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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ray Vietti (of the Harmed Brothers)

Hip Hatchet
Tommy Alexander

7 p.m.
Free
21 and over

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Ray Vietti (of the Harmed Brothers)

The Harmed Brothers are an Americana/Folk-Rock/Indiegrass trio, based out of Eugene, Oregon. The group's eclectic line up,  which consists of Ray Vietti (guitar/vocalist),  Alex Salcido (banjo/vocals/piano) and percussionist Adam Morehouse,  creates a sound both melodic, and raucous, both gutsy and vulnerable.  Often, the Brothers are compared to groups such as The Avett Brothers and Uncle Tupelo, and display that dynamic well,  in both their spirited, energetic live performances, and their heartfelt songwriting, which equally showcases both songwriters Vietti and Salcido.

Their most recent release, 2010′s All The Lies You Wanna Hear, has since garnered many gracious reviews, turning many heads and calling an ever-growing attention to these ambitious up and comers.  Surely, bringing to light, a group of impassioned storytellers, as well as stellar performers.

Website:
http://theharmedbrothers.com/

Hip Hatchet

Hip Hatchet

Hip Hatchet is the songwriting project of Philippe Bronchtein. Born in Montreal and raised in New Jersey. Bronchtein found his voice as a songwriter while living in Vermont between 2006 and 2010. His first full length album Men Who Share My Name was self released on May 2nd 2010 and later re-released by Gravitation records in August 2011. The blog We Listen For You describes Hip Hatchet as "gorgeous introspective folk...the best new act of 2010."


In April 2012, Hip Hatchet released Joy and Better Days on Gravitation Records. The album chronicles Bronchtein's relocation across the country and features Alex Lewis on guitar, Jake Nussbaum on drums, and Charlie Freundlich on Bass.

Hip Hatchet is currently based in Portland, OR, where Philippe performs as a soloist.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/HipHatchet

Bandcamp:
http://hiphatchet.bandcamp.com/

Tommy Alexander

Tommy Alexander

The downright truth about Alexander and Jenke Records is that it is an expression of rebellion in a society that is trapped within institutional conformities and down-the-road retirement plans. Filled with an introspective and strikingly truthful style of songwriting, his music can be downright mind-bending -- especially for those of us who have grown used to Pandora's corporate jukebox and the cultural clichs that run with it.

- Huffington Post

Tommy Alexander is an American born singer-songwriter and Folk Artist based out of Portland, Oregon.

Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Alexander had never written or played music until he got a guitar as a gift for his 21st birthday. A highly ranked amateur baseball player at the time, Tommy quit the sport, dropped out of college, and threw himself into writing and performing music full time.

He released his debut full-length solo album Basement Soul in April of 2014. He has also released music as Quiet Lion, Set Up City, and Agent Slacker.

Alexander focuses on a stripped-down "basement indie" sound with influences from American folk music that reflects his personal songwriting style. "I focus on poetry and music and my inspiration, and from there I just let it all flow through me." In the era of synthetic electro-pop, audiences from across the country have connected with Alexander's intimate sound..

Over the past two years alone, Tommy has been fortunate to share the stage with acts such as Michael McDonald, Kevin Devine, Rising Appalachia, People Under the Stairs, Milo Greene, Johnnyswim, Night Beds, Spirit Family Reunion.

"A few years later I received Basement Soul (Self-Produced, 2014) and it's like Alexander must have sold his soul to the Devil because these 12 tracks are gorgeous and soft, using guitar, bass, and drums with light-hearted focus, and Tommy's voice has altered into a mesmerizing, deep tenor, articulate and sincere. Basement Soul is a country/folk/americana beauty."
- John Powell // Cider Mag

 

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https://www.facebook.com/jenkepresents/timeline

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