836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Saturday, February 4, 2017
9 p.m.$8 in advance, $8 day of show21 and over
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From their rural beginnings as a college party band in Walla Walla, Big Time Rosie emerged as a stalwart player during the bloom of the Rose City's late 90's folk and funk scene. The band will reunite for the first time in PDX in nearly 10 years at the White Eagle for a night of memories, friends and rekindled revelry. In honor of their beloved, late manager, Lisa Lepine, the band will also be donating all of the net proceeds to the Lisa Lepine Musician's Relief Fund. Big Time Rosie was a 5-piece rock band from Portland, OR that was a Northwest staple from about 1996 to their dissolution in 2001. With their start at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, BTR evolved from a mediocre basement band to one of the Rose City's favorite local live acts.
Memorable hooks, 4 part harmonies and the band's passionate live performances were complimented by a stylistic diversity that ranged from funk and folk to country and straight ahead pop rock. The band played mostly up and down the I-5 corridor from Bellingham to Roseburg, amassed 2 Western U.S. tours and a ton of friends and fans along the way.
BTR had two records to their name- a self titled EP release in 1998 and a live acoustic album called Acoustic Playground, recorded at Portland's Buffalo Gap in 2000. They also have released a limited edition underground album entitled Slight Tilt, which was release at their first reunion show in 2002.
Several of the band members have returned to the Northwest permanently and the band recently got back together in July 2008 for a show at one of their favorite old haunts- the Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery in Portland, OR. And while several of them still pursue their musical endeavors - www.trevorras.com and www.adamgershon.com - it doesn't hurt to sit back and reminisce about the days when come Friday night you packed up and headed out to the BTR show...
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