- White Eagle Saloon |
- Saturday, January 26, 2013
- 9 p.m. |
- $6 in advance, $6 day of show |
- 21 and over
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About Great Wilderness
Like the untamed terrain that they derive their name from,
the young Portland band called Great Wilderness has taken to the mindset that
constant change is key to their well-being. Within the last year, the group has
hollowed out a bold and resounding female-led indie rock sound that has stemmed
from their more acoustic folk music roots that they began receiving attention
for in their first days.
Led by the beautiful Jamie McMullen (vocals, electric guitar) and the comedic Emily Overstreet (vocals, keys, guitar), Great Wilderness finds a home easily with fans of Fleetwood Mac. The ladies are backed by tasteful arrangements on electric guitar by Jon Balsley, Joshua Kennedy on drums, and Corey Dieckman on bass. The surprise resident instrument comes in the form of clarinet by Shelley Bowers, which she uses in a variety of different ways to add tension and release to the songs. Icing on the cake.
Rumor has it that work is well under way for their first full-length record. While the band has not vocalized a release date or a title, anticipation from local Portland media is building. In 2011, local and national press bestowed generous accolades on their intimate folk EP 'Rest'. The only hint of what's to come is a chilling single that was independently released in March 2012 called 'The Enemy'. The Portland Mercury describes the single as a "striking, resonant piece with a chilly but completely involving sound." Now Great Wilderness returns to the stage with a new combination of players and a new boldness that promises to convert new listeners into faithful fans for years to come.