with special guest
Wil Kinky Trio
- Crystal Hotel - Al's Den |
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- 21 and over
About Wil Kinky
Wil Kinky sound is soulful and bluesy with an alternative edge. He calls his style: South Paw Soul - due to his unusual left-handed guitar approach. He sounds like a blend between John Mayer and Ray Lamontagne. In his early twenties, Wil has been playing music since he was thirteen. Born and raised outside Portland on a blueberry farm, hard work has always been a part of his life. Wil Kinky brings the same work ethic to his music, with a love and a passion that you can feel.
Wil performs solo as well as with his band the Wil Kinky Trio and guests with other acts like Jordan Harris, Keegan Smith, Krista Herring and Tony Smiley. Wil is also an in-demand guitar instructor - teaching guitar and piano in the Portland Metro area.
About Annie DangWil Kinky on Annie Dang: Annie is little tiny gal whose sound is bigger than her! She teeters between jazz and blues and soul – and brings you back to an early 60s, Motown sound. She makes me think of Amy Winehouse. There is almost a scatting quality to her voice - with some songs slower and romantic and some songs propulsive – almost like you’re at a juke joint. I met her at an open mike about four years ago. We have always been friends – but this will be our first feature show together. The band and I are especially excited to back her up on a few tunes.
About Wil Kinky Trio
Wil Kinky on Joshua Corey and Christopher Friesen:
Most of the time, when I play as a "band" it's with these two musicians: Joshua Corey and Christopher Friesen. Josh is from Lewiston Idaho and has been a professional drummer who excels at many different styles and is now studying jazz at PSU. Chris is a skilled fretless bassist - originally from Molalla. He can adapt to any style and is good at improv - which is key to what I like to do. He and Josh have played together in various bands over the years and they really lock in well well together. Through years of playing and rehearsing we have become a very tight unit. But most importantly they are both dedicated to making the songs work! I am excited and proud to finish the residency with them!
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