If you are familiar with the work of Richmond Fontaine, you know Willy as its lead singer and also as an acclaimed novelist. You also then might know, Willy likes the darker underbelly of things. He knew from the start he wanted to work with The Damnations Tx‘s’ Amy Boone and create a band with her. Then he set about making Amy the front singer for newly created project, The Delines.
I hadn’t caught up with Willy since maybe the night of October 5th, 2013, when Richmond Fontaine was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. So a chat? Overdue! He and The Delines are fresh off a European tour, and there are some NW dates as well. Check out our conversation and show info below that.
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THE DELINES, FEATURING MEMBERS OF RICHMOND FONTAINE, THE DAMNATIONS TX,
AND THE DECEMBERISTS, HITS KELLY’S OLYMPIAN ON THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH
“Their debut album is a dreamy and disquieting collection of alt-country
tunes.” – Wall Street Journal
Coming off a sold out European run supporting their critically acclaimed
album, Colfax, The Delines will play Kelly’s Olympian on Thursday, April
16. The alt-country super group is comprised of members of Richmond
Fontaine, The Damnations TX, and The Decemberists.
Tickets for the show, which also features a solo performance from Scott
McCaughey (of The Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows, REM), are $8.00 online
and $10.00 at the door. Doors are at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm.
Online tickets can be purchased at
The Delines recorded Colfax, their debut, in their hometown of Portland,
Oregon, with lead songwriter/guitarist Willy Vlautin, drummer Sean
Oldham (both of Richmond Fontaine), and John Askew (Neko Case, The
Dodos) handling production duties and bassist Freddie Trujillo,
keyboardist Cory Gray, and pedal-steel player Tucker Jackson rounding
out the band’s lineup.
The band has seen Colfax shoot to the top of critics’ lists over the
past year with favorable album and show reviews from outlets such as the
Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Uncut. Willy Vlautin, lead singer
of Richmond Fontaine and critically acclaimed novelist, fell in love
with the voice of The Damnations TX lead singer Amy Boone and wrote the
album with her in mind.
Kelly’s Olympian is located at 426 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204
For more information on The Delines, please visit the band’s website at
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