Jake Ray and The Cowdogs

#81 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"

  • 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show |
  • FREE |
  • All ages welcome

About Jake Ray and The Cowdogs

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Singer songwriter Jake Ray has never stayed in one place long-but when a broke down truck left him stranded in Portland, OR he quickly found himself warmly welcomed into the vibrant music scene, playing a well rounded mix of mostly his own songs and a few covers of the music that has inspired him through the years. In traditional country style, his songs tell personal stories of heartbreak, hope, pain and redemption soaked with whiskey and the struggles of getting by. He has a way of taking you on an incredible journey with his lyrics and music-from the moments of rich, soul-touching sadness to the up beat rockabilly numbers where you are transported back in time to some roadside Honky Tonk dancing all your cares away.

Jake Ray - guitar/vocals
Tim Acott - bass
Paul Brainard - pedal steel
Ian Miller - lead guitar
Kevin Major - snare drum

Website:
http://jakeray.org/

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/jake.ray.5

YouTube page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/JakeRaytheRounder

About #81 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"

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Portland's Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola's Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.

Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang - a performance by the Decemberists' Colin Meloy on January 21 - the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal's amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.

More :
http://www.mcmenamins.com/Crystal100Nights
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