Chris Marshall and the August Light

  • 7 p.m. til 9 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • 21 and over

About Chris Marshall and the August Light


Chris Marshall is a performing songwriter and singer whose band, The August Light, plays an earnest brand of rock, folk, and country. Chris has spent several years crafting his voice in the Portland, Oregon music scene, and lately has been gathering a cast of collaborators to flesh out the spirit of his sound and songs.

Leading up to the release of his debut full-length album (the In Music We Trust Records-released "August Light"), Chris appeared onstage with notable national acts like Tift Merritt, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Bill Mallonee, and Richmond Fontaine. During that same stretch, Chris began headlining shows of his own at landmark Portland venues like the Doug Fir Lounge and Mississippi Studios. Performing steadily both locally and nationally since 2008, Chris has honed a live performance noted for its musicality and tenderness by both The Oregonian and The Portland Monthly, the latter calling him "a sweet-voiced local country boy with some righteous gospel in his blood.

The August Light combines the lyrical palette of Chris' songs, marked intuitively by folk and country undertones, with a magnetic blend of postmodern, American rock and roll. The band released its debut EP, "Waltz", in 2012, a four-song collection that builds significantly on Chris' solo output with material honed in the live setting, and primarily recorded live at Type Foundry Studios in Portland.

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