single, Gravity.
I know you will enjoy the podcast featuring new music and three intimate performances by Fox and Bones!
The PDX Spotlight Playlist
When the Day Comes / Nico & Vinz
Broken Strings / James Morrison ft. Nelly Furtado
10 A.M. Automatic / The Black Keys
Mean Sleep / Cree Summer ft. Lenny Kravitz
Dearly Departed / Shakey Graves & Esme Patterson
I Will Fall / Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen
Bridge Over Troubled Water / Simon and Garfunkel
Let Go / Frou Frou
EASE / Troye Sivan ft. Georgina Nott of Broods
So Long, So Long / Dashboard Confessional ft. Adam Duritz
Dust to Dust / The Civil Wars
Your So Easy / Fox and Bones
Girl from the North Country / Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
Gravity / Fox and Bones
When Your Mind’s Made Up / Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Neither Of Us Can See / Incubus ft. Chrissie Hynde
I Don’t Feel It Anymore / William Fitzsimmons ft. Brooke Fraser
Best of Me / Pretty Gritty
Warm / Fox and Bones
Ashtrays and Heartbreaks / Snoop Lion ft. Miley Cyrus
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.